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Friday, October 05, 2012

Paint Party Friday Taken over!

Halloween Henry

Happy Paint Party Friday everyone!! I have been so unproductive this week...my creative mojo has taken a break and all that appeared were a few boring characters!!  Sorry bout that!!


Hank  and Lavender
Interested in human nature I just love reading peoples comments and learning more about them!! It's such a joy to me!  Thanks for sharing, I appreciate all of you so much!!

When my daughter was a teen often times we had PMS at the same time... sometimes I had it twice a month being peri menapausal... I did my own thing...then hopped on board to ride along with her too!! If you get my drift.

One day my daughter was putting her clothes away, I came in her room ranting that her drawers were such and mess and why are they such a mess!! Seriously folks I never gave a dam what the inside of drawer looked in my life!! Not that I didn't keep them neat at times, because I do, I just don't care if I can't see it!!
Casey and Carmen
I didn't put her clothes away and I could care less!! So why was this kooky woman in her room ranting about her drawers when the whole room was spotless and tidy as could be!! I stopped in my tracks. At forty five years old I  stood in the doorway of her room and  had what one might call an epiphany....OH MY GOD.....I had turned into MY MOTHER....AHHHHH!!! Kill me now I thought!! I then burst into laughter...who was that wicked witch reprimanding the one she loved most in the world, over some stupid friggin drawer!! It wasn't even me in that body....I was having an out of body experience...or should I say out of my mind experience!! But hey that's how crazy PMS can be....I apologized for my lapse in sanity.... Explaining that even I didn't recognize myself. I still laugh about that moment...thankfully it was only once. I have better control of that monster now!! But it was an awakening...so if you ever hear your mother taking over your mind and body, and her words trail out of your mouth hole for no good reason....make sure you apologize... because you sure don't want your kids to mistakenly think that's the REAL YOU and carry those memories for the rest of their life!!! Just admit you had a lapse in judgement, that crazy came to visit but you refused to let it stay and you are very very sorry!! I did!!

48 comments:

Linda said...

What a fun post!! Love your fun art and your blog banner is fantastic! happy PPF!!

Sharon Evans said...

I so love coming to your blog I always know that there will be some pearl of wisdom and some wonderful colours and art work! I only too well remember when like you I had an awful realisation I was turning into my mother, I still laugh at it. My sister does too because she was on the receiving end of my tirade. Am coreect in thinking you have changed your header. If so I love it.

Christine said...

cute art this week! PMS does strange things, lol. I'm dealing with menopausal symptoms even though I had a hysterectomy!

Heather Santos said...

I love the colors you are using here... the combinations! Very cool. As for the apologies... I've definitely done my share over the years. It really ends up strengthening the relationships as the kids/teenagers know that you respect them. Respect becomes mutual then. Thanks for sharing this story... not always easy to share "less than stellar" moments. :)

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

I absolutely adore your new header painting! This week's work is awesome too. I had to chuckle a bit about PMS... thank goodness it passes would hate to get stuck there. Happy PPF

Netty said...

Thank you for sharing this post, it certainly made me smile..........I thought we naturally changed into our mothers but with our own personality.... Loving your paintings, they are certainly NOT boring. Happy PPF, Annette x

Silke said...

Ha! That was so much fun to read. I am in the beginning phases of peri menopause and feel like I'm entering my teenage years again. And then PMS once a month - I just talked about that with a friend - how it seems some wild beast enters our bodies for a day or two. I always apologize to Daniel in advance and usually I can control myself since I know what happens... ;-) Oh, the joys of being a woman! And I love your art in this post! Very fun!! Hugs, Silke

kristin maynes said...

That's so funny! I've done that but it wasn't my mother I was turning into, it was my grandmother. I immediately stopped....my kids will thank me when they are older. :) Great paintings, love them! HPPF!

Rita said...

I love your Halloween makeover. Funny post...I, too, have these insane moments. Mostly it's about the kids not picking up their room and for some reason I always get most annoyed at them right at bedtime. It's not like I am going to make them stay up late to clean up. And do I really want to be annoyed when I kiss them goodnight? I need to work on my timing. And the last confession is...that I can't blame PMS...it's just my own kooky self.

Carol said...

Love your art this week... I think our mojos must be off on vacation together this week :0)

Gina Sismilich said...

Your banner is great and I absolutely love Halloween Henry! All of them are adorable!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

You´ve been redecorating! :D
This post comes right after something similar with my own son (uniform not ready) at the same age (45) but my mom was not like that. Where is this new woman coming from?!?!?!?! I usually look sideways to the calendar whne I feel my mood getting too extreme. ;)

Victoria said...

Wonderfully funny post...you are a witty writer...I am smiling..love your art ..awesome works as always..full of energy and life!Thanks for sharing your magic and colorful creative energy!
Hugs!
Victoria

Mary C. Nasser said...

Another insightful and wise post.
Love your new blog banner and Halloween Henry!!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Lucy said...

Ha ha loved this ! I forgot what a happy place happy Tiler was to visit! I have had many moments like this! Scary as all hell!! Love ur dog! Love u! Xoxox

scapmanufaktur said...

So funny, especially the first one, cute little henry :-)

helloitssandra.blogspot.com said...

Great post! I love the colours you use in yout paintings and your story about pms is funny:) I dont have daughters to share that with but I recognise the apologetic phase of the month:))

Sue said...

I think your art is cololurful, vibrant and full of personality....I love it!
xx

Jez said...

Love the art. Is hank about to propose to Lavender? And there is definitely something happening that Casey and Carmen are a bit worried about. Your paintings always tell me stories. And the new banner is so bright and welcoming.
Really love your post as always and identify with it, but my mum was never PMS witchy, so I was glad to find I was turning into her, and now my younger daughter says she has turned into me - but is glad to do so.
Life is strange.

LilliBean Designs said...

I love your beautiful and bright paintings. Halloween Henry is to cute x

kat said...

I think we can all so relate to this...I definitely can, I'm practicing yoga positions and taking evening primrose oil tablets to help PMS....oh well part of being a wonderful female!
I love your paintings, especially these below, you have such a wonderful style of your own!

denthe said...

LOVE the new header and the quote! And I don't think your characters are boring this week, love Halloween Henry ☺ I'm dreading the moment that my daughter will start menstruating and I will be menopausal... But I think my hubby dreads it even more... Poor him, I can't stand him when I'm PMS-ing. I can't even stand myself. And the worse thing is: while I'm ranting and raving I know I'm being irrational but still I do it ... Have to apologize profusely afterwards ... Oh well, the joys of being a woman ... ☺

Faye said...

Hi Giggles, wish I had had your insight when I was your age. I can certainly relate to what you said about PMS. I think your post today is fantastic. I love the colors of your blog and of your NON-boring characters (especially the delightful Halloween dog). Enjoy the weekend. It's beautiful here today but tomorrow is supposed to be cold.

Gloria said...

Love your new banner, just awesome. Your new pieces are great. thx for sharing your thoughts.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

A fabulous Halloween dog card!!! Love your style!! Happy PPF to you too!

Molly said...

your bright colors and splashes of life always make me smile. love halloween henry!

Anne Manda said...

Love your funny and insightful posts and your awesome art, you make me smile and I'm touched, too! Halloween Henry is stupendous! <3

missy k said...

Good advice and great art!

I don't agree your characters are boring!

Do I spy a new header? LOVE it!

Karenx

ps thanks for visiting :)

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... these are all so fabulous art works. Love them.... :)

carlarey said...

So funny! Cupcake (and you) is lucky that you realized what was going on and were able to stop and laugh about it.

Lynn Cohen said...

I love your characters today! colorful and fun...
I cannot blame my aggrivation at my teenaged daughter on my mother, it was ME hating her messy room!
Now, however, when I look in the mirror sometimes I suddenly SEE my mother staring back at me. Now THAT is scary!

Lynn Cohen said...

PS The new header is devine!

Siggadisart said...

What a great story. I have a daughter, 23 and she has about 50 pair of shoes that most of the time were all over the place, now when she has moved all the way to Florida I kind of miss her shoes as I miss her so much... but how many times I have been nagging about her shoes and why she could not have control over them... Love your paintings :-)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I just love the whimsical feel of your illustrations. Blessings!

Alicia C said...

that's a great story! believe me that level of self reflection is rare, even when you do your best to live in that state :D and to beat the friggin hormones to boot.. impressive.

lorik said...

Just LOVE the smiling creature with orange glasses!! And I really like the post - your story, the pics and the purple and orange background! Very dynamic!

Diana Evans said...

What a super fun post and the paintings are so bright and perfect!!!! wonderful work!!!!

Belinda Carson said...

LOVE visiting your blog!! The color on your Halloween pictures are so vibrant and alive! Happy Halloween!!

Gloria said...

Love, love love your new "topper"! Your characters are always interesting because they are YOU! Love your apology story, too! I had to apologize to my kids several times, too!

Elisa Choi said...

Giggles you're so funny! I tell myself I will not be like my Mom when I am a Mom but seriously I am becoming like her fussing around things and that. Maybe it's a natural thing in women? Dunno. Anyway I love your characters. You got a style. Treasure it. :)

Evelyn Howard said...

So love the doggy.

Janet said...

No matter what, your art is always fun. You are the queen of bright colors...and they always make me smile.

Carola Bartz said...

I love Halloween Henry! He is gorgeous, and so funny. Great color!

Ritu Dua said...

Love the bright and cheerful colors that you always use in your art!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Your blog banner is so cute! And Halloween Henry is adorable, his glasses and that pumpkin is great. My mother is actually a lot nicer than I am, so if I find myself being more like her, I should probably tell myself to keep up the good work ;)...

Kristin said...

You crack me up! Beautiful, bold colors and post! Love it and thank you for your well wishes for my trip last week - I am just getting back to "normal" ;) xoxo

Tracey Potter said...

Your paintings are so fun and colourful! Like mother, like daughter, As I become older, I feel more and more like my mother :) Funny how that goes.

aimee said...

Oh my gosh, I don't think I've ever laughed so hard through a post, nodding the whole way! You are hilarious! And I want to know a little bit more about Casey and Carmen ;))

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