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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Messy Fun Creativity

I've been secretly working on a little booklet 
for my Friends Birthday which is today!
I was inspired Piaroms Art Blog,
Connys art always thrills me and fills 
me  with so much joy!! 
There are twenty eight pages to my little booklet. 
Plus  a removable cover with my personal
message inside, which is another two pages!
This is the cardboard cover which can be removed!!
Today I am sharing my favorite pages. The
rest of the book will be featured over the next few
weeks! It's taken several nights to complete this
  mixed media project!  It was a very relaxing,
intuitive compilation of  collage, paint, 
inktense pencils, and vanish! Messy fun
 There is nothing more I enjoy than laughing with
my Dear friend! She has the most amazing wit!
I love her humour except for this one time when
we took our kids camping. I was returning home
  early. Hitting up the washrooms before we left!
  Written many moons ago in poem form,
this is what happened!!
Me and my friend 26 years ago on my 35th Birthday...I'm hamming it up as usual!
Composed Hysterics 
  Huge spider hugs
My windshield
Terror evokes
Wiper activated
Motionless it clings
Inhaling fear
Knowing my child
Will soon return
Panic ensues
 I search for a branch
Circling the car
Stranger notes my anxiety
Offers assistance
Relieved I consent
Chuckling he removes
The fake culprit 
  Lurking in the woods
My friend
The instigator
Awaits a reaction
 I bellow her name
In a screech of contempt
 As I belly laugh into hysterics
Then compose
Jolted emotions
For the drive home 

Digital card I made her for social media!!  

Yes my dear friend knew of my fears and thought it
 funny to prank me with a large plastic wolfie
spider!! We laughed about it for years!!
Did I say I hate pranks!! This one 
reason why!!
The kids had fish and chips from a place I started going to in 1973
 My former sister in law once attached an elastic
 to the dish  sprayer on my sink, the water
 went everywhere!! I was no impressed.
  Just happy I wasn't part of her soccer team.
She once soaked and froze all the girls bras
the night before a big tournament game!
Another year she cut off all the straps!
  I'd have been livid for the expense alone!
Photo by Cupcake.... Same evening at White Rock Beach
  I have to admit I once drew black 
mustaches on a group of eleven year old
 girls while they were sleeping. I was cabin
supervisor on a school camping trip!
They all  loved me, thought it was funny,
because I was the mom who broke the 
rules and brought candy!!
My daughter has enjoyed this beach for 31 years now!!
 Not usually a prankster it was my bestie
who originally gave me the idea 
to mustache the kids when
it happened at her sons school!

You can see the  U.S. Border over their shoulders. I  haven't been there in 25 years!
The sky has cleared,  the heat has diminished thank goodness!!
We had a rough few weeks with several hiccups in our life. 
It forced us to get things done! 
Two weeks left of summer and I finally changed 
my blog banner, dressing old characters in 
Canadian summer garb...Made me laugh....
Don't you just love all the different shapes and sizes of beach bodies!!
 Here's a really quick 51 second video of the book I made..
sorry quality isn't the best I'm working on it. 
I was trying to keep my hands out of it!! 

Are you a prankster?
Do you hate pranks as much as I do? 
All the photos are credited to Cupcake!


Christine said...

Beautiful, thoughtful book, your friend will be so honoured!

Valerie-Jael said...

LOve the book you made, what a wonderful idea. I do not love pranks, they can sometimes go so horribly wrong! Thanks for all your comments today, that was a nice surprise to start my day! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

Clare Lloyd said...

Fab pages

geistige_Schritte said...

wonderful the book fantasic, great pages!!!!
Happy weekend

Jennifer McLean said...

oh your book is wonderful! She'll feel so loved,what a spectacular present. You're a good friend! Happy PPF

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Fantastic art - your pieces are always so full of happiness - you always have the happiest color combinations in my mind and you brought smiles on my face with your stories Sherrie!
Thank you for visiting my blog and letting comments for every single post -
you are so lovely!
Wish you a happy weekend and week ahead!
I am a kind of prankster as well - but not very often - just when it is really funny.
oxo Susi

NatashaMay said...

Great idea with the booklet. Love the pages. :)

Linda Kunsman said...

LOVE the banner!! And your book, wow, how very special is that, filled with love and heartfelt sentiment. The happy art pages are just super!!
I can take lighthearted pranks as well as become a prankster myself.However, I do take the recipient into consideration:) Happy PPF!

Julie said...

Love the book that you made. So many great pages. I think your friend is going to love it! Happy PPF!

sheila 77 said...

I enjoyed seeing the pages and the the video which made it all come to life even more.
As to "pranks" I absolutely hate them. Why would your sister-in-law do these things?
I hope it is nice and warm there for your blog header friends! Their expressions are very amusing.

June Walker said...

I love your new header banner! The booklet looks terrific. Lovely rich colours!

Faye said...

Sherrie, your booklet is marvelous and will be a keepsake for your friend to enjoy forever. This will be a wonderful pick-me-up whenever she feels low. The pages are beautiful and the words so encouraging.

My dad was a practical joker. He used to hide and pelt us with china berries when we went out to play. My middle sister inherited the prankster gene. My younger sister and I were the serious ones.

The bathing beauties in your header are so cute. I tried to see which one is me. I could be #4 if she had a waist, pale skin, and gray hair. I think I'm probably nearer #5 except my lower legs are skinny. (I've gained weight so I'll never look as good as #7)

Everyone is ga-ga over the total eclipse of the sun (except me). I will be in an area of 90% coverage so I guess it will get dark. My eyes are not as good as they used to be so I don't want to risk hurting them. I think I have a few more years of doing art and I have to see. Happy weekend.

Miz Katie said...

Oh, she's gonna love the booklet! I'm kinda on the fence about pranks. Some are funny, but some seem cruel to me. It's nice to see your pretty face, btw. :)

Misty said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift for your friend! :) She is going to be so happy!

Gillena Cox said...

I know I would, what a sweet idea that booklet

Happy PPF

much love...

sirkkis said...

Your colorful booklet is great full of love and wisdom.
Wishing you and yours happy weekend đź’•

Carol Rigby said...

Your friend is going to love her little booklet. It was great to see the video.

leekrek said...

Your friend will be thrilled with the amount of work and love you have put into that booklet. It's so creative


Irene Rafael said...

What a thoughtful and fun gift you created! I know I would love it if a friend gave me such a gift. How thoughtful you are! Happy PPF on Sunday :) Love your new banner.
~~ Irene

NatureFootstep said...

wow, wonderful post that made me smile. That´s a great thing :) Thanks!

Nat S said...

your journal is full of LOVE, it is SO wonderful

be happy

Jenn Jilks said...

Oh, my!!!
My granddaughter and I wrote a book for her family. It was so fun! I'm sure this was, too!

JKW said...

I love the header/chorus line. Wonderful little book, good vid of it. Blessings, Janet

Pia Rom said...

Love your lil booklet! It is a real treasure!! You make me happy with saying I have inspired you! There is nothing better than to hear that! Much love and for sure YOU inspire me too with your happy colours and always magnificent words around them!! ♥ Conny http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

Jenn Jilks said...

I just remembered, I have a drawing to post! Thank you!

Clare Willcocks said...

That's such a gorgeous book, so thoughtful, I'm sure your friend must be over the moon with it! Gorgeous photos from Cupcake as usual :) Your little poem made me smile - that's what friends are for!

denthe said...

Oh, your friend must be in love with that beautiful booklet. What a sweet and wonderful idea! I love the bright colours, as always. And your new header is so cute. Yes, all those different shapes of beach bodies, just like in reality. great work! I only wish it was still beach weather .... Hope all is well with you! hugs ♥

Mona Pendleton said...

Oh another fun post Giggles! Everything is so cheerful and colorful! Great photos! Fun to walk down memory lane! Happy PPF :)

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