Happy Tuesday! As you can see I’m attempting to continue with the World Watercolour Month Challenge, and todays offering is done with a big nod to the fun aspect of doing this challenge.
Can you work out why I’ve titled this little, two and a half inches by three and a half inches, ATC/ACEO ‘Snail Mail‘?
Here … take another look…
… worked it out yet? I’m sure you have but just in case there’s someone who’s still half asleep and not got their brain up and running yet … That thing on the side of the snail … is a Postage Stamp. It’s even got a teeny tiny painting of the Queens head on it, and she’s wearing a crown!
So … it’s a snail, which looks like it’s going to be posted somewhere because of the postage stamp … so it’s +Snail + Mail = Snail Mail! 😀
You’ll never guess what I did though. Do you remember that I painted a Rooster (Rodney) a few days ago … but painted him just a little too big for the mounts I like to use around ATC’s/ACEO’s? Well … I did it again … take a look…
See … didn’t I tell you I’d do it again! I’ve cut his BTM off! How on earth is he going to leave that magical fairy trail behind him now?! Did you know that a snail leaves that Shimmering Fairy Trail so that he can find his way home again? It’s his personal SatNav. Snails had SatNavs loooong before they were thought of for us!
Nooooo don’t be so gullible …. that’s a pile of pooh. I made that up so don’t go round repeating that as a ‘fact’ – because the whole world will believe it! (Actually … that could be really funny. The whole world believing that a snail has its own SatNav! LOL The more I think about that the funnier it gets! LOL … I’m actually sat here typing this and giggling my head off! Ahhh I do love funny!).
I get so ‘into’ what I’m doing when I’m painting, – especially so when I’ve only got a little bit of time to do something in, – and all the plans and pencil guidelines all disappear into thin air and I go crazy with the paint! tsk tsk. Maybe it’s the paint fumes? Those watercolours …. they must give off paint fumes. That’s what it is. It’s not me being a dope. I’m obviously high on watercolour paint fumes!
(and if you believe that, you’ll believe that I can knit jelly! – ‘Jello’ for our USA friends).
Anyhoo… I painted a snail. Watercolour paper + paint + brushes + water! And that, as they say, is all there was to it!
Wishing you a Tip Top Tuesday! May you have a truly happy day, and may you share your smile with others. How about paying someone a compliment today? It can be a ‘You always look so great!’. Or … ‘Your hair looks lovely.’ Or … ‘I really like your car. It suits you. Great choice!’ Or … anything. Like someone’s shoes. Tell someone how much you admire their dedication. Tell someone they look brilliant in *that* colour! Like someones perfume.
Anything … You know what you feel comfortable with. If you just aren’t into giving compliments, then make someone a surprise cup of coffee or tea. Or buy the section you work on at work a pack of biscuits for afternoon tea. Just make someone smile!
From me …. to you … I think you’re amazing. You come and visit me nearly every time I post something and I adore seeing you. So from me, to you, a BIG…
… THANK YOU!
I really appreciate you coming and relish having you as a blogging friend. Sending much love and squidges, from me in my corner, to you in yours. Have a truly blessed day.