Friday, June 10, 2011

Jeez Louise, it's Paint Party Friday!!!!

OK, I have to go watch Eureka... we downloaded it (I hope that's not illegal, because I probably shouldn't have said if it is... so maybe I should say we recorded it, yes I think we recorded it) and tonight (yes it's Friday NIGHT in Australia and it may just be breakie time at your place) and I have a glass of cab sav in hand & cheese plate & crusty loaf waiting so you KNOW I love you but... well my man said dinners out, & it's taken all day to get to my post & I know after a wine (or 2) & sitting watching TV with my babes in front of the fire (yes it's COLD here tonight... maybe 15 degrees?) I KNOW I will not get back to this so, here it is... my post for PAINT PARTY FRIDAY!!!! 


But first, just quickly, my youngest babe Trinity came home from school 'survival camp' today so instead of dragging backpack, sleeping bag & all on the school bus I picked her & her sister up from school... We had to make 2 stops for food on the way home from Noosa to Coolum (15 minute drive), no vegetarian option for dinner at camp so she was handed a capsicum (not impressed) she didn't realise survival camp meant you had to put up your own tent... she took so long she missed the only opportunity in 3 days to have a shower, also now has a sprained wrist, she said she did that while sleeping on rocks, apparently we were the only parents not to provide our child with a bed roll... they did say 'optional' oh yes did you know it's been the coldest recorded temperatures (ever) for June in Qld??? She took 4 pairs of shorts & singlet tops (she doesn't like jeans or long sleeves) I forced her to take a jumper & pair of her sisters jeans 'just in case'... Ab-sailing of a 75 ft cliff became a stand off between her & the camp councillor with him pushing & her firmly hanging onto the rockface... now, it's getting late & you probably just don't want to hear the story of the 'DROP DUNNY' OMG, she's so funny ;) OK, I gotta go now, she's a little tired & wants me to massage her feet... mmmm.... I think I'll eat first ;)


Now remember to check out Eva & Kristin's blogs who put this shindig together every week & the other talented artists who have joined this weeks fun, the whole gang is listed at this link..... PPF :) Today I have a new start on some bit's & pieces I'll work on for the tea party (if you want to join you are most welcome, I have a link in my side panel), something old (but sentimental) & an almost finished artwork that has progressed from my original roughs last week... not much, but it'll have to do, I have a cheese platter to demolish!! 
Party On Dudes!!



35 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

Oh your poor darling baby, I hope you massaged her feet until she fell asleep. What a horrible camping experience, and to go hungry to; not cool.

The Mad Tea Party drawings are super cool though. And the cupids, oh my or oh my! What a story.

Hope you enjoyed the treats!

laurie said...

what a story, wow, beautiful painting as usual,,

artistamyjo said...

Beautiful painting and poor little girl. Doesn't sound like much fun!
Hugs, Amy

Netty said...

Gorgeous painting, enjoy the weekend. Happy PPF, Annette x

Linda in New Mexico said...

Your poor baby girl. That's a horrible experience to have had to endure....but will make for a great story when she gets older. Gotta find the silver albeit tarnished lining in all ugly things.
I love your "mad tea" paintings and we only have a week and a day to wait to play at the Tea Party.
Happy weekend and cuddle your little one back to happiness and be well and warm. The Olde Bagg

Ann said...

love your painting!! I'm enjoying visiting the PPF posts!

Magic Love Crow said...

Shelle, poor Trinity!! Give her hugs from me ;o) And, lots of love!!! Of course I love all your paintings! Whoever wins your Mad Tea Party painting, will be so thrilled! I really love the painting of the two cupids playing! Recycled wood and found objects from under your house! So cool!!! Hugs My Friend ;o)

Marlene said...

Love your artwork, very cool. Enjoyed your story also, I don't know what I think about survival camp - sounds pretty hard to me, she must be one tough kid.

Geckostone said...

Omg Shelle, I thought I was the only one who used the expression Jeez Louise, LOL, you have me in stitches! And in tears for Trinity, what a horrible experience, poor little one!Love your paintings for PPF! This is fun!!!!!! Deb

Pam Tucker said...

Love ALL your mad tea works! The new piece turned out wonderful! And Cupid piece is very cool.

Ooh, I don't think I would have liked survival camp. You have one brave girl.

Gloria said...

I love your mad tea works. All of them are really painted great, especially the little girl. Great job. Happy PPF

Anne said...

What a sad camp experience!

Love your paintings!

Cameron said...

Oh...what a miserable time your Girl endured! So glad you at least forced her to take a sweater with her.....Poor Darling!

Love these sneak peeks, though! Hope you all had a wonderful night in front of the fire :)

orchid said...

Oh, what an experience for your loving one!!! I don't know if we have "school, survival camp" or not in Japan. But, for sure I'll be the first to skip. Hope she is feeling better now.
Another wonderful "Paint Party Friday" work ☆☆☆

Hugs and hope you have lovely weekend with your family, Orchid.

BahamaDawn said...

wow! what a day! i love your teaparty paintings!

Denni said...

Poor girl! Hope she is better!
Great pieces and all very different styles.
Have a great weekend~

Nelly said...

Oh your poor daughter. But she survived survival camp! As always I am crushing on your paintings. Love them!

whymsicalmusings said...

First thank you for the sweet comment on my blog post. You made me smile:)
I love love love the painting! What a talent! and I do not think it is illegal to download Eureka I watch it on Netflix live streaming and I LOVE IT TOO!
XXX
Becky

Christine said...

I like your cupids!

The WoodWife said...

I have read about you on Magiclovecrows blog and here you are!! I love your tea party. I feel for your little girl.

Melisa said...

That poor kid. That doesn't sound like a fun camp at all! Love your tea party goodies!

La Abela said...

I love those angels are special Greetings ..

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

And you wonder why you haven't been by??? GIRL! Read what you wrote...omg.....you have had your hands FULL!
From my reply:

LOL!!!
Shelle, join the out to lunch club! I *just recently* got all the blogs I was following back in my dashboard, which has lead to a sudden influx of POSTS to read! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
Hey, life happens, especially this time of year.
And I'm not wearing a uniform unless it's bright red and had either RED Doc Martens or RED high heels! (and some sequins too....look out Wonder Woman! I want the golden lasso!)
I think everyone has just gotten back to being able to communicate, though I am still having on and off problems with blogger~~But happy you stopped by! :-)

And happy daughter is in one piece, more or less...I so would be a lousy parent--I knew what I was doing just getting Budgies....

XXOO~~
Anne

EVA said...

What cuties in your painting and the sketches are looking great!

Adorable cupids!

Purple Pony Art said...

I gotta do a PPF :-)

Kristin Dudish said...

I'm so glad you realized your original link didn't show up - we would have missed you!!!

Your paintings are just too great... I love the characters you create (and I absolutely love Alice in Wonderland)! I can't wait to see how your tea party canvases turn out :)

xo
Kristin

p.s. "Survival Camp" sounds a little scary to me... I think it really is a test of survival skills when someone is trying to push you off a cliff! Yikes!!!

Mina said...

Oh Shelle, your poor daughter! No vegetarian choices, sprained wrist and "pushed from a cliff?" When you said survival camp, you weren't kidding! Sweet love.

I love your cupids and of course your something new paintings. You are such a talented artist. Your sneak peeks are so intriguing I cannot wait for the Tea Party!

Mina said...

Just a quick note to tell you I left an award for you on my blog if you would like to pick it up. Have a wonderful week.

art2cee2 said...

Oh I just love the big eyed girl with the teapot...so cute. :-)

~Rasz~ said...

I just love your art!!!

mirsini's creations said...

Hi Shelle! You're paintings are so beautiful!! I red your story and i hope your daughters feet is better!! Thank you for your comment in my blog!!
Have a nice day! :o)))

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Lovely tea party girls!
I´m glad we don´t have anything like that camp here. I wouldn´t have survived one of those. ;)

Pointy Pix said...

am so late this week but so glad i dropped in- your stories always make me laugh- camp sounds more like boot camp! i love your artwork as always-such a selection! i really like the ones with the sheet music and the wooden frame you put together for the cute cupids and. well all of it actually!

Pam of Always Artistic said...

Wow sounds like your daughter had a lousy time :( Hope she feels better!

Beautiful art!

Purple Pony Art said...

Hi Shelle, just wanted to say that I was happy the ATC arrived! I hope Canada Post goes back to work soon because I miss getting mail!