Friday, April 27, 2012

Who's for a PPF quickie?

OK Sweeties, for all who asked - YES there was a 12 foot python snake in our living room, & the Big F (my hubby) bravely negotiated a path out the dog door with a long handled broom where the python (or carpet snake as they are sometimes called) with forked tongue slipping from side to side slid across our veranda & down our Mango tree... the day before Milo (our dog) & his posse (neighbours 2 dogs) went bananas in the garden when the python was spotted sunning itself on our rock stairs, unfortunately that sighting wasn't event free, at the the same time the dogs had whipped the snake into a frenzy we had a visitor who just happened to get a little too close to the fanged visitor & trying lamely to protect himself with a nearby garden rake still managed to get 'fanged'... the snapped rake is still in the bushes...


He he... shouldn't have laughed, but watching a grown man fall backwards into the bamboo when the snakes weight broke the rake... all I could think of was I could have been a finalist in Funniest Home Video... bugger those flat batteries ;)


OK, I gotta be quick because I'm going to do a guest post at Amy & Natasha's "The Butterfly Effect" and it'll be GREAT, like totally AWESOME... as soon as I figure out what to do... the theme will be 'Heroes' you have a week to do something & Mr linky back to the site, oh yeah, 'Flowers' is this week's theme & you still have time to get on over there & throw your name on... but HURRY!




Yes it's also PPF so my offering (& I'm not sure if it's finished yet) is (hey I'm already in the 'Heroes' frame of mind) - Cat Girl, yep & this artwork is up for grabs because ANYONE who enters a 'hero' anti-hero, war hero, super hero, fantasy or real life hero on my guest post is in the draw, Natasha & Amy can pick the winner, Mr Randomiser & I are having a break... we got in a bit of a muddle over my last post, he said I did it wrong (one lousy comma in the wrong place can apparently stuff up results) hence TWO winners with a voucher of $20 each to spend in my Etsy Shop... 
So AliciaLinda 
COME ON DOWN! Just give me a yahoo with what you 
would like to spend your money on & I'll send it off :)
That's it dudes, have a AWESOME weekend & don't forget to drop by my
guest post... like when I do it ;) Oh man, I just realised I didn't get to talk 
about my weekend at SUPANOVA, talk about heroes, & tights... lot's of 
tights... gotta love men in tights...

36 comments:

Netty said...

Stupendous post, love it. Happy PPF, Annette x

Jan said...

WOW!!! Shelle, I can honestly say that I don't envy you one bit!!! It was quite an adventure to read about though :)
Your painting is fanrasric...as always :)

Big Hugs, Jan

Jan said...

OOPS!!! When will I learn to spell!!! It should be FANTASTIC!!!

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh Shelle... I am glad your fanged visitor was escorted outside... your brave hubby... I would be freaking out!!!
And I LOVE your gorgeous superhero painting... how incredibly cute...

Hugs
Jenny x

Fallingladies said...

Oh my! I love snakes but not sure i could deal with THAT! Wonderful art, and so glad i went back to check out your last post! It's .... Well i can't even think of a good enough word!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Oooops ~ Snakes belong outside ~ LOL ~ Absolutely love your painting ~ your style is dynamic ~thanks and namaste ^_^

artistamyjo said...

Oh lord! I don't like snakes at all!
But enjoyed your post,love the painting.
Hugs

NatashaMay said...

This is going to be a fun theme! :) I love your painting!

La Abela said...

It is a heroine with her cat charming. Saludos

Pam Tucker said...

LOVE your painting! Laughing at your post; snakes and I do NOT mix. I would have been in hysterics.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

That had to be pretty scary! I don't care for snakes at all, including the harmless garden snakes we have around here. Fortunately, haven't seen one in years!

Beautiful painting! You always paint such wonderful expressions! Have a great weekend.

Linda in New Mexico said...

I've been to the shoppe and left you a convo.....I was so shocked to see my name. Especially since no one ever just calls me Linda anymore. Thanks so very much.
Yikes and hells to the no.....snakes, ick, ick, and a big ass bugger at that. I would have been on the ceiling holding on with my claws. Thank goodness he went away, yikes. Oma Linda

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Wow, I can't even imagine how I would react to see a python in my house - eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Love your painting. Happy PPF

kristin maynes said...

LOVE! Oh my, it's adorable! Thanks for sharing. Happy PPF!

Molly said...

oh my! my heart beat a little faster just reading about that python! i can't imagine finding it in my living room.

i love your cat girl and her cat. they have the same big eyes and 'caught in the act' look! so cute!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Got to love Queensland.... no pythons... just tree snakes and huge bloody blue tongue lizards around here at the moment... love the painting... it is very cool...xx

Carolyn Dube said...

This is wonderful! Love the looks on their faces!

Nora MacPhail said...

They are so awesome! I love the whole story behind it. Or at least, the story that speaks to me. I like that the canvas has a consistent texture. Nice!
Have a wonderful creative weekend.

Tammie Lee said...

wow, what a snake story!

love your art, that is a fun fun piece.

amy said...

that is the best snake story yet.

i hate snakes.

they are so snakey.

but you sure don't see them much.

also. i love it when grownups fall down.

a really really mean old lady fell down at my bridal shower (this was sort of a long time ago) and while i held it in check at the time, i still laugh about it.

xxa

Cameron said...

Ooo....hereos....what a cool theme!

...and she is just the most darling superhero I've ever laid eyes on!

I'll be looking out for your post :)

Glad the snake vacated your house....gives me the shivers!!

carlarey said...

A 12 foot python in the house? I would have been posting from the hospital where I was recovering from a stoke.

Great painting of Cat Girl, love it!

Kristin said...

Eeek! Glad the visitor is on it's way home! AND I LOVE your Cat girl! That pout is perfect. Have a great guest post ;) Kristin xo

Anne said...

Love that painting, super original and fun, the cat's expression is priceless! Maybe they are seeing a python! Awesome post!

Magic Love Crow said...

Hello my friend ;o) I am late, but I am here ;o) I still can't believe it about the snake! I would have been peeing my pants! Seriously ;o))) LOL! Love the painting! I was going to ask if I could buy it, I guess not! LOL! You know how much I love cats ;o) I love them as much as crows! Your painting is gorgeous! Whoever wins it is going to treasure it! I love your blog posts! Big Hugs ;o)

Giggles said...

Love the cat and superhero expressions... matching...so well done!! And that snake...wow glad I'm not living in your area!!! I may not recover!

Hugs Giggles

Mary C. Nasser said...

Oh, I love your hero interpretation and the way she and her pet are protecting each other!!

Much more pleasant than a 12-foot python! Wow!

♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

orchid said...

Dearest Sunshineshelle,
OMG, python snake in your living room☆☆☆ Wow, it must have been SO scary and thank God for your brave husband.

Yes, lovely cute hero♡♡♡ She and sweet, adorable cat lookhaving a deep bond each other.

Lots of Love and Many Hugs to you, xoxo Miyako*

Magaly Guerrero said...

You should have started with "please don't laugh" if laughing wasn't appropriate because by the time I go to the second paragraph, I was in roaring tears. I would have paid to see that guy fanged--love that word. When I was growing up I used to find snakes, slightly smaller ones lol, and chase my big brother with them. I would do all the hissing, the snake would all the squirming and my big brother would do all the screaming. It was class A entertainment.

I LOVE your Cat Girl, she looks like Catwoman and Batman's lovechild, yay!

And congratulations Alicia and Linda! Those scrambling spells sure work well ;-)

IrelandBrady said...

LMAO about the snake story! Too funny! Course I wouldn't think it was funny if that dang snake crawled into my front room!

Your little masked girl with kitty cat is just adorable! I LUV it!

Happy day Shelle!

Crystal said...

Your painting is gorgeous....glad I don't live in an area where there are pythons! :-)

Simona Cordara said...

Argh! A python!!! I like snakes, but not at home. :)
Your Cat-Girl is awesome!

Jeri Landers said...

Pythons? Mango trees? Bamboo? Good heavens, WHERE do you live??? I feel quite safe here in East Tennessee, where the only snake-like creatures that come to call are little blue lizards. Your husband gets a award for bravery amid the bamboo!

Tamara said...

Omg a python! I would have fainted dead out right then and there!! I live in Florida and south Florida is having a helluva time with pythons...so many and they are causing instinctions of some animal species. I had a snake on my 2nd story porch today and it turned into a whole day event!! haha Always love your art and the catgirl is awesome. :)

Mina said...

Oh, I know I should feel awful about chuckling...okay...just laughing at the sight of him falling into your bamboo. Now, I am certain he did not find any humor in this event so please don't tell on me. (teeheehee)

Seriously though, I cannot think of how many ways I would die of natural causes if a freakin python was in my house. You and Mr F are now my heros and you both have my nominations for hero of the year! ;-) And that paining...oh just too adorable for words...go hero girl, go!

I am off to see your guest post. I know, late as usual with no excuses. Hugs to you, sweet Shelle.

Pam of alwaysartistic said...

Shelle... omg I can't imagine. I hope your friend is ok, how scary.

Beautiful little hero!