Friday, May 18, 2012

Pour me a Tequila & pass me the Guacamole, I'm here to PARTY... so sit down, take off your Doc Martins & relax...

Get ready for the Butterfly Effect, Paint Party Friday29 faces in May, - while celebrating the blog party of the Year, Month, well, weekend... All TOgether Now... yes, folks, indeed it is ;)


I really don't know where to start - there's so much partying I think we just better just grab our spew bags & soldier on... If you haven't met Amy well... go visit! She's having an 'open bar' at her "All TOgether Now" Blog party, I'm running late so if you get there before me save me one of those wieners she'll be offering 'round before Chibi the canine polishes the plate off ;) Maybe I'll just take a plate of Vegemite sandwiches, that way I know I'll have something delicious to snack on if snacks run out ;)


OK, part of this party is I show you mine, you show me yours... that is, what talents you have that you can impress people with... HEY!!... button that shirt back up, it's NOT that sort of party! Anyway, I decided that I could wax lyrical about how I get mistaken for Angelina Jolie, or tell you how my home was voted most organised & best furnished in the Queensland Home Beautiful Awards, and of course winning the coveted best Aussie Arse (or is that ass?) in a bikini 7 & a half years in a row... & the 'Domestic Goddess Blue Ribbon & National Sash' for my house cleaning ability while wearing stilettos & not smudging my lippy... but then... I don't want anyone to feel inferior...


OH MY GOD... PLEASE TELL ME YOU DIDN'T BELIEVE THAT CRAPPOLA? I'd be like the perfect total wanker (but pretty awesome too)!!


Truth is, I'm OK at art & pretty good at bull (can I say S#*T?) ;) I'm a dedicated (but faulty) mother, love (& sometimes hate) my Big F... Adore (but argue with) my siblings & have undying (but tardy) devotion to my mother & try to be the best friend (but fail) to those I love... and most will be visiting here today ;) and honest... actually hard to believe, but I really am honest to a fault :)


OK, It's now show & tell... This is my 'Underwater' Ocean goddess, sea siren... or simply - Mermaid... done & entered in this weeks 'Butterfly Effect' theme... my Coral Queen of the deep...







I have been taking part, well Martha may say 'barely' in the 29 faces in May Challenge, man I'm behind but catching up with... 5 (above) and... 6 - Redhead

 7. Blue & Curious (above) & 8. Domestic Goddess (below)

I must have had the smell of frangipannis in my head... 9. Scent of Summer (above) & 10. Beach Daze & Sunburn (below)

and finally a change of pace... 
11. The Hunger 

& not forgetting it's Paint Party Friday yet another reason to put your feet up & celebrate all that is creative with Eva & Kristin because the Party just keeps going...
AND... I have one more thing to say... yep waffling on is a talent too ;) My friend Magaly just had a book published & guess who did the cover????? 
So proud... & there is an OVERLAPPING Party to celebrate too, next stop to celebrate this awesome read is at my besties Stacy's, so grab another dink.. oh oh, 'drink' (damn that last Mojito) & get on over... cancel sports with your kid's, tell hubby you have a headache, & don't turn off your computer, because we have our dancing shoes on & I see some tables that'll take my weight nicely :)

Oh Crap, I forgot about the giveaway... I love this little babe (Tea Party with my Doll), & she needs a home... just leave a comment & you're in the draw, whether you like it or not... actually... hope you do, you awesome dude & & open that bubbly... 'I'm looking forward to catching up & we have a whole weekend to celebrate ;) 



55 comments:

Jenny said...

Oh Shelle... I love ya... I always leave your fabulous blog with a smile on my face... seriously... adore your book cover... but I think maybe you should write one as well... it would be hilarious...
Your faces are AWESOME... absolutely awesome... oh and... Tea Party with my Doll.... I so want her to come and live with me... they are adorable... love the button eyes on dolly...

thanks for the smiles...
Hugs
Jenny x

Magaly Guerrero said...

I don't care what you say, now that image of you cleaning the house in stilettos is imprinted in my mind--great ass, by the way.

I'm enchanted by all the paintings. Red Head, Sunburn, Domestic Goddess, and you probably predicted the following, yes, Hunger is FREAKING awesome! And, my goodness, what an amazing cover that is! It must be the product of the merging of great minds and even greater hearts, lovely and modest hearts ;-)

Flying to see Stacy AKA Crow Gal!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Oh, and I wish I could play with the dolly. I would try to hypnotize all my friends with her eyes muahahahaha!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Absolutely wonderful creations ~ very well done ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

Mandy said...

geez...you are funny..i sorta was stringing along with it...for a moment...you never know, some people have blogs practically like that...anyhoos...your art , my gosh, it's wonderful, a few are my favourite and the hunger, well, crappers, it's scary, i love it....looking forward to next weeks party...xxx

Pointy Pix said...

Oh dear Dog, where to begin!! what a full post. You make me laugh as always with your humour and wit and I love the idea of you with your big angie lips shaking your aussie arse of the year on a tabletop while simultaneously painting, downing tequila shots and being a normal disfunctional but well intentioned family member!!

All your pieces are amazing - each one so different - I love how you can shift effortlessly from cutesy, to serious to scary and all of them are so stunning.

Pointy Pix said...

oh and I love the new layout of your blog and massive kudos on having your art on the cover of your friend's book!!

Netty said...

wow this is one terrific post and have loved every word of it. Plus am loving all your beautiful paintings. Enjoy the weekend. Happy PPF, Annette x

Jan said...

Shelle, you are so awsome and cheerful and talented and...aw, you know I love ya!!! Your talent for painting faces is fantastic! I am terrible at it and I sure don't see me getting any better, ant time soon :)

Of course I would love a chance to win your sweet painting "Tea Party With a Doll"...she's so darn cute!!!

Your talent along with Magaly's talent...THE AWESOME DUO!!!

Toriz said...

You can have my drink. :)

denthe said...

Oh wow, so glad you're posting faces again! They look terrific, with #5 en #10 being my favorites. And your little girl is very welcome to live with us! Keep posting please ;-)

Fallingladies said...

Loving all your faces but most especially the underwater goddess, i think it's when you do hair like that... It keeps me staring at the screen forever!!! Thanks for sharing, i'll be late for the party but i'll be there, save me a vegemite sandwhich, i've never had one!

NatashaMay said...

Oh, wow! You certainly caught up with the faces. :) Love them all! Mermaid is fantastic and of course I would love, love, love your tea party with my doll. :)) You know what? I totally bought that best aussie arse in a bikini. :) No, I did. I totally believe you have a fine ass. :))

Luna said...

Love your blog and love this painting! It's MY kind of tea party! You rock! As Amy says, you are pretty and you are smart!

Gina said...

Bwahahahaha....barefoot and bouncin'...where's the booze???? I'll bring the Marmite and we can have a proper contest "Marmite or Vegemite?" OH! and we could have a Who can squeeze into the smallest bikini contest too! :D I'm a size 20...how strong are those tables??? :D XXX

Mary C. Nasser said...

Your works are all so wonderful and painterly!
You are very prolific and inspiring!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Judah is a.... said...

Pass me a margarita.... or a beer. Whichever is left, I ain't picky!

La Abela said...

Whauuu if you have fact all those faces taking margaritas and guacamole, I would also... some have left me kidding.! Saludos

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

Great post and great artwork. Your domestic goddess is my fav. Nicely done on all. Happy PPF

carlarey said...

I am loving all these faces! They're fabulous. I really love the ones with all the texture.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

My stop at your blog always makes my day and leaves me with a smile! Yay! You caught up with all your faces--I'm too chicken (or is that Moose) to try! You always manage to catch a unique expression in your paintings-love the mermaid!

Tea parties are fabulous and so is that sweetie!

minnemie said...

Amazing faces - especially the top two!! But the tops one is totally tops on my list of fav's:-)

IrelandBrady said...

I love all of your faces ... but "Underwater Goddess" is really special...something about the face, she just appears so real to me ..

Partay on Shelle!

amy said...

(:
chibi didn't eat all of the weenies.

there's always a weenie left for a friend.

and YOU DID THE COVER ART ON MAGALY'S BOOK? OMG THAT IS FUCKING AWESOME.

and
the hunger scares the shit out of me and i love it

and
redhead is amazing

and i think everything looks great and also that you are so hilarious.

but also i wanted to tell you that every time i read one of your posts or comments, i'm struck by how much smarter than me you are.

i like you anyway. just don't go telling people how dim i am.

xxa

Carolyn Dube said...

You have such emotion in your faces - I am really drawn to Domestic Goddess (which is almost comical since it is as close as I get to being domestic). Congrats on the book! So much goodness in your post!

WrightStuff said...

Tea parties with dollies always remind me of Toy Story when Buzz has tea with Mrs Nesbit!

Your siren of the sea is really mesmerising.... I'm falling, falling, falling into those eyes... help.......

Always love what you do :)

Piarom said...

Your faces are all stunningm but the Beach Daze & Sunburn stole my heart ♥

Christine said...

gorgeous paintings this week wow! Creative Tuesdays has an underwater theme this Tuesday you should join us!

kristin maynes said...

Lovely paintings! You have the touch. :) Happy PPF!

MMm.. said...

shelle,

would love to have you join us at CT. Please read the guidelines for brand consistency and re-post as well as re-sign up your contribution then as its own post just for Creative Tuesdays. (It can not be shared with other co-ops.)

http://creativetuesdays.blogspot.com/p/creative-tuesdays-guidelines.html

TY! you are very talented and it woudl be excellent having your inspiration along the way.

iamrushmore said...

I seriously thought you mentioned the "underwear" girl, not the underwater girl. clearly I've stepped up to the open bar too many times already. but now I want to know what your underwear girl might look like. your underwater girl is pretty awesome. and now that i"m here I realize yours is one of those blogs that seemed to disappear from my blog list when I was fighting with chrome and firefox. i'm subscribing dammit. you can't stop me.

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

There is an extreme amount to love with this post... the paintings are just fab... the beach daze one made me laugh out loud... I recognise that feeling so well... but your writing and voice just shines through it all... it is awesome... great visit...xx

Pan's Daughter said...

Your post had me laughing out loud! I'm so glad I stopped by to have a drink with you. I love your work - all of it. But the mermaid and the tea party really capture my heart!

Magic Love Crow said...

Shelle, I love you! And, I love that ass of your's too ;o) LOL! You always make me smile ;o) Your new art is freakin fantastic! You go from adorable to scary! A+++ Of course enter me into the giveaway ;o) Never can have too much of your art! Big Hugs ;o)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can't draw ANYTHING, but I can appreciate what I see. I love it all, and that cute little giveaway gal with her tea is so adorable with her big eyes.

Terri Neggers said...

It may all the alcohol, but I enjoyed this post on many levels! I love your art, and how fabulous to have done a book cover! Your work shines with character...

Simona Cordara said...

Loved reading your bragging. :))
Your art is amazing and you did a very great job with Magaly's book cover!

Pam of alwaysartistic said...

Shelle, I am so behind on blogs so not commenting on every post, but sure enjoying your Beautiful art...

Love your Face #10 the most in this post!

Cameron said...

Your wit and charm make me wish I was more witty and charming...haha! You are the Life of the Party...because you are freaking awesome...your talent, your humor...and that incredible arse!!

All fantastic! :)

Glycérine said...

oooh I definitely love your art and your post !! you made me smile at first sight :)
enjoy your day
xxx

Anne said...

Beautiful works, really like your faces, "Hunger" is amazing! Congratulations on the cover, that's wonderful!

Giggles said...

OMG not only are you funny! You are amazingly talented!! I love all your faces, but hunger scares me!! lol Truly wonderful work, all so unique!! Wow still blown away!!

Hugs Giggles

Joyce van der Lely said...

What a gorgeous post ! made me smile all the way through (even without a tequila, it's morning here.... !) Lovely art you make, I am glad to meet you this way, will start following you now :)

Gloria said...

Great faces. Well done. Congrats on being on the "cover." Thanks for sharing.

Nicole Foshee said...

I love your sea siren! She is so beautiful! And you can say whatever you want on your blog cause it's YOUR blog. :) The Hunger kinda scared me, but that's what true art does....evokes emotions! Love the give away! Thanks for playing.

miz katie said...

It's my first time here, and I'm loving all your faces. Fabulous work!

Kristin said...

Okay, LOVED everything about this post!
OH!! And HOW cool - I am your 200th follower! Can you see the confetti falling from the sky?
Thank you for the chance to win your beautiful painting - It really makes me smile, Kristin xo!

Mina said...

Shelle, you are so hilarious. Though I totally believe that coveted best Aussie ass thing. ;-)

STILL so impressed with your art work on Magaly's book. Super wowed sweetie!

I love these faces and am particularly drawn to the redhead, which is odd since I am usually a brunette type of gal. The hunger is beautifully creepy as well. It really makes me excited that Halloween is only 163 days, 7 hours, 31 minutes away.

Huge hugs to you are yours, you Aussie goddess!

Amy said...

This is so darling! I like the button eye's on the doll..fabulous painting's you have here..great blog..thanks for inviting me to your art website and a chance to win. Thank You amy

Leovi said...

Nice painting, wonderful portraits, some of them disturbing. I really really like 6 - Redhead.

Kristin said...

Thanks for your visit!
And I don't know if I told you HOW MUCH I love the Sunburn too. . .. you really have a beautiful talent! xoxo

Za faran said...

Wowwww!! I LOVED every single painting here. Glad I dropped in from Butterfly Effects. I loved that sea maid who seemed to be pulling me here and swimming around I liked every painting.

I must say that 'Hunger' has that special haunting touch.

I read on, smiling,at your hilarious writing style!

Linda said...

WOW what a wonderful set of portraits. They are all simply awesome.

SHERI C said...

The first image (Coral Queen) is absolutely gorgeous!!!!
Happy PPF!
Sheri Cook
Happy Horse Studio

Kate @ {K}Mericks said...

Wow, I absolutely love the mermaid, coral queen. Her face is sweet and soft, and the color is amazing!