Friday, July 16, 2010

Face Painting Fiesta

I am bad at many things (such as sleeping, controlling my sweet tooth, and avoiding the many gray hairs that are starting to pop out on my head). But arguably the thing I am worst at is drawing. Or painting. Or anything that involves sketching with a pencil or crayon or writing object. It's a fact that an aardvark with a pencil duct taped to it's paw could draw better than me.

I was ready to tackle a challenge and fight to improve my poor drawing skills. The perfect opportunity arrived a few days ago at the kid's birthday party when I volunteered to be the expert face painter.


I asked the kids what they wanted me to paint. And I made a conscious effort to not deny any request. Which led to some interesting creations. Behold......
A CAT!


A BIRD! (Which became a pink bald eagle)


A BUTTERFLY!


A TURTLE!



Picasso....I'm not. I don't plan to quit my day job anytime soon to become a famous artist. I will not be waiting by my phone for the Smithsonian Museum to request my latest art piece. But you better believe I'm going to jump at the next opportunity I have to paint a pink bald eagle.

3 comments:

Tonya Mae said...

LOL! -Loved the aardvark imagery. Now, if you'd REALLY like to make some money with art, do a daily calendar with all of your funnies and observations of the world around you. I'd buy it. And I'd give one out to all of my friends and family members (only the ones that I liked, though) as Christmas gifts. :) You've got talent there, my friend. Serious talent.

K Lovell said...

Cory I am laughing so hard right now. That is one of the funniest things I have read.

Dansie Family said...

and eliza loved her pink bald eagle. i think she kept it on for 3 days.