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A Teenage Day

What a day! I am finally making progress on the piece I have been working on! Here’s a peek at it. It is almost finished and I am loving the process again. Strange, I don’t like the stuck parts but I love it when it starts to come together! If someone looked into my windows as I make this they would think I am off my rocker with all the loud music and dancing around like a teenager with no rhythm or sense of music. But I am having fun!

Speaking of teenagers, here is what my youngest said to me this morning, “Mom, if you see a used tissue, before you throw it out you should squish it to see if my retainer is in there.” Turns out I tossed her new clear plastic retainer in the trash last night. “Yuck, I will not squish used tissues, ” was my response. She is going to be cleaning her room to search for the retainer case. I think this is exactly why they gave her a case, but what do I know…

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  • Corrine May 2, 2012, 6:04 pm

    Glad someone else dances around, now I DON’T FEEL so alone….no retainers here anymore, but what a story, squishy tissues were never my fave. Great pink page and NOW yup, NOW. xox

  • mary May 2, 2012, 10:27 pm

    great page and great story…and you know, because you’re a mom! šŸ™‚

  • JoDee Luna May 2, 2012, 11:36 pm

    Boy does this sound familiar. My son threw his retainer away by accident when he ate at a fast food restaurant. I’m glad he’s done with those retainer days. I like the way you made art out of real life.

  • Valerie-Jael May 3, 2012, 1:34 am

    Glad you have fun while painting, I do, too! Love the colours here, and the birds! Valerie

  • iHanna May 3, 2012, 3:59 am

    I was looking through your earlier posts and oh how inspired I am to paint now. You make such beautiful messes, oh sorry, I mean art! šŸ™‚ Glad you are getting un-stuck!

  • Mary in IL May 3, 2012, 8:44 am

    after I finished laughing at your story I was reminded of when my sister had her retainer sitting on the back of the toilet (yes, dumb teenager move) and sure enough it fell in. She had to reach in and get it and then brushed it for over an hour, soaked it, and still was reluctant to put it back in her mouth but she had to! love the sneak peek of your piece!

  • Rinda May 3, 2012, 10:23 am

    Your teenage story made me LOL! And your WIP made me smile. I love the birds and the way the green pops.
    Rinda

  • Rita McGregor May 3, 2012, 12:03 pm

    Love your dancing teenager piece!
    I wouldn’t squish old kleenexes either!! Yes! Retainer case–duh!! LOL!
    Have a great day, dancing lady!

  • Terrie -Creative Explorer May 3, 2012, 12:23 pm

    Ah teenagers….I’m so glad that’s behind me! Now they’re grown up and come with a whole different set of issues – but at least I’m not asked to find everything! šŸ™‚
    Love your sneak peek – looking forward to seeing it done…

  • Cynthai May 3, 2012, 1:55 pm

    Love the page! The colors are so vibrant and the textures are gorgeous. LOVE those birds too!! And the retainer story…..LOL. šŸ˜‰

  • Dolores May 3, 2012, 2:59 pm

    Can’t wait to see the rest of your art, I certainly like what I am seeing so far. I remember those retainer days too, glad I don’t have to go through them anymore.

  • Pauline Leger May 3, 2012, 7:59 pm

    Aaaaaah, teenagers. Gotta love ’em. šŸ™‚
    This is a lovely piece Carolyn… i really love the hot pink and the purple in the background, and of course, birds are always adorable. xoxo

  • Daniele Valois May 4, 2012, 11:16 am

    I am loving this painting, and the full painting above. So colorful and happy! Love the teen story. I am getting close to having a couple of teens myself. I am actually so looking forward to teens and so wanting to get over the tots! šŸ˜€