The first inspiration hit me when I was at Hobby Lobby. I stopped by to pick up a Copic Marker R-29 to be exact. A beautiful Lipstick Red. I also picked up a new eraser and treated myself to some Faber-Castell sketching pencils. I had a 40% off coupon, you know. Always up for a discount.
On my way to the checkout counter I happened to pass by the wooden 'sign' section and I was glancing as I hurried past. I was reading the first few words of some of them, but none caught my attention until I saw the word BOSSY! Yep, I had to back up and read it. Anytime I think that someone is talking to me or about me, my ears perk right up! LOL
I don't know the exact phrasing of the little sign. I should have taken a picture. But it went something like this . . .
'I'm NOT being bossy,
I just know that you're doing it WRONG.'
That's where the the first sketch idea came from. I'm not sure how it will turn out, but it certainly did get me thinking. I like using my brain, don't you?!
The second sketch idea, came with a little bit of pain. To my wallet! I recently told you about Bella and Bandit being partners in crime. Well, the are. And if they keep it up, I think I'm going to be changing their names to Bonnie and Clyde.
Just recently, I purchase a new pair of Foster Grant reading glasses to replace a pair that I had lost. Well, wouldn't you know it. The first day I had them, Bandit knocked them off the coffee table and Bella chewed off one of the 'ears' while I was in the shower. Bad kitty! Bad dog! Needless to say, I was PO-ed! Bandit had no idea why I was raising my voice and running my mouth. But Bella sure did. She slinked back to the bedroom and got on 'base' (her dog bed) so I couldn't 'tag' her. Boy, I was mad! I LOVED those glasses.
The idea for the sketch didn't pop into my head until I picked up another pair yesterday. . . .and that's when it hit me. I think that when I do the final drawing, I'll leave Bandit out of the it though, since all he wanted to do was play with the glasses. Bella is the real culprit! So believe me, she'll be taking center stage in that illustration for sure! I was thinking though, maybe Bella didn't like the way those glasses looked on me, and she didn't have the heart to tell me because she thought it may have hurt my feelings, and the only way to get rid of them was to destroy them. I will say this. . .I like the new glasses much better than the previous ones, so maybe I should thank her. Nay! And somehow, someway, Bella is going to pay me the $20 that I paid for the old ones. All I can say, is she had better be looking for a job!
Do you have one of those? A 'let's get into trouble while mom is in the shower' trouble maker type? Maybe it's your child! I had one of those too! Share your stories. . . please! I'd love to hear them.
And I just had to show you this! To add insult to injury. . . .this is what was greeting me when I got out of the shower this morning! Bandit had knocked it off my desk and of course, Bella thought it looked yummy. Or maybe she is devising a sinister plan to really get rid of Bandit and she was just testing one of her options? Hmmmmm. Only time will tell!
See ya tomorrow. . . .and yes, before you say anything. ALL GLASSES and ILLUSTRATIONS are now safely put away before I get into the shower.
And as always, feel free to leave me suggestions or drop me an email. I'd love to hear your ideas.