Last year about this time while mowing the lawn I came up with the idea of making a felt candy corn pattern. I was SUPER EXCITED about the whole thing, so excited that I became utterly obsessed with food with a face. See what mowing the lawn does to you? I sent my kid out to mow the lawn today and started working on a new candy corn pattern: Harry Potter and friends.
As the weather starts to get chilly and the leaves start to turn, we know we’re coming to the end of our 2012 edition of 100 Things to Draw When You’re Bored. If my count is right, and it probably isn’t since I failed counting, we’re down to about 26, and of course those 26 are the most obscure 26 on the list. Because you know if you had the choice of doing Rainbows Revisited or Food With a Face, you’re going to choose the food. Or at least I did!
So, to be honest, the last quarter of the list scares the crap out of me. I shall persevere, although I won’t guarantee that my deodorant won’t fail.
Have you ever heard the saying, “I’m so happy I could puke a rainbow”? Yeah me neither. Maybe it was “I’m so happy I could eat a box of crayons and then get possessed like that chick in the Exorcist”. Either way, sometimes you just have to fly through the clouds and share your colorful emesis with #55, Rainbows Revisited:
In my formative years, I was a huge fan of Calvin and Hobbes. My absolute favorite part of that comic was the twisted snowmen. I used to go out in the yard and try to make snowmen killing each other, but I would get cold and tired of my nose running and would end up inside watching horror movies instead. So, in honor of Calvin, I give you #54 on the list, Snowman Soccer:
As always, click on the image to open it full size, right click to save, resize and print to your heart’s content!
Now I’m off to nurse my aching triceps (I’m doing the 100 push-ups challenge and my arms are like tattooed noodles!) and design some costumes for last year’s candy corn stuffy that I will share on Friday!
Stay classy, Internet!
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Thanks for playing, everyone! We’ll have another giveaway next time Five Fridays sneak into a month!
Contest is closed! Thanks for playing! 😀
Welcome to Fifth Friday! You have to love a month where there are five Fridays and maybe three paychecks if you are lucky enough. In honor of Fifth Friday, we’re having a contest!!
All you have to do is comment on this post, and we’ll use a random number generator to pick a winner. The contest ends on Wednesday, September 5th, which just happens to be Ann’s birthday. We’ll post the winner here on Thursday, September 6th, which just happens to be MY birthday. It’s a big week! If you pimp our contest on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, or any other social media-type thing (Myspace? Does anyone still use Myspace?), tell us in another comment and you’ll get another entry. EasyPeasy!
Your prize is an Ugly Monster necklace (which you’ll find more of in my shop next month). Ugly monsters need love too! The pendant has been hand sculpted and painted then hung from a silk cord, which is adorned with glass seed beads, a paper bead, a glass skull, and copper wire. It’s finished off with a gunmetal chain and lobster clasp. The chain/cord measures approximately 24 inches, and the monster is 3 inches horn tip to horn tip.
You know what’s amazing? We have been doing this weekly lineart from our 100 things to draw when you’re bored list for almost nine months. NINE MONTHS! The only thing I’ve done consistently for nine months is make babies. I mean really! NINE MONTHS. Obviously I have a short attention span.
My first offering this week is Day of the Dead Soap Opera (#20). I don’t know the biological logistics of being your own twin, but I think they’re properly soap operaesque.
Then we come to Vampires in a Mall (#6). Who doesn’t love a big ol’ pretzel? Even vampires can get behind a big ol’ pretzel.
As usual, click on each image to open full size, right click to save, resize as needed, print 100 copies and wallpaper your room with them, we won’t tell anyone that it didn’t come out of a 17th century palace.
SO. This month has five magical Fridays. WOO FRIDAY! In honor of the magical extra Friday, we’re doing a giveaway this week! Be sure to check back if you’re interested in winning some fancypants jewelry!
You would think by looking at my last two patterns that I’m addicted to ice cream. I swear I’m not, but the bizarre holidays calendar that I use thinks that all ice cream holidays should fall in the summer. Weird, right? Said calendar informed me this week that National Creamsicle Day was on Tuesday, so in honor of that day I’ve made a very simple (but complicated-looking) pattern.
Click on this ridiculously long linked chunk of pretty pretty text to download a .pdf with instructions and tips and asinine comments by yours truly! You can make happy Creamsicles, sad popsicles, or downright scary fudge pops. I’m working on the third in the series and making a zombified one that will be in the shop hopefully in the next few days, barring meteor crashes or wild horse stampedes. You never know around here!
If you make one, we’d love to see it! Post pictures in our Flickr group to get our loving adoration.
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Hello and welcome to another episode of Who Wants Free Digital Stamps! I’m guessing that would be you. If not, then really you should go check out the shop or something! We’re well over halfway through our list of 100 things to draw when you’re bored (2012 edition), so we’re strapping on our submarines and delving the abyss of our crazy. Grab a pressure suit and come on!
This week I’m exploring Frankenstein as he explores the arena of self help. Luckily for Frankie, Igor has written a book just for him!
You can tell by the stubble and the sagging scars that he’s really stressing about being the best laboratory-created monster he can be. We can all take a lesson from Frankenstein. I’ll get back to you when I figure out what that is.
The other image is pretty much the digital stamp equivalent of a bunt considering the fact that I’m in the process of opening a tattoo shop, but hey, have some tattoo-flavored art!
I’ve left the banner blank so that you can personalize it with your favorite niece’s name, your favorite brand of toothpaste, or your favorite profane phrase. Quick guess as to what I would choose!
As always, click on the image to open it full size, right click to save, resize, print, rinse, repeat.
That’s right kids, we’re bringing the WIP back. But not the same as it was before – we’re going to do actual step-by-step WIPs, videos, etc., so if you’d like to see something specific, let us know in the comments here!!
This week we’re all recovering from the visit last weekend and Cindy’s big birthday bash, I’m dealing with emotional trauma and a wedding where my family makes up most of the wedding party, and Ann’s in-laws are in town.
Suffice to say, we’re not getting much art done, but we have lots of awesome planned in the weeks/months to come! In the meantime, check out a picture of my husband doing his best Jack Nicholson impression as he busts through our kitchen wall from the future home of Wonderstrange Tattoo:
Until next week, you little weirdos!
I don’t know if you’ve been paying attention to the word around the FaceBooks, but, since we’re not popular enough for a flock of camera-wielding admirers to be following us around and documenting our every move, I’m sure you’re not. This weekend we all got together in the middle of nowhere and spent days making art and boozing it up like Hemingway while probably sleeping less than an insomniac freebasing Five Hour Energies. That’s why I’m posting digis at 3 in the afternoon rather than 3 in the morning like usual and why you’re “winning” the “lottery” and getting me again this week instead of Ann. The “lottery” in this case being the one invented by Shirley Jackson where the “winner” gets to get rocks thrown at her until she dies. CONGRATULATIONS! *confetti*
With that out of the way, we have two more offerings from our 100 things to draw when you’re bored list version 2.0!
First off we have a teeny tiny super hero (number 32). CEEEEEEEYYYYYYYUUUUUUUUUUUTE! He’s gonna GET YOU with that cotton swab, look out! Woodgie woodgie!
And on the complete opposite side of the spectrum, we have a monstrous grilled cheese (number 85). At one point over the weekend it was determined that I may be the queen of food with a face, and, even after drawing many pages of sweets and savories duking it out, this is probably my favorite food with a face EVER. Come and GET ME – I have a bowl of tomato soup with your name on it, Mr. Sammich!
As usual, click on the images to open them full size, resize and print as needed, rinse and repeat!
Thanks for hanging in there with me and my tardiness to the partiness, lovely strangers!
Earlier this week, July 18th, to be exact, was National Ice Cream day. Yum, right? I mean, who doesn’t like ice cream? Okay I could probably give you a list of people who don’t like it or can’t eat it, but let’s pretend the world is perfect and ice cream is fat free, calorie free, and absolutely perfect for every single person in the world to eat. My bizarre holidays calendar informed me that July 18th is ALSO National Caviar day. You have to wonder who decided to pair those two delicacies. Frozen boob juice and fish eggs? Bizarre. You know I loved it and HAD to make it work. (I’m being possessed by Tim Gunn. New season of Project Runway OMG!)