Friday, November 4, 2011

Cracking myself up over here

Face painting efforts continue.
I painted this face over one of my marbled papers from my scrap basket.
I used cheap acrylic craft paint and some black and white gel pens and felt I'd taken this face about as far as it could go.  No clue what to do for hair.  I hate hair.  I tried a blue-black mixture, but EEEEEEK!  
(does this hair make me look fat?)
This is so horribly scary.  Get the baby wipes and gesso, quick!

Next I tried cutting a different marbled paper into strands of hair.  It wasn't working at all, but when one short "strand" fell on the face, I was inspired to do this:
Now THAT's funny.  I almost glued it down and called it a night.
 But I wasn't ready to give up my quest for hair.
I turned to the old magazine stash and cut out pieces of Julia Roberts' hair from a make-up ad.
(this ad had long ago been doctored with devil horns, fangs and glasses by my son and was pretty hilarious.  I was reluctant to cut it up.  I bet he doesn't know who Julia Roberts is.  I bet he thinks she's an old lady since she's the same age as his MOM.)

Anyway - I fashioned JR's tresses into this bizarre bun, and then glued another random scrap of marbled paper on top.
This is also pretty damn funny, but not as funny as the moustache.  
I KNOW....I'll add the hair AND the moustache!  Hilarious.

Here's the finished version.  One of you talented and funny PPF-ers needs to make up a story about her.

Happy Paint Party Friday, one and all!

33 comments:

  1. Julia Roberts would be proud to have her hair in PPF! So glad you kept the mustache. It keeps it in the spirit of your son's drawings on JR! What Fun!

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  2. I tried. No story. Perhaps it is because I have finished my first cup of coffee this morning. I'll come back if I think of something. lol

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  3. Fun painting ~ explorative and expressive ~ Great! fun! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

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  4. Looks like you had fun doing this one. I actually like the very first version best. The one without hair. Certainly we women shouldn't have to worry with facial hair. LOL. Faye

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  5. That mustache makes her look thin. Think I'll grow one.

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  6. Your faces look good. The problem you are having with the hair is that the eyes are too far up on your face. Lol, I know you are saying whaaat? Well, the most common problem is that people put the eyes too far up and as a result the hair looks flat and lifeless. In reality the eyes are in the middle of the oval (our head) giving room for the scalp underneath the hair. Love the bun :)

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  7. You're cracking me up, too! Love the mustache! When you wrote "does this hair make me look fat?" I burst out laughing because my hubby and I use that phrase from a commercial all the time inserting our own words in place of hair.

    Give her a little more forehead and you'd be happy with her hair.

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  8. Ever see that movie Victor Victoria with Julie Andrews? Great movie.....this makes me think of it...heehee!

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  9. Terrific fun and such a great post. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  10. Here is Australia it is Movember when heaps of men grow moustaches to raise money and awareness for cancer or something... which means there are a lot of guys walking around with sad little efforts or full on 70's porn star mo's it is hilarious... this baby fits right in with the theme... love your posts ... happy PPF xx

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  11. This is too funny! Maybe she is a spy... or was getting ready for halloween!

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  12. Seeing her made me smile ~ thank you :) Happy PPF!!

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  13. Her name is Matilda...she was sadly born without scalp follicles. Matilda made do with a selection of less than convincing wigs. She despaired of ever finding a man to love until she met Count Heinreid, who was bald himself, but did sport an awe-inspiring mustache. On their first night of passion together they collapsed in a sweaty heap before the fire in his hunting lodge. Matilda was shocked to find that her beloved's mustache was as fake as her hair, and it was attached to her own upper lip.
    They announced their engagement immediately, and have been swanning around the Continent in glorious hairless bliss ever since.

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  14. I think the hair has so much personality, the way it glides over under & across the hapless victim deciding on where to settle... beneath the nose? out of the ears?... finding a home when in exile is difficult & this family group of hairs will one day find the perfect spot & live in harmony... in the meantime the patient home donor sits.

    This is so much fun! Happy PPF (is Julia really an old lady now??) LOL!

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  15. Oh my gosh! I love her... seriously. Love.

    She is like "Madame Matisse" (http://www.art.com/products/p11789229-sa-i1425216/henri-matisse-madame-matisse.htm) meet Salvador Dali (http://arthistory.about.com/od/from_exhibitions/ig/dali_retrospective/dali_pma_05_17.htm).

    She definitely has a story! Ha!

    Love this :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  16. Hey Lady.. she is soooooooo fun and wonderful!
    Made me SMILE!! Great job!
    ♥Darlene

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  17. Really funny entry--the way you write and then the way you paint and decorate her up.. she definitely has a story.. a funny one i bet!

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  18. It's awesome seeing her develop into her final form! She sure has a lot of character. ;)
    Really cool work, love her blushed cheeks~

    // -T.W-

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  19. Love, love, LOVE this- especially all her transformations throughout the process! Sometimes I wish I could collage Julia Roberts hair onto my head :D

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  20. Love the face but she needed a little more forehead for the black hair to work - the bun is hilarious but really creative! The addition of the mustache made for a whimsical, don't-take-me-seriously piece that's unexpectedly fun.

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  21. We have Movember here too - she's just perfect - and what a mo!

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  22. And yes, totally agree with Steph... wouldn't we all love a bit of Julia's hair. I know I would. Funnily enough I posted about hair today myself. Mine is very limp and boring!

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  23. Does my hair make me look fat? haha! I love the mustache! You're so funny.

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  24. LOL!
    She makes me laugh and her



    I've been thinking of waxing my upper lip...NO MORE!!!

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  25. Can't tell you how much I appreciated this absolutely hilarious post and your good natured ability to laugh at yourself! ~Happy Paint Party Friday! #10 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

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  26. You are genuinely hilarious and delightful! I'm so glad I found your blog!
    I feel her name is Delilah and she's been having secret relations with Guntag - the village paper boy. he doesn't mind her moustache at all because he has shared the secret if his birth defect with Delilah (he has a big toe growing out of his stomach) and she still loves him. She has been labelled a freak in the village due to her massive and masculine moustache but Guntag is working hard to fund his plans of a house on the hill for the two of them and their family, away from the all the scorn......

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  27. Super beautiful work..wonderful..!Always a treat visiting here!
    Victoria

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  28. OMG! You've made my morning! lol I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her!! You've transformed her into "Señora Dali"...Salvador would ADORE her!!! I think we all do. :)

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  29. even though I think the stories others have come up with are wonderful so far... this is the real true story .... she lost all her hair due to the stress of dealing with her wretched mother-in-law, Cambria Voltage Lewis, a despicable evil woman at best. This woman would have eatten her up whole if she'd found out about her bald head, so she stayed home from her job at the crab shack to make wigs, one after the other, day and night for a week. She made herself so exhausted she was so practically delirious with sleep deprivation that she glued on the mustache along with one of the wigs and went to her mother-in-laws birthday party expecting everyone to swoon over her lovely hair, totally unprepared for what would happen there.

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  30. LOL, you crack me up! Love the mustache, LOL! Really, if you lower her eyes so she has more head above them, the hair will look more natural. Eyes should be in the center, unless you are going for a stylized look of course. Then they can be wherever you want them! Maybe this gal doesn't even need hair. She might be one of the confident few who can look great without it.

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  31. Oh my gosh...you made me laugh. I love it! thank you for the smiles!! :)

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