Last week's "summer of color" theme was mint chocolate chip.
At first I was excited because it's my all time favorite ice cream flavor.
But then I realized, I hate mint green as a color. It makes me think of a bad bridesmaid's dress.
I made my first minty index card while visiting my sister in Virginia. I didn't have any green paint with me, but noticed that the price tags from my thrift-store bargains were that yucky mint color, and I came up with this:
I couldn't get the challenge out of my head after I got home, in spite of (or perhaps because of) my distaste for it. And so I made this one, using pan pastels and acrylic paint over a gessoed card.
And all the while I was making it, I could hear my son's voice when he was really little, complaining that the toothpaste was too mmmmmmiiiiiiinnnnntttttttyyyyyyy!!!!
so I drew this in his honor.
(I couldn't bring myself to make the toothbrush brown for the sake of the challenge, because who ever heard of a brown toothbrush. I mean really?)