Friday, 29 July 2011

Paint Party Friday has come round again

Good morning you all on this cold and blustery *summer* day! It'Friday again and that means it's paint party Friday, hosted by Kristine and Eva.
I didn't have as much time for painting this week as I would like to have had - just don't ask me where the time went, I don't know. Well, I did have 2 long appointments at the dentist's, and spent a day with a friend, had a few afternoon naps and read 2 books....But today, after surviving the dentist - without even having an injection - I sat down and started painting. The first picture is not yet finished, and will be for *Summer of Color* on Monday, and the second one is here. I painted the background diagonally with yellow, orange and red, and then sprayed it with diluted TH distress inks in spiced marmalade, wild honey, forest moss and vintage photo, and let the drips run off diagonally. When it was dry, I outlined some of the drip patterns with a fine-liner, and then drew the silhouette at the bottom, which I painted with dark blue. The moon has been cut out of paper, so I think I will call it *Paper Moon* - I know, soooooooo original!

And then I made another shabby tag, just so that I don't forget how to do it!

And I got these jokes yesterday from Carol, a blogger buddy, so thought I would share them:

Two blondes were going to Disneyland . They were driving on the Interstate when they saw the sign that said Disneyland LEFT. They started crying and turned around and went home.

Two blondes living in Oklahoma were sitting on a bench talking, and one blonde says to the other, 'Which do you think is farther away... Florida or the moon?' The other blonde turns and says 'Helloooooooooo, can you see Florida ?????'

A police officer stops a blonde for speeding and asks her very nicely if he could see her license.
She replied in a huff, 'I wish you guys would get your act together.
Just yesterday you take away my license and then today you expect me to show it to you!'

There's this blonde out for a walk. She comes to a river and sees another blonde on the opposite bank 'Yoo-hoo!' she shouts, 'How can I get to the other side?'
The second blonde looks up the river then down the river and shouts back, 'You ARE on the other side.'

A gorgeous young redhead goes into the doctor's office and said that her body hurt wherever she touched it.
'Impossible!' says the doctor.. 'Show me.'
The redhead took her finger, pushed on her left shoulder and screamed, then she pushed her elbow and screamed even more. She pushed her knee and screamed; likewise she pushed her ankle and screamed. Everywhere she touched made her scream.
The doctor said, 'You're not really a redhead, are you?
'Well, no' she said, 'I'm actually a blonde.'
'I thought so,' the doctor said, 'Your finger is broken.'

A highway patrolman pulled alongside a speeding car on the freeway. Glancing at the car, he was astounded to see that the blonde behind the wheel was knitting!
Realizing that she was oblivious to his flashing lights and siren, the trooper cranked down his window, turned on his bullhorn and yelled, 'PULL OVER!'
'NO!' the blonde yelled back, 'IT'S A SCARF!'

A Russian, an American, and a Blonde were talking one day.
The Russian said, 'We were the first in space!'
The American said, 'We were the first on the moon!'
The Blonde said, 'So what? We're going to be the first on the sun!' The Russian and the American looked at each other and shook their heads.
'You can't land on the sun, you idiot! You'll burn up!' said the Russian.
To which the Blonde replied, 'We're not stupid, you know. We're going at night!'

A blonde was playing Trivial Pursuit one night... It was her turn She rolled the dice and she landed on Science & Nature. Her question was, 'If you are in a vacuum and someone calls your name, can you hear it?' She thought for a time and then asked, 'Is it on or off?'

A girl was visiting her blonde friend, who had acquired two new dogs, and asked her what their names were. The blonde responded by saying that one was named Rolex and one was named Timex. Her friend said, 'Whoever heard of someone naming dogs like that?' 'HELLLOOOOOOO......,' answered the blonde. 'They're watch dogs'!

But now I would like to say that I am not really prejudiced against blondes!
Hope you all have a great day, take care, and thanks for dropping in!


  1. These are fantastic jokes to start a weekend LOL :) By the way love your Paper Moon, reminded me of the magic of the genie in Aladdin for some reason & your shabby tag is gorgeous!! Hope you're not due back at the dentist for a while!!! Happy PPF :)

  2. What beautiful work and those jokes are so funny!! I'm loving the one about Florida and the moon--lolol


  3. Cool painting. Looks like the sookes of Casablanca with the sun rising behind -- or else the place is burning .. hmmmm. Shabby tag .. yes good to keep in practice, you could have a memory lapse at any time which would leave us all reeling! Thanks for the jokes ... they will now be spread around the world causing much merriment. Can't believe you had all that work done without an injection! The thought makes me cringe. Enjoy your Friday. hugs, Donna

  4. Wonderful painting Valerie and a gorgeous tag.
    Those jokes are sooooo funny - great way to start the day. :)
    Hugs xx

  5. Good Morning Valerie, Wow I love your painting the background is beautiful and the tags pretty yummy too:0) Sorry about the dentist I hate them so much eerrrggghhh well that's not entirely true if I'm in pain they're lovely gorgeous creatures, sly smile here:} Have a great day today, Gay xxx
    p.s Thanks for the jokes always good to giggle:0) xxx

  6. Wonderful work as always Valerie and the jokes are so funny I especially like the one at the doctor's office.
    Have a good day.
    xxx Hazel.

  7. I love the drippy streaks in the sky
    happy PPF

  8. love the moon paint and the moon joke - still laughing at it :)

  9. Ohhh Val. I love Paper Moon its stunning as is your beautiful collage piece.
    If you get chance drop by my Dezinaworld blog today to grab some freebies and see the new prize challenge for the month
    Have a fabulous weekend

  10. Love the colours of the sky in your silhouette pic (and the two little kitties). Thanks for the jokes, always nice to start the day with a giggle. xx

  11. Loving that Shabby Tag!!! HAPPY PPF!

  12. Hi Valerie. Wonderful work and the jokes are so funny. Have a great weekend.
    Regards Florence x

  13. That is a cool painting and the title is perfect for it.
    Love the shabby tag.

  14. Pretty silhouette and scappy tag Valerie! Thx for the giggles too on this PPF!

  15. Thanks for linking Valerie, you are an angel
    hugs June x

  16. LOl! I love your jokes. :)) Great silhuette piece. Don't you just love the names of the color inks?! :) Made me hungry just reading it. :))

  17. Thanks for the jokes, the vacuum and doctor ones made me laugh out loud! I love your silhouette painting; it's gorgeous- and I LIKE the title! As always, I adore your tags....I'm still planning on doing some soon....already have some prepped cardboard right here on my desk :)
    PPF Hugs,

  18. Love your artwork ~ both styles are great! ~ Happy PPF ~ namaste, Carol ^_^

    Over from PaintParty Friday and here are my blogs ~ Come visit?

  19. Fabulous painting love it. Great set of jokes have a great week-end XOXO Zoe

  20. Beautiful painting!!! I love this one! Your other piece is fantastic, too!!! As for the jokes....*sigh.*

  21. Sorry Jingle, forgot you're blonde!

  22. I love your painting and the title is just great! As for the jokes...funny but I doubt my daughter would appreciate some of them since she is a bLonde! :-)

  23. Needed the laugh this morning! thanks.Love you painting today..has a exoctic feel. gerri:)

  24. Love the silhouette against the painted background - very pretty.

    Made me smile! Silly jokes.

  25. Love the jokes, tee hee.:) Make me smile, thank you. Also your work is great after being with the dentist and not getting a sedative.:(( Nice pieces.

  26. Thanks for the laughs on this fab Friday! Always fun to pop in and check out your latest creations! Looking great! Have a super weekend!

  27. Love the jokes! Good Ones!LOL.
    Can't wait to see your finished painting on Monday! And I love your shabby tags!
    I got a whole rule of corrugated cardboad somewhere.. Hugs,Tee

  28. Poor blondes getting a hard time....I was still as ditsy when my hair was dyed dark too haha!
    Love your list of doings....oh to be able to fit a nap in here and there :)Loving the backround of your sillhouette and the textures of your tag. Enjoy your weekend :)x

  29. Love to laugh so early in the morning; it's a great way to start my day. BLONDES!

    Your painted background is beautiful and you'll never forget how to make your gorgeous tags, Valerie.


  30. Very interesting and beautiful painting and as always I love your tag. Last but not least thanks for the giggles.

  31. Ha, haa, haaa... wonderful post! ;]
    Just adore your "paper moon" painting.
    Happy Friday <3

  32. disneyland left!!!!!!!!! Too funny!
    Thanks for the humor and your lovely art. Can't wait to see what happens with summer of color!!!

  33. Beautiful paintings and Tag, and the jokes are just brill. I have had a real good laugh at them all. Yvonne x

  34. So are the dentist trips over now? Great paintings. My fave joke is the Florida one.

  35. Gorgeous painting and tag Valerie and glad to hear you survived the dreaded d OK.
    The jokes made me smile but as you probably realise I'm a blonde and I'm definitely not dumb lol
    Have a great weekend.
    Fliss xx

  36. Beautiful painting, love it!

  37. Beautiful! Now I love those jokes and won't even hold it against you that I once was blonde! With age the color changed to almost white!!! Happy Weekend!

  38. such a beautiful painting I love the lue silloette (sp?) the tag is also lovely,, I find these tags so interesting,, a wonderful art form.Had a good laugh too, great post!!

  39. Ok now ya have me and my boyfiend both giggling! Never thought he would get into PPF, ha! Your oooozing colors are gorgeous!!! Deb

  40. Love your pieces and your blond jokes. They made me laugh!

  41. wow - do you loath blondes or what.... glad @'m brunette ;)

    Love your blog - its gorgeously creative and Paper Moon is lovely. Love how the pink is bleeding upwards toward the moon, seemingly.

    Love it if you would link up at my creative weekend blog hop between friday and sunday every week. Heres the link for this weeks -

    Hop along if your fancy it.

  42. The new abstract is wonderful.

  43. Copying and pasting this for my blond friends. I love them dearly but I´m a brunette. :D
    Cool painting, I like the contrast of colours and movement against the silhouette.

  44. Ok you are awesome - YAY for surviving the dentist, YAY for your beautiful work, YAY for your hilarious jokes...YAY for just being YOU!! You made me laugh out loud and bask in beautiful artwork could there be anything better?? I think not!

  45. Thanks for the laughs today :)

    I love the silhouette against the soft background... wonderful!


  46. Lovely painting and thanks for the smiles.



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