Thursday, September 5, 2013

Seagull...Face 5 of 29

29 faces


Day 5 of 29 Faces and Sweet Red Clover's 30 posts in 30 days do-over!  

Here's today's face:

"But I ain't no seagull, you know my name." - Tom Waits


I picked the words for the page from this song ("So It Goes" by Tom Waits):



Oh, I love his scratchy, scratchy voice!  And great lyrics too!  Oh, I swoon, my friends, I swoon.

I had fun with this face...  She's done with a 2B pencil and watercolor (My watercolors are just Michael's store brand, but I REALLY like them...I wish they would sell individual colors of them...or a bigger set!) and then the writing is a 03 black Micron.  Her seagull beak mask makes me so happy!  It's kind of a silly touch for such a melancholy song, but I like it.

I kind of remember having a beak mask when I was a kid, except for mine was a toucan beak instead of a seagull...I want to say it was a toy from a McDonald's Happy Meal?  Does anybody else remember that toy?  Maybe I'm crazy...that's always a possibility... :)

And before I go just a quick reminder: follow my blog (pretty please with sugar on top!) and then come back September 29th and leave a comment so you can have a chance to win the surprise prize!  <3





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    1. I had a good time with her! My brain doesn't always kick in, but it gives me really fun ideas sometimes to make up for it! :D

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  2. Like your face! Never heard of Tom Waits before. I agree, quite liked his scratchy voice too. Sorry, don't know about the beak thing. But it could be so.

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    1. Thanks, Shirley! Tom's voice really is scratchy and wonderful, isn't it?!?

      I ended up checking google about the beak...I was right! Here's one of the links I found: http://www.flickriver.com/photos/jadestoys/5771084286/

      It is very comforting when google proves I'm NOT crazy...at least it did in this one instance! :)

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  3. I love Tom Waits … and your face for today too!

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    1. Tom really is so wonderful! Thanks for the face lovin'! <3 <3 <3

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  4. sweets, oh how much I adore Tom Waits. That scratchy amazing voice just gives me chills. Beautiful face and that mask is just awesome!

    Thanks for a bit of TW in the middle of the day! Hugs, Pamikins

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    1. Ha! I knew it was you who loved him too! For the second time today I was proved NOT crazy! The first time was when I googled the toucan mask and found that it IS a real thing! Proof: http://www.flickriver.com/photos/jadestoys/5771084286/

      Thanks for the sweet words and I will share Tom anytime!!! <3 <3 <3

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  5. What a charming idea! I love her seagull beak!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! I'm glad you like the beak! Sometimes my brain gives me an idea and I have to say "Are you sure, brain...because that sounds a little weird..." But I try to make myself go with it, because those are usually the pages that folks end up liking the most! Thanks for the kind words! <3 <3 <3

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  6. Your sense of humor depicts a great personality that shows in your art, wonderful!

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    1. Oh Peggy, you are making me blush! Thanks so much for the very kind compliments! You made me do the Super Duper happy dance today! Big squish for you from me, my friend! <3 <3 <3

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  7. Oh Sweets this is a wonderful face! Your work so makes me smile! Hugs <3 Cheryl

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    1. Thanks so much, my Cheryl! I had a fun time with her! I like to put serious pictures with funny songs and silly pictures with sad songs...that way I can like all kinds of music and not be too sad either way!

      You always make me feel so good about my art. <3 <3 <3 Big squishes and smooches!!! <3 <3 <3

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  8. Your work is so inspiring!
    Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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    1. Thanks Julia! I try to have fun with it. I am loving everybody's beautiful work for the 29 Faces challenge...so much talent displayed by all! <3

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  9. Oh, how did I miss this fab face? Love it!

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    1. Thanks Faye! She's a fun one...a little bit sad but still silly...

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