Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Loves to Laugh! hehehe (self characature)

6"x6" oil on gessoed masonite artboard

"There once was a man with a wooden leg named Smith"
"Oh yeah, what was the name of his other leg?"
- from Mary Poppins, the movie

First fact- today is a self-portrait day among us DailyPainters.com!!!

Yep, tell me a joke, the goofier, the better. Tell me a story, give us a tune, sing your song. I just love to laugh...and those that know me will probably recognize this picture from the hearty har-har all over my face, the downward slope of the eyes, and wild hair (before I recently chopped it all off in back!)

I don't know why that particular joke came to mind, (except I am humming this goofy song now...."loves to laugh, ha-ha-ha!"...) but we do have a 'family story' related to this one. From the time my daughters were toddlers they would watch this movie (Mary Poppins) until they could repeat it verbatim. It wasn't until they were in middle school that we were talking about goofy jokes....and one daughter suddenly gets this wide-eyed look. "I just got that joke....now I know what they are talkin' about". I laughed harder than I ever had. I couldn't believe this brilliant offspring of mine had gone for so many years not "getting it"....aww. I still love her...& yes, she really is brilliant...and funny!.

Gosh look at all that reflective shine on this little painting- is that my 'inner-sparkle'?? or perhaps really wet oil paint? umm- we don't hafta tella soul!

Now if you are not smiling enough each day, please- email me & ask, "Roxanne, please sign me up for your daily "Cheer-Factor emails". You'll get to see the latest daily painting, and get an uplifting quote to start your day with, (and if you're really a slow-starter before coffee, a reminder of what day it really is). oh yeah, that's


Blogger Sheila Vaughan said...

Roxanne - you are such a nice girl and aren't kids great? And furthermore that painting is growing on me - (no, not literally dear) - it is kind of Matisse-y. Why not do some more? (Have you seen the contrast with mine, the scary look on my face - that makes me laugh too).

January 7, 2009 at 7:52 AM  
Blogger lyn said...

bravo! on the daily painting! I can't tell a joke.. I'm doing a demo on fused glass tomorrow and it would be great to "break the ice" with a joke! Continued success

January 7, 2009 at 8:08 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Sheila! I have a photo of a bunch of friends and myself decorating hats (for a fundraiser with the theme of Kentucky Derby day)- it was a festive group shot with everyone laughing- I'd love to paint this...and I've been wanting to put a 'whimsical- Matissey' slant on it, keeping it quite loose & brushy - yet be able to identify those folks in it! Sometimes it's hard to stop "messing with it" and the painting goes from fresh to ACK! Fresh only takes 30 minutes...if you're deliberate about it.

January 7, 2009 at 9:54 AM  
Blogger Roxanne Steed said...

Thanks Lyn- ah, breaking the ice...sometimes all it takes is a big smile & 'hello'! Best wishes for great demo tomorrow!

January 7, 2009 at 9:56 AM  

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