Thursday, April 23, 2009

Today's Project


So my mother bought this figurine for her "focal point" in the backyard. Meet Minnie-HaHa, as she calls her. Personally, I hate the name, but it's her statue, not mine...never!

She has asked me to retouch Ms. Minnie and so this is what I'll be doing today. After much inspection, I say spray paint her and just start over, but my mother wants her focal point outside a.s.a.p. During the summer, my mother's backyard is a wild display of gorgeous plants, bushes and little ceramic critters. Many years ago my daughter took her cousin outside and stood among the ceramic menagerie and told her, "Look Marisa, someday this will all be yours!" It's been a constant joke since then. In fact I sent my niece a pic of her new piece that will be her inheritance...I'm still waiting for a comment!! LOL My mother is such a "super beaner" and yet a woman of great intelligence, class and style but sometimes you just can't get away from the ol' heritage!!! LOL

Oh it gets better. She's been hunting for a blue toilet seat for a couple of years. She hadn't found it yet and I even ventured into the wondrous sites of toilet seats on the Internet; couldn't find the blue she wanted. Upon our visit to Phoenix, my sister took us to a home goods store and she found it, the toilet seat, with scallop edges...quite elegant. Was she happy with the it's lovely simplicity???? OH NO!!!!! She wanted me to paint something in the centre but I told her the paint would wear off after a while, even if it were sprayed with a heavy duty finish, the maid would scratch it all off with her brush. So what did she come up with, decals. So off to Hobby Lobby we went in search of the little sticky pieces of artful plastic. Oiy Vey! So guess what my next project is going to be?

Well, now that I've unloaded this story about the travesty of my time, I'm off to mix and match colours and doll up little Miss Focal Point. Peace out.

6 comments:

LuLu said...

Hola Georgina! oh yeah! Wacky is the only way to go! I was born and raised to be myself and nobody else and this is also what I am trying to pass on to my son! Life is fun as long as you permit yourself to laugh and smile at it! Your stories crack me up, I just love to visit! Thanks for your sweet comments about my blog! Take care, LuLu

Designs By CK said...

Hi Georgina ~ Thanks for stopping by today & have a great weekend!

PS: FUN blog!

SpOOky CK (-:

Cynjon said...

I think I love your mom.

Georgina said...

Thanks for your comments. Lulu, that's the way I brought up my children, but it was difficult when there father has a royal rod up his arse!! LOL Luckily, I'm not with their father anymore, but my kids are artists in their own right, music teacher (oboist), architect (graphic designer) and my little guy who wants me to teach him this summer..he's autistic, but very willing to learn..yea!!

Thanks Chris for coming by and glad you enjoyed it as I do yours...love your work. Cinjon, I'll make sure I tell my mother she has a young, very cute fan out there!! LOL I also enjoy your blog!!

Georgina

Andria said...

Baba is a beaner...you didn't tell me about the toilet seat. I hang my head in shame that we will someday turn into her---I should start saving for my blue decalled toilet seat and ceramic yard figurines now.....

Chaska said...

OMG, you lucky ducky! You have a wild mother!!!!!! Oh, I LIKE her!