i’ve been meaning to do a blog post for weeks and weeks now — have about 143 in mind, but today, just the one. i’ve been having so much fun arting with my little man (he’s 10, as most of you know) for the past several months and took a bit of a break from my own art to help him with his. i will share all about that in a soon-to-be post — that kiddo sold more pieces of art in the past two months than i probably sold all of last year. soooo proud of him!
for now, i’m sharing one of the weirdest dreams i’ve ever had and the art “challenge” i was presented with after sharing it with some friends.
a few weeks ago i dreamed that i gave birth to a litter of babies over the course of 36 hours. it was a litter of 32 babies, to be precise. some of these remained babies and some aged exponentially — for example buck was the size and intellect of a 9 year old boy by the time he was 24 hours and, and little charlotte morphed into a toddler the moment i breastfed her (while walking around). i tried to find new homes for all of these babies, deciding that we could only keep three due to the size of our home (even three would be way more than we could accommodate but it felt wrong to give them all away). i told my husband that we needed to pick our three most favorite and he had a fit. “absolutely not,” he told me. “we must keep 26 and name each from a different letter of the alphabet!” well, we did name 26 of them but i was still determined to find new homes for all of these children as i still felt it was an impossibility to keep that many. i called friends, saying “i had a litter of kiddies, do you want one or a few?” knowing that most of them thought i said “kitties” and not “kiddies”. some people said maybe, but they wished to see them first.
that is when i realized that i needed them all to look spectacular! i went to a department store which had a secret door into another department store which had another secret door into a third store and there i found a TON of amazing $6 sweaters. i bought a different one for each of the children, and for the little ones, amazingly cool blankets and for a few of the more adventurous tots, costumes as i knew they were prefer it.
the challenge i was presented with? to paint all of the children. which i did in a week’s time. if you wish to adopt one of the remaining babies, read below.
and now i introduce you to my offspring…
if you wish to adopt one of my remaining babies, they are all ACEO/ATC sized (2.5″ x 3.5″). the adoption fee is $20 with free US delivery ($2.50 international delivery). leave a comment here, message me on fb or email me at hi (at) altered bits (dot) com (sans the spaces and such) and one of the remaining babies can be yours.
the remaining six unnamed babies might get their portraits done too, i haven’t decided yet. it was super fun and silly. they might be monsters (finn and i have been on another monster-painting-kick lately — can’t wait to share!).
have you ever turned one of your dreams into an art project? i actually do it often.