Passions of an Odd Chick

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Wonky Stuff


Good. I did this drawing with colored pencils when I was first learning to draw about 3 years ago. I actually painted this same design on my face for Halloween one year and put my blonde hair in a banana clip and sprayed my "mane" black. (Not recommended if you are truly blonde- it takes forever to come out even though it was temporary hair paint). No one recognized me. It was crazy fun.

Anyway, I've spent weeks painting doves and trying to make something beautiful that I've decided that I will devote October to my darker side. Not as in "evil". I have many sides. I think that's why my art is all over the place. I love to paint wild, wonderful, wacky things because sometimes I just have to let that wonky weirdness in me howl at the moon. And what better time than spook month- October.

I challenge you to share some wild, wonky stuff and and come howl at the moon with me.


~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

this is wonderful (as is all of your artwork), great feeling of drama and so exotic, must have been a brilliant costume

everyone has a dark side, don't they ... not everyone is willing to let it emerge I guess ... tis the season ;)

I see you're a traveler too, the Mark Twain quote is super!

Lori Saul said...

This is fantastic- bold and powerful. I love her stripes and sense of wildness. Beautiful work!

La Dolce Vita said...

How fun is this? definitely wild and free! I feel a strong sense of the animal totem of Zebra! and that Patty eat me to it, but tis the season for creepy dontcha know??
love your blog and I will be back!
glad you liked the creepy doll post Patty and I had fun with it! ciao!

Sorrow said...

Sounds like fun!

Karin Bartimole said...

fabulous, striking dramatic and wild!! looking forward to seeing her streak through your creative October doings :)

Cestandrea said...

Odd chic Chick:) I'll be there to howl at the moon with you:) Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog.
You painting here is very dynamic and full of strength, have a great weekend,

Patti said...

I agree with all of the above- what an fabulous and creative image - and I like the idea of using October to explore our darker sides... just for fun!

Peter J. Crowley said...

Love it, totally understand the "temporary color" not coming out I sometimes use stage make up and body paint "that washes right out" in a week. enjoy pjc

linda said...

hmmm, I must give this some thought...she is wonderful and wild indeed!

Carol Anne Strange said...

I love it, Chick! Sometimes, a bit of howling at the moon is good for the soul and, yes, especially in this wild, bewitching month. Hope you are wonderfully well. x

Heather said...

have fun with your dark side!~!