Saturday, October 8, 2011


Here's a self protrait for the Butterfly effect...go here to see more...

only thing is it doesn't look anything like me, (except I do have glasses and long straight hair) and wasn't meant to really, It was meant to show how ugly I felt at that moment... which is odd considering the headline over at the butterfly effect is
"...where we are really very pretty"

 but anyway this day, a rainy morning last week where I was late for work, and rushing and not overly happy with life in general... I got out of my car and stepped in a puddle in my little flats, soaked them immediately, grabbed my overloaded purse with my colored pencils just shoved into the top which is as far as they could go as I carry a lot of useless crap around everyday, and went to open the back door to get my umbrella..

Of course the tin of colored pencils fell into the wet... exploding open and colored pencils flew everywhere, under the car, into the puddle, rolling here and there. I scooped up all I could find, threw them into the back seat and grabbed the umbrella as it was still raining, not just sprinkling but a hard cold rain. The second I touched the umbrella it popped open , because it's one of those useful self opening kind that are the size of golf umbrellas... and I tugged and tugged and couldn't get the damn thing out of the back seat. If anyone saw, they would have been rolling in the mud laughing. I half crawled back into the back seat, closed it up, got it out and stomped into work.

To my credit by the time I got to my desk I could laugh at myself and tell my co-workers what a great movie scene that would've made if anyone happened to be writing a movie script and wanted to make the star (because of course I 'm the star of my own movie) look incredibly frustrated and clutzy!

Hope I'm not too late for the party, please go check out the really GOOD portraits!


  1. Great selfportrait! And a fun story! I would probably pee my pants if I saw you in real life. :))

  2. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I really love your self portrait!
    Glad you got thru your morning of " mishaps". I'm in CT and am so glad the rain is gone, loving this sunshine.

  3. Hahahaha! Sorry ...I'm a mud wallower :D your portrait definitely does you proud. Under the circumstances it's a wonder your pencils worked at all. Hope your feeling lovely again now :D XXX

  4. frustrating!

    i hate hahahahahaaaaate days like that.

    but i do like your portrait - particularly that you grabbed a recycled paper and made it awesome.


  5. The difference between a bad day and a good day is one good sleep!! Hope you've having a better weekend! Your portrait is lovely. I especially love the lips!! Well done!

    Hugs Giggles

  6. Why does that always happen when it rains I wonder. I like portraits on pages, lovely!

  7. I am relieved that there is someone out in the world as much of a klutz as me and who seems to have the same sort of issues with umbrellas opening at unfortunate times!!! Great painting by the way and I love it on the recycled background!

  8. LOL! I thought stuff like that only happened to me! :)

  9. Oh Andrea! LOLOL!!!
    You are so great at everything you do...
    I am glad you have some difficulties, otherwise you would be just too good for this world. And we need you.

  10. LOL...enjoyed the post! Hate when the umbrella pops open like that! Love the portrait on the mag! POP ART MINIS

  11. AWWW poor baby. Here's a hug even though I know you've gotten over it.

  12. I'm so glad you were able to look back and laugh. I love the way your portrait looks on the text :)


  13. It's good you can laugh at yourself. LOL
    Love your falling lady header.

  14. Oh my goodness! I would have gone back in the house and called in sick after all that. But the best thing to come out of it is your fabulous self portrait! Love it. Hope the rest of your week is better. :-)

  15. WOW!! That sounds like one crazy day.. So goo that you can laugh at in now!!! And you made a Great self portrait because of it!!!

    Here is hoping the rest of your week is great!!


  16. Gorgeous..beautiful art..Love it! and what a story..hugs and are fabulous!

  17. Love the colors & self portrait! Theresa