i'm getting old. and i know it. i know i'm getting old because of the following:

      1. i laugh at commericals. lame ones.
      2. i often yell at the neighbor kids to 'get off my lawn.'
      3. i get upset if i'm not home at seven thirty, because that's jeopardy time, yo (ok, that's not a new one...).
      5. i use the word yo. a lot.
      4. i sometimes find inspirational phrases inspirational.

and in finding inspiration in well put phrases, i've succumb to the internets' pressure to make wall art out of them. giant thirty by twenty-four inch wall art. and the inspirational phrase of choice, 'live every week like it's shark week.' because really, what other life advice do you need.

except my first attempt fell a few k's short. bad planning on my part. but alas, more k's were acquired and the work continued.

i definitely channeled my inner bob ross and found my happy place while painting this. and bad blogger that i am, i took no process photos. it was dark outside and i had to work quickly because i was using acrylics which have a short drying time.

it's pretty swell i'd say. and quite timely, as it's currently shark week! i didn't know this at the time, since we don't have cable. but i bet i was subconsciously aware of it. the internet has the creepy tendancy to pervade my brain like that.


  1. I can't believe I missed this, Bobbi Ross. Max used to LOVE watching Bob Ross; he still does. Too bad he (Bob) died prematurely. Anyway, did you use press on letters over top of the background? I think it's truly wonderful. Thanks for posting. :-)

  2. thanks!

    i used vinyl letters on the canvas, then painted over them (white paint first to try to minimize bleeding underneath and then the color). i then peeled the letters off when it was all dry. they came off suprisingly cleanly, and only a few touch ups were needed.

  3. I would never have thought to use the white paint first. Nice call. Now what are you going to do with your artwork? Did you hang it up?

  4. yeah, i'd like to think the white paint helped, but who knows. i did hang it up. actually, i've hung it up twice. the first place we hung it i wasn't quite feeling after a week or two. so it's since moved. oh indecision...