Saturday, June 4, 2011

Skull Appreciation Day Blog Hop- Skull self portrait

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If you know me personally you know that I may not be the average person. (then again who is?) Anyway, I described myself as living in the light but admiring the dark. I'm ambidextrous. Who cares right? Well, I think that my being neither left or right side dominant causes me to be fully of complexities. For instance, I think most would describe my personality as being sunny and bright. Yet, my favorite holiday is Halloween. I love the spooky, dark and scary. Things that go bump in the night make me the happiest.
I drew this skull free hand then colored it in with tattered angels glam and Tombow markers. I cut it out and attached it to the top of a wood box I painted with Tattered Angels glimmer mist- black gold and candy apple red.
In the eyes are what I like to see- one of my favorite animals- bats! I have 2 small browns and one bigbrown that frequent my yard in the summer. I love watching them zip around at night! Rainbows are a favorite like most too bc I love color! Even in my gothis industrial phase in my twenties- my wardrobe was comprised of black (the norm) but still infused with color. The teeth are big in this pic bc I like my teeth- I remembered some of the little kids in the 2-6 yr old ward at an emergency facility I used to work at commenting on my teeth. Very funny bc ppl pay a lot of $ now to get their teeth like mine. lol I also like the look of spider webs- we have a ton here. I leave them up bc they help control the pest population and the look of them are perfect for our big old house. They add drama and charm.
Enjoy the the Skull Appreciation Day hop today! If you decide to follow my blog and leave a comment with your email address I will pick a random winner on June 11th to win a new/never used 4x3inch clear stamping block and 6x6 inch stamping block. I will pick an additional winner to win a 12x2inch clear stamping block from my followers if I get more than 20 followers by June 11th as well.
Creepy Glowbugg is next!


Jane said...

Glad that I can leave you a comment now, love your self portrait skull the teeth are fantastic great project
Luv Jane xxx

ScrappingBeauty said...

Thx Jane!!! Your bookmark and coffin were tres cool!

Dragonfly Jane said...

Glad you got your comment sorted. I love your box and great hand drawn image. I also share your love of halloween, such a fun and colourful holiday mixed with the dark.

Debbie said...

Love it Paulette! Made me smile, and I especially love the detail in the eyes.. spiderwebs and bats on rainbows - FANTASTIC!!!!

DonnaMundinger said...

Yea! We can comment! Love your personal skully and the fab story on what inspired it. Great job! xxD

Scrappy Rat said...

Signed up to follow your blog! My favorite part of your skully guy is definitely the bleeding gums. He would terrorize any dentist!

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

I love this and that it represents the multi complex you. fantastic "self portrait"

Anonymous said...

Loved reading your blog post, I don't suppose you're also a Libra ? The bow on the skull was the finishing touch for me - too cute.

ScrappingBeauty said...

Thanks Gals! I'm actually a cancer. Deep thinker and too compassionate at times but I demonstrate a hard exterior always. xo

KC said...

this is so great! I loved reading about you!!! and I just love the eyes of the skull such a fun idea!!
I just became a follower and I'm so excited to see what else you create!!
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blackdragon said...

Paulette... i adore your skull... and i think we must be twins!
You sound very much like me... even the 'large' teeth... use both hands and our star sign.... your blog background is to die for.
Thank you so much for doing this hop with us... i hope you do more with the smeared and smudged forum in the future.

DK Spins said...

Love your skull drawing and your coloring of him. He looks so happy! Cool bat in his eye. Glad you were able to hop with us, Paulette!

Tori said...

Great skully! It's always fun to do "self-portraits"! The box is great and I love the teeth as well!! Thanks for joining us on our hop! Hope to see you around the forum!