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Hurricane Surfer Girl

I refused to let my anxiety of Hurricane Sandy get the best of me tonight.  I had an idea for this canvas when I created it to put a surfer of some sort on it.  I've always admired surfers, skaters and bmx bikers their gross motor skills coupled with their creative equipment use stole my heart years ago.  Maybe it was Gleaming the Cube that started it all?  This girl is brave and ready to face the storm.  I created her with ripped paper, gesso, black pen, alcohol ink, oil pastels, water soluble crayons, watercolor markers, permanent markers, water color paints, shimmer paints and white pen.








































Quick Fixes before the hurricane comes:


1. Eat all the good meat and ice cream

2. Collect water from the well in containers that you would otherwise never drink from

3. Don't buy perishable foods refer to #1

4. DO buy candy, candy, candy oh yeah and chips and soda

5. Charge EVERYTHING even if you're not going to use it (laptops are useless without internet)

6. Buy batteries then argue with your children that you NEED to keep them and you're NOT going to put them in their annoying toy

7. Gas up the car so you have extra gas for the generator just to have your husband say he can't siphon it out

8. Make slow motion videos with your cell phone of the storm as it makes landfall

9. Email "oh shit" images of what 100 mph winds look like (cheeks wiggle and clothing whips)

10. Don't bother to clean the floor husband goes in and out every 15 minutes making kids wonder why they can't go outside too forcing you to teach them a wiggle dance involving "bang bang bangady bang bang"

*Be safe and enjoy the excuse to stay home and bum out*
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45 comments:

  1. Great piece of art! I too am on the East Coast and I'm feeling a bit concerned about Miss Sandy!

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  2. Ah yes...Frankenstorm! I think that, unless one is living on a coastline, we'll be ok. I'm in New York City, and right now glad I'm not in a high rise with lots of windows. Good luck, and love your journal page.

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  3. Art is a creative way to deal with your concerns and fears. I hope the storm is not as bad as they are predicting and that you will be prepared and safe. I guess if you don't have power, you won't be able to clean house or do laundry so.....relax and paint! Take care.

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  4. Great texture and pattern all over this. I hope the hurricane passes by without causing damage or harm.

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  5. Great page, Mary. Her face is so full of expression, it's really effective paired with her hand. Hope it's not too stormy there :)

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  6. Such a cute surfer girl and in my favourite colours too. I hope the hurricane passes...stay safe. :)

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  7. Oh she is absolutely gorgeous and determined too ! I am sure the days ahead will be more blessed for you :)

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  8. Gutsy girl! (You and your creation).

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  9. beautiful colours you've used, nice work!

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  10. this is so cool. i love the color palette you picked. we are in new jersey and its already so windy!
    stay safe!xx

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  11. She's fabulous! I LOVE the blue/green mix. Well done. :)

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  12. Thank you for visiting my blog Mary. The dome is inside Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris. I imagine your Surfer girl is your brave alter ego ready to face the storm head on. I love all the layers and texture and the colour is perfect. Stay Safe!

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  13. yes I agree - her face is so determined to face that storm! great page, and stay safe!

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  14. Fun piece and colors! Be safe!

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  15. Woohooo. Ride that wave.
    Great way to handle hurricane stress

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  16. Adorable and background is great too ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  17. being on the west i do not know how it feels have to worry of such storms as a normal part of life,though when i lived in Greece we had our share, but not as a regular thing! Enjoy our post!

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  18. Mary I really love this piece! And I loved the movie Gleaming the Cube... oooo Christian Slater lol. Just a quick note to say, stay safe, and dry. I'll be thinking of you and all the east coasters, and sending good karma your way!

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  19. Love your surfer girl, she'll be riding that storm out... keep safe. :)

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  20. Lovely palette! I sincerely hope you have weathered the storm with house, heart and family intact and hearty.

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  21. Nothing like a good dose of creativity to battle your fears. Good luck with the storm, hope it's not too bad after all.

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  22. Wow, you have a lot going on. I've had to get in the basement because of a tornado...but that was fast. Sandy my go on for a while. You take care...fun list! :)

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  23. Perfect list for the perfect storm :) Sounds like you've covered all the important issues. Hope you don't need any of them! Hang in there and hope you come through it unscathed.

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  24. Love how you're riding the storm. :) Hope everything is well.

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  25. stay safe. Hope you got enough food! {:-Deb

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  26. Smart list! And I love the fish & shark swimming around your surfer girl piece! Hope you make it through the storm safe and sound!

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  27. lol, and I would charge the laptop so I could still write!

    This is a lovely list. Well done.

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  28. Hope the hurricane has passed you by and all is well... and loved the list... we are a bit far south for cyclones when our season starts but we often gets the days of torrential rain and our list tends to look similar come late summer...xx

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  29. Great list! Hope you're home soon!

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  30. This is a cute little girl! I love the contrast of her and the funny surfboard to the lovely background design.

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  31. I hope you made it through the storm ok. Your list made me giggle.

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  32. Hoping that Sandy passed you by without any incidents for you. Love the list. Happy PF

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  33. Awesome list. Hope you are o.k. Your surfer girl is wonderful. Love her layers.

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  34. She is cool and cute! Love the colours and the shark!

    Hope your list helped you get through the storm

    Karenx

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  35. Very amusing post, love it as well as your surfing girl. Hope all is well with you. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  36. Love your portrait of your brave girl and all its blues and greens!
    Beautiful!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  37. Those colors are so fun! Our preparations mostly consisted of storing some drinking water and staring at the map to work out three or four different routes to the birth center, just in case.

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  38. love your hurricane surfer girl and your list... you've got the right idea about how to ride it out!!! :-)

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  39. Wonderful surfer girl - hope you aren't needing surf boards to get around

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  40. Let's hear it for painting away the jitters. Glad you all survived Sandy in one piece.

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  41. This list is HILLarious! LOL! HAhahahahaha. LOVE your surfer girl. Is that a shark I see in them there waters?!?

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  42. I'd call this brave at and courageous list! I hope you all faired well! HPPF!

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  43. Love your list of quick fixes, and hope everything went well with that storm. Your adorable little surfergirl sure looks like she's going to protect you :-)

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  44. Your painting is delightful..what a brave girl she is...very interesting post:)
    xx

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  45. She is darling!! Your list made me giggle. I hope you didn't suffer much damage from the hurricane. My area was w/o power for 5 days so I'm catching up now.

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