This is a piece of wood from up in Halliburton that I picked on my last visit! My friend had them on his property- wood slices, pulled from the water of a long ago existing Saw Mill.
I found a saw blade at the same time - still waiting for paint.
I was determined to paint a bluejay on this wood, wanted terribly to paint a bird on the smooth surface but this ELF kept screaming to all who looked. I saw a face but was more content on focusing on a blue jay - then my friend Linda said - 'I see a face!' My cousin saw a face, Norm saw a face and right until painting day.. the Elf won. lol
I posted a photo on Facebook and it appears that most do see him there.
I worked around it all the while thinking I would add paint to the face last - no - it wanted to stay as is.. then I thought it would be fun to show anyone and ask 'what do you see?' The rest takes a way from the face but not by much. I'm really curious to see if any little ones spot it! Above all else it was relaxing & enjoyable!!!
Some prime PIN time - the iPad comes in very handy - I had a real 'airhead' moment.
I was searching bark on PIN. Then I looked at what I was painting. hee hee hee
I learned Poppy does not share well. Scruffy was chilling on the pillow - until the heater turned on and then Poppy moved right in. lol
Daisy is no longer permitted up stairs. She nearly sent me flying down the stairs 20 times a day- and is constantly under my feet in my painting room. I finally had it a few weeks ago, became very FIRM about the new rule - making sure everyone participated & am happy to say she is already listening & no longer comes upstairs- we should have done it sooner - it is nice to her to stay OFF my bed also. Poppy & Scruffy play more upstairs.
I hope you like my Forrest Elf. I think I know exactly where to hang him for a little while anyhow. OH - while painting - the little knot fell out. so I turned it into a mushroom and it may be removed. I will attach it with a piece of wishing line so it does not get lost. It is an added little detail of fun!
Tomorrow is New years Eve.
2016 is here... Just another day? Just another year- never!
There is always much to be hopeful for! I'm ending it on some great news and know it will continue on the same track.
We have plans.