176: Ladybug and Turtle
Megan and I were invited to a housewarming/birthday party. About 20 hours before, I still didn’t have a gift, so I went into panic mode and started running around the house looking for the basic elements of creation. In a closet, I found a square of wood that I had already cut and primed to use as a canvas (thanks, past me!).
I know everybody needs art when they move into a new place, so a painting was a perfect idea.
But there was a problem with this plan. I’ve had some moderate creative block, recently. I sat down to paint but couldn’t think of anything to make. So, I asked Megan for a noun, and she said, “Ladybug.” Great! I sketched up something on the computer real quick:
A bit creepy on the bug side in this draft, but I’ll fix that later. The basic idea is there. After that step, the rest of the work went so quickly that I neglected to get any in-process pictures. But I got the finished piece:
Aww. They like each other.
Enlarged to show texture:
Bonus Material: I made a little drawing on the giftwrap.
The wood I used is inch-thick MDF, so I was able to simply drill a hole in the back for easy hanging on a nail, a feature which the happy couple used immediately.
Lookin’ good, you two.
See you next week.