Thursday, August 23, 2012

Dylusioned Again!

Good Evening Everybody!

 You know I love to laugh! I so enjoyed all your stories today about your on-road adventures! Thank you all for making my day!

 I have one more to share for the day...Have you ever been in the drive through lanes at the bank during lunch hour on Friday? You're with every other Tom, Dick and Harry waiting in the heat to simply deposit your money! Anything in front of you is entertainment because you have already read all your emails and texts on your cell right? Well, you finally pull up to the drop off... Let's just say Lane 3. You grab for the tube and the tube falls from your inky hands and rolls under the car. Smart people would spin off in embarrassment...Oh not I. I get out of the car, in my Sunday best mind you, and literally get down on all fours crawling under my car grabbing for the friggin' tube. The tube naturally decides to roll further to the other side of the car. Now you are forced to walk around in front of the NOW onlooking crowd and repeat the process all over again!! Yep...True story!

 Now to business... I've been Dylusioning again! My second attempt! Decided to use some good Ranger Manilla and go for it...This is what I came up with tonight....





My Splat Mat worked wonders for cleaning up the mess!

Thanks for Looking Y'all!  Have an Awesome Night!

Jim
The Gentleman Crafter

26 comments:

  1. Awesome, Jim!!! Dyan will be VERY proud of you....well for the art...not so much the crawling around looking for the bank tube. Then again...Dyan would probably LOVE this story!!!

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  2. Ha Ha, that would be something that would happen to my oldest son. He was doing a favor for someone by bringing lots of empty boxes home from his job for a friend to use to move. He got on the interstate and was driving home and all was fine until a huge Semi, pulling another Semi flew by him at about 90 mph and the boxes blew out of the back and hit a car behind him. The man followed my son to our house and called the Police and they came and gave my son a ticket for littering and it cost him $160.00. That was bad enough but the man that was driving the car that got hit with the boxes had the last name of 'BOXDORFER". No lie, it was a mess and we now laugh but we weren't then!!!

    Then in court, my judge has the pleasure of finding people INCAPACITATED AND DISABLED, IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN. Some of the comments from the people on the stand to judge are so pitiful but so funny. One Lady told him not to ever eat Chicken Salad. Judge asked her why, she said, "DON'T YOU KNOW IT CAUSES PANIC ATTACKS". Another told Judge that her brother had been in her house that day and stole her stuff. Judge asked her if she knew where he lived and she said yes, he lives in Alaska and appears in my house whenever he wants too. The man does live in Alaska, in a Nursing Home. This world is full of nuts and nut shells and the rest of us love to laugh at them. My favorite saying is "they are lost as last years Easter Eggs!"

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  3. Oh, this is just toooooooo entertaining!!! Love reading your blogs. Welcome to my world, big guy! I thought it just happened to me. I've lucky lately though...knock on wood. I think it was worse when my kids were younger and they made me crazier than I am now.

    ~Linda

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  4. The laughs keep on coming! Thanks everyone for brightening my day!

    Awesome project Jim!

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  5. I love reading your "tales of the day"...LOL. Your dylusion is beautiful and I am jealous...mine haven't turned out so well....but I'll keep trying!

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  6. I LOVE your stories! Always making me laugh. And the artwork, OMG I love your latest work with the Dylusions! Is that a free hand drawing? Because if it is I think you should make it into a stamp and sell me one LOL I love it! Cant wait to see whats next! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. No only are you a great crafter but you are a great story teller too. Thanks for the laughs you bring at the end of the day. :)

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  8. You have drive in banks over there?! Wow! Thanks for the funny tales though - you make me smile so much - and it's just the sort of thing that would happen to me too!

    I love your latest Dylusions art. That leaf stamp is one of my favourites.

    Lynn

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  9. Hi Jim, You are definitely finding your own dylusional style. I love it! I had to re-read the beginning of your blog post a couple of times. To start with I thought you were kidding about there being a drive-through bank. Then I read about you groping under the car (hat would so happen to me) & realised it was real. What a novel idea. We have drive-through MacDonalds but not anything else as far as I know. Crafty Hugs, Theresa.

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  10. Good morning laugh with Jim!!!! Just think of the entertainmEnt you gave to the rest of the line at the bank.......good thing you event still dragging the ladder!!!! Like the dylusions piece!
    Hope your day provides you with some tales to tell!!!!!!!
    Hugs

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  11. I love this piece Jim! Try her"bleaching" technique, too, it's a blast. There's a video on the ranger website. Your tale of the bank reminds me of a friend who dropped a ball of yarn on the airplane and it rolled under the seat. . . for 4 rows. Now you know you can't just go to the 4th row and get it back. You have to hand it back one row at a time! Her husband told her she could never take knitting on the plane again!

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  12. Oh how you can paint a picture with words! Thanks for the laughs. Love this piece too. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Fun stuff, Jim...I'm going to email you a funny about ATMs; watch for it! Have a fab Friday, y'all!

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  14. Very nice use of Dylusions. Drive through banks....what will they think of next!!! I was going to say it could only happen to you but after reading the comments, obviously not. LOL!

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  15. My "rolling" story involves a cucumber slice that jumped off my friends plate and rolled right across the restaurant! I will never let her forget that one! Everybody watched it go across the room.

    Can I order one of those Dylusions in about a 12 X 18 for my bedroom? The brown is perfect and I just love this style. And while you are at it make 3 more companion pieces? I will hang them above my headboard that I haven't made yet!

    BTW - how are you so rich you can make a DEPOSIT at the bank? LOL. I always seem to be withdrawing!

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  16. Oh Jim, this one will make you crack up. We at a carwash and the car in front of us had duck taped plastic to the driver window they go in the car wash and the put up an umbrella at the window while the car is being wash. Funn-nee. I laughed so hard I could hardly see to drive in. Your Dylusions are great.

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  17. So many funnies! I too have dropped the tube at the bank! lol I pull forward, pick it up and just stand there waiting for my receipt. You just have to make sure that the guy behind you doesn't run you down! lol
    Nice work Jim. TFS Hugs, Jess

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  18. I am still laughing with you about the ladder Jim cause I actually had a similar occurance. Mine was even more embarrasing. I worked at an army base where all 3500 people got off at the same time. There were 3 gates that all dumped onto a main road. As I was on that main road heading homeward passing the main gate entrance to make my turn, I pulled up behind a car that was sitting at the light in a kind of strange angle. As I was thinking what a crazy driver, the light turned green to make my turn. I followed this car in front of my thru the green turn light only to feel my car run over a great big block of cement and get totally stuck. Obviously the reason the car was angled so weirdly in the turn lane had been because they had seen this big block of cement and was trying to avoid it. I however, could not see it and ran right over it. So not only was my car stuck ontop of this block of cement in front of god and everyone, but I was holding up traffic. As I got out of my car I just knew everyone was thinking "stupid female driver". Fortunately, the driver of the dump truck had realised he had lost part of this load and had pulled over and came running in my direction to see if he could help. Several of the guys that I worked with had also pulled over and were coming to my rescue. Thank god!!! In a matter of minutes, they had managed to lift my car off the block of cement so I was freed and I gave each one of them a thank you hug for rescueing me, we were all back on our homeward journeys. Naturally that was the topic of conversation for several days to follow. Thank god for great friends.
    Marcie

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  19. Too, too funny,,,the story not the art piece. Can't believe that is only your second piece, it is really good...it is very different with the darker background and it makes the bright colors really stand out. Can't wait for the next one.

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  20. I got a great visual of this (swiping the tears from laughter...bought back memories... I was on my belly in a dress and heels once)!!
    About your dylusions... cool, I'm still trying to get brave enough to experiment!

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  21. Great piece!! I may have to invest in some Dylusions stamps. Everyone enables me so much lol

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  22. Sometimes you are not fit to be let out on your own !!! x

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  23. I love this piece Jim, so pretty. I love your stories, wish I could have been there to see it. I have a hottub story to tell you sometime.

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  24. Hilarious bank story,Jim! WhenI get to your blog, I begin to chuckle as soon as you start with 'I have a story...'. Heck, I'm still worried about the snakes in your attic.
    I drove through the bank once on my lunch hour. At this particular drive-thru 3-4 cars are stuck in the lane due to pillars. The driver ahead of me at the window, well, his car died. We sat there for an hour before a tow truck got him out. I had left my cell at work and so I returned to pandemonium. I'm such a good girl - I'm never late. Lol. I got my deposit made though.
    I love that every day life is filled with so many funny moments even though some are only funny in retrospect.
    Boy, you've done an awesome job on just your second piece. Love your color choices. Hope you don't mind if I play with them tomorrow.
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs
    Mo(Mori49)

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  25. I chuckled all through your post about the bank and the ladder and nodded in agreement about the comments about more courtesy on the road being needed. Time to start practicing friendship behind the wheel with other drivers on a daily basis. A new G45 project in September....I can hardly wait to see what it is.

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  26. That's a good one, Jim. Thanks for the chuckle...

    Love that pink flower bursting out of the dark background. Looks like you are having a ball. It's important to remember to play!

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