Friday, March 21, 2014

A Splash of Canvas Craziness!

Hello Everybody!

Hope that you all had an amazing Friday and are ready for a GREAT WEEKEND! 

My Friday....I had a meeting today (In which I showed up an hour early...NO!  I didn't get the memo!) and tried my best to look like I was something other than a bum living in a box.  I said I tried!  I had on my suit pants, left the jacket in the car...It was actually HOT today... nice white heavily starched shirt, DID I SAY WHITE?  What hair I have left was coiffed, and my shoes were shined to perfection!  I felt pretty good!  I may have even had a swagger when I walked.  I was cleaned up and feelin' good...for about an hour and 15 minutes!!  Oh by the way, lunch was served!  A beautiful lunch of MY VERY FAVORITE...P-A-S-T-A!!!  of which you could choose the red sauce or the white sauce, Italian sausage, meatballs or shrimp.  A gorgeous salad and a bread sticks were also included.

I know you all know where I'm going with this, so I might as well cut to the chase.  How IN GOD"S GREEN EARTH do you eat red sauce with fettuccine in a white shirt!  OK, no joke here...first it was a little red spot on my shirt!  Just a little dot..."No one will notice," I said to myself!  Then, I took my first real attempt at a bite of this succulent Italian Culinary Delight!  That's exactly when the fettuccine slipped from my forklike utensil and splattered back onto the plate which flung red meat sauce ALL OVER THE FRONT OF MY SHIRT!  Not splatters, but BIG OLD HONKING SPLASHES!  I tried to, ever so gingerly and discreetly, wipe the red glutinous gluck from my shirt whilst not causing a scene...

Before I knew it, ALL eyes are on me...a lady across the table handing me her Tide pen while the woman next to me said...."Always Go For The White Sauce...It's So Much Safer!"  Other's just shaking their heads like, I just can't take Jim anywhere!  Well, Hells Bells...You live and learn!  I'm going for the white sauce if they ever invite me back! 

So, with thoughts of color added to ones life, I thought I would share a couple of canvases with you all!

My canvases are like my journal.  Trials by fire.  Just doing and seeing what happens for the fun of it.  Sometimes they are good and sometimes they are bad.  But they are just for you to express and learn huh?....I think these canvases are just crazy.   I of course may be insane enough to share them with you.  But who cares.  I love to try! 

So, for the most FAR OUT one....A Dylusional Sun!

And another...Heart Wings!


Last words for this Friday:  Thank you so much for the AMAZING SUPPORT on Project: I Care!!  I've already received several cards in the mail!  So Excited!!  I also thank you for sharing this project with others!  You ALL Rock! 

I hope you have an awesome weekend!

The Gentleman Crafter


  1. Awesome Funky Canvases!!! As for your meeting with lunch and a white shirt... since you haven't either remembered or learned that you just can't keep white clean... by the next time you have this chance again, you will still order the red sauce! LOL! I am so glad that you share all of your experiences, they make me realize that at least there are two of us out there that this happens too!!! I hope you and Cesar have a fabulous weekend!!! Hugs!!!

  2. Couldn't help but chuckle. When I knew it was pasta and red sauce being served, and almost always was since my DW is almost full Italian, I wore the appropriate shade of red shirt. AND tie. It didn't show as much. Besides have you ever seen an Italian get together without RED sauce. LOL. Fantastic canvases. Especially like the first one.

  3. Love those colourful canvases.We all need some bright colour in our lives don't we.Sorry about the getting there early!

  4. Life lesson - white shirt=stain, every-single-time! I tend not to wear white too much, ha, ha. Fun canvases. Thanks for sharing. So, you never did say what was the meeting all about that you got all cleaned up for it? Hugs to you and Cesar. Have a great weekend.

  5. Your tale of the white shirt vs the red sauce made me giggle! That is just the kind of luck I have, too. Love the quirky, fun and so you canvases. Thanks for having the courage to share both the story and the art!

  6. Ohhhhh, we could so be twins!!!! If I am with a gaggle of gals, guess who ends up with the splattered top? You got it, me!!! So, I can relate. I have also been known to get splattered with other peoples food. So, maybe some of yours came form the other guests. You could say it did anyway. hahaha Love your canvases!
    hugs, Patty

  7. Oh Jim, you do make me smile! For the record, I would definately have chosen the red sauce too! Spaghetti Bolognaise is my favourite meal and I nearly always end up wearing it as well.
    Your canvases are lovely. I see that you continued with the Italian food theme with the first one - the green and black olives look amazing!

  8. I tend to wear multi colored tops so stains won't show very much, if at all. Obviously you can't take me anywhere, either! What's the point of eating if you can't eat what you like?

    Crafty Journal

  9. Oh, Jim, I laughed and laughed at your lunch description! We are kindred spirits as I have never, ever been able to wear a white or light colored top without slopping something down the front almost immediately after putting it on! And it's always in a spot where no one can miss....
    Love your colorful canvases and you always being a real human!!!
    Happy Weekend!!!

  10. Jiiiiimmmm...what the heck is an artist doing wearing a plain white shirt? COLOR, color, COLOR! Forget about that safe old white sauce.

  11.'re too funny! Too cute! all I can say, is that you are not the only one this has happened to, nor would you be that last! live and learn! But hey, you're a bright spot in our days! literally! lol
    LOVE the canvases!!!!

  12. Way to funny!!!! try to hide and for some reason there is a spot light on you..but I hope lunch was enjoyable anyway....hahahahaha won't forget this one...luv your canvases very cool...


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