21 Oct

During the Creative Process

“Eddie Goes Native (And Takes Phyllis With Him)”

I’m sorry.  Just when you thought it would be an Ed free week–you made it to Friday–and then–and then…

“Eddie Goes Native (and takes Phyllis with him)”
8 x 8″ oil on museum quality panel

On occasion, one feels certain that one just might have run amuck.  Perhaps fallen short of the prize–maybe way short of being a serious artist.  Take this morning for example, fully intentioned to be all business,  “neating up” my office (an Ann P. phrase), addressing packages to ship and such….well….

cut to…
me on the back porch doing a photo shoot of one  lei wearing cat (Ed) dancing on a straw island hat with one lei wearing mouse (Phyllis).  I’m not sure, but I don’t think real artists do this kind of stuff.  I mean, Monet, Van Gogh??  Cats, mice and leis??
But then I remember,  I have an artist friend who is, as we speak, crafting an iconic fast food Jack-in-the-Box head, concerned if she can speed the paper-mache dry time by placing it in an oven— which makes me feel much better about myself.  Just sayin’.  And I am not going to mention any names…at least not at the moment.  Unless you really want to know.  Then of course I would have to give it up.  You are my readers and you come first.  At least that is what I would tell Leslie.

Inspired by my Hawaiian adventure, Eddie is planning his “truck-or-treat” outfit.  No, you didn’t misread that.  Eddie misinterprets things from time to time—well, in fact, most of the time.  He hears one thing and then is off and running with his own story.  In this case I happened to  overhear him telling Phyllis how “truck-or-treat” works.  It involved mud flaps and high riding in a “monster” truck with Phyllis as a hood ornament.  Sometimes I just pretend I don’t hear.

It’s easier that way.

Please Note:  This is No. 6 in the Eddie and Phyllis Series. 

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  1. Love the cat and mouse series!! Very special. Your kitty is darling! Painting is precious!!!!

  2. LOL! I am still laughing at this post! Ed & Phillis are quite a pair. Love the whimsical painting and the story line behind it. Can’t wait to see and hear more of their adventures!

  3. L.Holm

    So sweet. I love those tropical colors.

  4. Dreama

    Thanks everyone. I caught Eddie online reading all of your comments—that could mean trouble. He is wanting to start a fan club as it is…
    I think it’s high time he spent some quality time with Leslie, Ms. Costume Queen herself. Jan–I think we need to see some pics of yours. Sounds impressive..:)) Eddie would love it–especially the bird motif.

  5. I just love opening my email and finding an Eddie and Phyllis painting. Keep them coming.

  6. I love all of your work, but really look forward to paintings of Eddie and Phyllis. They are a real treat, I hope you never stop.

  7. I love, love, love the Eddie and Phyllis series! Keep ’em comin’!

    I think Eddie & Phyllis are hinting on being included on the next Hawaii adventure!

  8. I’ve missed seeing Eddie, Dreama! Lovely painting, with your trademark gorgeous colors 😉

    Leslie needs to post photos of these costumes she’s been making — they sound amazing. And what a delicious smoky flavor Jack’s head will have after being in the fireplace for a day or so.

    The crazy things we do for art. I am currently crafting a gorgeous over-the-top hummingbird chandelier…imagine Marie Antoinette meets Audubon.

  9. love these cat & mouse series Dreama. they’re adorable.

  10. Ok you rat. I am busted. Yes … I have been making a Jack in the Box paper mache “head” for the last three days, and a three other costumes to take to my son in college tomorrow. And it would not fit in my oven to dry … rather … the fireplace has been on 24/7 and yes, it helps a lot. You see … Halloween is a really big deal in college … and I am a mommy and I love doing this kind of stuff … and oh yeah, I also made three other costumes (Ronald McDonald, Colonel Sanders and Burger King).
    So while you are painting beautiful paintings … I am …uh … making costumes. A serious artist at work …

  11. Oh, I love, love, LOVE it! I’ve been waiting for another Eddie painting. 🙂

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