Friday, August 12, 2016

Burning Bacon

We are still roasting away here in Baltimore, waiting for summer to be over. We have some really cute houseguests staying with us at the mo. They don't use the washing machine, eat the food or hog the bathroom. They are just adorably cute and furry.

They are two lovable gerbils who just sleep and tumble all day.

We are petsitting them for a week. At first we thought we might introduce them to our guinea pig but we thought it might be too risky and we might end up with an interspecies war on our hands.

Does anyone else have a [cough] artistic temperament, especially when it comes to cooking? In that they forget that they are meant to be watching the stove? I always start cooking something and then walk away and start watching TV. My smoke alarm was deactivated a long time ago. Here is a recent debacle with some bacon. Goodness gracious great balls of fire!

I think I will try doing the bacon in the microwave from now on!

Jungle Girl, Acrylic inks

I managed to paint a jungle self-portrait this week. Even though it doesn't really look like me it conveys my tropical spirit and how I feel the whole world is full of bright colors.

Have a great weekend!

Linking up to Paint Party Friday and Brilliant Blog Posts.

Brilliant blog posts on


  1. I love the jungle portrait. You are really talented. Pen x #brillblogposts

  2. Thats amazing!! Very talented :) I need something like that for my living room to add a splash of colour!

  3. Wonderful painting, and those gerbils are so cute! Careful with the cooking, now.... Happy PPF, hugs Valerie

  4. What a lovely painting and such sweeties! Be careful in the kitchen!!!
    Happy PPF!
    oxo Susi

  5. Your self portrait turned out wonderfully. Love the tropical feeling and the colors. But it is the glasses that really get me. I always draw my little pictures with me in my round, tortoise shell, old timey glasses. I refuse to change. I have worn round glasses since I can remember and alway tortoise shell if I could fine it. Now it is plastic fake, but some is lots nicer tan others. genie

    1. Yeah I do have a lot of pairs of reading glasses all around the house, and I lose a lot too. I wish I could afford some white retro one's like these!

  6. Love your self portrait and feel the same about colours!! Bacon in the microwave is daughter has been putting it on cookie sheet in the oven as of late. I have never cooked it that way! Sweet little visitors!

    Hugs Giggles

  7. OMG we are sisters in the "put something on the stove and walk away" routine. Seriously I do it daily. Love your self portrait. At first I thought it was flames. However, jungle is better. Have a great day.

  8. Love the cute gerbils! And I love the colourful self portrait with you hiding between the flowers. Rainbow colours are the best :)

  9. Love the colors in that painting. Its a wonderful piece. Sounds like you best cook that bacon in the microwave too. :) Erika

  10. What a beautiful painting!!!!! Love the colors!