I’d like to dedicate this week’s Blossom Blog to the gal who emailed me a few weeks ago and said I should never talk about my Pugs. At first I thought that was pretty mean spirited. After all, I’m not quite sure my studio, or I, could even function without Pugs! However, after last Saturday’s live Facebook video, perhaps she had a point. The hubby and I were getting ready, and thought it would be dandy to have all three pugs (did you know a gang of pugs is called a Grumble?) in the studio. So with the Grumble afoot, we began connecting microphone cords to cameras, setting up the laptop, and situating glasses of wine just off camera (because we have to at least have the appearance of propriety). I bet you can guess what happened next.
About 10 seconds before time to go live, catastrophe struck. Somepuggy’s leg got tangled in a microphone cord. Nopug has yet claimed responsibility. The cord caught the stem of a glass of wine the hubby was drinking (okay, that’s a lie, I was drinking the wine), and a red splash covered my keyboard and the floor and the dog bed below. After a quick mop-up (notice I did not say “thorough” mop-up) we were on the air and live and pretending these sorts of things never happen in Flower Mound Studio. Two minutes into the video, we had to stop again, when we noticed the pug puppy was sucking on the wine soaked dog bed. Please do not report me to the SPCA. I realize she is a minor, but this was not premeditated.
Speaking of red, this week I want to share how to cool off a painting when there’s too much heat! After finishing a 30X30 inch painting of peonies a few days ago, I had a chance to get away and come back to the studio. That’s when I noticed the entire work was in warm tones. There were lots of yellows, golds, and pinks. Repairs were needed, and pronto!
With a bit of purple on the brush, I remedied that situation post haste, and made a little how to video for you while I was at it. It’s amazing how a smidgen of purple can cure what ails you! Load your brushes, gather your critter helpers nearby, and check out the free video – afterward, please let me know what you think! And if you happen to have pictures of your little helpers, please do share. I encourage that sort of behavior!
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