Friday, July 31, 2009

A rainy day is an invitation to get your goof on

It was a downpour day and I didn't feel like getting into my larger paintings only to be slowed down by drying time so I worked on some smaller things inside the house. First I carved a funky face stamp then I started playing around with collaging the stamped image into ACEOs. On any other day I could have gone in an entirely different direction with this stamp - called it starchild or mystic dreamer. But I wasn't in that kind of mood today. Instead, I named him Dude.
And then I made this ACEO and listed it on Etsy. It's called Dude Says Yes and this is what I wrote in the listing. "Dude is a new handcarved stamp I made - he's a pretty cool dude. I'm working on a mini series of original ACEOs featuring the Dude stamp and in this one, he's agreeing with you. Which is a plus."




This next one is called Dude Just Looked Straight Into the Sun - Dude, you can't do that!


Dude's about to get into all kinds of situations. I'm thinking of possible themes such as:

Dude Just Stole Your Loafers (first typo was "Loathers" hmmm, wonder what my psyche was trying to tell me with that one?)
Dude Says Surf It Out
Dude Wants a Falafel
Dude Can't Catch a Break

Check them out at http://www.livefunky.etsy.com/

7 comments:

Heather Jerdee said...

Too funny, Dude looked straight into the sun!ha!
And thanks for the movie ideas, I don't think I've seen any of those defiantly adding on my Netflix list. I agree the psychological thrillers are so much fun :)

Jessica Torrant said...

Oh Heather, I'm so happy you could chuckle at my random humor.

And yes, top of the list I mentioned should be The Uninvited. I wish I had kept the video longer so I could watch it a second time. Let me know what you think of it!

Maria-Thérèse said...

I find the Small Works absolutely adorable!! Like little loving glowing aliens loving each other! Will you kick me out yet for the strange compliments I give?

Anonymous said...

you crack me up! love these - thanks for the laughs. so great to see you infusing humor into your art. you are a very funny lady afterall... :)

Anonymous said...

- efl, btw

Jessica Torrant said...

Oh Maria. Did you read my post? Strange is my middle name baby! haha I LOVE your comments. Keep 'em coming!

And thank you anonymous lady. I love you and Dude is telling me the waves are gnarly out in SD. We've got to come out and visit you.

Jennifer Hugon said...

Dude is super cool. He cracked me up!