SIDE NOTE: Apparently “When pigs fly” is an adynaton (never heard of that word before) which is a way of saying that something will never happen. The phrase is often used for humorous effect, to scoff at over-ambition. This was my mom’s answer to most of my questions or requests when I was a child, especially in my teen years. I didn’t think it had anything to do with ambition at the time.
Look how ambitious I am now, Ma!
PROCESS: To build the background for the canvas, I adhered pieces of torn pages from an old book using gel medium. After that dried, I applied off-white acrylic wash over that. That had to dry as well. Then I tore pieces of masking tape and stuck them down to the canvas and applied another off-white acrylic wash over that. Once that layer dried, I adhered some torn printed tissue paper over the top using gel medium. Once that dried, I added a border using a black Copic multiliner.
This is what it looked like before adding the cute little pig with wings, the title, and clouds.
I really admire the texture these steps added to my canvas.
Here’s a peek at Cuddlebug Piggy
I hope you all get a chuckle or two from my inspiration piece for this Wednesday. Sometimes you just have to make something humorous once in a while. It helps reminds us that we’re human.
What funny things do you remember a parent or loved one telling you while growing up?
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