I’ve always thought of myself as having no artistic ability. I mean, I drew this self-portrait in kindergarten that has become one of my (mean) family’s favorite jokes. It looked like .
.. well ... a chicken. It had actual claws, people. It had ... you know what? Why don't I just show you? Because my family is the kind that treasures this kind of comedy gold and so I happen to have this picture.  
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Bawk, bawk, bitches.
 Whenever the topic of this pictures comes up (and let me tell you it comes up a lot, thanks to my mean family) I always defend myself by saying that I must not have understood the assignment, that I did NOT know I was supposed to be drawing a self-portrait. Or maybe I didn't know what a self-portrait was. I was a bit oblivious as a child. Hey, if I thought the assignment was to draw a chicken, you have to admit I totally nailed it. 

Come to think of it, when I was a freshman in high school, a couple of guys in my math class used to chirp at me, because, as I eventually found out, they said I looked like a bird. And OF COURSE I had an enormous crush on one of them, because who WOULDN'T fawn over a dude who is chirping at you in math class like a total asshat? 

So ... wait. DO I look like a chicken? Was I a fabulous artist in kindergarten after all, and everyone decided that it was better to pretend I could't draw than to tell me that I have a decidedly fowl quality about me? This is blowing my mind. 

Anyway, I was thinking about this lack of artistic ability (OR NOT!) when I was trying to decide if I should attempt to paint on cookies. I know I will never be Arty McGoo or anything, but I wanted to prove all the haters wrong, because there is nothing I like more than being right--ask my husband.

So me with a chip (chip! I said chip, not chirp! God!) on my shoulder plus a couple of extra cookies lying around plus some down time while my cookies bake equals my first cookie painting success! Please tell me they don't look like chickens.




 


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05/19/2012 1:56pm

Oh crud! You are flippin hilarious! Love your self portrait and a beautiful sentiment I might add that as a youngster you saw yourself as a bird. That is downright poetic! I have a self portrait from kindergarten and I look like a witch in a shiny black dress... Hmmmm. Your first cookie painting shows me immediately that you have serious talent! Beautiful colors, amazing detail and great composition. A lot of people are scared to wield that paintbrush and you did an amazing job.

Love seeing these and finding your blog. You know what they say... Birds of a feather...

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Nicole
05/19/2012 4:46pm

These are beautiful!!!! Love the colors! Definitely try to paint again, you are onto something here.

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Barbara
05/19/2012 4:49pm

You sure have the artistic gift that skipped me entirely! Love what you are doing with it.

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Karla
05/19/2012 11:47pm

What a great story! Thanks for the laugh, and I love your cookies. Show me more!

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05/20/2012 12:03am

Those are very pretty, and they do not look like chickens.

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05/20/2012 2:04am

So pretty! And BTW, the "non-artistic" award definitely goes to me. I can't even draw a stick figure for the life of me! Looking forward to more posts.

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Looking forward to meeting you at the Chicago Mini Fling.

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05/20/2012 10:57am

Love the cookies! But I especially love the self portrait! Happy blogging!

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