Wednesday, March 19, 2008

the Challenge.... narrated by Ms. Bailey Blue

ok! here it is..."THE whippet CHALLENGE", from I guess it is now, "the AIREEEDALE challenge"! and soon it will be known as the "Kerry Blue Challenge"
uh....just read on, I've confused the issue (mebbe that's where theBUSTER gets it)---
continue on ------------------------->Hi "blog-friends"
...Ms. Blue here, coming to you from the humomm's studio!
It's a bit chilly here, we don't usually come here in the winter--Kerries do love
their warm beds.
But our-buddy-down-under, Noah, has issued a challenge to us...
to get our humans involved in something CREaTIVE! This one human is always
involved in something creative.
Well maybe you'll see something you've never seen before.
pssst....the humomm is an art person and
she decided to show you something realllllly important --
that would be
US! the 3 musketeers!
in the snow.

BUT, we will be in WAX!
she works in encaustic ....

which is WaX w/pigment floating in it.
She fires it up with an itty bitty torch
(she's got a really big torch
that she melts metal
with and it also keeps things warm whilst working...
but that's another story for another day).

here are some of the pots of COLORed WaX.


HOT WaX...

she said I, ME, the Bluezeeee, could not help because the WaX would get into the blue
HAIR and anyhow..

she takes panel...that's made of birch faced
plywood and makes it nice and smooth. Then she puts a base of BEE's WaX ---->that's what she calls ME, Ms. Bee!
Bee's Knees, Ms.Beezer!
Sometimes these huMomms are so
very strange.
Well then, now she's got this piece of wood
with a whole mess
of bee's WaX slopped on it.. and toasted with
the little bitty TORCH.
It's already to paint MORE wax stuff
on it...and it's looking pretty minimal <----that's an art term! then she slops some of the white

WaX encaustic on it,
that's hot and liquid----->

Did I mention it was HOT!
well it is...when it gets cold it gets hard again... so the itty bitty torch is taken out one more time to make it "not hard".
Warms the space up a bit...torch, hot plate, hot WaX...
So the white stuff is
slopped onto the
panel...and heated and...well -- between you and me... it's not exactly what I, ms. Bailey Blue, the Mom of theBUSTER & Ms. Persephone, expected.

I was hoping for something that looked more
like us... PLAYING... maybe in the SNOW????

OK says the humomm... back to work.
I guess these things take a bit of time to do---------->

Now she's scraping and heating and painting some more... mumbling something about "let it snow let it snow let it snow...!

HAH! there it Persephone (flapping her mouth at theBUSTER) and me, Ms. Blue trying to keep order....we are The Three Musketeers!
and she got us in WaX! "Kerrys, playing in the SnoW!"
Hope you like our solution to the CHALLENGE...
We would like to Challenge some of our other Blog Buddies, starting with ------------->
THE GOOBETTE (ms.Stella) & Stanley...(that means their girl needs to be done with the thesis! hurry hurry gurlie), Molly & Taffy, ms. Putter and HARRY & Ms. Cassidy, the aireeedle Ms. Faya.
The following information is from Noah's blog...
This is the "how to's of theCHALLENGE.

1. Make something, anything. It doesn't have to be complicated or artsy. Make a list, take an interesting picture, make some one's day, make dinner, make a doodle, make fun of yourself, make a poem, make your bed (OK, that last one is lame).

2. Write a blog about it. With pictures for extra brownie points.

3. Link to this blog and challenge six other bloggers to do the same.

Best of Luck ,
Ms. Blue


Noah the Airedale said...

Ms Blue
That is so great. Your mum is so talented. We love it!!! We're so glad we chose you to do the challange.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Faya said...

It is beautiful !!! I wish my VĂ©ronique could be able to do something creative but execpt in the kitchen she cannot be used for anything.... She already did the challenge :
But she said she will find something else just because she loves you soooooooo much !!!!
Kisses, Faya

Harry said...

Ma's sistyer does encaustic art too!

Ma says she has something in min, so look out for our post.

Oh, and Cassidy is very big headed now after your ma's comments, going on about being a beautiful Airedale princess!

Toodle pip
Harry x

Maggie & Mitch said...

We've never heard of this before! It's way cool and a beautiful piece of art! We are very impressed!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Penny & Poppy said...

We've never heard of it either, but it is very cool! Looks a little messy, but the final outcome is gorgeous. Your mom is very talented!

Poppy & Penny