Sometimes I wish I had never started painting 😔


Part two ……

After spending eight hours painting yesterday I ended up with this.

Which I tried looking at from all directions

Nope 👎 John said it looked like a dice 🎲 so I decided that surgery would have to be performed to remove one of the planets.  I scrubbed up and put on my gloves

I always wear gloves now because I’m a messy painter 😔 I get paint all over me and my surrounding area, I put it down to my artistic flair, John puts it down to my clumsiness. 😳

I decided rather than cut the planet out I would cover it so I painted around a plastic plate 😉

Erm! Why is my plate not round??? 🤔 Anyway I began painting over the planet with white heavy duty paint.

I couldn’t understand why the previous planet was still showing through 😤 I then had the idea 💡 of painting it yellow. I also painted out the blue planet above as it was very close.

OMG 😮 now it looked like a cross between a pizza and a fried egg. 🍳 I decided to paint it darker, throwing paint on to it some of which missed the canvas 😬

Great 😳 Now it’s an omelette! and the planet I painted out above it previously looks like a tennis ball. 🎾 Now my adrenaline was really starting to  kick in, is it any wonder I’m on BP medication 🤭 I applied water to the omelette and scrubbed it off the canvas! The previous planet underneath was still intact . 😤

I was running around the room like a headless chicken 🐓 why on earth do I put myself through this. 😫 😫😫

Once sanity had resumed I painted my new planet blue and the one above it dirty white ( I had some black paint on my brush) I decided the planet on the top left needed brightening up so I chose a lovely orange shade.

It really was not my day today,  the damn planet turned into a Jaffa orange 🍊 Not to be phased I decided some champagne glitter might make it darker 😊

Then decided to add gold to my blue planet!

I twirled my brush round and round in the blue planet.  This would not beat me!

I added the gold to my Jaffa orange, sorry other planet and got this result 😬

😎 Bright eh! I also added some colours to the last planet.

Then came all the straightening up. I added gold, champagne and white stars, then painted some out again! Then I defined the planets again and showed John who looked baffled 😮. I got 🤬 he got 😬 and we agreed to disagree! John is very factual where as I’m very much fantasy! I don’t even know what planets look like never mind their formations 😳

Anyway this is it, I doubt very much that it will go onto my Etsy site.  Hey, I’ve just had a thought! It still looks like a dice 🎲 😉 Today has definitely been a day of compromise!



  1. I like the depth created by the added colors on the planets. Such a dilemma, it’s supposed to be enjoyable! But I can imagine, and I’d definitely add it to the site. Everyone likes different things, I bet you’ve found through your art. Go for it! 💁🏼

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  2. Well, maybe you did struggle with getting this one to behave itself….but, it made for a VERY entertaining blog post, anyway, Elaine! Sometimes we all need to slosh the paint about and never mind about the results, just show up and paint and see what happens! 🙂

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