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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 09:51 AM
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Painters. Have you ever been so absorbed in your work
that you

a) stuck your paintbrushes in your drink
b) swigged from your paint water

x( :banghead:
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Dangerously Amused Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:52 AM
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1. Stuck paintbrushes in drink? Check.




Swigged from paintwater? No, but (for dry brushwork) I have a bad habit of rinsing the brush out and then putting a point or a chisel back on the tip by putting the brush in my mouth and then drawing it through my lips. And I have, on occasion, been so absorbed in my work that I forgot to rinse the brush out first.


x(


Fortunately this has happened with watercolors only, and not oils.



Hey Sugar baby!


:loveya: :hug: :loveya:



Gonna show us your painting when you're done?


:bounce:


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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:41 AM
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5. Oh honay! Yes!
LOL- watercolors are what I'm working with too. I get so pissed when I stick the brushes in my regular water or- late at night -my beer!

DA baby- don't tell GIC, but the painting's of her. I'll post it too! I'm also doing one of my beloved & beautiful bridgit as well.

:bounce: :toast: :loveya: :loveya: :loveya: :loveya: :loveya:
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:53 AM
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2. Hubby has done both.
Quite recently, too, I might add. :rofl:
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:43 AM
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6. We'll have a toast then!
To muddy paintwater *clink!* :toast: :silly:
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:56 AM
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3. SUGAH!!
:bounce:

:hi:
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:48 AM
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7. bubbie- how's tricks??
:hi: :hug:
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:18 PM
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14. Okay thanks
How are you? :hug:
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 10:59 AM
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4. Fortunately, neither, but...
...I used a lot of enamel paints when I worked on metal figurines when I was a kid (AD&D and Battletech), so I needed something like acetone or toluene to clean the brushes. After the fumes made me a tad dizzy, I wised up and used a gas mask if I was going to be around those fumes for any length of time.
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:51 AM
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8. I remember the fumes
of the paint thinner I used to use. I had to put on fans and open all the windows or get silly. :silly:
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:52 AM
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9. me? no, but nearly every article of clothing hubby owns has some...
paint schmootz on it regardless of how careful he has been x(
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:04 PM
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11. I'm familiar with paint schmootz-
o, yeah! To the point at which I'll imbibe it if I'm not careful. *bleah*

But hey, last night I was looking at one of my favorite books, by Ralph Steadman, called "Untrodden Grapes". It's about all the wineries he's been to, and it has his really beautiful paintings in it!

And guess what? Dad & I are flying to San Fran on the 15th of September! :bounce: :bounce: :toast: Please let's get together at some point during that week! And you know what my bro's doing? He's booked a hot air balloon for our family to fly over the vineyards. :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow:
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:19 PM
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16. those ballon rides are choice, but i'll be waving from the ground...
plenty of time to put something together :bounce: as it happens, we're doing a compliance gig at http://www.ste-michelle.com in Napa, even though they are based in Wash State :thumbsup: either way we could scoop some'ah youz guys up & do som'thin, yes; or meet somehwere :-)
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:32 PM
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19. Yes! Hey, if I see you, I could throw down some candy.
:D And I'll meet up with you wherever you say.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:35 PM
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21. well, there's always this juke joint...
http://www.sfbrewing.com :beer: parking can be a bitch, but it's all about location, location, location :D
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:44 PM
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24. That looks LOVELY!
And I'll leave it to my wonderful bro to do the parking, har har. :D
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:46 PM
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26. you got it, we'll work out lunch/dinner, or just drinks as the moment...
approaches ;-) :bounce: :loveya: :hippie:
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 11:52 AM
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10. I've gotten so absorbed that I would put my hand on the fresh painted wall
to steady myself. aaaarrrgghh!!
Or even worse, I would lean against the wall to rest!! ...dumb, dumb, dumb :banghead:
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:06 PM
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12. Did you smack your forehead afterwards?
:P :rofl: :pals: :pals: :pals:
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:15 PM
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13. I've done both.
Fortunately never with oils. ;) Watercolor is safe-ish to consume, and sumi ink is not only non-toxic, it actually doesn't taste so bad. :shrug:
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:27 PM
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17. Hey, I did a search on your paper-
I was hoping that they still made it. There are about 50 thousand sites for that kind of watercolor paper, but apparently it's not being made any more. :-(

Sumi ink? Does it taste as nice as paste? ;-) :P
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:51 PM
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27. LOL!
I was NEVER a paste-eater! Take it back! :P
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:05 PM
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28. You never ate paste?
freak. :silly: :loveya:
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:19 PM
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15. I almost took a sip from my turpentine jar!
:wow:
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:30 PM
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18. AAA!!! Honey, I'm so glad you're still with us!!
:hug: Gah, you MUST've been absorbed in your work. Well, it certainly shows. That was a beautiful portrait of Liz.
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:26 PM
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33. Hey I'm doing one of my cat next. :-)
I was reminded of the episode of Absolutely Fabulous where Edina sips from the brush cup

http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/abfab/vault/series1/france....
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:30 PM
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34. Eddie and Pats are my heroes!
F*********CK yes! Are you one of them? I think I'm Pats when my best friend & I get together, and she's Edina.

I can't wait to see what you do with the painting of your cat. I saw her picture, and she's beautiful.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:33 PM
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20. No. But probably only because I don't paint. BUT, when I do wall
painting I somehow always end up with paint in my bangs... to which 600 people invariably say to me over the course of the next month,"Have you been painting?" :hi:
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:41 PM
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22. I'll bet it looks cute, too!
Like a preoccupied lil smudge on your face, or the tip of your nose.

Don't tell anyone, but once in college I seduced a man by deliberately applying a little blue paint to the tip of my nose. It actually worked. :yoiks: :rofl:
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:42 PM
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23. Um, Sugar...
...that might have had something to do with the face beneath the blue paint. ;)
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 12:46 PM
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25. OMG! And I thought it was the cadmium!
:loveya: :loveya: :loveya: Gawd, you're great.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:16 PM
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29. Perhaps, in a frustrated mommy sort of way...
:rofl:

:hug: Good to see you Sugar!
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:23 PM
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31. Oh it's good to see you too!
:hug: :yourock:
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:21 PM
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30. I"ve done both
luckily the paint brushes smacking my face clued me in before I drank the paint water.... hehe
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:24 PM
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32. Confession: that's how I got a paintbrush up my nose once.
:P OUCHIE.
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 01:33 PM
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35. lol.....hehe
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