Friday, June 5, 2009

The Artful Dodger



Talk about wheedling your way out of the bad books. If you’re going to leave a bike out AGAIN! in this household, then best leave it while a fine mist-like drizzle is falling and before your mother sprints outside to rescue the 17th load of almost-dry washing. Assuming the stars are aligned, she’ll pick up your bike in a huff – and then stop. Coming over all excited as she spots the most excellent silhouette art, she’ll rush for her camera. If you’re holding tight to your lucky dead bug collection, chances are, a good, big, splodgy rain will catch Mum and the washing and she’ll clean forget the bike-left-out-edness. During dinner she’ll get a sort of distracted look, as she ponders the potential for other fortuitous silhouettes and you know to smile sweetly, in a mouth closed as you chew sort of way...

14 comments:

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

So is a trend born ! Unfortunately it's been raining for a while so I can't rush out now with five assorted pans or a long hosepipe , but I'll try sometime soon . I'll now leave to hunt out somethig angular ....oh , and cook supper , perhaps .

kellyi said...

This is very cool. We have rain forecast for tomorrow, and now I am actually looking forward to it.

Do you think it is OK if I get the kids to lie down in it holding hands for a cool photo opportunity?

One Flew Over said...

Perfect image! I am really getting tired of this rain....and the back load of washing!

Jo (sparkly green knickers) said...

That looks so cool - I thought you'd come across some stencil art somewhere!

itsystitch said...

great story, nice imagery! And the silhouette is super cool!

CurlyPops said...

Now that is cool! You'll never look at impending rain the same way ever again.

m.e (Cathie) said...

that's great! you can start a trend, silhouette Friday! :)

Jessi said...

THAT looks awesome! would look great on the front of a gift card in black and white!

my brain is insane. i can't believe i just suggested that!

clare's craftroom said...

How great ! I love it , thanks for thinking quickly .

Angie said...

Lovely image, glad you saw the beauty in it & got a shot.

An op shop challenge....I really don't need anymore encouragement!

Sherrin said...

That is excellent! At first I thought it was white paint or something. I'd be grabbing the camera for that one, too.

Madeline said...

How cool is that?!!!

Tinniegirl said...

That is wonderful. You could make a great stencil out of that.

potty mouth mama said...

Who's a cool rider then? SO cool. Love it.