Paint Drips and Appleballz

Declan and I spent the afternoon yesterday painting.

Can you tell which one is his and which one is mine?

I’ll give you a hint, his has his name on it and is way better than mine.

He told me the other day he wanted to be an artist when he grows up, and it made my heart melt.

Oh, and if you are wondering why my girl is thinking about a chicken, that was Declan’s idea. He first suggested she be thinking about the Wiggles, but I wasn’t sure how well that would fly on Etsy.

I also painted a matching set of amoebas. Or funky suns, as Declan called them. I rocked his socks off by having suns that were not yellow. Welcome to something called “creative license,” dumpling!

Either way, both my paintings will be up on Etsy later this afternoon. Mrs. Chicken scooped up the last painting I did, so maybe one of you’s will be interested again this time? Hrm?

Oh, and we have a new viral video going out from work. This time starring my fat cat. The fat cat we finally had to give away because of the huge surge in allergies he caused among the men in my household and also the large amounts of pee he deposited on my couch. I didn’t post about it because it makes my heart hurt.

But here is the swan song of Finn. Hope you enjoy it and pass it on to every single person on the planet you know. Because we REALLY REALLY REALLY need to get the hits to Ping My Health to skyrocket. (How is that for subtlety?)

This article has 33 comments

  1. Sizzle

    you had to give away your kitty cat? 🙁 that makes my heart hurt on your behalf.

    that painting is great- the bird adds so much!

  2. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    I know. I literally could not talk about it for weeks. But he is happier now, he really was never the same after our dog died from cancer. And Bryan and Declan’s allergist has been on our case for a long, long time.

    And thanks!

  3. zenrain

    i’m so sorry, i didn’t know… believe it or not, i really do think i’ll miss him being there…

    i will forward his video to everyone!!

  4. VDog

    UR vidz is funny is.

    Took your survey, too. 😉

    Says I need improvement in my sexual activity. Tell me about it! Bwahahahaha.

    Sorry to hear about your kitty 🙁 we understand hubby cat allergies in this house! Hopefully the Little Man won’t follow suit!

  5. Anonymous

    cute paintings… and loved the video.

  6. Michelle

    Sorry about your cat! That’s a really tough decision to make. The video was great! I really hope that you didn’t serve Declan the apple. 😉 Hee! Hee!


  7. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Oh, Maypole, I forgot to mention, he is planning a big “Art Sale” when his Oma comes to visit in March. He already designed a logo for it. 🙂

  8. lauren

    I loves it!

  9. Lisa

    Is there anything you can’t do? Cool art!

  10. Mayberry

    I am so sorry about the cat! He did go out with a bang — genius acting skillz there.

  11. Mrs. G.

    I like your paintings.

  12. flutter

    I am sorry about the cat, honey. Your paintings are really cool!

  13. Anonymous

    well, at least the lard ass was good for something. 😉

  14. Melissa

    Aw, big hugs for your kitty cat. There is nothing worse than the smell of cat pee and once it’s on something, it’s OVER. And, of course, allergies suck. That video is a riot!!!

  15. painted maypole

    will declan be selling his, too?

  16. carrie

    Those are great paintings!

  17. Girl con Queso

    Love your site. And your art. Very cool.

  18. Sandy C.

    I’m very sorry to hear about your kitty. I would have been devastated as well…Not sure if I could talk about it either 🙁

    Declan is quite a budding artist! Your non-yellow suns are spectacular 🙂 And love the clip

  19. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    thanks so much, y’all. You are VERY kind. 😉

  20. zipper

    Appleballz. Uck.

  21. Stacey

    You’re little guy obviously takes after you…he’s very talented! 🙂

  22. Tree

    Declan rocks. He is so darn funny and cute and earnest. I love it.

    So sorry about Finn.

  23. Anonymous

    I love the kitty cat video.

  24. chloebear

    LOVE the art work, Declan is sure to follow in your artistic footsteps! I’m saving my $$ for his art sale.

  25. mrsmogul

    WOW!! Amazing art!!!! Did you see my kids? gee I hope he doesnt ‘go modern!

  26. AB

    Tooo funny and cute!

  27. soccer mom in denial

    I think I’ve mentioned this before but you paint in a style similar to a local artist here. We have a painting of a mouse with a big bow in our daughter’s room.

  28. TuttleTree

    Please for the love of god tell me you had nothing to do with the SOUND. 5 TIMES? FIVE. FREAKING. TIMES! … is way too much. One might be considered tasteful, but if I were to visit the site a second time I would already be annoyed by it.

  29. TuttleTree

    So here are my thoughts on the survey and results:

    The responses for the question about how often you eat fast food have a gap. You jump straight from
    – The results say that I need to improve my alcohol consumption habits. It says that 5+ drinks in a single sitting is too much and suggests eating or drinking n/a bevs between is a good idea. It also doesn’t ask about duration of that sitting. What about an all day football party? 5 beers over the course of 6-8 hours, all while stuffing your face with food is hardly dangerous, or “high risk” which is what it called me. (Note that I also indicated I never drive under the influence.) ** This just came off as totally rude to me. you’re obviously not collecting enough information to make such claims and I understand that you can’t ask questions all day, but perhaps the results page could be worded a little differently.

    For example, my wife and I are monogamous and not currently using birth control/condoms. The results specifically catered to our situation while still offering information and help for someone who might not be in the same type of relationship. This suited me just fine.

    And of course it’s nothing personal, just a little feedback. 🙂

  30. Shannon

    Great paintings! Declan’s amazing. Sorry about your cat, but the video was fun.

  31. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Tuttle, thanks so much! I forwarded to the powers that be.

  32. chloebear

    that’s the most I ever saw him move!

  33. Huckdoll

    Beautiful art. I love your use of so many bright colours – especially the yellows! Very uplifting!

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