My school semester has ended and this is my first week at home. It is not as fun as I thought it would be. I want to get a job but the very thought of going outside into the cold scares the dickens out of me. My brother received a school project to do eons ago but like any boy, he procrastinated. I just saw the criteria listed for the project and boy oh boy was he stupid. I have not seen half of what is listed on the paper done. In fact, last night, I felt sorry for him and I told him to sleep and I will finish painting his work. His project was to create the topography of Maine. Well, that is not all, the places of interest, mountains and rivers must also be labeled. He is in big trouble. I regretted telling him that I would paint so that he would sleep because we went to bed at the same time!! He stayed up listening to music! I was so upset. How dare he take advantage of my thoughtfulness. “Why did I just not stop?” you may ask. I could not. I have this “thing”. If I start a project, it must be completed. If it is not, I cannot sleep or eat. It is very tiring. This morning, I woke up early to finish it. And below are the pictures. I baked it!! It smells absolutely delicious! Who knew salt, flour, water and paint could smell so appetizing? Oh before I post the pictures, I must say, I am absolutely on top of the world. I connected my phone to my laptop via bluetooth, now picture sharing is easier than ever! I refuse to get a smart phone for a couple of reasons: 1. I don’t use my phone very much. In fact, I have to call you back if you call as chances are, I missed your call because I did not know where my phone was and 2. smartphones are tracked more so than ordinary phones. Sorry, I love my privacy.
Resting on the oven door. This was the first baking. The colors were not thoroughly mixed for the mountains, the green was missing a bit of brown. The mountains were based with a mixture of green and yellow and blue and orange then painted brown. The brown was still basic.
Final baking. The brown had been highlighted with green and orange. The material itself is smooth when dried so the mountain is smooth rough.
Come and visit Maine!