Monthly Archives: September 2017

Top 40 Countdown – #23 Haircuts for Peanuts

On the wall of the waiting room in Haircuts for Peanuts there is a mural of an animal train. I often wonder, “Where is that train going?” I know…you think I am nuts, but I will give you the full story behind my portrait…and you can visit it anytime at Haircuts for Peanuts to see the tiny details…

I imagine Ellie wants to be just like her owner Aprile and have her own haircut stand…sort of like Lucy from Peanuts with her Psychiatrist stand. Ellie however is far too young to use scissors, so she decides to sell bows for the girls and sunglasses for the boys. They need to pay in peanuts, but really they are just pretending, because the train has enough peanuts for everyone to share. After they pay, they sit on the blue chair so Ellie can give them their gift. Then they get a balloon and head back to the train.

The Characters:

Ellie – So proud to be the leader of all her friends. She loves to play Haircuts for Peanuts with her friends. Her favorite color is red, so she made red bows for all her friends. The boys get blue sunglasses, because she didn’t want them to feel left out.

Turtles – They FINALLY caught up to the train just in time to get their bows!

Monkey – The baby of the group…she is waiting for Ellie to carry her back to the train. Ellie gave her a lollypop while she waits.

Dolphin – She is a daydreamer…doesn’t really care what is going on, just that it is a beautiful day.

Penguin – She loves loves loves to blow heart shaped bubbles!

Tiger Cub – Well this little girl is an absolute mess…she threw her bow on the ground and now she is trying to attack the bubbles. She is so into the bubbles that she doesn’t even know her balloon is flying away. Oh she is going to be so upset when she notices!

Rhino – This guy is desperately trying to get tiger cubs attention, yelling that her balloon is flying away. He tried really hard, but he could not catch it.

Hippo – Oh he’s a lazy dude! He and Frog are best buds. They just like chilling together. He likes to spit water in the air so Frog can ride on it.

Frog – Coolest frog ever! He and Hippo are so crazy. He loves surfing on Hippos water that he spits out of his mouth. Wacky pair those two!

Flamingo – She really wants to be part of Hippo and Frog’s fun, but she really things they are crazy! What on earth is Frog doing?!

Panda – She is one LAZY panda! Hopping out to get a bow was just SO much work. So, she is sleeping…lol!

AND that is how I imagined this portrait! I told you I was a little nuts! I love love love to imagine such cute scenes! All of the pictures I used here are real animal pictures…nothing on this is painted. It is a combination of photos blended together from my wacky imagination.

Stayed tuned in the coming days as I countdown my top 40 favorite images of all time! Find out why I love them so much…

Background stock: moonsongstock.deviantart.com,minifoot.deviantart.comtwins72-stocks.deviantart.com and various personal stock

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Top 40 Countdown – #24 The Parasaurolophus

My daughter wondered if the crest on top of a Parasaurolophus’s head was used as a snorkel. I wondered the same thing. Do you think it will work? LOL!

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Top 40 Countdown – #25 Rock Star Kitty

This picture makes me laugh, because I took a yawning picture of my boy kitty named Mr. Squeakers. It looked like he should be rocking out, so I created an outfit for him using a Justin Bieber doll! LOL!!!! I couldn’t leave Snuggles out, so I made her ride over on a scooter and start dancing…lol!

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Top 40 Countdown – #27 Lullaby Under the Stars

I created this picture for myself from an old baby picture of my daughter. My ultimate dream pet? I love cows! I dream of some day living on a farm with our pet cow and other farm animals! In my imaginary whimsical fantasy world, I think that the cow would love to spend evenings relaxing in the grass under the stars, while winding a Victrola for soothing music to help my little one go to sleep.

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Top 40 Countdown – #26 The Land of Imagination

This was my first attempt at a self portrait. I wanted to put myself in the picture. I am traveling to the land of imagination in search of ideas! I am wearing my super imagination lady cape and looking for a ketchup farm, where ketchup bottles are born. Lol!!!

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Top 40 Countdown – #28 Fairy Kitty Tea Party

I love this picture, because my daughter wanted a fairy tea party with our cat Snuggles. I just love the bright colors of this image.  It is a little different than my usual shades of pastel.

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Top 40 Countdown – #29 Fairy Mountain

I love this picture, because it reminds me of when I was really looking at the flower field on top of First Mountain in Grindlewald, Switzerland. It didn’t exactly look like this in real life, but I imagined a magical world of fairies up there! So beautiful!

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Top 40 Countdown – #30 The Stunrew

This one just cracks me up! The kids wanted to drive their own mini version of their parents boats…The Stunmai 1 & 2 (which is “I am nuts” written backwards…lol), but without parental supervision. I gave them a boat named Stunrew…if you read the boat names backwards, you will understand why…lol! He wanted to drive it and hang out with a turtle, so I made him into a super turtle with a cape! She wanted to relax in the back with a penguin, who is drinking a virgin strawberry daiquiri with a little umbrella and fresh fruit!  They are all wearing life jackets to be safe…have to be realistic about that…lol!  

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Top 40 Countdown – #31 Search for Santa’s Workshop

I think this is the best Christmas Card I ever made so far….It makes me smile when I look at it, remembering how I made it.

When my children came up with this holiday card idea, they wanted to be walking through the winter forest in search of Santa’s Workshop to feed his reindeer. His workshop would never be found, because one of Santa’s reindeer would come to distract them from looking up. Santa didn’t want anyone finding his secret workshop. They would be so excited, because that is all they really wanted to do was feed Santa’s reindeer some apples.

My children were not cooperating the day I took this picture, so I decided to have my husband step in and help by pretending to be the reindeer. They thought that he was SO hysterical! It was just the goofiness I needed to capture the perfect facial expressions I was looking for!

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Top 40 Countdown – #32 Baby Kitten

This is not my usual style, but I was so excited when I fostered some two week on baby kittens. This little baby loved to be wrapped like a baby, so I decided to try a newborn picture with him.  Of course I was a foster failure…lol! Mr. Squeakers is mine now and has been a trouble making kitty for almost 3 years since this picture…lol!

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