It’s that time again! Time for the Smeared and Smudged member blog hop. Our hop will be on THURSDAY, MAY 17th and will go live at 9am PST.
The theme is CONFESSIONS SMEARED IN INK!
“With this month’s Mother’s Day celebration we thought it would be fun to have a few confessions from our members….Use your art to show us something you have never told your Mom about yourself…or about something you have done. Step outside your comfort zones – the smudgier the better!!! It can be a canvas, a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item, an art journal page, etc. Use your imaginations. Also, don’t forget the S&S rule that is has to be stamped somewhere (digi stamps are fine) – we love when you use Smeared Ink stamps, but it is NOT a requirement to participate.”
For those that don’t know me, I am scrapunzel on Blogger, scrapunzel1 on WordPress & Patti most anywhere else. You should have arrived here from Lady Brayton’s awesome blog. If not, no problem. I will post the hop list at the end of this post to get you back on track or to enable you to start at the beginning.
THIS IS A LONG POST:
I used Drinking Buddy Elfette. You can click on the link to get your own image. I did 5 images & used copics to color. On the back 4 images I used the exact same colors, however I started with the 1st one & used my ProMarkers & colored over the entire image with Grey 1, Grey 2, Grey 3, & Grey 4. So each image got a little darker & a little darker. I used 3 pearls for the buttons & I used the black copic marker to color them. I got the “Too Damn Drunk” font from a free site off the Internet & you can get yours from here:
Now the truth is I cannot tell my Mom anything & she will go to her grave not knowing anything. I honestly envy those of you who have such close relationships with your Mom. And while my Mom wouldn’t know how to come on here & find this, my children & grandchildren would & once it is on the computer, it is out there forever for anyone to find out. So I will tell a couple of stories. One my Mom probably knew but didn’t ever say anything about & the other she didn’t know. When I was married to my first husband, his work gave him a bottle of whiskey or something that he wanted me to drink. I DID NOT want to drink any of it. He kept badgering me about it so in anger I just took the bottle & drank it straight. Well, of course I drank way too much & I ended up going to bed & lying down. (My parents never came over to visit.) But that particular night who came knocking on the door but my Mom & Dad. I was in bed so my ex was talking to them & I had to upchuck so bad but I didn’t want them to see me. I heave hoed right there in the bed. The next thing I heard was my parents saying, “I think we had better leave now!” It is hilarious to me now.
The next story is probably more about my second ex husband than me but I was involved. He always drank fairly heavy & drank while driving. We would make trips between here & Dallas which to most people is a 6 hour drive but to him was a 5 hour drive. I think I probably had had a drink or two that night but nothing big. He drank the entire way as usual. Well, about 40 minutes before we got home, he got pulled over. (I should mention here that he was black & yes my parents knew about that!) LOL Anyway, they asked him if he had been drinking & I think he told them he had had a drink or two. They asked him to do the usual tests & then decided to take him down to the station to give him a breath-a-lizer test. They asked me if I had been drinking & I was shaking my head no as fast as I possibly could. They wanted to know if I could drive the car & follow them down to the station. I don’t remember how many kids or if we even had taken any kids with us on that trip. Anyway, I followed them down to the station wondering what I was going to do if he failed. I didn’t have the money to get him out & I knew that was going to make him mad. And I didn’t know who to call. (He was 12 years older than me so he was very controlling.) Anyway, I got down to the pokey & he was let go. He laughed & laughed. I asked him how in the world he passed the test & he said that he sucked on his tongue the entire way down to the station. Now I don’t know if that really works to this day but it certainly worked for him that night!
Thanks for sticking with me through my lengthy post! I hope you’ve enjoyed my creation & confessions.
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