Another ordinary day in the life of a clumsy artist who is always spilling something on themselves. But, today I decided to embrace my clumsiness because the alternative would lead me to anxiety every time I go out, eat, paint, cook, clean, or whenever else I could possibly spill something.
Unfortunately (or fortunately) a few days prior I endured a mishap at a lovely restaurant that my beloved and I had visited. In the midst of an interesting conversation, a notably tasty piece of gnocchi sprung from my fork, performing a perfect double somersault, and of course landing on my lap. Curses. The olive oil I knew would be difficult at best to remove. I attempted to remove the stain as best I could and put them through the wash.
Forgetting about the incident, I grabbed them in a rush from the dryer and put them on. Looking down I was quickly reminded, and wasn't surprised to learn that I had failed to remove the stain. But the crew was due for tea, and I had no time to change. So, as I waited for them to arrive, I grabbed a Sakura IDentipen™, with the handy-dandy 2-tip feature. First, I used the larger tip to draw the splat. Then I switched to the smaller tip to draw the rest of the dingsplatz. Easy Peasy. I added a bit of white Gelly Roll®, for highlights, a bit of lite grey Koi® brush pen for some shade. It looked great! Five minutes or so and the best part. . . I didn’t have to take them off!
Now they are my VERY favorite jeans. Even knowing that I may have to touch them up now and then. I kind of like doing that anyway. It morphs into something well-loved, like a well-worn pair of jeans.
Huh! And, no stress!
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What is a dingplatZ? Rick and Maria shared this fun idea in the Kitchen Table Tangle series on the Zentangle Mosaic app.
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