While I was wasting away in Ohio, my perpetual boredom inspired me to hone my painting skills.
Jared's dog had just been put to sleep so I decided to paint a tribute to him.
The Irish Setter, Riley, and I, did not get along too well. I hate stinky, big, and hairy things.
He was super hairy and shed all over the place. I would find handfuls of hair everywhere. I was the only one who cared if things were clean so I was always the one gathering all Riley's nastiness.
Also, Riley smelt awful. Dogs are foul. I don't know how people stand one living in the house. Small dogs are a little more understandable, but large breeds with long hair should be banned to the backyard.
Back to my painting...... I bought a huge expensive canvas and got to work.
3 minutes later I stepped back and looked at my progress:
....don't make fun.....
I quit right then.
For 5 years, I kept my dolphin/dog in storage. I knew I could use the canvas later.
With my recent pillow purchase, I needed something new to hang on the fireplace.
I skipped to one of my favorite stores, Paper Source, and bought a ton of amazing paper. I wrapped the canvas with this and this.
Then I slapped on my $4 map with a healthy helping of modge podge.
A glued on map is WAY classier than a brown dolphin.