The Bearded Iris

A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All

Tag: parenting illustrated with crappy pictures

…and that’s why I don’t make handmade gifts anymore.

Once upon a time, I was a serial crafter.

I love making things. All kinds of things. Always have.

Earliest crafting memory? When I was about 7-years-old my mom signed me up for a Saturday morning holiday ornament class at the local craft store. I’ve been a craftaholic ever since.

Why, of course I still have those ornaments! Aren’t you adorable to ask! (#hoarder)

This first one was made from a tuna can. Honest to Pete. Nothing says “Welcome Baby Jesus!” like the lingering redolence of Chicken of the Sea…

TheBeardedIrisVintageTunaCanOrnament

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I’ve been crappified

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you may already know that I had the incredible honor of having one of my posts illustrated last Friday by Amber Dusick of the wildly popular blog, Parenting. Illustrated with Crappy Pictures™.

Sorry if this is old news to some of you, but I want to post about it because lots of my readers are NOT social media mavens. (Hi Mom! Hi Jenny’s Grandparents Frank & Fran—Happy Anniversary! Hi Tracy’s Grandpa! ::fist bump::)

Amber applied her wonderfully “crappy” illustration style to an old story I wrote about me and Mini-Me when she was going through an interesting phase several years ago.

And girlfriend nailed it.

The Bearded Iris as illustrated by Amber Dusick

Seriously. How freaking adorable is that? I may need to change all my avatars now.

It’s funny, when Amber asked me which post I’d like her to illustrate, I knew right away which one I thought would be a great fit. It was one of my most memorable posts from 2008, so I thought it would be a great way to revive an oldie but goodie and introduce it to new readers. When I mentioned it, Amber said:

 “…that one would be perfect!!! Lots of conversation that I can pull from for speech bubbles.”

And the rest, as they say, is history.

You’ll have to go to Amber’s blog to see the whole thing, but based on a vast majority of the comments, we picked a winner, and Amber’s hilarious illustrations are the perfect icing on the (very sticky) cake! Please go show Amber some love for choosing little ol’ foul-mouthed me to showcase to her vajillions of dedicated readers.

Without any further ado, I present Sticky Situation, now Illustrated with Crappy Pictures.

 

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