Thursday, April 28, 2011

Paint Party Friday... Bicycle?!?


This is my entry for this week's Illustration Friday theme: "Bicycle".

Wait... What?!?

Let me explain.

When I started thinking about bicycles, I thought about handlebars... Which led to me to thinking about handlebar mustaches.  Handlebar mustaches made me think of disguises.  There was a magazine sitting next to me that was open to a picture of a goldfish... I started thinking about a goldfish in disguise wearing a handlebar mustache...

Which led to this fun little painting in my sketchbook.


Don't be afraid to let your art lead you where it wants to go!


I can't wait to see where my friends over at Paint Party Friday  were led this week...  Please be sure to stop by - It's always lots of fun!




55 comments:

  1. hee hee hee! So cute Kristin - xo

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  2. I think that is ingenious! I just love the way you were inspired by each step. Cute darling fish. Very nice. Yay! Happy PPF!

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  3. Heh, awesome fishy incognito!

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  4. He is so cute!! I love the background too. Isn't it amazing where inspiration comes from!

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  5. And I immediately thought, like a fish with a bicycle! Love him!

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  6. oh what a cute fish with a mustache...love it!!!

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  7. wonderful advice and such great humor you have. I love your piece!

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  8. Very cute fishy Kristin. Does he have a Latin name? He looks like he would woo the girl fishies in a mesmerizing way. Happy PPF! :-)

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  9. Wow, he looks so cute I love the link of 'handlebars' making the leap from bicycle to fish, well done!!

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  10. Ha ha he's fab Kristin - no-one will ever know he's a goldfish with that disguise!

    Great painting - your textured background is lovely, gives a soft and subtle watery effect.

    When I read your title it brought to mind that old saying - "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle"! ;)

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  11. Hahaha! I love the expression on goldfish's face. :) You want ME to go on a bicycle?? Ok, do fish have faces? :) Love it!

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  12. Brilliant painting and such great fun. So loving your Goldfish......... Annette x

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  13. Hi Kristin, what fun this association of ideas ... the result is amazing, haha. Very good.
    I'm happy to enjoy all the ideas that come out of this meeting set up. Hugs

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  14. Just loving this, so cute. It makes my heart leap. Great Work! ;)

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  15. Very clever and quite logical. Love it.

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  16. FABULOUS and so fun- thanks for sharing the word associations that led you to your goldfish- I LOVE it!
    PPF Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  17. Hilarious. :) I´d like to have it as a poster on my craft room wall.

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  18. This is soooo great, love the way your mind traveled!

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  19. You crack me up...I wish I could see things like that in my head!
    cheers, dana

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  20. I love following a trail from an original thought to the finish. Terrific painting!

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  21. Awww...this may be one of my faves now..brilliant beautiful and inspiring...wonderful piece! Love it! Such spirit!
    Victoria~

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  22. I love how your mind works. You never let me down, when I come to your blog, I always get a great story to go with great art. I like the texture of the water, really cool.

    I will be PPFing it up later today.

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  23. Awesome and cute, love the shading and coloring!

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  24. I like where your art led you today. Fun! HAPPY PPF!

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  25. I just love that train of thought - and why not I say! Great picture of the disguised fish... or maybe it's not a fish!?

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  26. Smiling, Great goldfish and I love that we got to share your thought pattern on how he became to be.

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  27. I LOVE the way you think! What a great leap to the finished inspiration. He's wonderful! And such beautiful color you've surrounded him in. Gorgeous!

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  28. LOVE it..the moustachio'd goldfish and your thought process...GENIUS!
    Oh and I love your giraffe and bird for creative tuesday..such beautiful "sketches" you do, wish my sketchbook looked as non scribbly as yours! :)x

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  29. I just love your thinking and this fabulous and fun painting!!!!

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  30. Very funny!!! You are so clever!! Happy PPF!

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  31. Love your goldfish with handlebar moustache, great idea! Valerie

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  32. I LOVE the way your mind works! What a fun, funky and creative piece! Well done, amiga!!

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  33. Interesting stream of thoughts... When I first saw it I immediately thought of the German saying "A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle". There.

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  34. Awwww a fishy with a Monsieur! So cute. I agree with Carola, the first thing I thought was "A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle" too hahaha.

    Looks great, I love your work. Happy PPF! : )

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  35. I too thought immediately of the quote "A woman needs a man, like a fish needs a bicycle". But I thougt Gloria Steinem said that...???
    Very cute though, funny how our minds wander!

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  36. hahaha too funny, Kristin. Great imagination you have. I'm sorry I keep missing the PPFs. I honestly keep forgetting about it until it's too late, with all that's on my plate with dad, etc right now. Grr. I think it's a great and super idea. Keep it up! Hugs

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  37. Cute image and I was thinking the same as Denni! Happy PPF

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  38. lol, he's so cute. I love the watery background too.

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  39. Hi Kristin. Just stopping by again to let you know I have a little gift for you on my blog. You can get it at this post: http://robanstudio.blogspot.com/2011/04/thank-you-nicky-for-my-blog-award.html

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  40. I adore your description on how you named this painting too funny (so like my freaky little brain). Love your painting you have way too much talent girl x

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  41. never would have come up with him by myself ... incredible imagination! Very, very cute ... I see a children's book emerging about accepting everyones uniqueness ... Thx for the teaching moment ... happy ppf and enjoy your w/e.

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  42. Nice mustache pezl, very nice.

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  43. Love the story of how your fishy came to be. Great painting! He's hilarious and cute at the same time. So fun!

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  44. I love the thought process that led you to this adorable wee fish! He's so sweet and i really like the water effect background.

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  45. A fish called Moustache? Nicely done!
    Lovely inspirational art work!

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  46. What fun. Thanks for the smile!

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  47. This made me laugh! Great piece of work...love the mustache!

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  48. Awesome! Bravo Kristin!
    Thanks for your comment last Sunday! It's been a hectic week but your comment made me laugh and it is appreciated.
    Have a Happy Weekend!
    xo

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  49. owh! hihiii.. i see what u mean, Kristin :D
    Love it!
    Now my fish on the bicycle may have found the 'right' partner. lol!

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  50. Now that's creative!

    Sorry, I am running soooo late for PPF!

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