My hair has officially gone COVID.
Since last October I’ve been growing it out and so far it’s gone through two of those weird, unsightly phases that you have to put up with when you’re switching from short to long hair, but this week it’s at a stage where, in different times, I would take it to a professional for “shaping”, but these are these times so I’m stuck with Duchess of Cornwall hair.
Half of the reason why I’m not going to see my hair stylist is a reluctance to expose myself to strangers, and the other half is 2020 apathy. I’m not going anywhere anyway, so why do I have to make a fuss?
But here’s something that will brighten all our days:
Pet Portraits. I’ll be painting Pet Portraits, and returning this blog back into its original mission. Yes, we’ll be Watching Paint Dry for the rest of the Summer and it’s all because of The Stromness Rock.
This is for the darling hosts of The Rock during its 8,465-mile tour of America: Gali, Carol, Jeanie, Angel, Susie, Alexandra, Marilyn, Thea, Rachel, Leslie, and OG Maryanne in SC.To thank you for your outstanding hospitality I would like to do a portrait of your pet(s). If you email me a photo of your beloved(s), I will turn it into a Vivian Swift Pet Portrait, which we will watch me paint right here on this blog.
I can do dogs, too.
Now remember, although these portraits appear to be life-sized, I am a miniaturist, so your portrait will be packed into a frame that is approx. 4 ” x 4″.
So let’s start painting!
I hope that painting will keep us all a tiny bit sane, because life keeps getting crazier and crazier, and I’m not talking about my Korean classes and the fact that in Korean you have to conjugate adjectives. I’m talking about how 2020 keeps getting shittier and shittier, and to prove it let’s start with the stupidest thing I’ve seen on the internet this past week :
. . . and let’s take it from there:
For those of you who have never seen one, here’s a picture of a baby squirrel:
And some cat stuff:
Here’s some stuff you should know in case you ever get on Jeopardy:
Have a great weekend, everyone. Don’t buy GOYA products.
And, oh yeah…Fuck Trump.