Monday, 18 November 2013

WATCH OUT FOR THE PAPER-EATING MONSTER!

I had almost completed a collage about the meaning of life, angst, the joy of idleness and other similar themes.

As it was a lovely calm sunny day, I took it out to the garden to photograph different layouts.



Suddenly a strong breeze blew up and within seconds all the ingredients of my collage were gone with the wind.

I searched everywhere for the bits of painted papers but when I saw the Paper-eating Monster with his three paper-eating heads 



closely followed in the air by his familiar, the Paper-eating Bird,



I knew there was no hope of finding my collage ever again.


Happily, the theme at the "The Three Muses Challenge" this week is "Gone with the Wind".





Watch out for the Paper-eating Monster!


I'm also linking to "Inspiration Avenue - Myths"  but with the warning that this Paper-eating Monster is all too real.

43 comments:

  1. You've done it again made me smile with your mad and clever adventures and your ridiculously original artwork...you rock my dear.

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  2. This is so joyful, even though they ate your other collage papers. It really brightens the day!

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  3. Love this, what a fun piece - but please, don't send that monster here to eat my paper! I already have a monster who gobbles up socks! Hugs, Valerie

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  4. Oh, Sheila, you always make me smile. I love the paper eating bird "familiar".

    They are welcome to visit me, I have WAY too much paper!

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  5. Adorably whimsical and colorful, as always! Your art makes me smile!

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  6. So cool and a magical story to accompany it, Sheila!
    Love your whimsical art!
    regarding the colours in my piece, it's amazing what photoshop elements can do!!

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  7. Talk about unsupervised artistic freedom! I'm sure that's what Orange Esmeralda means! :-) I love your three-headed paper eater and it's text body parts and the colors. It's an adorable uniquely imaginable scene.

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  8. Does it eat Kindles as well? Better watch out. Love the caterpillar, does she just eat words? The monster and the familiar, gorgeous, love it, Awesome !!

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  9. Oh Sheila what a story, the paper eating monster and his family are fantastic, everytime I read your stories and looks at your drawings, I think, here are so many ideas for wonderful children books, love your works.
    Anni

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  10. You always put on a smile on my face.Thanks for brightening my day!Adorable art!

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  11. I have to say the same, I have a big smile on my face while reading your post. Love your whimsical artwork! The colours are so beautiful. Greetings, Shirleyx

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  12. Uhh, a paper-eating monster! Fanciful and humorous!
    At this gray November day conjures up your colorful image a smile on my face.

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  13. Hi me again... Yes I cut the fairy out with sharp scissors, sometimes I use a small craft knife with tiny details.... again love your artwork! Shirleyxx

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  14. Sheila this is so fun, stylish and whimsical, another happy piece for us all to enjoy, great!

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  15. Really made me smile too, I love the monster but especially love the paper eating bird and the little caterpillar x

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  16. What a great collage, the little bird and all the monsters make me happy :)

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  17. The adventures you drag us in are always a delight! Thanks!

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  18. Those artistic breezes that scatter us everywhere are the life force of paper eating monsters. Beautiful story it made me smile. Thank you

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  19. A delightful take on this week's challenge! Your collage (and the story of its creation) is superb.

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  20. You put a big smile on my face.

    Super!

    Mine is up on my page.

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  21. Love your whimsical approach to the various themes...excellent work. You would be a great illustrator for children's books, btw. Kudos.

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  22. Clap, Clap, Clap, Clap! You're the BEST, Sheila!

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  23. such a delight to see your art, as always!!!!!

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  24. Totally bonkers LOL. You should really go for a children's book deal, Sheila.

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  25. What a great story and illustrations m'dear! You certainly brighten a cold and wet day! Thank you! xx

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  26. I think the Paper-Eating Monster is very pretty colors, it's just too bad he is not so nice! I like your story!!

    Betty

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  27. Your funny art makes me always smile, thanks for your cheerfull mood.
    Big hugs Anja

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  28. great story and beautiful drawings!
    groetjes Karin

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  29. Oh Sheila, this is another wonderful adventure.... I can't seperate your pictures from your stories. One can't without the other and both together are not to beat (right word??) And - if possibibe sent me your paper-eating Bird for some days, I think it could be a great help to tidy my desk and some areas around...
    Best Beate

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  30. Oh, a paper-eating monster! You make me smile again! A wonderful collage!

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  31. I'm agree with Kat, another happy piece for all of us to enjoy!
    love the story as always!
    missed last two , will catch up tmrw for sure:)

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  32. Ha ha, i love your paper monster allways sheila,this is so funny and cheerful,thanks for a smile on a gray day :-)
    Please send me one paper monster sheila, iam have so many paper in my stuff :-)

    Have a great Day, and send you sunshine :-)

    Greetings Jeannette

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  33. So full of fun and joy, Sheila, and perfect for the theme and with a perfect story too.

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  34. HA!! How cute and fun! This is adorable, not to mention well done with color and design. Lovely art here :)

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  35. Fun and colorful creation dear Sheila...thanks for making me smile!
    oxo

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  36. Your paper-eating monster would have a feast in our house, and I would love to meet his familiar, the paper-eating bird! The little one-eyed bug is a treat too! Do keep the stories and pictures coming, I love them!
    Greetings from Fodie Ann XX

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  37. He may be paper-eating but he's so jolly. Brilliant!

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  38. Paper eating monsters? C'mon Sheila, you know, they don't exist!!!
    I bet this was Mr Grunge Esmeralda, eh, Mr. Grey Esmeralda, the distant relative of Orange Esmeralda, who was just tired of wearing grey day after day and who wanted to make his life more colourful.

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  39. Haha Sheila now I know where all the papers are gone creating in the garden last summer ;) I have been wondering ;)..so lucky I havn´t seen the monster personal...it had scared me for sure;)...but then his friend the freakin bird...he is the navigator I guess, because monsterhead had no eyes, hihi...thank you for undeceive the mysterium and I will only paint outside in the future :D Loooooove your lil collagework again so much and the joy it brings to me ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

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  40. You continue to make me laugh, even though this was a tragic accident. Way to persevere!

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