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:

Deann said...

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

Bill said...

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

Valerie-Jael said...

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

linda said...

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!

bluegiraffe (Sherry) said...

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

Judy said...

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!!

Annie said...

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.

limmelon said...

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 !!

Anni - My Creative Life said...

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

Karla B said...

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

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

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

Gerda S. said...

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

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

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

kat said...

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

janie said...

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

froebelsternchen Susi said...

what a funny story and what a great piece!

CS-CreativArt said...

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

Christine said...

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

Kim Prowse said...

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

Ozstuff said...

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

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

You put a big smile on my face.

Super!

Mine is up on my page.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

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

Electra said...

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

johanna said...

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

Deborah said...

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

Junibears said...

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

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

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

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

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

Karin said...

great story and beautiful drawings!
groetjes Karin

Beo said...

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

Lorraine said...

so cute love the colours

LonettA said...

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

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

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:)

Jeannette said...

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

Taluula said...

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

SLScheibe said...

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

~*~Patty S said...

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

Ritva said...

so original and imaginative

Fodie Ann said...

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

Jackie said...

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

Alex Leitner said...

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.

Pia Rom said...

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

TinaW said...

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