Tuesday, January 30, 2018

July Challenge 26

Gus the Hitchhiking Ghost
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This weekend I am going to Disney World with my family. Two of my three kids have never been, and one ride I'll be sure to take them on is the Haunted Mansion. I remember going there as a teenager and thinking that if given the opportunity, I could live in that mansion full time. I imagined making my house look like a cross between the Disney Haunted Mansion and the mansion from Edward Scissorhands. The problem with this currently is that we live in Florida and painting a house black or dark gray is asking for an $800 electric bill each month to keep it cool. Not to mention my retired neighbors are all suspicious of why I don't "leave" for work during the week already. If I worked from home in a black house with strange landscaping and creepy music drifting out of the open windows in the fall I think we would be bombarded on Halloween and avoided like the plague the rest of the year. Of course, it might drive property taxes down...

This piece was created as part of my 2017 July Art Challenge. The original work is Pigma Micron Pens and Windsor and Newton watercolor on Strathmore 400 Series Mixed Media Paper.

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