Blog writing block coupled with gratuitous bikini shot

I’ve been searching my brain for a blog topic.

I got nuffin’…

I thought of posting a series of pictures and being all, “Look at me and my happy family!”

Instead though, I was struck with the idea of trying my hand at the digital animation/drawing/whatever-it’s-called that I see at a few of my favourite blogs.
Cake Betch…yeah, she had me at her handle!!! from The Hot Mess Chronicles is HI-LA-RI-OUS!
Lola over at Lola is 40 does her own drawings and tells it like it is.
Both lovely, fabulous ladies make the whole digital animation/drawing/whatever-it’s-called look SO easy.

Not so easy.

Two hours later, after using up most of the ink in my printer, gluing a clump of my long glorious hair to my cheek, and cursing at god for not having gifted me with the ability to draw more than stick figures (some of which don’t even have legs), this is what I got for you.

Oh, and you’ll notice my daughter never made it into the tender family dinner scene…that’s because I ran out of room on the paper.

Be gentle…
I’m a virgin.

The good news is that I won’t be trying this again.

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90 Responses to Blog writing block coupled with gratuitous bikini shot
  1. LuLu Kellogg
    April 13, 2011 | 3:14 pm

    Now THIS is good entertainment….LOL @ what the little one said…


  2. nitebyrd
    April 13, 2011 | 3:14 pm

    I dunno, after some of the “art” I've seen lately, this is museum worthy.

    When all else fails a bikini shot is ALWAYS good. That is if you've got the body for one!

  3. Lin
    April 13, 2011 | 3:16 pm

    lmfao…this is so effing hilarious!

    For a first-timer, you did a pretty good job. Although I do feel bad for your daughter who didnt make the cut lol.

  4. Hydrant girl
    April 13, 2011 | 3:16 pm

    love it!

  5. Kristina P.
    April 13, 2011 | 3:17 pm

    You are practically Conan O'Brien, with a vagina.

  6. Monkey Man
    April 13, 2011 | 3:23 pm

    What a lovely family. The resemblance appears to come mostly from the paternal side, however.

  7. Mark
    April 13, 2011 | 3:24 pm

    Love it! Thanks for telling me it was a drawing. I thought you had the shot done at JCPenney's. m.

  8. lex116
    April 13, 2011 | 3:25 pm

    Shouldn't you be studying or something?! ;-)

  9. lex116
    April 13, 2011 | 3:26 pm

    Oop! I didn't realize I was signed in as my son! Doh! This is ChiTown Girl!

  10. Lizbeth
    April 13, 2011 | 3:28 pm

    Bwaah. Wait, I thought oldest son got rid of the hat?!? And butt floss bathing suits–priceless.

  11. Brandy@YDK
    April 13, 2011 | 3:35 pm

    awesome. you should make it your header image.

  12. Brandy@YDK
    April 13, 2011 | 3:36 pm

    awesome. you should make it your header image.

  13. Coffeypot
    April 13, 2011 | 3:36 pm

    What cartoons? I don't see any drawings. Just some hot chick…

  14. laughingmom
    April 13, 2011 | 3:44 pm

    All I can say is da-am…can I photoshop my head on your bod for my blog?!?

    April 13, 2011 | 3:49 pm

    lmao…grenade poo and ball clacking :) I love your house lol

  16. stephanie
    April 13, 2011 | 3:56 pm

    Amazing!! love it!

  17. Lightning Bug's Butt
    April 13, 2011 | 4:15 pm

    I think you've discovered your native medium.

    This is great!

  18. Katie Potter
    April 13, 2011 | 4:18 pm

    HaHa! I just laughed so hard

  19. Mrsblogalot
    April 13, 2011 | 4:23 pm

    OMG that hat part killed me!

    If you are tired of hearing how awesome you are…

    well too damned bad.


  20. Boobies
    April 13, 2011 | 4:24 pm

    BWHAHAHAHA! Hysterical! I think you done a great job. And you pretty much captured my family!

  21. g.r. bigsby
    April 13, 2011 | 4:42 pm

    You had me at gratuitous bikini shot.

  22. Terena
    April 13, 2011 | 4:47 pm

    Now that's my kind of scrap-booking.

  23. twelvedaysold
    April 13, 2011 | 5:00 pm

    Jax's shorts are inappropriate for his body shape!

    That Cat in the Hat hat? Was awesome. Hilarious.

  24. Lola
    April 13, 2011 | 5:05 pm

    First things first…is that really your bod in that bathing suit? If it is? Holy shit, woman! Are you a hottie or what? I'm not gay but if I were…or experimental….drunk or high…I would totally be into you. Is that weird? TMI? Sorry. Ahem.

    Secondly. THANKS FOR THE SHOUT OUT!!! AND you even put my link in your post! YOU ROCK!

  25. meleah rebeccah
    April 13, 2011 | 5:17 pm

    Girl, you are so beautiful!

  26. Brandy Rose
    April 13, 2011 | 5:27 pm

    It does look easy when they do it and I thought of doing it, but now that you've done it and spilled the truth of it, there is no need for me to attempt it. Thank you

  27. Cheeseboy
    April 13, 2011 | 5:39 pm

    Oh man, she is hilarious. Just started following. I've had blogger block too lately. Reading funny blogs helps.

  28. Lazarus
    April 13, 2011 | 6:12 pm

    This was awesome! I loved the subtlety of your son's hand in his pants, what a skillful drawing! When future archeologists unearth this drawing they will know what life in Canada was like in 2011!

  29. Meri
    April 13, 2011 | 6:18 pm

    This picture made me insta-happy. Your talent is unique to you, and what makes you special. It's also what makes me want to keep coming back for more!

  30. Rebecca
    April 13, 2011 | 6:39 pm

    Please tell me that you see many doctors to get that body. They sculpt you and it's lots of pain and hard work?

  31. Cake Betch
    April 13, 2011 | 7:14 pm

    I adore you so much. I am just picturing you sitting there at the table with a bunch of crafts all around you and your tongue stuck out on one side while you draw. Lol.

    Try MS Paint. I use a combination of that and Photoshop or Gimp to do my STUNNING, AMAZING, ARTISTIC drawings. <~~ lol

  32. -stephanie-
    April 13, 2011 | 7:17 pm

    I think you should try it again….it's hilarious. :o D

  33. becca
    April 13, 2011 | 8:03 pm

    LMAO..this totally made my day thank you

  34. Yankee Girl
    April 13, 2011 | 8:31 pm

    You are brilliant. You should SOOOO do this again!

  35. Margaret (Nanny Goats)
    April 13, 2011 | 8:39 pm

    OK, dying over here. Please don't say this is the last one. It was too awesome.

  36. Making It Work Mom
    April 13, 2011 | 9:15 pm

    You will never be able to get over the guilt of not including your daughter. I predict the next one you “draw” will be a solely focused on your daughters to make up for this. Why? Because you won't be able to stop yourself.

    Oh and I still like the hat.

  37. Bibliomama
    April 13, 2011 | 9:29 pm

    Bitch. I hate that you have the option to post a pic of yourself in a bikini and instantly nobody even notices if the post is lame – if I did that everyone would be all “my eyes my eyes! I'm blind! It's like acid, it burns!” and then I'd get reported.

  38. Gigi
    April 13, 2011 | 10:23 pm

    I recognize your artistic genius and I don't know squat about art. And the fact that you are only doing one – well, that will raise the price substantially!!

  39. bluzdude
    April 13, 2011 | 10:40 pm

    I think you're a great artist… that pic of you was unbelievable!

  40. Joann Mannix
    April 13, 2011 | 10:53 pm

    Hi honey! This is me, waving to you! I'm still on blog break, but I just wanted to stop in and say, MWAA, that's me blowing a kiss and to say, you look so incredibly amazing. You are an inspiration to the rest of us mama's. And the freakin cartoon was fabulous. My hubs likes to take me to the Depot for dates. He also rents bombs, guns, car chasing movies and tells me he brought us home a love story to watch.

    I shouldn't be too much longer. Don't have too much fun without me.

  41. suz
    April 13, 2011 | 11:00 pm

    I suspect your daughter doesn't much mind her absence, and someday she'll regret it. This is fantastic!!! Keep it forever!

  42. vickilikesfrogs
    April 13, 2011 | 11:02 pm

    Hmmm…your “nuffin” is a helluva lot funnier than MY “nuffins”!!

  43. Bridget
    April 13, 2011 | 11:09 pm

    BAHAHAHA! This is hilarious!

  44. The Minute Man's Wife
    April 13, 2011 | 11:13 pm

    First time I smiled all day! Girl, you got some MAD skills!

  45. Mamma has spoken
    April 13, 2011 | 11:59 pm

    Maybe it's a good thing that you didn't get your daughter in it :o /

  46. Kathy
    April 14, 2011 | 12:05 am

    I love this post, very funny! I often look at some of the beautiful blogs and their lovely pictures or other blogs and their creative illustrations and I think, could I do that? I'm pretty sure I would come to the same conculsion you did! Although, I did love your picture and it seemed a lot more like my family then some of the other “perfect” looking depictions out there. I'm thrilled you found me so I could find you!

  47. Kara Hoag
    April 14, 2011 | 12:14 am

    I LOVE the 'Cat In The Hat' topper you gave your son. That made me laugh so much.

  48. Sparkling
    April 14, 2011 | 12:16 am

    See, now if you had the Cricut, you'd have been done in 2.5 seconds.

  49. Bouncin' Barb
    April 14, 2011 | 12:29 am

    Sometimes you just have to admit when you can't do something. I can't draw or paint. I can write and so can you!! Love you totally!

  50. Carri
    April 14, 2011 | 12:31 am

    OMFG THAT. That is funny! And if I were a giant lezbo, I'd be trying to get in your pants.

  51. LOLA
    April 14, 2011 | 12:45 am

    I, too, want to know if that is really your bitchin' bod cuz I'm gonna turn gay so fast your head will spin. I like all the stuff the kids are saying because it's not all look at what a happy family we are. I hate happy. We put the fun in dysfunctional.

    Infinities of love,

  52. Daffy
    April 14, 2011 | 12:50 am

    I snorted sangria….it was worth the wasted booze and nose burn.

  53. Nick
    April 14, 2011 | 1:07 am

    Somehow, and I mean this the nicest way possible, somehow I don't think your daughter minds not being in the picture. That being said, I really want to be in the next one :-)

  54. Raven
    April 14, 2011 | 1:13 am

    What you lack in drawing talent, you make up for in humor!! LMFAO

    You crack me up. :D

  55. Julianna
    April 14, 2011 | 1:46 am

    HTML and Computer animation…

    Two of the things that hate me most.

  56. Shell
    April 14, 2011 | 2:09 am

    Oh, so is the hat back????

    I wish I could draw. Not a talent I have.

    April 14, 2011 | 2:14 am

    YOU are a hoot. Pic was funny as heck too.
    Keep at this!!!

  58. Mrs. Tuna
    April 14, 2011 | 2:25 am

    As an engineer I can only draw straight lines explaining why I use photos I download/steal from google.

  59. Jill
    April 14, 2011 | 2:49 am

    Jax eating a hot dog while clacking his balls? GENIUS. I expect more of this.

  60. Jenner
    April 14, 2011 | 3:26 am

    I think you captured your boys perfectly!!

  61. karensomethingorother
    April 14, 2011 | 3:28 am

    stop clacking your balls! WONDERFUL! I lurv that part of the picture..and the date invite too.

  62. From Tracie
    April 14, 2011 | 3:33 am

    I love this…and I want to see more of it.

    It is definitely better drawing than I could do.

    Also, Jax is cracking me up!

  63. Big a
    April 14, 2011 | 4:18 am

    lmao! even your 'got nothing' day is awesome

  64. Alittlesprite
    April 14, 2011 | 6:22 am

    LMAO! Love it. You rock Sandra :)

  65. Jo-Anne Rambling
    April 14, 2011 | 6:24 am

    After I picked myself up off the floor I realised damn it is better then I could do so who the hell am I to laugh…………Good Job

  66. Stephanie
    April 14, 2011 | 10:29 am

    Props to you for milking another laugh out of the grenade-shaped poo. I laughed out loud (again). Honestly, I think that you should maybe incorporate that into your header.

  67. myevil3yearold
    April 14, 2011 | 10:57 am

    I love that you got yet another bikini shot in.

  68. Lemons Don't Make Lemonade
    April 14, 2011 | 11:06 am

    It's sad that Jax is too young for me.

    I would SO date him. I mean, ball clacking? That would amuse anybody.

  69. Greg
    April 14, 2011 | 1:47 pm

    Great drawings! Do you give lessons?

  70. Megan (Best of Fates)
    April 14, 2011 | 2:14 pm

    I think you have a bright artistic future. I mean,have you been to a gallery lately?

    I totally think that could compete.

  71. Fizzgig
    April 14, 2011 | 2:18 pm

    ha ha ha i think its brilliant!

    clacking balls again!!

  72. Lynn
    April 14, 2011 | 3:20 pm

    That's pretty funny – especially the hat and poo thing. :) No worries – most of us aren't artsy in the blogosphere.

  73. Snake
    April 14, 2011 | 3:50 pm

    You weren't kidding! You really DO rock those stick figures . . . And it's about time we had another bathing suit pic . . . :) Nah, he doesn't love his hat more than his mom . . . He just feels naked without it . . . Easy . . . That's Psychology 101, which I received an A in so many years ago . . . I loved that course, but not as much as biochem and molecular biology . . . Nothing sexier than oxidative phosphorilation, right? LOL OK,this comment is too long already . . . Ciao

  74. Peevie Juice
    April 14, 2011 | 4:16 pm

    Blogworthy post. Enough said.

    And the daughter shouldn't have been missed. Fit her somewhere would you?

  75. Slyde
    April 14, 2011 | 5:57 pm

    i LOVE when people do stuff like this on their blogs. i tried it a few times, too.

    Whenever i do it, i draw myself with a big wee-wee.

  76. Linda Medrano
    April 14, 2011 | 7:17 pm

    What a beautiful family! Is that kid eating a hot dog while clicking his balls? Amazing detail here, Sandra! I love the unikini!

  77. Adrienne
    April 14, 2011 | 7:28 pm

    Sadly…I can relate. LoL

  78. WhisperingWriter
    April 14, 2011 | 10:37 pm

    Ha, well I'm amused.

    I wish I could pull off that swimsuit.

    I wear tankinis and hope to hell people don't notice my jiggly thighs.

  79. Mama Spaghetti
    April 14, 2011 | 10:54 pm

    Lol <- It was good for a laugh! Thanks for stopping by my blog; I'm excited to read more of yours!

  80. j-tony
    April 15, 2011 | 1:22 am

    Just saw this post…Love it. Very funny.

  81. On My Soapbox
    April 15, 2011 | 2:01 am

    I bet of you doodled in class that you would come up with some very interesting sketches….

  82. Raven
    April 15, 2011 | 7:00 am

    No!! Try it again, please! You are HILARIOUS! I LOVE you! Seriously, you need to do this again. ok and I read and re-read this post, is that you in the bathing suit? If so, SUPER HOT MOMMA!

  83. Mom of the Perpetually Grounded
    April 15, 2011 | 12:48 pm

    That is just flat out hysterical!

  84. DCHY
    April 15, 2011 | 2:57 pm

    Haha! I love it!

  85. NerdyRedneck Rob
    April 15, 2011 | 6:42 pm

    Apparently I have “issues”. :(

    I can't decide which is more entertaining, the hottie in the swim suit or the poo shaped grenade!

    It should be the hottie hands down and yet, it's a toughie!

    I hang my head in shame!

  86. gayle
    April 15, 2011 | 10:40 pm

    I draw like you do!:)

  87. Sidney
    April 16, 2011 | 2:32 am

    Truly inspiring and high-lair-ee-us.

    You have inspired me to illustrate my own blog with butter sculptures. Unsalted, of course.

    I enjoy your blog and am now RSSing you. Found you via Absolutely Narcissism, and look forward to your next post!

    My Mother-In-Law is Still Sitting Between Us…

  88. Deborah
    April 16, 2011 | 12:01 pm

    Home Depot date! Checking your balls!

    I love your drawing. More please!

  89. BusyWorkingMama
    April 16, 2011 | 6:14 pm

    You are such a hoot!

  90. Beckysworld
    April 25, 2011 | 12:44 pm

    I just wanted to say wow can I trade you bathing suit bodies? I'm totally hetero but dang hot mommy. ;-D

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