I thought that title might grab some attention for an otherwise boring post….
Did it work? Did you just come here to read about a species called the “painted wood lizard”? Alas, it was just a trick. There’s no such thing. As far as I know.
However there IS a picture of a painted wood lizard here. 2 pictures as a matter of fact:
I’d like to take credit for the color choices, but that was all Than. Well except for the orange dots on top. That was me. I begged him to let me do that. He graciously allowed it. Thanks Than, you rock.
Later I’ll put a nice glaze on top so the paint doesn’t chip away.
With these segmented wood toys you have to be very, very careful not to gum up the segments or it doesn’t move like it should and that sucks the fun out of the toy. Trust me…we have a snake and a dino that aren’t played with because of this problem. That’s why it’s taken so long to paint this. You paint one side and hang it so the segments on the wet side are wide open, then flip it and do same on the other side. The glaze will be a bit more challenging as it’s thicker. Wish me luck.
Notice the PWL is sitting on top of my formerly ugly jewelry box. It photographs deep brown but it’s actually black. My friend, Laura suggested red poppies on this. I love that idea. I may have to figure how to do that AND to incorporated that blue color on the lizard along with this luscious pink color I bought. I have to think on this before I paint. I may finish it before Than graduates. We’ll see….
eta: WTH? Since when did I say things like, “I’ll use a nice glaze….” and “…luscious pink…” ??? I’m going with an over abundance of medicine and watching one too many old lady shows (which I loathe). I’m the Hong Kong action flick watching type. I play World of Warcraft and Star Wars: The Old Republic for pete’s sake! I DON’T SAY THINGS LIKE ‘ I’LL USE A NICE GLAZE!!!’”