Ever since Brad the Gorilla made a blog-themed tree ornament, he has been pestering me to do the same. "I am not inclined to craftiness," I said. "I can't even draw a straight line. Who, after all, is the person going to art school?" Brad then told me that he had just been kicked out of art school that very afternoon. He muttered something about the panel of instructors not fully understanding his final project, and that throwing rotten melons at the professors was part of the whole presentation.
"No one appreciates texture," Brad grumbled. "As the juice dripped off their faces, the instructors refused to acknowledge the symbolism inherent in the living sculpure that was my final project. All they could say was, 'Eeeew, I'm sticky!' and 'Get that gorilla out of here!'"
I felt so badly for Brad that I didn't even cringe when he got out the finger-paints and started working on a mural... on our couch. At least the paints were water-based. (Bede threw the couch-cover into the washing machine before I could get a photo of it. Sorry.)
In any case, I have made a feeble attempt to rally Brad by making a simple Christmas tree ornament using clip-art. If you decided to make your own blog-themed tree ornament, I'm sure it would cheer Brad up to no end.
P.S. Lone Star Ma, how's that for "texture?"