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  • Sunburn On The Job


    This is the dress.

    This is the strapless (keyword: strapless) dress that I’ll be wearing in the very important role of Maid-of-Honor for my dear friend Lisa in her wedding – next month.

    This is the sunburn.

    The sunburn with straps – bright white straps  from my spaghetti strap tank that are going to look really, really stupid with the strapless dress I’ll be wearing – next month.

    Send tube tops. Or something. Oh yes, and aloe. Tubs of it.

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    This is the flowerbed that once was. Critters adorned this cute little “front floral thingie” as I’ve lovingly referred to it over the past few years, and it was getting old. I was tired of seeing the same thing, and considering we’re looking to put our home on the market, I thought a facelift was in order.

    This is the painting that caused the sunburn with the strap lines that will look stupid with the strapless gown. Sortof a Mary Engelbreit sort of feel to it, swirled flowers, vines, leaves, ladybugs & butterflies.

    It’s definitely different, and I think it will look nice against the snow in the winter, too. A lil touch of spring all year round is a good thing in the midwest!

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    Then, to top off this lovely weekend of continued demolition and general household prettifying, I had another funky dream. It’s no wonder I’m a little odd, with dreams like that who wouldn’t be? I’d pay someone to analyze them professionally, I’d even let someone pay me to record my brainwaves while I’m sleeping and study how vivid they are. I wouldn’t want to stop having them though, they’re pretty interesting although very wierd. I mean really, boiled grapefruit? Blech.

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    How was your weekend? Are you burnt to a crisp, too?


    Nancy said,

    OW! OW! OW! That looks so painful.

    The planter looks awesome!

    5.8.2006 @ 8:21 am
    Patti said,

    We were out at the lake and not a sunburn to be seen…it was COLD! We even had frost over the weekend. :cold:

    5.8.2006 @ 8:48 am
    Susie said,

    Oh, goodness. Your poor little back!

    I *heart* your flower bed. It’s beautiful.

    5.8.2006 @ 9:40 am

    Nope. Not burnt to a crisp. I’m a farmer’s tan kind of gal. But I recommend lots of aloe and then a sunless tanner to fill in the lines as soon as you’re all healed. That is gonna hurt for a while. Yeowch. :jawdrop:

    5.8.2006 @ 9:51 am
    carmen said,

    Ok, that looks like it hurts. Maybe some of that tanning lotion stuff will make the strap marks not so obvious. Of course that’s AFTER the red goes away. I understand oatmeal baths/lotions help. And asprin. And tequilla.

    5.8.2006 @ 11:46 am
    Erika said,

    I can come over and paint those straps makes ya know :winking:

    But your garden looks so artsy I’m so jealous! What are the little plants that’s like ground cover?

    5.8.2006 @ 12:05 pm
    YellowRose said,

    OWIE!!! That makes me hurt just looking at it! Self tanner for the straps, hat should help.

    The planter looks great! :good:

    5.8.2006 @ 12:26 pm
    Jen said,

    Oh, you poor, poor thing! No sunburn here, but it hasn’t been so long that I can’t fully appreciate yours.

    Did you get any sleep last night?

    I’d send hugs, but I’m afraid it would hurt…

    5.8.2006 @ 12:27 pm
    Laura said,

    ohhh Owwwwww. Try asprin and motrin. that actually helps with inflamation to some degree.
    Loved the painted border, it does remind me of Mary Englebriet’s work.

    5.8.2006 @ 12:46 pm
    Angel said,

    Owwwwww! Get an aloe plant if you can and use that on your burn (Sunscreen, Leanne, SUN. SCREEN.)

    You’ve inspired me with your flowerbeds–I’m going to let the kids paint things to go around ours (one of our “summer camp” activities LOL).

    So very tired after this weekend. I’m ready for a nap.

    5.8.2006 @ 1:14 pm
    Ocean Lady said,

    I’ve got some sunburn on my feet from the beach the other day; I forgot to put the sunscreen on them. I’ve been gooping on tons of aloe vera. We got some strong storms yesterday. I love your flower bed!!! :swimming:

    5.8.2006 @ 3:22 pm
    Clara said,

    Leanne, SUNSCREEN, Duh?! Take it from someone who has had two moles removed due to abnormal cells…SUNSCREEN! Hugs,clara

    5.8.2006 @ 5:17 pm

    Get some aloe, girlfriend!! OMG That must really hurt a lot!!
    Your painting was worth it, though!! Gorgeous!
    Get some sunscreen while you are picking up the aloe, k?

    5.8.2006 @ 5:58 pm
    Debbie said,

    My mom always made me take a bath with a couple cups of vingar in it. Luke warm not too cold, and soak a while. Takes the heat out. Always worked for me. Being a Florida girl and having been on the beach too many years I am careful not to get burned now when I go out. Yours looks very painful. :bawling:

    As for the flower garden I love it. Gives me lots of thoughts for the ones in the back yard.

    5.8.2006 @ 8:35 pm
    Becky said,

    Ouch, that sunburn looks really painful!! I’m a redhead & I know from personal experience! I’m here from Micheles but have been here before. Good luck on the sale of your house

    5.8.2006 @ 8:46 pm
    Denise said,

    Sorry about the sunburn! OUCH!

    And the flowerbed….could you BE anymore talented!? I’m in awe. :hug:

    5.9.2006 @ 7:13 pm
    ldjay said,

    awwww … that does look painful … keep your aloe in the fridge … works soooo much better … that is how i do it when i burn … the planter looks incredible … fantastic job!

    5.9.2006 @ 9:44 pm
    18 said,

    OMG, Ouch!!!! You poor thing. :indifferent:

    5.10.2006 @ 11:42 am
    Shelli said,

    I know that I am a bad blog friend. If it is any consolation, I am a bad blog friend to everyone. I work too many hours. I say all this because I am late getting to this post. By now, your sunburn has probably healed. It has been raining and cold here for more days than I can remember. Please wear sunscreen. Did I mention that my friend, Megan, was just diagnosed with skin cancer? Okay, end lecture.

    Beautiful job on the garden stones. I love it. You are so talented!

    5.14.2006 @ 6:53 pm

    […] There’s a pig in my studio. Yes, I said a pig. Thankfully, it’s not greased. That would have definitely been problematic. I’ll be painting the pig, of course, because that’s what I do. Paint. Pigs, Catfish, Walls, Frogs, Bricks, whatever. I’m a EOP. Equal Opportunity Painter, dontchyaknow. […]

    7.10.2006 @ 3:14 pm
    Christina said,

    Ow, That sunburn looks bad. A few years ago I was on holiday and burnt my back too. I had to stay indoors with lashings of natural yoghurt spread all over my back.

    7.30.2008 @ 10:09 am

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