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linley.plester

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Reply #300 on: June 08, 2018, 06:59:31 AM
Yes Mea... Love the hydrangeas especially. I'm being kidnapped to go camping every second week at the moment, and I was also one of those people who had the Great Hobart Storm seep into the living room, so I had a bit a of a cleanup for a while. I was lucky...  I was awake and able to do the cleanup (soak up) myself and  there was no long term damage. Other people are having to wait months for insurance assessors and replacement carpets. Still better a bit of water than being submerged in red hot lava...Best wishes to all over there.


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Reply #301 on: June 08, 2018, 07:02:17 AM
Thanks. Linley. 

Good that your seepage was minimal.

We have 500-600 houses now on the Big Island that are completely destroyed by lava or surrounded by 30-feet of it so that the owners cannot get back to them.  So sad.

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Reply #302 on: June 14, 2018, 07:20:10 AM
How about this? A mynah bird painted in chocolate (mix of dark chocolate cocoa, water, and gum arabic)

It's freehand, so the legs are a bit wonky.  Just a practice piece as I am going to do  larger one for the new chocolate company in Honolulu.  They have a particular candy bar called Nine Fine Mynahs (the name of the farm when the cacao beans are grown).


Suggestions appreciated.

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Reply #303 on: June 14, 2018, 09:25:54 PM
Mea:  Sounds yummy to me.  What a cleaver idea. Can't wait to see more.
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Reply #304 on: June 14, 2018, 11:03:37 PM
Great job! How interesting to use chocolate. Don’t develop any bad habits of licking paint off your fingers. That could get dangerous when you switch back to oils!  :2funny:
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Reply #305 on: June 15, 2018, 01:26:09 AM
Great Idea Mea. Good luck with the larger one and keep it out of licking reach


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Reply #306 on: June 15, 2018, 01:30:06 AM
Good job and great idea. These birds are such a pest in Australia so don't lije them very much.
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Reply #307 on: June 15, 2018, 02:05:24 AM
Yes, TeresaM, they are pesty little birds - so noisy.  But, I love them.

Thanks, Bill, Kathy, and EmmaLee.  Was almost tempted to lock my fingers a few times.  It looks too much like brownie batter.

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Reply #308 on: June 16, 2018, 04:09:45 AM
I really like this!!! How exciting to be painting for a chocolate company - Congrats!


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Reply #309 on: June 16, 2018, 05:54:34 AM
Finger Lickin' Good  :2funny:
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Reply #310 on: June 16, 2018, 07:20:09 PM
Great idea Mea! I like this! Looking forward to other paintings!
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Reply #311 on: June 16, 2018, 10:15:26 PM
Thanks, Denise, Dennis, and Gita.  Am working on another chocolate one now.  Should have something to post by the end of the day.

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Reply #312 on: June 17, 2018, 12:30:49 AM
Lovely idea Mea. You are so adventurous which is lovely.   Patricia
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Reply #313 on: June 17, 2018, 01:13:49 AM
Agree with Patricia... you are so adventurous! Congrats on your commission. (Everyone tells me that Mynahs are a pest in Australia, Teresa, but I've only ever seen one! I guess they don't like flying across Bass Strait to Tasmania, and they hadn't reached Western Australia when I lived there many years ago.)


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Reply #314 on: June 18, 2018, 10:59:45 AM
Well done, good looking bird!
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