Tuesday, March 25, 2008

pet peeves


Pet peeves -- you can't escape them. They invade every aspect of daily life.

My pet peeve is the pot calling the kettle black. That would be like me criticizing people who are late -- four days late for Illustration Friday!

Now that it's done, though, I may have to waste time elsewhere.

ink drawings coloured digitally

28 Comments:

Blogger Caroline said...

very funny!

25/3/08 11:23 AM  
Blogger van dyke said...

Fun illustration. I think your little critters are cute.

25/3/08 11:56 AM  
Blogger Donn said...

You would love Plankton on Sponge Bob!

I only dish it out to other bloggers who I know will hold back on their punches...
'cause I am a total scaredy-cat.

25/3/08 12:42 PM  
Blogger citizen of the world said...

Ha ha! Very cute - if all pet peeves were like that, I'd want several around.

25/3/08 1:20 PM  
Blogger dinahmow said...

Four days late? That means it's Wednesday over here...
(the little snaily thing reminds me of Caro's "helmet!" )

25/3/08 1:21 PM  
Blogger carla said...

These are wonderful, Andrea! They remind me of Mad Magazines "Horrifying Cliches" - a feature they had way back in the day when I was a kid - did you ever see them? They were illustrations oc cliches as monsters, and they were really quite funny. I'm having a hard time picking a favorite of the four you've done - they are all really funny!

25/3/08 2:36 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Caroline and Van Dyke: Thanks. :)

Donn: Oh yeah? Just catch me with PMS and then you'll regret it forever! :)

Citizen: In that case, I hope your vacuum cleaner has good suction!

Dinah: You Down Underers always were more advanced than we North Americans.

Carla: Thanks for the blast from the past! One look at the words "horrifying cliches" reminded me that cliche was a word I'd never heard before getting hold of Mad so I pronounced it, in my head, "horrifying clitches." Mafia was another I first read in Mad. For years I thought it was Muh-FYE-uh. :) I catch my older son, who has been an avid reader since preschool, doing the same.

25/3/08 2:57 PM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

Crayon Physics. I watched the video. I am soooo glad it wasnt a direct link.

25/3/08 4:05 PM  
Blogger Ian Lidster said...

I never knew what a pet peeve actually looked like. Thank you for this, dear Andrea.

25/3/08 4:39 PM  
Blogger albina said...

Love your Peeves!

25/3/08 7:51 PM  
Blogger albina said...

Love your Peeves!

25/3/08 7:51 PM  
Blogger albina said...

Oops, can I say it again? LOVE your Peeves!!!

25/3/08 7:52 PM  
Blogger Casdok said...

So do i!!

26/3/08 1:35 AM  
Blogger chocolate covered musings said...

those are the cutest pets. shame the real ones aren't so friendly-looking

:)

26/3/08 5:40 AM  
Blogger Melody said...

Great.........as always

26/3/08 6:25 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Andrea, A college professor, years ago modified that saying to the Pot calling the Kettle, Pot. It took me a while back then, but now i laugh anytine I hear it.
Also, got your pieces today! Yea, they are beautiful! I will take a picture of them when They are up and put it on the blog in a few...
Thanks again!

26/3/08 6:28 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

I was trying to figure out each one...if you had little boys I would assume the toilet one was about pee on the seat, lol. Maybe its just the lid up?? Great illo!
a.

26/3/08 6:31 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Jan: ?

Ian: Just one of the many guises of peeves!

Albina: Love your comment. Love your comment. (Love your comment.)

Casdok: Three times please! :)

Chocolate: You've been peeking!

Melody: Thanks.

Michelle: Good one! And I'm so glad they arrived OK -- I'm always stressed when sending glass.

Andrea: There are three boys here and have been thoroughly schooled in toilet usage. :) (You sound like someone, like me, who's been there!)

26/3/08 7:25 AM  
Blogger rebecca woodward said...

Wow! I like your style! Had to browse your blog and loved it too!

www.justgiddy.typepad.com

26/3/08 7:34 AM  
Blogger Janvangogh said...

I was mesmerized enough by the video. If the click had been to the game itself, well, I'd still be there.

26/3/08 12:04 PM  
Blogger San said...

What a talent is yours!

26/3/08 4:13 PM  
Blogger Molly said...

Today is one of those days when I am intimately aware of my pet peeves. Does that tell you anything. Well I certainly won't bore you with that. But I do enjoy your drawings. I love how the toilet is 'kneeling.' And yes, plenty of males around to get that one. I demand you do more teapots and cups. There is possibility there for you. I'll have to take a picture of this cute teapot I have that looks like a pink knapsack. Doesn't that give you some ideas?

26/3/08 10:14 PM  
Blogger HMBT said...

You crack me up! My pet peeve is people who take themselves waaaaay too seriously. :P

27/3/08 6:30 AM  
Blogger nadine said...

These are great! Your ink drawings are so full of fun and just a little tongue-in-cheek. Love them. (What's the teapot and cup one though? Am I just being daft?)

27/3/08 6:40 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

rebecca: Thanks for visiting and commenting!

Jan: Aha! Got it.

San: Thanks. :)

Molly: Tea. I hear there's a whole culture around that. Then there are the Japanse.

HMBT: Yes! I *so* agree with you.

Nadine: To tell the truth, I just drew pictures with pet peeves all over them. I didn't actually have a reason behind each one. I guess that makes me the flaky, dull-witted artiste, eh? :)

27/3/08 3:29 PM  
Blogger Hayden said...

What fun! Put a big smile on my face.

29/3/08 4:27 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

those little peeves are taking over! i'm charmed... I'm glad you took the better late than never approach because this is cute as hell! Loving your guitar too!

29/3/08 10:57 PM  
Blogger JafaBrit's Art said...

I love your illustrations :) AND how you choose to waste time hee!hee!

2/4/08 5:59 AM  

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