Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sh$ts and Giggles, a Charity Event!




So, you wanna know a little story?  I was at having a talk with my new tattoo dude, about my upcoming session of course, and we got to talking and stuff and I started talking a little photography and a little art.  Well, they, the shop, are putting on a charity auction at a local bar and all the artists there, and some others, were all painting toilet seat lids.  And...excited excited me... he asked if I wanted to paint on for the event. (I actually knew of this event from my previous visit, but I truly did not think I would get to participate.  I certainly wasn't going to offer.  Some of these artists are so wickedly talented...and then there is little me!)  So... Uh, yes!!!  I was giddy crazy with excitement and ran to home depot to buy a toilet lid.  On the way I called Twinkle Twinkle to express extreme delight, and then off I went to work.  Being a mother of three girls and being summer, time has been limited lately, but stay up each night, way too late, I did! And then there was that moment when she was finished.  I love her now and I am excited and really hoping someone buys her in the auction.


So happy day, right?  The event is next Friday night, which also means I have an excuse to have an outing.  Fingers crossed I can find a sitter!

Now, I did deliver her last weekend when I went in for my session.  The response was awesome sauce.  I was a tad nervous, given the talent in this shop, but I did it and they loved it...at least I really feel they did.  No other toilet lid looked like mine...so woot!


This is me.  I am not revealing what is about to go down on my back.  I think I'll wait a couple weeks and make you lovelies crazy!

Linking to PPF!

52 comments:

  1. She is absolutely stunning! And the attached stencil is brilliant! I LOVE what you did and am so excited for your event. You will so totally rock it! xoxoxo

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  2. Well I love your toilet seat cover and have no doubt it will sell in the auction! Awesome art and nice that it's for a cause! Happy PPF! #7 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

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  3. What a wonderful story and a great toilet seat cover :D I love their idea - and why not paint a couple and sell them? I tell ya I could go for a bit of aesthetic enhancement to my .. evacuation experiences ;)

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  4. How fun is this! It looks great on the old wood of the fence too. Be nice if you could find some to add to the seat as a frame of sorts.

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  5. What a fun charity event, and awesome sauce that you created a fabulous piece for it. I love her! Good luck with the auction... I'm sure a sitter will be found and your art will rock the place. :)

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  6. That toilet lid is crazy awesome, art can be everywhere!

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  7. wow I would buy your fab toilet seat, a smashing work of art. x

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  8. what a great story!! I love when events leads to other events in a totally serendipitous way - go cosmos!! (I'm reading a book about cosmic ordering just now and am finding happy coincidences everywhere!) Also love it when I meet another lady who loves body art! I'm in the middle of deciding on my next two tattoos just now - mine are all little ones - I'd love to get my whole back done but I think I'd need a lottery win first!

    Your toilet seat lid is fantastic - I laughed when I saw what it actually was as the first couple of photos don't give it away! I think she's adorable and somebody will definitely buy her - I think the whole painted toilet seat auction is a briliant idea! Hope you have a ball at the event on Friday!

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  9. Absolutely stunning!! I have done several charity pieces and it's so rewarding!! She will go for sure!! I love how you graduated us into the mystery of your toilet seat!! So inspirational...now I want to do all three toilet seats in my house!! Buy new ones of course!! lol Have a great night out, can't wait to hear all about it!!

    When we are on our true path the doors seem to open!!

    Happy ppf
    Hugs Giggles

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  10. Love the story, love the art- makes me want to rush down to our B&Q and get myself one today, think I will do just that! LOL. Can't wait to see your tattoo.

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  11. Love your seat and the whole idea!!! You are definitely bringing in some bucks with that!!!
    cheers, dana

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  12. She is gorgeous. I happy that you got to participate in this event with all the other artists. Here's to finding a sitter!

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  13. How much fun is this? Love it. I'm sure it will raise a nice chunk of change for the fundraiser. Can't wait to see the new ink.

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  14. What a great idea to bring art to the smallest room in the best way possible!

    I always thought the lid was a wasted opportunity!!

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  15. Love what you did with the toilet lid. Like what's going on your back too. Happy PPF!

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  16. What fun! Your toilet seat is amazing and I am curious to see what is going on your back! I will stay tuned!

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  17. That is too cool! You keep walking on clouds- you have earned it!!! My fingers are crossed for you to find a sitter too- a toilet seat art auction sounds like the best night out!

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  18. Bravo to you ! Glad you are 'shining your light' ~ Brave having large tatoo ~ I have small one on my ankle ~ enough for me ~ LOL ~ So happy for you ~~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

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  19. She looks great in all her violets and blues!!
    Fun!!!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  20. That is great fun, though it will drive me a bit mad waiting to see your newest addition... hope the auction is a great success...xx

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  21. what a cool idea for an auction, and your girl is lovely! Happy PPF!

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  22. Lovely! I think it'll cause a bidding war. I'll need to come back to see your newest addition- that's a cliff hanger for us isn't it?

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  23. so much cuter than the rat nasty cartpetish thing covering my toilet seat! why is my husband so tacky? oh wait, he get it from his mama!

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  24. How cool is that? I love it. Can't wait to see your tat.

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  25. she's adorable! I've never seen toilet lids painted before. fun idea!

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  26. How much fun is that! I am so glad you were included in this romp as I can see you're definitely at the ready to parade your stuff. Love the colors and the little dots in her eyes!

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  27. I love it that we couldn't tell it was a toilet seat at first! She's gorgeous--

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  28. That toilet seat is gorgeous, great colors and cute girl--and what a col idea for an art project. Methinks me own bowl is about to get a makeover, tehehehe. Also can't wait to see what your ink looks like. Is that one already there a birdcage? How chic.

    Now following you on Bloglovin' and happy belated PPF.

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  29. I am in LOVE with that seat! Just Great! And can't wait to see what is on your back! Valerie

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  30. I didn't even register it's a toilet sat until I read it. :) Totally awesome! Oh, now I really want to know what your tattoo looks like. :)

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  31. Hi Daniele! Never thought I'd say this about a toilet seat, but it's so GORGEOUS! I especially like the scroll accents! :-)

    So excited to hear about this wonderful opportunity to share your work with the world! You'll have to post pics of the auction here for us on the blog!:-)

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  32. By the way, at first I didn't notice it was a toilet seat, either!:-) :-) :-)

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  33. Hi, just to let you know, I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award - the details are over on my blog!

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  34. Absolutely stunning Daniele... WOW... I totally LOVE what you did with the toilet seat... am sure it will sell... and how fab to have some amazing artwork in your loo...

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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  35. I am wondering what kind of paint to use on a toilet seat cover! Honestly I wouldn't know where to start if I had to decorate one! But you did a fantastic job and the person who buys it will have an awesome toilet, except of course there will always be eyes staring up at you! and her mouth seems to be ooohing too! Well one totally not boring toilet coming up! Patsy from
    HeARTworks and
    papemelroti

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  36. That's a gorgeous lid! So exciting!

    If you're willing to spend a bit, I have had HUGE amounts of success finding a sitter through sittercity.com - you have to pay for an account, but I posted my babysitting needs and had six great candidates in two days. They have a section for getting sitters on short notice, too.

    Caitlyn (ladyphlogiston)

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  37. You could definitely go into business designing toilet seats. She's adorable. Looking forward to seeing your TAT. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  38. Great job on the toilet seat!!! THe auction just has to be a total blast too ...so I hope you get a sitter!

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  39. :) Stunning idea. And I love your toilet seat. How exciting to be asked, and then to have it all finished and ready go. She looks fantastic, I am sure someone will snap her up. How fun.

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  40. oh what a super clever piece!!!! wonderful work and I can't wait to see your tattoo!!!!!!

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  41. such a wonderful cover seat!
    you look so calm as you get your tat!

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  42. LOVE LOVE that lid!~ You did an awesome job. Love how you have the swirls going over her eye. Such a cool effect!

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  43. Love the seat, the girl looks as surprised as I was when the last photo showed that it was a toilet seat. Great!

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  44. I love your toilet seat cover girlie painting! She's a beauty, so I'm sure she'll sell. Hope you find a baby sitter, because you need to be there. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Blessings!

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  45. Interesting, a toilet seat! Nice!

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  46. heehee this toilet seat rocks !!!

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  47. Le tatouage va être magnifique!!! et votre art génial comme toujours.
    Flo
    http://lartenciel.blogspot.fr/

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  48. Hi. and Yay! And I think you need updated potty pictures ;) xoxoxo!

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  49. Ooooh! I just love the colors and the textures on your toilet lid! Beautiful. You look so peaceful as you're getting your tat!

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  50. Way to jump in!! So proud of you!!! It is definately the coolest toilet lid I've ever seen!!

    Your ink (and your shoulders, I dare say) look amazing!!

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  51. That was a nice way of combining your passion and doing something for charity. Not only was you were able to have what you wanted but also being able to help someone who is in need. Nice.
    Feeding the Homeless Ft. Lauderdale

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