Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sweet Revenge

Sweet Revenge
Scorpion snack
Back Yard
My 15 year old son Israel was stung by a scorpion that was on his pillow this morning.
It stung him in his lower back. Thank God he's doing fine but I was shaken up.
This mornings shenanigans inspired this new painting. I'm calling it Sweet Revenge ;-)
Watercolor & Acrylic ink on hand made Twinrocker paper. 6" x 8".

47 Lovely Comments:

Blogger Sewz4fun said...

Hi Geninne, I got 2 beautiful yards of Alegria, blue birds on blue in the mail today. It is just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your talents with the world.

4/18/2012 5:50 PM  
Anonymous Maria said...

Oh my goodness! So glad to hear your son is doing fine. I would have totally freaked.

Just look at that beautiful painting…talk about "when life gives you lemons…" Sending caring thoughts from one mom to another. :)

4/18/2012 6:07 PM  
Anonymous Hilary Frye said...

Glad to hear he is doing OK! Wow! Sweet revenge is right! ;-) I'd never want to experience a scorpion bite, or even be within reach of getting bitten!

I like your illustration! That purple paper is lovely too!

4/18/2012 6:15 PM  
Blogger Ilustrasole said...

uau, un escorpión...qué bueno que está todo bien .Imagino el susto de tu hijo y la impresión!!

4/18/2012 6:17 PM  
Anonymous nayrampara said...

Que bueno que Israel este bien, paso el mal momento, saludos desde Chile,Jeannette.

4/18/2012 6:34 PM  
Blogger RD said...

I was bitten by a scorpion in my bed in the middle of night. Painful! So sorry for Israel. Glad he is okay.

4/18/2012 6:57 PM  
Anonymous rebecca said...

i vividly remember when i was 6 yrs old having one drop on my foot and sting me. i couldnt even breathe to tell my mom what had happened and then finally started screaming. i've never appreciated scorpions ;oP!!!

4/18/2012 7:09 PM  
Blogger SH said...

Love the bougainvillea. It reminds me of my childhood. Ours grew so tall and huge, draping over an entire wall and it had the same exact fushia color as what you have on the picture. It was sad that we had to move without it. Thanks for sharing a lot of beautiful pictures with us!

4/18/2012 7:38 PM  
Blogger sueschank said...

We sometimes find scorpions in our vacation home in NW Phoenix - I know it comes with living on the edge of the desert but it doesn't mean I have to like them! I love your new picture and glad to hear your son is OK!

4/18/2012 7:53 PM  
Anonymous Renae @ theredwren said...

Very glad to hear Israel is ok. I love your picture!

4/18/2012 8:57 PM  
Anonymous katrina said...

To my eye, there's something small, lovely and fierce with that little bird in this picture. She's beautiful and wonderfully made, compared with the ugly scorpion.

I think it's a wonderful depiction of how we mothers defend our children against all harm - bravo!

4/18/2012 10:08 PM  
Anonymous Maria Antonieta Rojas said...

Hola Geninne,
Que susto! Sofia y yo nos alegramos de que Israel este bien. Por cierto, que talento! Poder sacar arte de una situación como esta, wow! al final el escorpión tuvo suerte, se hizo famoso en un instante y se perpetuo en esta hermosa pintura que has creado. Un abrazo y mucha salud para Israel.

4/18/2012 11:12 PM  
Anonymous Vera said...

I am happy to read that everything is alright now.
Besos de Bélgica

4/18/2012 11:39 PM  
Blogger Feltbug said...

I hope he makes a quick recovery, found your blog via Bookhou, you have some lovely things here.

4/19/2012 12:50 AM  
Blogger tinajo said...

Yikes - a scorpion! That sounds scary, I´m so glad he´s OK (and great therapy illustration)!

4/19/2012 1:55 AM  
Anonymous Liz R. said...

Crikey! That would have been scary for the young fella! Just as frightening for you, I see. I'm sure that Sweet Revenge has a super sharp beak! Thank you for sharing these beauties with us.

4/19/2012 3:01 AM  
Blogger nicole said...

Oh, so glad he is ok. And I admire that you can take something scary like that and turn it into beautiful art. What a gift!

4/19/2012 4:00 AM  
Blogger Margie Oomen said...

yes you should get a kitty
to keep the scorpions away

4/19/2012 4:06 AM  
Blogger barbara@sparrowavenue said...

scorpions, spiders...
how frightening for all of you!

was it a mad rush to the doctor's?
what did you do?

4/19/2012 4:39 AM  
Anonymous tere said...

Qué impresión! Qué bueno que ya esté bien, dicen que las plantas y las flores de lavanda los espantan, para que pongas muchas! Se dan bien en climas secos. Saludos!

4/19/2012 5:02 AM  
Blogger ariadne said...

It is so great that you get inspiration even out of bad incidents! I am glad your son's ok!AriadnefromGreece!

4/19/2012 6:01 AM  
Blogger dls said...

So glad your son is ok.... what a nasty scare! God bless you and your family and your awesome talent!

4/19/2012 7:23 AM  
Anonymous paola said...

Beautiful rainbow of colors,

4/19/2012 7:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yesterday i din't like the wood snake, today a scorpion...
I am very happy he is o.k. You are so brave.
Beautiful art work.
Thanks for sharing with us it is a real pleasure.

4/19/2012 7:27 AM  
Blogger bobbi said...

I'm scared of scorpions! My grandparent sea house was full. I'm glad you son is fine.

4/19/2012 7:47 AM  
Blogger Patricia G said...

Best wishes for you and your son - speedy recovery. Beautiful piece!

4/19/2012 8:29 AM  
Blogger Lisa at lil fish studios said...

Oh my goodness! I'm so glad he's okay.

4/19/2012 9:45 AM  
Blogger rebecca said...

gives me shivers!

4/19/2012 9:45 AM  
Blogger Julia Kim said...

So glad your son is okay! I'm wondering if there is a natural deterrent against scorpions?!

Love the painting:)

4/19/2012 12:17 PM  
Blogger sally.wilson said...

what a terrifying experience. blessing to you and your family and the revenge is most justified. take care.

4/19/2012 1:29 PM  
Blogger Amanda Deinhardt said...

Oh goodness! Glad he's doing ok. The art that came from your experience is beautiful. At least something good came out of it. I said a prayer for Israel.

4/19/2012 3:01 PM  
Anonymous LIn said...

Scary. It's good to know Israel is okay. I like the Sweet Revenge - a great way to express yourself! Take good care.

4/19/2012 5:58 PM  
Anonymous rk said...

Just gorgeous colors! So nice that you turned a negative experience into a positive thing by painting! May I ask if you water colored the twin rocker paper first in purple to get that base color?

4/20/2012 10:36 AM  
Blogger Resham Mukherjee said...

Love your work Genine. The more I see what you do, the more I am inspired to do something creative myself.

4/22/2012 1:32 AM  
Blogger Mónica Ortelli said...

Geanine, dicen que poniendo pequeños recipientes con lavanda fresca en los lugares por donde podrían entrar, los escorpiones se espantan ya que no soportan ese olor. Es una manera agradable de mantenerlos alejados, inocua para el ser humano. Control ecológico de plagas.
Me alegra que a tu niño le esté yendo bien.
Un abrazo.

4/22/2012 1:45 PM  
Blogger Gaia Marfurt said...

The fear inspired you! All that "adrenalina"! :) This illustration is really gorgeous!

4/23/2012 6:51 AM  
Blogger Resham Mukherjee said...

Hello again - Have posted the kingfisher on my blog.
Please have a look. Will appreciate your feedback. Thanks!

4/24/2012 3:04 AM  
Anonymous rk said...

I noticed that we never get feedback here for questions/comments. It's OK but would be nice if you could :) I don't like FB and don't use it much.Hope you don't mind me making this comment/observation.

4/24/2012 12:44 PM  
Blogger Resham Mukherjee said...

Hey RK, I did get some feedback. Just thought I should let you know.

4/24/2012 6:58 PM  
Blogger Euphoria said...

Lovely Cactus! Kind regards from Argentina.

4/26/2012 3:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the colors and how they all blend together. The birds feet have to hurt standing on top of the cactus catching the scorpion. The butterfly perched above the bird makes the picture.

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