Saturday, January 14, 2012

Shotgun House-SOLD

5x6

well it happened again. everytime i'm in key west painting plein air i'm mistaken for a homeless guy! its because here, anybody scruffy looking, riding a bike with all kinds of crap in the front basket and/or having a backpack is homeless. guess what thats me. all my painting stuff is in the basket and i'm loaded like a pack mule with a backpack. paint all over me, beard and hairs getting shaggy (the wife's in NC, no need to snazz up) All i do is paint, paint, paint and backpack painting on a bike is the best way to get around town, and the side streets. anybody that plein air paints knows you tend to look scruffy on a good day after painting a few in 80 degree heat.

so i'm at the convenient store getting lunch today, and as i reach for my wallet in my backpack the lady says "sorry! we dont take food stamps here".  i'm like... "i dont have food stamps, i've got a job"  OH she says, surprised looking!

honest mistake, i think to myself snacking on a jamaican pie out on the curb with the roosters and chickens. the way painting sales have been the past few years, i would probably qualify for food stamps!  :D

7 comments:

Bethany said...

Ha! My husband and his football buddy got a laugh when I told them about your blog post tonight. Thanks for sharing your adventures, and I am hoping to take a workshop this year up in NC!

jimmy craig said...

Too funny, Rooney! I always joke about looking like I crawled out of a box most of the time. Amen on sales! Who has time for new clothes and haircuts when all money goes to paint supplies and bills? Finally trimmed beard after too many hair eating incidents. Hope you're well down there! JC

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Marla said...

ROFL! See if you can make any bucks panhandling.

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A Painter's Journal said...

This is so funny! She assumed you were reaching for FOOD STAMPS! As I recall Key West was a little less uppity. Is everyone now rolling in the dough and looking swank?
Put a can out for tips while you paint.
Sales... worst year since I began this career for me... so depressing.

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