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Friday, July 20, 2007

Ecce Homer

Ah-hah, I touched your heart.
–Nelson Muntz

This helped lift the mood:
Our friend NancyBea originally had the Create-A-Character on her website, which Ned has linked to in his post. Ned and the boys and I sat together and made our family (Nat was not too interested, however, although he does love to watch The Simpsons with us every Sunday). A good laugh with my guys is “like a witamin,” as my grandmother used to say. That, plus a very late but very good argument/talk with Ned. (I know many of you are thinking, “Thank God I’m not married to her!”) Well, I know Ned doesn’t like the late-night argument either, but he does like me, so…

Try doing one of these of your own clan and send me the link!! (with a pic so I can see the real life peeps) Guaranteed to make you smile.


Sue, you guys look great! I notice you and I chose the same eyes (quite possible!) and the same bodies (I wish!) I’m glad it was fun for you guys. Here’s mine!

— added by Nancy Bea Miller on Friday, July 20, 2007 at 8:28 am

Nancy, it’s “excellent,” except your skin tone is brighter than that. This really cheered me up, thanks!

— added by Susan Senator on Friday, July 20, 2007 at 11:34 am

Yeah, they didn’t have pale pink skin tone only a jaundiced looking pale yellow. It looked so icky, especially with blonde hair, that I just couldn’t use it. Instead I went for my rarely achieved “deep tan” look. Which is probably the exact shade of your everyday color! ;->

— added by Nancy Bea Miller on Friday, July 20, 2007 at 1:13 pm

We had the same exact problem with Nat’s skin tone. He is tan and blond, but he only looked yellow when we first made him so we made him one degree darker. BTW, Ben loved that you had a donut on your shirt. You have made quite an impression on him, artist-to-artist. I mentioned commissioning a painting from you to him the other day (I will have to speak to you about this idea I have) and he said, “She’s the one who paints kewpie dolls and donuts!” And I said, “And really interesting people you want to be with and scenes you want to be in.”

I was not happy with the hair choices for me (although Max was ecstatic to be Sideshow Bob)and Ben did not like the monochromatic pants or shoes (he wears camouflage and colorful Van sneakers).

— added by Susan Senator on Friday, July 20, 2007 at 1:23 pm

I thought you wuzz bin talkin ’bout what they done down Cerne way where Homer is challenging the local geezer

— added by The author on Friday, July 20, 2007 at 5:08 pm