Thursday, October 28, 2010


This is a portrait I did for my art group's portrait swap - I was a little late with it (ok 11 months, hanging my head in shame) but finally recently finished it. I know some of you have already seen it posted elsewhere.

Anyway, this is a painting of just about the worst thing that's ever happened in Wibbley World, that horrible day when Lunchbox and Bloo were kidnapped - a day that will live in infamy. Poor Lunchbox dropped his lunch-pail and I tell you, you could hear him wailing into the middle of next week! I was shocked to discover that it was my friend John Borrero who had put on a disguise and stolen them:

Oil on canvas

I'm filled with outrage just looking at this again - how could John just laugh and ignore the fact that he made Lunchbox drop his lunch-pail and cry!? Doesn't he know that when you have your diaper but not your lunch-pail, then everything's not OK? Apparently he had lured them with some candy and then tried wheeling them off in a wagon but they kept climbing out, so he had to carry them in his arms as he trotted away on his spindly little goat legs.

But you know what? Everything did turn out ok after what was quite a scare. Eventually I was able to track them down by following Lunchbox's shrieks of terror (Bloo was so petrified she couldn't make a peep) and John's hoof-prints. I was able to rescue them, bringing them back home where they could be happy again. Here's John's portrait of our reunion:

"John in Wibbley World" by John Borrero
18x24, Acrylic & mixed media

(click image to read John's side of the story
and to see more of his amazing artwork)

After re-reading John's story I guess maybe I overreacted, but that's how we Mommies are when our babies are in trouble!

So now you know, if there was any question:

Lunchbox + lunchpail + diaper = good
Lunchbox + diaper - lunchpail = bad
Lunchbox - lunchpail - diaper = you don't even want to know


Ayala Art said...

Poor Bloo and lunchbox! Great painting though :o)

Vicky Knowles said...

Thanks Ayala! Fortunately they were able to put that unpleasantness behind them and resume their happy lives :)

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

LOL! That was great! Love your work!!

Vicky Knowles said...

Thank you Kimmy!

lilly piri said...

Wow, these are both so good! I really love John's work, too. What a great swap. :)

Anonymous said...

LOL!!! You never know when I might be back... better keep on eye open at all times. :) -John