No, seriously, I need one. My next painting involves several cows walking toward a barn, Enkelin walks behind them. From the vantage point I've chosen to draw from, the cows are walking away from the reader. Only their butts are seen.
I've found many images of cows — cow heads with long horns, wide angle side views and way too many udder shots. But no photos from behind (no pun intended).
So, I call the wife who's out shopping. Just so happens, she's near a teacher supply store. "While you're out, can you pick me up a cow?" I ask her. T knows that I'm way beyond weird, she's been married to me for a long time (14 years next week). She knows that when I say I need a cow, I really do need a cow. In this case, a cow's butt.
"I found your cow," she says, calling me back. She'd found a miniature plastic cow at the teacher supply store.
"Great!" I knew she'd get my cow!
"It's kind of ugly" she says. "It looks more like a deformed ram."
"I don't care if it's ugly or if it looks like a ram. Does it have a decent butt?
I explained why I was so concerned about the butt. We had a good laugh.
"It comes in a package of nine farm animals, two cows and a bull. You have several butt's to choose from," she says.
Wrong conversation to have in the presence of my son.
"Why's Daddy so interested in everybody's booty?" he asks.
I hope our cow butt joke won't make it to summer camp next week. Or church either.
In other news: My 26-piece, 4th of July scrapbooking art (digital clip art) is available for download today! (scroll down to see the other components)