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Happy Accidents

“Good evening everyone, and welcome to our first class on painting landscapes digitally. I’ll start by sharing my screen and you can follow along.”

*** 40 minutes later ***

“… And we’ll add the final touches with the 2-inch sponge brush…”

“Uh, the class is almost ending. Are you going to unmute and explain what you’re doing?”


I’ve recently started trying my hand at illustrations & digital painting and have been following a tutorial based on Bob Ross’s paintings which was the inspiration behind this piece. (Of course my painting looks more like a 5 year old did it, minus the mess, and not like any of the paintings in the photo).

The photo prompt has been given by Brenda Cox at the Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.

33 responses to “Happy Accidents”

  1. Ooops. That made me smile

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  2. Nice one. I wish you had posted your painting!

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    1. Thanks Keith. Maybe I’ll post it sometime later.

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  3. Hey! At least you are trying. Kudos to you!
    That was too funny, though.

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  4. Cute story. Good luck on the art class. I’m sure practice will mean improvement as you get to know your materials.

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  5. I do not like art classes. That is why. Well done.

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    1. Well, it’s the easiest one to access.

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  6. Oh hilarious! That dratted mute button. Well hopefully they got a lot out of watching along. I love the idea of art classes given via online means. More people to learn a new hobby. Might be some budding art students out there desperate for guidance!

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  7. Sometimes it’s better when you can’t hear what they’re saying 🙂

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    1. And sometimes it isn’t 🙂

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  8. well its almost like online driving classes

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    1. I wouldn’t want to know the impact of that! (Would the final test be online too?)

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  9. Uh-oh. That made me smile. I used to enjoy watching Bob Ross paint, so peaceful. Best wishes on your painting!

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  10. Oh dear. That’s something I would do, forget to unmute. When my kids do a video call, I have to go through the sequence of sound, camera, action, every time 🙂

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    1. It’s something almost everyone has done or is about to do 🙈

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  11. Somethings just don’t work with Zoom. Art tutorials amongst them.

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  12. attending an art class can be stimulating. but then again, good luck. 🙂

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  13. Forty minutes – muted! Sounds entirely too possible. Making it easy to see mine https://onetahayes.com/2022/01/08/math-or-doodles/

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    1. Thanks Oneta 🙂 Will surely check it out.

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  14. I’ve been having bi-weekly Zoom game nights with my family. At least once per session, someone tries to speak while muted. The only sound is everybody else saying some variation of “You’re muted.”

    I used to work in a copy shop. A guy and kid came in with a painting to copy. I asked the kid if he did it. The guy was not happy.

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    1. The ‘unmute mistake’ happens to most of us.
      I wonder why that guy wasn’t happy.

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      1. He painted the picture. He was insulted that I thought the kid painted it.

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  15. Hehehe, what fun. Don’t you just love the presenters who never look at the chat window where people ‘yell’ unmute, unmute… video conferences are so stressfull, everyone who has to do them regularly has my sympathy. And good luck on the art class.

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    1. Been there, done that. Attending back-to-back meetings is definitely a nightmare (but staying on mute has its advantages when you have nothing to say).

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      1. LOL, I hear you. Many were the meetings at the beginning of the pandemic where we were witness of people yelling at their kids, making interesting phone calls or just shuffling papers on their desks. Now moderators mute as a default…

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  16. Dear Bernadette,

    I hope your trees get happier. 😉 Fun piece.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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