My mom called me earlier this week, “I saw your paintings on Ree’s Thanksgiving special.” I had just walked in the door from work and my mom was watching the Food Network east coast feed which is 3 hours earlier than mine. Even knowing this, I turned on the TV, still wearing my heels and other trappings of my day job while I simultaneously put down groceries and opened the door for Ladybird to go out in the back yard. The dog stood on the threshold, looked dubiously at the drizzle and went back in.
“I won’t get that show until 8 o’clock,” I said, setting a mental alarm that had little chance of going off.
Yes, I know there are DVRs for that. No, I don’t have one.
What I can do is tell you that The Pioneer Woman Thanksgiving Special is going to re-run and if you’re into it, you can see my paintings of her children in the background, which is pretty cool.
Sun, November 22
Tue, November 24
They are also prominently featured in her Walmart commercials! This is almost as cool as the time a friend saw someone had ripped off my painting of The Bloggess and was selling them alongside Frida Kahlo prints.
That’s how you know you’ve really made it.