Wednesday, November 10, 2010

art every day month #10: a mouthful

things-that-bite

I was long overdue for a doodlerant - the last ones were Do the Duty and The Bell Ringer. I've gone far too long without complaining. So here's a mouthful. And now you know where I'll be today.

> Winners of the scrappy bag giveaway, chosen by the Artsyville accountant (the random number generator) are Stephanie and Julie Jordan Scott (thanks everyone for entering!)
> More Art Every Day
> Today's NaNoJouMo prompt
> Amy unearthed her grandmother's amazing artwork from the 1930s

Happy day to you!

37 comments:

iHanna said...

What a fun list of horribleness, I only think you missed the bill they give you in the end... at least here. Horrible big one! :-)

aimee said...

i know, there are so many other rotten things. i ran out of room. but if i had to do it over i think i'd put those awful bitewings for x-rays ahead of the bill.

i should mention that i LOVE the lead apron. i never want to take it off.

plo said...

I love your well written rant! Too fun! I am so glad I stumbled upon you, for your site is full of delight!

Nina said...

I like the white outlines you chose for some of your ranty words .. makes them pop nicely!

Audrey said...

What a hoot!! I love it!

cindy said...

and then, they give you the BILL and say you can work out a PAYMENT PLAN! love your doodlerant, now rinse!

Christie said...

Legitimate complaints all! Those bitewings are the worst; they never seem to fit properly. Yet my dentist and hygienist are so kind and patient. Somehow they manage to temper the the inevitable discomfort. Love your rant!

Kim Hambric said...

Oh, how I dread the dentist. I have a few sensitive teeth, and I swear they enjoy squirting them with cold cold cold water. I just picture myself inserting Mr. Thirsty into their ears. Sorry you ran out of room for the bitewings -- those are the worst.

My daughter, however, LOVES going to the dentist. Freak.

On the plus side, my dentist is swooningly handsome. mmmmmmmmmmm.

Great rant. Love those colors.

Julie Jordan Scott said...

I love "the dried out pucker face fishy mouth"...made me giggle aloud.

So grateful I won the prize (YAY!) and I wanted, especially in light of your rant) to show you the video of my start to AEDM which is sort of a rant of a different kind...

My AEDM Poetry Performance Video.

Buffalo Lucy said...

Well... I was just thinking about calling to make an appointment on my way to work this morning. I'd almost forgotten why I'd been putting it off. Thanks for the reminder. That's a task that's getting shuffled back to the bottom of my list!

And speaking of that, I'll have to ask you if you have a dentist recommendation in Lawrence. I hate mine.

Lynn Fisher said...

I love your rants! I was going to say...you forgot the &%^%$#%$%$ bitewings!
How do you do AWESOME everyday Aimee?

cath c said...

i scheduled appts in january. i am all anxious about going. i can't tell you how much time has passed since my last appt, but i can tell you i was living in another state.

Inner Toddler said...

you were due for a rant. I would agree with you except my old dentist recently retired and the guy who bought his practice is a cutie from venezuela. makes it a little easier.

The Original Drama Mama said...

Oh dear, just scheduled my bi-annual check up for next month. Our usual dentist isn't in my insurance's "preferred plan" so to try and save $, last time I tried one who was - it was an AWFUL experience! So I'm back to the more expensive but def. worth it dentist.

Anne said...

I love the word doodlerant! This one is great!

The Original Drama Mama said...

I don't suppose the dentist office will be wanting to hang that Doodle Print up anytime soon...or maybe they have a really good sense of humor and would love it! ;)

aimee said...

I just emerged from the "imminent oral collapse" intervention - one hell of a morning! But thankfully, an awesome dentist (Julie, I'll e-mail you), and in network, so I should not complain. But still I will. And he would get a bang out of this if I showed it to him, though I probably won't.

aimee said...

drooling. i forgot to include drooling. the indignity. it needs to be on this list.

pluckychickenheart said...

Ranting, especially doodleranting is a highly respectable and undervalued skill. Because if we don't rant from time to time we become that big ole seething automaton of resentment, AKA Miss Yesimfineeverythingis wonderfulandyou.

I like the lead apron too. Its like a warm robot hug.

L'Atelier said...

oh i love your dentist rant, only you could make a rant so funny and so beautiful! i have been lucky so far, my teeth havent needed much mending, but i still can relate.. and yes the drooling!! its the worst bit actually.
all of this reminds me i should go for a check up....

Chel said...

Bahahaha! This made me laugh so hard, because it's all SO TRUE! I think all dentists should have this framed in their waiting room, just to lighten things up.

Segovia said...

One of your best doodles yet. Someone finally articulated what I've always been thinking about when I sit in that ridiculous chair. The goody bag was the icing on the cake. Great post!

Stephanie said...

oooh! I am so excited! I haven't won anything in simply YEARS! What a total thrill!
I was at the dentist yesterday...I have myself one of those "new age" ones..lavender eye mask, warm neck roll, pandora music station on spiritual waterfalls...ahhhh..some days I never want to leave.
However your doodle speaks to everything that I really think about those visits!
thanks again for the scrappy bag!

Jill Berry said...

Dental aromas
paper wings, cotton logs, all
things not meant for mouth

Karen M said...

You are too funny! I actually love the chair. If my mouth wasn't wide open, I could fall asleep. Last time though, I had to hold this nasty vinegar tasting stuff in my mouth for an oral cancer test. Almost lost my breakfast, won't be doing THAT again!

freebird said...

You've nailed it! and in such a nice colorful way too. My daughter is just getting a crown. I'm sure she agrees.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Loved your blog from the banner on. :D Off to read some more. :)

Wondergirl said...

This hit SO close to home. Two visits in the last 6 days!? But reading your doodlerant...I FEEL BETTER!!

An everyday teensy trauma of life blooms in your art to brighten my day :)

rachel awes said...

isn't this the TRUTH?!
i love those smacky lips!
you have just transformed
such a commonly shared
awfulness
into a commonly shared laughter awesomeness!
xo

Deborah A. Dugan said...

THE CHAIR! I always feel like I'm going to slide out on my head and end up in a crumpled heap. Great doodlerant!

Lori said...

This is freaking hilarious. I want to buy one for my dentist.

Pointy Pix said...

I love that you can make an art form of ranting - it is beautiful!! and very funny and true at the same time!

suzanne cabrera said...

Haha...those bite wings make me gag every time! I was listening to an add on the radio this morning for a "Sedation Dentistry" practice. Funny.

Paper Squid said...

Haha, love your doodle rant! "Questions, always the Questions". Me too.
I love how when I go to the dentist, I'm laying down, mouth wide open and uncomfortable, stiff with eyes of fear as they grind away or do whatever they are doing, but my dentist (she's so nice though) will talk to me, ask me questions about family or even politics ect. as if I could answer! Gets me every time.

Great rant.

L'Atelier said...

ps your art every day month is so inspiring i manage to sketch daily at the moment! thanks for being my muse!!!

lori vliegen said...

just when i think you couldn't possibly go any higher on the creative genius scale, you go and do something genius like this!! and, i'm with you on the lead apron.....what is it that's so blasted cozy about that thing?!! xox, :))

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh gawd, what timing! I have a dentist appt on Monday. I'm going to tattoo this on my tongue.