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The Painted Turtle
Usually children are the ones that have problems taking care of their pets, but my childhood was a little different.
My first pet was a bird, that I later found out was actually 3 birds because they kept dying because my mom wasn't the best caretaker (I was only 3 at the time). My second pet was a guinea pig, which died of a terminal illness that my brother's also had...that pet shop later went out of business for shady pet care and breeding practices. Then I brought a couple of my lizards to show and tell and left them at the school over night, the next morning they were dead because the janitor unplugged their heating pad.
Then there was my turtle. My friend the turtle, whom I never named, was a fun little guy, and he had a voracious appetite. One time we ran out of food and I kept asking my mom to pick up some turtle food on her way home from the pet store and she kept forgetting so we had to give him alternatives, which he wouldnt eat. Then one day my mom called me at school to give me a message about getting home late from work and I said the turtle really needed food...and she said...."not anymore"
You Know that expression on those weightloss infomercials "watch the fat melt away in days"? My turtle was apparently on that diet, and this piece is in honor of him.
drippy and delicious$5
was this supposed to be in the Loves contest??!?!
trip out 5$$
wow very cool!
nah maltz, as much as its about my childhood to some degree, its not really about the journey of childhood in my mind
alas, I did too :'(
:( Poor turtle.
I went through quite a few pets when I was a kid too... I fell asleep with my iguana on my chest and accidentally smothered it in my sleep when I was 9 or so. D:
I really love this and can really relate to the story behind it. $5
youre all so swell, lets be friends, I promise to feed you all
this is VERY well made!
5$, awesome work. I can't tell you how many pet rabbits I had as a kid - they all died or ran away! So sad.
It’s kind of gross but I like that, so thumbs up yo.
I adore the technique of the turtle melting into a blob of color underneath is fragile shell. Nice work and DEF something different outta you.
great sub man! must five! :))
nice terrapin. $5
lol @ 'not anymore'
I 5ed it, sir. Very good job!
and I fucking love turtles
I like turtles.
great turtle design!
couldnt be happier about the response, thanks so much everyone
Ooh, very nice!
One of your best!
Did I mention I have a soft spot for turtles?
very nice man
Love that turtle!
thanks again everyone...you all keep saying nice things, so I will keep saying thanks
good work man,
swagger juice dripping.
Looks great... might nudge it down just a little tho, so it doesn't reach so close to the neckline.
This shirt made me OOo and Ahhh (Aww) at the same time.
I had the same thing with dogs growing up - I think there were actually 3 or 4 of the "same" dog, since they kept "going to live on a farm". Cool new style from you.
Love the color scheme of this!!!
really nicely done
thank you, thank you, you're too kind
nice one ste7en!
Nice work ste8en
thanks again everyone, excited to see the score today
I hope this gets printed. I didn't get to score it -- but I'd $$5