SoCS: Lip

I  journal and do morning stream of consciousness exercises, and
I’m again participating in Linda Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday
I write to a timer, 15-20 minutes, no editing except spelling, and of course I add my art!
You can do it too!
The Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “lip.” Write about the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the word “lip.”

Normally I would write about Lip Service.

But coming off a marathon of trying to do 100 faces in a week (nope didn’t make it but happy with what I did) I’ve thought a lot about lips.  People talk about the eyes being windows of our souls but if that is so then maybe lips ate the cat tails of the human race.  If you want to catch an expression in a sketch it is a LOT about the lips — and then maybe the eyebrows.  Kisses, worried, pissed, happy and a baby’s innocence and wonder.  Lips pay a huge roll in getting that shown in a drawing.

And then omigawd there are teeth.  painting teeth, a watercolor portrait, is a different thing.  but I gave up, and asked on the forums, how do yawl do teeth in ink and everyone said the same, “don’t do it!”  Just suggest it, but don’t draw them, no matter how details everything else is unless it is a BIG ink sketch (not in a book, but wall-sized.)

I have five minutes left… so lip service.
Lip service is when the company rep on the other end of the phone says,
“I am sorry this has inconvenienced you.”
“I am sorry our product failed you.”
“I am sorry you are unhappy with…”
They have  as script in front of them, and I am sure it is actually called,
“Ways to Give Lip Service When We Have No Intention of Fixing the Widget.”

For the rules, go to Linda’s blog;  feel free to join the fun!

About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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5 Responses to SoCS: Lip

  1. joey says:

    I have to give lip service from time to time on my job and I hate that part. I always feel like the clients know I’m insincere and it makes me feel rotten. :/


  2. Laura says:

    “I am sorry this has inconvenienced you.”
    “I am sorry our product failed you.”
    “I am sorry you are unhappy with…”
    Argh! These make me absolutely crazy and tempted to ask “really? prove it.”


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