One woman, lots of paint and hundreds of tiles. If you're here because you found a painted tile, it's yours to keep.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Frog and Toad

Dropped this one at the Frog & Toad so she could practice telling little white lies over Guinness.

Sharron got to work early as usual and forwarded each of her colleagues phone lines to another co-workers' line just for fun. She swore that she was going to pull this off without getting caught. But when everybody started getting each other's calls, Al asked her if she was involved, and everyone could tell by the look on her face that she'd done it ... she just burst out laughing. She wished that for just once she could get away with something. She was gonna have to work harder at telling little white lies.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Forever Rebecca

Rebecca dreamed herself onto a Forever Stamp. Now she's stuck there ... forever. So I dropped her off at Il Mulino in Fort Lauderdale. Hopefully she won't be stuck there forever. Not that it's a bad place to be, with all that delicious Italian food. For right now, she's just hiding in a corner, worrying that whoever finally discovers her won't mistake her for Anne Heche from Men in Trees. People are always getting the two of them mixed up.

Supercog taken to the cleaners

Dropped "Supercog" at a Fort Lauderdale laundromat. Alex isn't what you'd call a "suit," but he's a "junior suit," and he's already lost his soul. He was a creative guy who painted and played music while listening to opera. He wrote stories and made a series of little films about the adventures of a tiny little stuffed brown bear call Pinky. In his spare time, while not running his eBay bookstore, Alex created brilliant ad campaigns, mostly for his favorite non-profit organizations. His campaigns captured the attention of Weedles, a prestigious ad agency that offered him a job then promoted him -- twice. The money is good, but today he deals far less with creative and more with budgeting and management. He's become one of THEM. He's got an office with a view and a luxury apartment, but he can't remember the last time he had fun. Sometimes Alex looks at Pinky, who now sits on a shelf, and remembers the simpler life he once loved. Back then he had the energy to create till the wee hours and still go out partying with his friends the next night. Back then he HAD friends. Today Alex is a shell of a man, power-tripping and intimidating his way to the top, only to discover it really IS lonely up there … just a bunch of empty-hearted corporate bullies. Alex longs for the days he made art and listened to music in his crappy little apartment, and wondered if it was too late to turn back.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Strawberry Cones Forever

I didn't drop this tile off anywhere. This one, called "Belinda," was adopted before it ever hit the streets.

Belinda grew tired of toxic relationships and even more toxic workplaces. So she ditched her boyfriend, quit her job and bought an ice cream truck that plays classical music ... now she deals with happy, smiling customers and is more relaxed than ever.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Alvin's Big Breakfast

Dropped"Alvin" at Dicey Riley's in Himmarshee Village.

Wonder why he looks so guilty? He woke up early on Sunday morning as promised and made lots of those Pillsbury cinnamon buns. The whole house smelled wonderfully cinnamony. But his lazy roommates slept in a tad longer than expected, and by the time Alvin heard them stirring, coming alive to the smell of cinnamon, he’d eaten every last one of those delicious buns. Now he was going to have to fess up. From this day onward, he would become known to his roomies as "Dough Boy."

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Matters of the Heart Rock

Dropped Nadine and Bridget at Heart Rock Sushi so they could talk over their troubles. Their tiles are called "Sleep Deprivation" and "Bridget's Woes."

Nadine now understands the homeless people who wander the streets talking to themselves, waving their hands angrily. After 18 months spent working two jobs – 14 hours a day – she still couldn’t pay her ever-rising bills. Every day she woke up and wondered if this would be the year she becomes homeless. She was starting to feel angry too.

Bridget, however, had other things to think about. She knew falling for Franklin was a bad idea, but deep in her little heart she found him irresistible, and it was all she could do resist hugging him. She knew she liked him when she found out he loved snow tubing, but once she learned that he crocheted, that was it. Already, he was making her a sweater.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Blue Saturday

Dropped "Christina the Ballerina" at the Regency House Winery and Danceteria on Blue Saturday. She fits right in there.

Because she’s a ballerina, people think Christina is a delicate flower. But she can kick your ass – and your big brother’s too. Crazy C, as she is known, once strangled a cold-blooded killer … with her toes. But she tends to embellish a lot, so no one really knows for sure.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

What Would Jared Do?

Dropped this tile on Subway, that one next to Dough Boys Pizza on 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale.
It's called Cubeville ... Ask any of Robert’s co-workers and they’ll say Robert's a nice enough guy. But they’ve never seen Cubeville Hell, the blog in which he refers to his co-workers by his pet names for them -- Brown-Nose Billy, Asswipe Al, Pushover Pam and Sleepover Suzy. He even links to their photos and bios on the company’s Web site. Robert's days in Cubeville are definitely numbered.