Friday, June 3, 2011

There's a figurative show coming up next week that I plan to be in.
I'll be putting the little family group in it
and the nude
and the guy on the blue page.

So, that's what's going on right work.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New one causing frustration!

It's not this piece that is frustrating me. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. It's the frigging technology! I am trying to send this to an encaustic group that I belong to and I can't get it to be 300dpi and 7" on the longest side! This is what I need so that it , or another piece of mine (which I haven't even tried to send yet) can be put on the website of an encaustic group that I belong to. I have had pieces in 2 of their shows (sold one!) and would like to continue the relationship but if I can't get this to work they may shoot me! I don't have Photoshop, and I can't afford to buy it either so don't even think about suggesting that! I have sent it to someone who has Photoshop and she has made it 300dpi and all, but it didn't translate or something.
So right about now I am ready to shoot all computers!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Frogs from my past

Came across this is a piece I did the other day and hung it in my dining room. Then thought it would be fun to share, so I did...on Facebook. Only to find out that Sam Gross did a piece similar a few years before I did mine. BUMMER!!!!

Let me back-track a bit. The one in the oval is one I did that was in a show a few years ago. The theme was "The Deadly Sins" so mine was about eating frog's legs. I used a couple of old drawings that I did when I worked at the Trib in 1973/74. See, I had been at a party where frogs' legs had been served (really, they did taste like chicken!) so these little guys were on my mind. Maybe it was my Catholic guilt, maybe it was my twisted mind...dunno, but this is what came of it. So I had these drawings on my bulletin board (as all of us wierd artists did back then!) and one of the salesmen (in the ad dept) brought me the Sam Gross cartoon. I said, "He copied me!". I didn't know it at the time, but in fact his came first. BUMMER! If only I was working for the National Lampoon or the New Yorker!!! Ahhh, the money I could have made! His original is up for sale now for more than I could make in a year at the Trib...maybe even in a lifetime!

Then again, Sam Gross may have sued me!

HONEST...I didn't see his till after I did mine!!!

So my first drawing was the poor guy under the checkered blanket.

Then my mind went a little haywire and, well, I just wondered how these little froggies would get around.

Sorry I don't have the Sam Gross cartoon to share. I'm sure it can be Googled.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Couldn't sleep

After tossing too many times last night I gave up and sat on the edge of my bed. There was a full moon and I wrote this...

Moonlight poured across my bed
as if milk spilled
and waited for my tears

May not be great, but I sure liked it last night! Wish I had a pix of the night sky to go with this.


The girl in the drawing from the last post was named Claudia. She died at age 12 from Cystic fibrosis. The photo I'm working from is from the early 50's. I hope she likes what she sees.

Friday, February 18, 2011

This is from a black and white photo that a friend gave me. She gave it to me because she knows I love to peek into family history this way.
Seeing it here I know she needs plenty of work.
But her tricicle will definitely be red.

Back to work.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Like whispers within the breeze

returning to the blue life of youth

and warmed by autumn wisdom

her dream

carries her

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Dropped this guy off tonight at a local gallery.

It's my "Peace Nest". The show is called " Toys, Trinkets, Accessories and Stuff".

I hesitated about putting it in the show because it isn't a "toy, trinket or accessory" but it does fit in the "stuff" category. So maybe someone will look at it and see my thoughts.

I put a couple of fun pieces in the show. One is called "Time Square" and it is a tiny (1.5" x1.5" piece) that is shades of pale blue encaustic folding in on a watch face that has no hands. Just silly, no intended message. Another is called "Time Out". It's a tiny bird's nest with a couple of broken eggs holding a watch face. Silly!

I also put in "Nora's Poppies". This is the tunnel book that I did for my niece Nora. I put this in the show because I could almost hear Nora telling me to.