Sunday, September 25, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A Love Note

My husband is a curmudgeon. He grumbles at the frivolous, the purposeless, the lazy.

My husband presents me with a shiny necklace and a string of solar powered LED star lights.  The lights flash and flutter when the power is drained, announcing their soon demise.   They become most active just before the end.  They soak in the sun only so that they can dance again once the darkness closes.

My husband arrives home with the car stereo thumping, blaring out rhythm. He surrounds himself with the noise I think so as to have no other focal point but what is in front of him- the dashboard lights, the linking of the music with the humming of the car, the road home.

My husband finds solace in mathematics, in equations, in the calculus of life. He rages at the stories of humanity, at their histories.  He does not understand the repeated mistakes and debacles the tribes unleash upon each other.  These things make him despair.  He retreats to the sanity of his numbers.

My husband bristles at the pop-based utility of words but quotes movies, cartoons, TV adverts and song bits with frequency.  He enjoys the poetry of the absurd but not the ramblings of white neon patsy boys who have shirked of any blister inducing labor.


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My husband is bone-tough with hydration of blood flow that goes brittle when left alone.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Hands and Invented Creatures: Drawing a Day 2011 (early mid September)

September 9, 2011

September 10, 2011

September 11, 2011

September 12, 2011

September 13, 2011

September 14, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Babydolls on exhibit...

Ballerina
Mixed Media on Panel
16" x 16"
 Some of my babydoll paintings will be in a really cool show at Monkitree Gallery in Gardiner, Maine beginning next week.  This group show, called "In the Shadows of the Mind," is a response to a bunch of  things.

First, Maine has a wealth of artist who do not cowtow their art to the masses of tourist who request cutsy little lighthouses and lobster pots. 

Second, we have a very "interesting" governor in charge at the moment.  Back in February of 2011 he exposed the breadth of his knowledge and we were all a little scared.

Finally, cute little babydolls are much more interesting when they have issues.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

Holy Crow and Gleam-eyed Doll

Broken Doll with a gleam in its eye
September 2, 2011

Holy Crow walks gingerly
September 1, 2011