Friday, April 18, 2014

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A portrait is a picture of a person with something wrong with the mouth.  John Singer Sargent

LOVE that quote. I've been saving it a long time to share.  First of all, thanks for the thoughtful attention to 'The Lost'.  I appreciated and weighed every comment.  My gut feeling is that this one is hitting the shelves in the studio bathroom where they only see a light when I go in there to pee.  Not to be graphic, but that isn't very often.  My heirs can deal with it when they get it-  not that it will be viewed and talked about, but they will have to go through the piles because I am starting a rumor about a couple of $100 bills I have hidden in those stacks.  heh heh-  that'll make 'em look!  Who knows, maybe there will be some occasion to drag it out but for now I won't even put the sleeve on.

Just to clarify something that bothered a few of you-  the quilt was not about the killers, it was about the victims and their remains-  that's why the girls are the important part and the killers are all the same and muted in their tones and impotence. But your questions told me something-  that it wasn't clear.  And if it's not clear to folks who know what's going on, then it surely won't work with the great unwashed coming through a show.  So, thanks.  I'll try harder next time.  And that sorta brings me to this:

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  • Repeat yourself. 
    If you like it, do it again. If you don’t like it, do it again.

    I haven't felt well for a couple of days, not bad enough to do anything other than trudge along, but not good enough to have much interest in it.  I went out with a couple of friends yesterday and found a perfect chandelier for the new place, absolutely fell in love with it's perfection.  But have I done anything about it?  Nope.  When I got home I called the car dealership because everybody was whining about how hot my car was-  they were right-  it's was 90 out and when we rolled the windows down we found it was cooler outside!  So I explained the problem expecting an appointment next week but the gal said Oh, no-  That's an EMERGENCY so bring it right in!  Well, now.  OK.  I begged off until this morning and I have a new Mini loaner in the driveway right now, for free, until they call me, maybe Tuesday.  

    Of course today was the day I was going to do some prep for the family coming this afternoon for the weekend, so once I got home that's what I've been up to.  Rhubarb Strawberry Pudding Cake.  Salmon and Asparagus.  Salad with roasted i=onions and Bleu Cheese dressing.  I desperately need a whole night's sleep.

    I got some bad news from a doc I've been waiting for, and then I sat down on the couch and Molly looked at me with only the outside half of her eyes-  like she was a demented doggie from Rosemary's Baby!  Weirdest thing imaginable, that third doggy eyelid was fully extended.  I called her vet right away and they think it's a reaction to the latest eyedrops so she's off them now until I can see her eyes in total again.  
    Happy Birthday Molly (that's not really her, but those are the cupcakes I am thinking of making for her to (not) eat!

    End of my whining, at least for today.  Lets see some art:

    From afar, this globe looks like any other, but upon closer examination you can see that the surface is made up of thousands of matchsticks! NYC based artist Andy Yoder spent 2 years recreating the satellite images of the Earth during Hurricane Sandy. He hand-painted each of the matchsticks to achieve the perfect pigment, then glued them one-by one to a frame made of foam and cardboard inside a plywood skeleton. Don’t get pyro-happy from all the matches though, Yoder’s last step was to coat the entire globe in flame retardant, so this work will never go up in flames.

    Science student Hugo Germain (aka. Graphonaute) is just 18 years old, but crates animations and visual effects that seem well beyond his years. Though animation is not his primary focus, Germain spends his spare time mixing live action footage with various 3D tools to create quirky visual effects and experiments.

    And now an ode to Ceramic Squirrels:

    And another Rabbit Pffffffft
    A Good Good Friday to you too.


Sandy said...

I am sorry you have been poorly and had bad news. I am in sympathy this week as well. SO, here is a big hug. I hope you get some cheer with your family coming. Talk to your kids...get some encouragement from them rather than trying to keep them from worry.
Get some sleep...even if it doesn't work! (Says she taking her own advice.)
Sandy in the UK

Mary Beth Frezon said...

Be kind to yourself friend and draw strength from your family and pups.

I wouldn't worry about The Lost at all. Just because people read it in different ways doesn't mean your message isn't in there. Just let it incubate awhile.