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Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Frog is a Frog is a Frog Except When It's Not

Gertrude Stein said "A rose is a rose is a rose".

My art teacher in high school introduced me to that quote. Unfortunately I can't remember why. But it did come to mind when I thought about posting my newest, most fantabulous art doll creation. This little doll started out as a 'frog is a frog is a frog', but ended up as an exception, as in 'except when it's not'.

I titled this little art doll "Frog child'. I think that whatever it is, frog or child, it appears to be quite contented. Frog Child is 9 inches tall and when it was an itty bitty thing it was called the Tadpole Kid. At first I wasn't sure if it was a frog or a toad, but now that I wrote Frog Child on the back, I guess that makes it a frog. Artistic license allows an artist to do stuff like that.
Frog Child is now on auction at ebay and is hoping someone will adopt it and give it a real name.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Cherry Popsicles

Gee, here I was sitting, eating a cherry popsicle, thinking the world was grand when all of a sudden I hear the sound of water running- not where it's supposed to be running! My son was doing some laundry and the drain was clogged and well, it kind of made a mess. But not too big of a mess. I caught it before we drowned.

This week I made a couple of dolls. One is titled Tattered Ballerina, just because she is antiqued and her tutu is bit tattered. She is made of cloth and is sculpted in paperclay. The other is Bizzel the Witch Girl. She is a painted lady. I think that's what I will call my dolls that are just painted and don't have any paper clay sculpture on them. By definition, painted lady could be A. a victorian house, B. a butterfly, or C. a lady of the evening (you know what I mean...) or the most newest definition: D. one of my folk art dolls that are painted. Ta Da!

Did I mention that both dolls are on ebay? The ballerina ends on Tuesday and the Witch (aka painted lady) ends next Sunday. I think I need another cherry popsicle. Life is good as long as drains don't get clogged in the middle of eating one.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Yesterday my sister dear and I walked 7 miles. There is no one better to walk with than a sister or good friend. In my case, my sister is also my bestest of friends! Then in the evening I walked another mile and half with my friend down the street and when I got home I then went walking with my son for another mile. Now the cool thing about walking with wonderful people is that you get to talk to them and hear about the great things happening in their lives.

Today I painted an acrylic and charcoal painting called 'Success'. It will be listed on ebay tonight. I put a quote on it by Ann Landers that I really adore: "The Lord gave us two ends - one to sit on and one to think with. Success depends on which one we use the most".

So I have to say that based on that philosophy, yesterday I had a very successful day because I certainly wasn't sitting much!