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VI more weeks of Winter. (whew)

February 2, 2009 // Posted in !Create, Wire Folk (Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ) |  No Comments

...who could it be now..
…who could it be now..

Happy Groundhog Day.

This day started in 1887.

Seems Mother Nature and the Universe wants us to stay in winter mode but I can’t see how with the usual warm weather we’re having. People act as if it’s a good thing. That bubble is rudely popped when I meekly screech, “I know! Those polar bears will finally get those cadaver curves for the spring collections.” “Christmas is over, right?”

I’m working on my first wire animal. I’m drawing my inspiration from a dream I had back in October. It’s not turning out like my dream or anything else on this planet. Well, maybe one animal. I’ve also thrown a bunch of creative challenges ahead of me and I’m one big goose bump of anticipation.

Flour Bumps

January 18, 2009 // Posted in !Burp, !Create (Tags: , , , , ) |  1 Comment

Where am I going?

Where am I going?

I discovered that making gravy is like making roux. I learned that tidbit after a rib tickler of a moment over the holidays with the mother unit. We settled down in front of the idiot box after heaping helpings of gumbo and she she starts ranting on and on about a Wolf stove. Out of nowhere, I had an attack of the sillies. I envisioned her feverishly body stirring a cauldron of gumbo on her tippy toes on top of a step ladder, wailing an eye of newt mantra. One fatal slip and I’m telling the reporter the last thing I heard was “bring me more cra…?”

My fist attempt turned out surprisingly good and flour bump free. The real fuss was the indecision that plaqued me. I’m at the store thinking of one dish and buying for another. I’m still clueless while cleaning the meat but now hungry. Nelly Furtado was all Loose in the background and I was hooked on “No Hay Igual.” I was torn between a gravy dish or beef pan stews”. It lingered over me even after browning the meat. I remembered I had potatoes. “Bye, bye stew.”

Quick rewind

January 8, 2009 // Posted in !Create, Wire Folk (Tags: , , , , , , , , ) |  1 Comment

I dub the Awaken after this picture.

I dub the Awaken after this picture.

During the 1996 presidential primaries, I rediscovered my artistic talents. I thought I had wasted money on buying art supplies after painting my kitchen. Wrong! While watching, no, listening to Pat Buchanan during one of the debates, my kidneys were elbowing my jaw for space. Pro-white, pro-America, etc. He acted as Mexico was a national security threat. He was so tame on The McLaughlin Group. From then on I moved into wire design and graphic design. My mother started me off on painting to keep my fingers busy and away from the walls. The other influence was my art teacher in seventh grade. He looked like Dr. Emmett Brown from from Back to the Future with a character to match. I’ll never forget the time a roach ran across the table and he roared up and declared “don’t kill the roaches”……. “They’re my friends!” He didn’t offer much in the way of knowledge but his acceptance of his quirkiness alleviated the anxiety I had about mine.

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