Glimpses!

   “Learning to fly” ht about 25″ $300   “How do I love thee?” about 14″ $200   Night World  (20″ ht, $450)   about 10″tall $175 “You are what you read”...

animals update

I mean this to be some animal friends going on a nice vacation together (You probably can’t see this but the driver is a cat). Maybe its about animals being rescued?? I have a feeling, belatedly, that this is going to seem like an Ark, if Noah could have gotten hold of a vw bug. But that wasn’t what I had in mind. Oh well animal planet…. pet-walker. I think there might be teeny giraffes walking around in the woods here. I hope...

Animal update

Animal update…. animal planet $350, about 20x20x12″ accidentally, this seems to reference Noah and the Ark… I was thinking it was about animal friends going on a vacation together…. The driver is a cat by the way. I dont really want it to be an ark. But everybody is going to think it is one. Maybe it is somehow about animal rescue, so that is maybe ark-ish… this one is a pet walker. I wonder if there are any teeny giraffes in the woods around here. I hope so....

windowsill tour

My house is all studio except here and there. Like windowsills. With little displays of things I like, lit by the sun in the mornings. ghost doll, (above) plus a doll Ive had since I was about 8, used to be my aunt’s, but she doesn’t remember it. Also a clay sculpture I did about 15 yrs ago, a bird with a worm. Below is the Mary from the creche we had when I was a kid. Also a little filigree chair my aunt (Patsy) brought me back from Spain when I was 9   Below: ghost dogs…. (from a little  toy Ann gave me last year)   .     This (below) is a doll I got from (another) aunt’s estate when she died. I loved this little doll when I was a kid. I still remember licking the little plastic feet (which you can’t see) The horses are more recent.       My sister thinks this bird pitcher is creepy. Why? This last one is actually the window of a dry-cleaning place in San Leandro. I was visiting Patti and Moose and this was about a block...

A note from the Sculptors to the Painters

Why cant the English language be more vowel-rich, like Hawaiian  or maybe Tagalog, which seem to have evolved from something like song. English sounds as if it came from people who spent their centuries muttering surly pinched consonants. Just look at the word SCULPTURE for instance. Another one of those consonant-laden, vowel-starved words. Obviously evolved from the struggle inherent in the ponderous effort to defeat gravity. Then, the years of practise to learn to pronounce it. Never mind spelling it. And your fingers will always stumble over it, at the keyboard. Auto-correct was invented as a bypass for just such awkward finger work. Starts off weirdly enough, with that hissing S, brought up short against the hard C. There C looks passive enough, but sounds like an annoyed K, standing sharply, hands on hips. The real problem is that wad of consonants in the middle though. LPT. Try pronouncing that, even with meagre help from the U’s. It sounds like choking, or vomiting. This stack of angular consonants is held up by these two ineffectual U’s. Borrowed from their natural habitat in quiet words like murmur. The U at its best has never been one of those exuberant singing vowels. The RE is just an attempt to wind things up peaceably. I suppose they re just trying to make something passable out of it. But it comes off as an apology what you’ve been forced to go through already to get to this point… Dear painting/drawing/sketching artists, See what we are up against? Yours truly,  the...