Saturday, April 25, 2009

Spring has sprung...

Hello Lovelies~

Well, it was a gorgeous Saturday here in Maine that got pretty close to 80, so really, I can't complain. Also, I just got the wonderful news that I have been invited to be a part of the Sylvia Kania Gallery art co-op I mentioned in my last post!!! I'm very excited. This is a really neat and dynamic group of artists with a ton of good work. I'm flattered to be accepted. Speaking of which, here is Clyde, the second painting in the Bonny, Clyde & The Reaper series. Only one more to go...



Today I took a trip to a favorite local antique mall to scope out the cool junk. Now, I am a collector of many things and one of the things I love is antique barware; stemware, highball glasses, stirrers, books, etc... Cocktails used to be such an art form and I love to see all the accessories they used to use to create them and bar books are a hoot and usually have really nice artwork inside. So, today my score was a nice martini pitcher and the large owl glasses below which just happened to match the two smaller ones I already had! And I thought I'd throw in another pic of a special piece I got for Christmas. This is rare antique ceremonial Shriner's champagne glass. Shriners and champagne, two of my favorite things!

  

I've discovered another artist I'd like to share. When I saw Travis Lampe's work I admired his paintings of course, but the sense of humor both he and his paintings have cracked me up. Most of his creations feature things crying and he has a series of successful vinyl toys called Teardrips that I'm coveting. The two below are some favorites; the unicorn with the gut and the broken rainbow and the man doing a trust fall with a hot dog... priceless.

And did you Lovelies read about the poor 5-month pregnant woman who, in an attempt to escape from an attacking black bear, ran out into the middle of the road and got hit by a car? Luckily, she and the baby are okay. But come on, talk about bad luck. Is this real life?

Until next time: unpleasant dreams.

4 comments:

Chrisy said...

Lovin your barware...the owl glasses...that champagne glass...I'll have one now thanks...

MagicMarkingsArt said...

your clyde is dynamite!

Audrey said...

Great post!! Love all the pics and the items in them are amazing.

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