Friday, May 22, 2009

Bonny and Clyde and the Reaper...

Hello Lovelies!

Well, I hope all of you have wonderful plans for this Memorial Day weekend. For some, it kicks off the summer (for others, it kicks off the fall and/or it's not an actual holiday in your country... hahaha). My Lovely and I are making a trip up north to a cabin on an island on a lake... to talk with friends, BBQ, canoe and just relax. I'm looking forward to it immensely.

I have been busy here at the mill getting my paintings together for the First Friday Artwalk at the Sylvia Kania Gallery here in Portland, ME coming up June 5th. I will have 4 paintings up and here are three of them. This series (which I've mentioned in past posts), is finally complete and it is entitled: Bonny, Clyde and the Reaper. Stop on by if you're in the area and take a look at all the wonderful work! 





I have discovered a wonderful online stationary store here recently that I just had to tell you all about. Old School Stationers is based out of the other Portland (OR), and they specialize in cards and wall prints. Most, if not all, of these are letterpress and they're all definitely to die for folks. This Camping Circa 1960's set is a particular favorite:

   

And let's conclude with a little humor, shall we? I just a read the following headline: Snake Wasn't Used As School Jump Rope. Upon reading further, I discovered that at a school in Pittsburgh, PA, a high school student "swung around a snake from a biology class but didn't use it as a jump rope as police at first claimed." Did the student feel bad for the snake and refrain at the last minute from swinging it, to jumping it? you ask... Uhm, no. Apparently, the snake wasn't long enough to jump rope with. WHAT?! What? First of all, why was the snake even out? Where was the teacher when he took it out? And what would possess anyone to swing a snake around?! His parents are in for a tough go with that one. Whew. Good times.

Until next time: unpleasant dreams

7 comments:

Avery James Photography said...

Poor snake!!! I have read some crazy news articles in the past....and this one is up there with them. :)

Beautiful paintings!! I love the bright colors!

Chrisy said...

...yeh...i used to teach high school (this phase of my life only lasted 4 years and i'm never going back!)...your little story reminds me of the day i walked into my first class of 14 year olds...they were hanging from the ceiling..no that's not an expression, they were literally hanging from the ceiling! off the ceiling fans! like monkeys! with appropriate scheeching noises!!!

TheClayMuse said...

love the paintings, they are just too cool!

Kate8085 said...

This set of paintings is amazing.
And I am completely horrified by the snake story.
Take the good with bad, I suppose. hahahaha.

The Stapelia Company said...

You have to give kudos to the teachers of the world that's for sure.

Expressions By Devin said...

the paintings are amazing , creative and so Unique I love them:0)

Steve Javiel said...

awesome paintings