Hope you are all doing well. Things are busy, busy here gearing up for the holidays. I found another great harlequin litho from the 70's the other day, so I added yet another piece to the Dark Harlequin series. This piece is entitled Caged Skeleton Harlequin, and I pulled out all the stops; glitter, metallic paint, dark evil. He's mighty fine, take a peek:
If you are local to Portland, Maine, all of the remaining Dark Harlequin pieces will be on display at the Sylvia Kania Gallery for Merry Madness this Thursday. Merry Madness is a great way to get that last minute shopping done while supporting local businesses and artists. Stop by and say "hi", I would love to meet you!
It's been awhile since I've listed fresh photography in the shop, so I put up 2 new prints; W and Ripley for your viewing pleasure. They make nice gifts for yourself... or for others. Take a peek:
The Holiday Gift Guide shop of the week is a brand new boutique called The Nimbus Factory. This is their first year in business, and in fact their first product collection so show them some love. Because... they're going to blow up. Narwhale gift wrap? Animal Kingdom playing cards? The colors and design are impeccable but they still have a sense of fun. I want one of each please.
The item of the week is the strange and wonderful tarot deck of Bea Nettles. A little back story, back in the late 70's a photographer named Bea Nettles photographed models posed to resemble tarot cards... and she did the entire deck. One of the cards was even used on a Bruce Springsteen album cover. Original copies of this deck now sell for thousands of dollars. Bea recently found uncut press sheets of her deck and they're for sale here. Such neat work and what an original gift! Beautiful.
Let's wrap up with a movie review, shall we? Now, I am not a big David Lynch fan, in fact, I dislike much of his work to be honest. In my opinion, his movies use strong/obscene/confusing visual cues to elicit a response without the story line to back them up. So it was with reluctance that I watched Blue Velvet. (Yes, it's the 'dirty' David Lynch flick.) All I can say is that the scandalous aspect was completely overblown, but the plot was one of his more interesting ones. Dennis Hopper plays a complete creep. I'd give it 3 out of 5 corn cobs. It's worth a watch if you have nothing better to do...
...than watch Isabella Rossellini sport a bad wig.
Until next time... unpleasant dreams.