Wednesday, October 14, 2009

It's Official!

On this ( not so somber) day of Wednesday, October 14th, 2009, I have decided to Officially disband the Hillary Clinton Army.
Right now Hillary Clinton is somewhere on this planet promoting peace and diplomacy,
and we, the H.C.A., helped make this happen!

Many, many thanks to all of you, dear friends, for marching every step of the way with the H.C.A.!

From our beginnings, where you helped get me to a luncheon to make our presence known to Hillary,

to all the super-fun art projects,


happenings, and parties that we threw.


The awesome and ridiculous concepts we dreamed up...





and then made happen on the Global stage.

We made dreams a reality, and then some!


I never would have dreamed I'd find myself sitting with Bill Clinton and watching the debates!


We crossed paths with lots of stars along the way, like Rob Reiner,

Jason Jones of the Daily Show....

Ted Danson,

Terry McAuliffe,

Chelsea Clinton,

and the whole Clinton family!



We played on Hillary Clinton Island for Hillary's birthday,


and traveled the world with the Art Envoys.

We definitely made more fun Pantsuit art projects than anyone on earth....
what a blast this has been!

Now, after way too much Pantsuitin' fun, this Pantsuit and I are thinking it's time to split!

So after over two years, thousands of pieces of Hillart, thousands of blog posts, art shows, fashion shows, Pantsuit art, wonderful adventures etc......I move on to new adventures.
No adventure is fun alone, so I hope you will join me.



Thank you H.C.A., friends and supporters of the H.C.A., and most of all, thanks to Hillary Clinton, for being an unending source of inspiration and light.


Gretchen Baer
Unofficial Art Ambassador to Hillary Clinton,
Leader of the Hillary Clinton Army and Art Envoys

17 comments:

Tour Wonk said...

Very eloquently done my friend..

Bravo!

love23 said...

WOW does this mean the Pant Suit theme is over too? I am proud of you for all that you have accomplished! And remember 14 is a very lucky number! xoKATE

Flying Mermaid said...

WOW, don't know what to say, need to talk in person, maybe I'll see you late tomorrow, around closing....

Anonymous said...

A long run and you did GOOD!!!!!! No one will ever look at the pantsuit the same again. I'm sure that you will move on to bigger and better------It was great fun ------------I'm waiting for the next chapter--Love Mom

Gretchen said...

I'm still a Pantsuit loving, Hillary loving, gal. Still driving the Hillcar everywhere I go, just branching out to new things here.

julia said...

What a ride! I am proud of you for moving on to where your inspiration takes you. Wherever that is,I'll be there, hogging the camera and having a good time. Onward and upward!

Charlene said...

In only one year, I'm thrilled to have participated in many of the HCA events. Can't wait to see what's next. You know you can count me in to participate and help any way I can!

More fun on the horizon! Oh YEAH!!!

Rowena said...

One thing I love about you, Gretchen, is the near sub-conscious way you stay relevant! The HCA was awesome, it made some very colorful waves that reached from sea to shining sea. Now, Mission Accomplished, it's time to disband and regroup under another guise for another adventure. But one thing stays the same: you are an awesome general, and I'm always to follow you into whatever trenches you find.

Gretchen said...

Thanks all. I'm not sure what's next, but I'm open, ready and able to take on the next mission.
It's wonderful to have such great friends!

love23 said...

Just one more question GB, are you stopping blogging? Or starting a new blog? Just curious. I know what ever adventure you have up your sleeve, in your dreams, in the tea leaves at the bottom of your cup, your brilliance and fun will shine thru! PS: OK taxes are paid by you and I on our land for one more year!

Gretchen said...

Hi Kate, I don't know if I'll start as new blog as yet. I'm seeing what unfolds.

Louise S. Monkey said...

Book! Book! Book! Book!

Louise S. Monkey said...

Made for tv movie about the life and times of Gretchen Bar-e! Starring???

Flying Mermaid said...

Well, it's been one full week, wonder how it feels....

Gretchen said...

It's interesting, Emily. Changing my art habits from constant documentation, to saving it up for one show.

Sloot said...

WTF? So this is real, and here I thought you were just pulling a 'Beatles Paul is Dead thing',if anyone asks me I'll tell them that you went GOP on us and started up a 'Palin's Pantsuit Patriots'Blog, That should really Fuck with some minds.......

kcmustang said...

What does one do after spending over 730 days, 17,520 hours and appx 1,051,200 minutes as the leader of the Hillary Clinton Army? You light the way to whatever is next. whether it be "The Pantsuit Monologues", An Autobiography, More stories from the house on the hill. You are an amazing soul and great inspiration!!! Sunflowers only grow towards the sun...in France the sunflower is called "tournesol" literally meaning 'turn with the sun'. Hmmm does this mean you are going to France