Thursday, April 30, 2009

History of the Pantsuit

PANTSUIT (Paunthas Suticus ) History of: Part 1

Pantsuits were originally made of wood.

Ancient hieroglyphs suggest Aliens may have brought the first pantsuit to Earth.

Pantsuits were illegal during prohibition times. They were only worn in secret societies, and wearers were often jailed or even put to death if discovered. Masks were always worn with pantsuits due to their highly illegal nature.

Hillary Clinton debt retirement contest with James Carville winners

Sorry to ramble on with the name, but what was the name of that contest anyway?

Does anyone know who won "A day with Bill Clinton"?
I can't find any information about this and it's driving me crazy!
If you know, do tell!
I wonder if the winner gets to choose what they do in New York with Bill. Clubbing? Gallery hopping? Sushi? Go see "Hair"?
Enquiring minds need to know!

Lost in Hillaryland

Somewhere in Hillaryland, another victory is won.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hillaryland natives

Meanwhile, the natives of Hillaryland run to meet the boat.

Calling all Hillary Artists!


We've got work to do and attendance must be taken.

If you are an artist who's number one muse is Hillary Clinton, please speak up.

Cricket. Cricket.

"Pantsuits: the myth and the magic"

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"Pantsuits through the Ages"

Or "The Myth of the Pantsuit"...

Winners of the Hillary Clinton, James Carville debt retirement contest

Tick tock already. I'm dying to know who won the "Pay down Hillary's debt some more" contest.

If you didn't know about this contest, the prizes are as follows:

Door number 1: Spend a day with President Clinton in New York City. (Hell ya! Pick me! Pick me! Gallery-hopping with Bill!)
Door number 2: Attend the American Idol season finale. (Booooooring! If Shirley Jones isn't one of the contestants, I have zero interest).
Door number 3: Tour D.C. with James Carville and Paul Begala. (ZZZZZZZZ, no thanks! Is this supposed to sound fun?)

This is starting to look like one of those weird Hillary knock-knock jokes.

I just want to win Door number 1! I just found out the winners will be announced TODAY via telephone. So I for one am keeping my phone by my side.

Shirley Jones goes top-less!

What's the next best thing to Hillary?
Shirley Jones of-course.
Here's the latest on Shirl.....

"SHIRLEY Jones just turned 75, but she hasn't slowed down since she starred in "Oklahoma!" in 1955. The grandmother of 10 goes topless in an upcoming episode of A&E's "The Cleaner." Playing a washed-up, alcoholic chanteuse, Jones, who won a 1960 Oscar playing a prostitute in "Elmer Gantry," opens up her blouse in a climactic scene -- we hope with her back to the camera. Plus, the star of the wholesome "Partridge Family" plans a concert tour with Florence Henderson, the "Brady Bunch" star who went head-to-head with Jones in the Nielsen ratings in 1970".

Dig it! I'm imagining they'll tour in a painted bus. I just wish Flo and Shirley would make it a trio and add Hillary to their show.

Shirley Jones strip-tease in which she takes off her crocheted!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Magic Hill Masks

They're magically disturbing!

Hillary and Conniff

Monday and I'm painting Hillary masks and listening to Ray Coniff.....

It's the simple pleasures.....

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Maudlin over Maude

I am sorry to hear that Bea Arthur died today.
I always loved her and those long vests she wore.

If you have a Maude vest, today is a good day to wear it in her memory.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Flying dreams

I woke up this morning from an excellent flying dream.
I dreamt I was at home on the Vineyard. I went to the thrift shop and found a big brown fuzzy blanket of sorts that was made out of foam and brown fur.
I took this blanket outside onto our street and held it behind me like wings. It was windy and twilight.
I flapped my arms and the wind swept me up into the air just a few feet.
I spent this windy early evening playing with my new discovery.

All my friends were going to play "twilight tennis", so I flew along.
My mother was with me to make sure I didn't fly too high, and pull me back if I did.
I saw a perfect photo Op, and called to my mother to take this photo, and she did.

The sun was going down behind me, shining through my wings. Yellow, orange, brown, and red.
I was wearing a brown fur hat with ears and a pretty bad-ass brown outfit. I posed like a super hero.

This afternoon I tried to paint the basic feeling and gestures.
It was much cooler than this though.

Dreams and forgetting

For almost a year I have been hounding my friend Melissa to send me a painting that I'd left at her house in North Carolina during the campaign.
It was a painting I did of Hillary, and it was signed by Bill.

It finally arrived at my house yesterday, yea!
Along with this painting came a surprising item I had completely forgotten about...

Over the past year I have found myself pondering this question, "Did Hillary ever sign one of my Melmac plates?"
Deep in my mind's eye I imagined Hillary signing the plate I made depicting her standing in my favorite childhood invention called "Rainbow Candyland". I decided this was only a dream. I was sure I sold that plate in the Hill-art auction.

Well, ta-Da, check out this classic piece of memorabilia!


Note that I made this back in 2007-vintage Hillary!

Though I have no recollection of her signing this plate, I unearthed this photo today which proves it actually happened.

Funny what we forget.

These forgotten items were also in the box...

My up-coming art show is looking bigger and brighter than ever!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Hillary Clinton and Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day I would like to say something serious for a moment. (ZZZZZZZZZ) Please read on...

I have always had the passionate conviction that we live in a time absolutely crucial to the continued existence of our planet.
Although I no longer live as I did for years.... as a vegan living off the land with no electricity, car, or running water... the conviction is still just as strong. We have to make huge changes on our planet or we are all toast.

I believe with heart and soul that Hillary Clinton is a person who will guide us as a country and as a planet into the right direction. I believe Hillary is a rare and powerful spirit of good.
If the purpose of my life is to play the fool for Hillary with a paintbrush, then lucky me, I can't think of a better way to spend it.

(The Fool, painted on a car hood)

Here's what Hillary said today regarding Earth Day.....

“We’re trying to green diplomacy and we want to do it every day, not just on Earth Day. That starts with our foreign policy, and accepting that climate change is more than a scientific phenomenon. It’s a political challenge, it’s an economic force, it’s a security threat, and a moral imperative. We’ve already seen the results of climate change, which has, because of rising waters, because of desertification, displaced communities, and jeopardized food and water supplies, helped to spread epidemics and threatened the continued existence of island nations."

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Last painting of the day

I painted this in the last 15 minutes before the sun went down, just in time to photograph it.
I just flew in under the imaginary wire.

Call right now!

Hillary Clinton International Bilateral discussion phone line communication opening now....from 3Pm till 6 PM

CALL 520-236-6342
your access code is: HILLARY (4455279)

Call right now!

Not in MY town!

(Potential letter to the Editor)

To the concerned citizens of Bisbee,

As many of you may have noticed, there's a new disruptive presence in out town, and it's reeking havoc on Brewery Gulch!
It's name is Joseph Klinger, and he needs to be stopped dead in his tracks!
First he took a lovely, historic building and turned it into THIS eyesore!

If this isn't bad enough, he then took a perfectly lovely, over-grown abandoned lot and turned it into an "art project" he calls a dog park! The nerve of some people!

He seems to think that cleaning up the dog poop all over the neighborhood, and giving dogs a shady park with water is going to put him in our good graces...think again Mr. Klinger, I wasn't born yesterday! Your not going to pull the wool over MY eyes!

Every day he adds more junk to this heap of trash he calls "functionable art".
Imagine my horror when I drove by yesterday and saw THIS new edition to his menagerie of trash!

I demand this man return our empty lot and all it's dog poop to the tax-paying citizens of Bisbee.
Not in MY town, Mr. Klinger! Poop on you!

Mrs. Edna Kravitz

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bilateral extension

Due to the wild success of the Bilateral conference, I've decided to host it again tomorrow.
See post below for terms and agreements.

May the Hillforce be with you.

Bilateral with Hillary Clinton International Art Ambassador

I will be hosting a bilateral discussion today, phone lines will be open between 3 PM and 6 PM (MST).
Conversation will be STRICTLY held to two subjects:
Hillary Rodham Clinton and this video*.

CALL 520-236-6342
your access code is: HILLARY (4455279)

*Federal Communications regulations forbid discussion of unlicensed conversation defined in this agreement. Noncompliance of this stipulation will result in communication termination.

Hillary's schedule/My schedule

Hillary's schedule today:

7:45 a.m. Breakfast with Vice President Biden.
9:30 a.m. Meeting with Dr. Mutassim Qadhafi, National Security Adviser of Libya.
Pick up time for cameras: 8:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance
Final access time for writers and stills: 9:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance
10:30 a.m. Attend The President’s bilateral and press availability with His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, at the White House.
12:15 p.m. Host working lunch for His Majesty King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein, King of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Pick up time for cameras: 11:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance
Final access time for writers and stills: 12:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance
1:30 p.m. Bilateral with Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia.
Pick up time for cameras: 1:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance
Final access time for writers and stills: 2:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance
2:45 p.m. Bilateral with His Excellency Yusef bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of The Sultanate of Oman.
Pick up time for cameras: 2:30 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance
Final access time for writers and stills: 3:00 p.m. from the 23rd Street entrance

At approximately 11:00 a.m. with Robert A. Wood

My schedule today:

9:30 Roll out of bed
9:50 Bilateral with computer and coffee
9:55 Waste time doing this
10:15 Find two socks that match
10:30 Mail off art show posters to her Excellency, Collena Minister of Candelabra gallery
Pick up time for cameras: 10:15 a.m. from the Brewery Gulch Street entrance
11:00 Procrastinate
12:00 Lunch with Her Excellency Ivy the cat
12:15 Telephone bilateral with Her Excellency, Queen Mother Jackie Baer, Ruler of the Dumptique.

12:30 Begin painting
1:15 Bilateral with computer and cat
1:30 Paint
3:PM Host a Bilateral session while painting

Monday, April 20, 2009

Journey to Hillaryland

"Journey to Hillaryland" is a collection of new paintings by "Hillary Clinton International Art Ambassador", Gretchen Baer.
Using vibrant, bold colors, Gretchen pledges her continuing support of Secretary Clinton and her vital work of dramatically improving women's lives worldwide.
Gretchen is best known for her painted, decorated automobile called "The Hillcar", in which she campaigned for Hillary across the country. She also created "The Hillary Clinton Army", which now has thousands of members.
Tucson will be the first stop on Gretchen's International art tour. Come celebrate and enjoy her wild, colorful new paintings as well as the famous 'Hillcar", Saturday, May 9th from 7-11 PM, and Sunday, May 10th for 1-6 PM at the Candelbra Gallery (412 E. 7th St.)

How's that?

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The storm is gathering

Studio at night

I'm wondering why I'm using so much orange in my paintings.
Could it be because I feel like I'm inside of a pumpkin?

Journey to Hillaryland

    Poster by Shawnee Hicks
We interrupt out regularly scheduled program for a bizarre family photo break...

(From the Jackie Baer collection)

Now on with the Hillary show!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The power of the pantsuit

Pantsuit power.


From the vaults

Here is a drawing I dug up from the vaults.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Say what?

What? What things were said out of the corners of their mouths that day?

So you'll have to read "Chasing Hillary" to find out!*

*There's a pretty good back-story, I promise you.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The weather according to me

There's sun

There's snow

There's rain

There's Hillary.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hillary always welcome

Oh look! It's another Bisbee gallery where Hillary is always welcome!

Kate Pearson ( AKA Love 23)

"Baby Hillary" and "Snow Hillary" can be seen this weekend in another one of Kate Pearson's famous "Art Marts".
This art show is chock full of fabulous Bisbee artists, so come check it out Saturday night!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Who should play Hillary?

It's time for more fun and games!

HBO is making a movie about the 2008 election and have yet to decide on the cast.
This sounds like a job for the H.C.A.!
So who do you think should play Hillary Clinton, Barrack Obama, Sarah Palin, and John Mccain?

Hmmm.... I've got to give this some thought, but please bring on your picks!

Hillary dreams

I'm so pathetic.
I dreamt last night that I went to a Hillary event with some friends from New York and, surprise, surprise...Chelsea Clinton.

Do you ever have Hillary dreams?
If so, bring 'em on!

Monday, April 13, 2009

We will miss you, Tom Kennedy

We are all saddened to hear that our dear friend
Tom Kennedy, art car magician, musician, and political activist, drowned yesterday, April 12th, on Easter Sunday.

Tom was a force of nature and a huge inspiration to us all. He lived life absolutely voraciously, and taught others to do the same.
Art car royalty, Tom created more bad-ass art cars than anyone I know. He gave up all the conventions of life in order to change the world.

Tom was a powerhouse of art and love. He used art to fight against the powers of war, corruption, greed, and the destruction of our planet. His life's mission was to create freedom and peace for everyone.

I think Tom lived life more fully and meaningfully in a single day than most people do in an entire lifetime.

Thank you for all you have given us, Tom.

Tom gave his all to the election of Barrack Obama.
Please watch his video.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The devil has seen his day

By the Hillary Clinton Army

(The players: the Devil and the Hill-angels)

It is with open arms and an open heart that Hill-angel enters stage left.

The Devil plots.

The battle between good and evil rages on...

The Hill-angels work their magic

And love triumphs once again.

The Devil has seen his day.

Fade out.