Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
"Dear Mr. ----:
I do, indeed, love hot sauce!
Thank you so much for sending me two bottles of your favorite; I look forward to trying it. I remain deeply appreciative of your thoughtfulness and good cheer, as well as the enthusiasm that you and your fellow Ron Paul supporters have brought to the public square.
With thanks and best regards, I am
Hillary Rodham Clinton"
The other story I heard today came from a friend named Walt.
Walt is Jill Japan's husband, and Jill just came back from an event in New York City where Hillary was the guest of honor. Jill was off and running, so Walt gave me the basics about the event.
The event was a fundraiser for children's healthcare.
Tickets sold from $1,000 to $10,000 each.
The event was a huge success and Jill was overjoyed! Over 1 million dollars was raised for the kids.
Everyone was thrilled!
Everyone but me, that is.
Hillary Clinton was a no-show.
She apparently was caught up at the White House with President Obama solving some global crisis or other.
She did, for the record, talk to everyone on a giant screen.
I'm sure glad I didn't mortgage my house, or invent some elaborate scheme pretending I wanted to help save the children, just to go to see Hillary.
Apparently some people, like James, Jill and Hillary, do things for sincere and unselfish reasons.
I, on the other hand, would probably have sang this song just to weasel my way in to see Hillary, and then been profoundly disappointed if she didn't show up.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Siouxsie has consistently given the world excellent music with a very particular aesthetic for over 30 years. She doesn't fool around, she never lets you down. She is a nun of music.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
My parent's house is chock full of my father's, my mother's, and my Grandfather's art, plus a million other wild and wonderful things. If you ever get lucky enough to have Gene Baer give you a tour of our house, you're in for some fun.
These days, Gene spends just about every waking hour writing. He's written and published children's books, art lesson books, and music manuals. He's currently working on a philosophy book.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I'm sure glad I was already sporting a black and white look. It was as if it was meant to be!
I can't wait for the next "Bring your own stool" party! And if ya got any nuts you need cracked, I'm your gal!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Meanwhile, Hillary, Oops, I mean Mother Eagle gives her orders from the Eagle's nest. ( Click to enlarge). Mother Eagle and the Evil Mother Superior are mortal enemies, and Mother Eagle has vowed to avenge her.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Let's see how many you can find.
Sometimes it helps to look at things from a different perspective.
Let's try it upside down to really shake things up. Whooo! Hang onto your mallets!
I recommend you press the button on the old juke box to your right to put your brain in the right frame of mind.
O.K., the clocks ticking...
Sunday, May 17, 2009
In truth, I come from a long line of regular working folk from Martha's Vineyard. All the way back to the 1600's, in fact.
Teachers, plumbers, carpenters, fishermen, oh, and the first doctor on the Island, Abner West, was my Great, Great, Great, ( however many Greats) Grandfather. Interestingly, none of my ancestors had the foresight to buy property.
My Great Grandfather was a Sea Captain, which is way cool.
I bring this up because I am thinking about the subject matter for my next art show on Martha's Vineyard, August 15th.
I'm not abandoning my Hillary obsession ( heaven forbid!), but I probably won't be painting any more Hillary portraits for a while.
The spotlight will be on pantsuits, and we all know Hillary and pantsuits are synonymous.
The pantsuits will be in tandem with all those old blue blood games like Croquet.
Well, enough blabbing... it's time to paint!