Good morning all. Hope everyone has had a great weekend and for many of you, a very creative one. Wish I could say the same for myself. I haven't been inside my studio, except for watering the plants, in over a month!! I'm not exactly starving for inspiration, but you know the old saying, "the spirit is willing...." Oh well, I'm hoping all this "stuff" will blow over soon and I can get back to my abnormal self. One good thing is that my brain zaps have subsided tremendously especially while driving!! LOL
Had 2 of my 4 grandsons on Thurs. We had lots of fun and I never realize just how much I miss them till I see them. I took them to see "Toy Story 3" and I highly recommend it to everyone. I think I heard more adult laughter than that of children. Every time I laughed, my almost 6 year old Zachy would turn around and asked me what was so funny!! Anyway, I had a wonderful time with them and am planning another trip to Austin in October...just for a weekend since everyone will be working or going to school during the week. and besides, you know what they say about house guests???!!!?? My boys did ask me to make the "liar" cookies for them when I got there, but I told them their mother was very capable, she learned from the best!! They're actually Mexican Wedding cookies, but I read that the Italians have something very similar called Liar cookies...if you see powdered sugar on their shirts and they deny they had any cookies, you know they're telling a big fib, hence the name!! LOL When I was there at Christmas, they purposely padded powdered sugar so they could be accused of cookie stealing!!
Now for something completely different (one of my favorite sayings from Monty Python), I thought it was time for a giveaway, or two. No special reason, just because. It's very simple, just leave your comment and I will draw the winners name the 10th of July...someone please remind me, though!! My poor leetle synapses are still reeling and very angry with me.
As many of you know, I love Dia de Los Muertos art, or as my 7 year old Ryan used to say, "Meema's 'keletons." I really got into it several years ago when my kids were still in elementary school. My daughter, Andria, was in Spanish from the time she entered 1st grade and that year I made "muerto bread" for the class and a little dead pin for her teacher...ol' buck eye!! Well, it just took off from there and the popularity of the holiday has reached global recognition now, not my artwork, but the holiday!! LOL Anyway, my two pieces of work are a celebration of that day.
The painting was an idea born in a dream...I was sooo surprised I remember it. I used to keep a notebook on my bed stand for that reason. I was always dreaming up wonderful ideas and wake myself up, but I no longer am as ambitious...if I remember great, if not, oh well!! Must be an age thing or just a Georgina thing. The little bust is made up of polymer clay. I had this wad of translucent clay and a smaller wad of white, so I combined the two to give me this marble look. The little flowers are sculpted out of coloured polymer...I love the stuff.
So get those comments in and good luck. Take care, God bless and remember, all reality television is scripted!! Peace out.