Tuesday, February 22, 2011

I'm Back

Good morning, my bloggy buds. I have finally returned from Sin City and glad to be home. What can I say about cheerleading competitions that already haven't' been said...plenty!!! Now I don't want to step on anyone's tootsies if you have a child, niece/nephew, grandchild, friend of a friend's child, niece/nephew, grandchild, etc. in said sport. If you have attended these events, then you're way ahead of me.

First of all, I've never seen so many blonds and fake mammories congregated in one place in my entire life!! And I'm not talking about the participants, but their mothers, grandmothers, aunts, friends, etc. According to my little brother, who's daughter is one of the few brunettes in her team, this is nothing compared to the competions in the OC (Orange County, a section of the Los Angeles, CA area made popular by Bravo channel's "The Housewives of ..."series). I was amazed at all the glitter, glam, and small amount of material used on some of the costumes and we're talking about youngsters here. Also, after 2 hours of sitting at the convention centre, my ear drums sent me a text, putting me on notice! The volume in that arena was beyond human tolerance and the bass was up so high, that my butt jiggled like jello and I was sitting plus, I'm buttless!!

Coming from El Paso, TX, I've always considered this place to be the "Muffin Top" capital of the world, but not till I ventured to the competing world of cheerleading, El Paso lost that honour! I felt so sorry for those girls who are rather rotund that their team just happen to have chosen those midriff showing, tiny uniforms. They tried to suck it in, but alas, the impossible just happened! It reminded me when I was a child and took ballet. When I was a kid, I dreamed of wearing a pink tutu and toe shoes....NOPE, DIDN'T HAPPEN!! I was one of those chubby little girls who never got to be in the recitals, swaying to the piano players song, flying in the air like a delicate bird, softly dancing on the stage with the other skinny girls!! I was the designated lipstick holder, compact, eyeliner and other toiletries needed for our tiny dancers. Hey, I wasn't the only chubby kid in the troupe, but I was the one who was trusted with what was important!! Did it embitter me, hell no!! At the ripe ol' age of 9 years, I knew 2 things, I was never going to be a dancer or pianist, like my older sister and I was content with that notion. Even at such a young age, I knew what God had given me and it wasn't twinkle toes or fingers, but the ability to laugh, make others laugh (and not at my expense either), and the best artist in my class! So the chubby kid didn't do the cart wheels, the tumbles and rolls, topped the human pyramids, but was the strength that held it up.

Now for something completely different! I completed my guitar for Xico, Inc., shipped it off and from what I have been told, arrived safely. I was a bit worried since it was a mixed media piece and could have been damaged in route, but being the bubble wrap "Queen," it arrived in one piece, thankfully.

I call it, "Muerto Loretia." I also am including the first of my box series of dolls.

I don't have a name for her yet, but I'll come up with something...I'm waiting for my muses to wake up from their long weekend and inspire me!! I still have a couple of more to finish. One of them will be submitted to "Doll Quarterly" for the Fall issue. If they like it, that's great, if not, well, better luck next time. I'm planning on creating another blog exclusively for my work, so when it's up, I'll send you all an invitation, via your blogs. Well, the ol' clock on my screen tells me it's time to wrap it up and say adieu to all of you for now. Everyone have a great week and as I tell one of my cutie blogger pals, "do a bit of misbehavin'!" Peace out.


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

OMG Georgina---you are a better woman than me to sit thru that cheerleading CRAPPOLA! (can you see my bias on this subject???)
I equate those contests with the *Little Miss* contests where children are tarted up like cheap whores on Bourbon Street.....but then, I think I have a bias there too.
Overall, I always thought of it as "Mommy-wants-to-and-can't" type things.....and the kids suffer for it.
Well, that guitar is a damn knock-out and I am glad you made it home, just leaving a FEW sins in Sin-City! LOL!!!
Welcome back my friend!!!!


Incipient Wings said...

i so love reading your posts, you truly make me laugh out loud!
love the guitar!!!!
and your hot pink leopard is so cute.
never been to a cheerleading convention.thanks for letting me know how it went.
have a great week..do you have the rodeo holiday there?
talk to you later,

Gloria said...

I agree with everyone about this and about that.:DD Hope it was a fun getaway and am glad you are back. I don't think I could sit through all that noice. I like Muerto Loteria. Very nice. Glad you are back, have a great rest of the week and thx for stopping by my blog Vegas Lady.:D

yoborobo said...

I think what they need, G, is for us to show up in full skelly regalia and show those little bits of fluff how it is DONE. LOL! I'm sure we can get Anne to join us. Maybe we could scare them straight, so to speak. ;)
LOVE the new pieces! You have been busy! Welcome home - xox Pam

Elena said...

LMAO! Oh wow there's no way I could sit through that. Doesn't it make you happy we're so individual instead of the mindless drones of society. LOVE the guitar and doll. Beautiful vibrant colors and creations. Welcome back and hope you had lots of fun...and got your hearing back.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Count me in on the Skellie-Gear visit!!!
I'm sure when we all start *shakin' a tail-feather* in our assorted and sundry clothing items (now, mine will be complete with spiked black leather half gloves and Doc Martens) the little twits and wanna-be mommas will RUN FOR COVER!!!
Omg....save me from this stupidity...
Georgina, you truly should be canonized for having to sit thru that crap.....

Anne...the Bad Seed

ziggy stardust said...

she is super cute!!!! I love the box idea, so original!


ziggy stardust said...

forgot to mention I love the guitar! and the profile song!!! by the way, since its up your alley, any idea where I can buy the premade cardboard/paper skulls/calavera heads to decorate??? Somebody told me at Hobby Lobby but I have never seen them. Thnx.

Janine said...

Dear Georgina
Your posts are the funniest in blogland.
I loved to read about the cheerleading- hell.
The guitar is phantastic, who needs a piano whis a guitar like this.
Have a great weekend

Michele Lynch Art said...

I knew you were posting this, and then I lost myself in blog/website hell! It's a long story...anyway your cheerleading ordeal sounds like another version of hell to me! LOL! Glad you made it back with your hiney in tack, and your eardrums! LOVE the guitar!! The pink leopard on the dolls is fabulous!! xo Michele

Abi said...

So.... I take it you're not a cheerleader fan! LOL can't say I blame you... I don't 'get' it, but then it doesn't happen in England so I am excused :O)
Loving the guitar piece and the box dolls - such a cool idea. I'm having trouble getting into the Mexican zone Georgina... I have to get beyond the fear of bright color... embrace it like.... a bright something!! and yes, Rebecca is a keeper :O)

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

Welcome home my sweet friend...I am in agreement with Anne....cheerleaders always scared me as a young woman. I LOVE the guitar...marvelous work of ART! You are incredible and I have missed you! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart
p.s. You should work on a doll for cheers! lol

Mundo Mundaca said...

Hi my dear,
you make to laugh me a loooot.
your chronicle about the minuscule uniforms and the frustrations on your weight in the childhood would make a film tragic comedy worthy of oscar.
Your talent in transforming objects in work of art is spectacular.!!!
have a fabulous weekend.

Dawn said...

You do, indeed, have the gift of making other laugh. It's fun to experience something crazy from afar without having to live through it! Thanks!

YayaOrchid said...

That is such a pretty guitar, the recipient will love it! Glad you enjoyed your trip. I'm sure you came back refreshed and inspired for your artwork. It's good to get away every once in a while.