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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:04 pm 
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I like the "Ostrich lady" pic and didn't find it disturbing at all.
Her body language suggests something more along the lines of reflectiveness or matter of factness to me.

Either that or she is biting her toenails. :P

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I think that must be it.


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I meant to say earlier that I am particularly enamored of your abstract artwork, Whistler.

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not something I would recommend
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Me too. :) I had developed the obviously wrong impression from past conversations that you didn't much care for abstract so a very pleasant surprise to find that not only are you not opposed but you're pretty darn good at makin' 'em!


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Many thanks, both of you! I appreciate any and all observations, provided they translate into compliments.

As you can see, I'm trying almost every style. I'm putting out new items almost daily, so please check in often!


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It's virtually impossible to keep up with you!

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"Virtually"? :shock:

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Be sure to read the story attached to "The Mysterious Woman."


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*sighs with fond reminiscence*

I love making up stories about pictures, Whistler. And I love reading stories about pictures, too.

It's nice to see you lurking about. Adds a certain tone to the place. :D

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Lurking is about all I can do these days.

I work ten hour days, then come home to tend to my father, who is in the last stages of Alzheimer's.

Only after all that do I get a chance to paint. Still, I'm making good progress: almost everything in the gallery was created in the last 18 months. That's 155 pictures so far, with dozens yet to be posted.

I'm not sure how that's possible.


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You know you really are storing up stars for your Heavenly crown, and I am not making fun, I'm being sincere. You are a good son. Your Dad must have been a good Dad to have a son like you.

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It's my mom who's the angel. She's 83 and has tended to him (he had encephalitis previously) since 1980. And the whole time both of them have been in my house, worrying if they're being a burden––which they are not.

She has never considered putting him in any sort of institution. People who lived through the Depression, and then through World War II, have a totally different mindset about life: They see their duty, they do it, and they don't whine. They don't think the universe owes them anything.

They have been called the Greatest Generation for a reason. I hope to create a picture with that theme, when I can get a good idea for it.


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It's worth waiting to truly do it justice.

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That's me ma, too. They don't make them like that any more.

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I believe that they still make 'em like that - but environment is what shapes us and humanity apparently hasn't done a real good job with manipulating its environment the past couple generations.

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I like Duck a l'Orange. In part because it reminds me of Michael Bedard's Sitting Ducks.


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Were they turtles? That's the thing, Whistler. I don't know if I don't believe they weren't turtles.

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Who mentioned turtles?

I just bought some art, myself. My sister called and said that a friend of hers had been walking down the street and had noticed a piece of Disney art, stamped with the Disney seal, double-matted and framed...in someone's garbage!

He brought it to her, and she called me immediately to see what I thought. I made an offer at once, and he accepted.

It's a picture of Goofy dressed in golfing attire and carrying a golf bag. I won't keep it for myself: I'm giving it to a cousin who loves Disney and golf.

Imagine somebody throwing out art! The fool could at least have given it to a stranger. There's nothing worse than somebody who can afford fine things, but has no appreciation for what he has.


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My eyes automatically changed "in someone's garbage" to "in someone's garage." I literally could not believe my own eyes that someone would throw something like that away.

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Probably the guy had no clue what he had, don't you think? I mean the guy who threw it out. He probably thought it was just some cheap print from a Disney store. I confess I would have. Actually, I wouldn't have looked at it in the first place.

People who collect Disney know this stuff, but most of us don't.

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I'm sure it was the wife that threw it out.
No guy would ever get rid of a Goofy golf pic. ;)

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