Tuesday, November 4, 2014

This is not a political blog, but...

Really, people?

 Personally, I don't have a problem with the plethora of political posts populating the public pathways at election time.  (Hold on, my keyboard's stuck...p, p, p.  Got it.)  Anyway, I don't even have an issue with seeing large banners and signs promoting folks and issues with which I disagree.  I actually, enjoy it.  It's a part of being free American and having cool things like the First Amendment.  
However, when I see this and this...

I lose all of those good and positive emotions and they are replaced with ire and disgust.   Seriously,  do you think that I would consider voting for someone based on your sign's recommendations when I consider the morality of someone who would do this?   I am not painting the candidate with the brush of the scumbag who placed those signs in that manner.  I am however, saying that the scumbag in question is not someone who's advice should be taken when deciding a worthy candidate. 

Congratulations, scumbag.  You have only harmed your candidate by your scumbag behavior.

Political rant over.

* Note: There were many, many more  examples of this and if I have time later I will get more pics and post them just for posterity. 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Workin'...workin' and practicin'.

Abstract Birds painting on residential window
Hey, I'm an artist. Well, not really. I find that 'title' way pretentious. I think it only works when other people say it about someone and usually only after they are dead. Is that just me?

 So, I've been busy. As are we all. I have been doing arty things and doing business-y things and even doing some housework...ish stuff too. Mostly, I've been mom-ing.

So the window. Yeah, cool effect huh? The paint is Gallery Glass by Plaid.  I have also mixed in some glitters and combined various Gallery Glass products to have a larger pallet to work with.  The "lead" is also Gallery Glass Liquid Leading in gold metallic.  Of course I was going for an MCM pallet. You know me.

I have to say, this one was a bear...a hungry bear...a hungry bear with thorn in its paw and an unexpected tax assessment on its cave.  Poor bear. Where was I?  Oh yeah, it was tough.   Mainly because I was stubbornly insisting that the paint adhere to the window whilst being apply vertically when the product was actually designed to be applied horizontally on a polystyrene panel and then peeled and stuck on a window or mirror when dry.  Ain't nobody got time for that.  Even typing that took too much time. Some of the colors were thicker than others which helped, but I had to use some sooper seekrit brushing techniques and other embarrassing maneuvers to get it up there.

A local glass contractor is impressed and has a pic of the end result.  Maybe I'll get some contracted work for my effort.  One observer though that I had nicked a stained glass window from a church and installed it.  I took that as a compliment.

unfinished business
So, this one is one the "to finish" pile.  I must end it before it ends me.   Plus, it's taking up half my free living room space.  I think we're about 80% there.  The legs are hidden under that attractive newspaper skirt.  They are glossy chrome or maybe nickel so I incorporated a similar metallic into the design.  The intent is an abstract ocean/wind impression to go with the surfboard shaped table.  Coastal is big here in Florida.  If I put a beach theme or nautical theme to it; it sells.  Maybe I'm pushing the definition with the abstract, but hey, I gotta be me.

Wubie is waiting for his spaghetti.  Time for more mom-ing.  Hugs and stuff.

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