16 February 2007

Now THAT'S Love!!!

I love stories like this. (Prehistoric Romeo and Juliet)

"Buried between 5,000 and 6,000 years ago, the prehistoric pair are believed to have been a man and a woman and are thought to have died young, because their teeth were found intact, said Elena Menotti, the archaeologist who led the dig...The two bodies, which cuddle closely while facing each other on their sides, were probably buried at the same time, an indication of a possible sudden and tragic death, Bondioli said."

Stuff like that is what inspires me. Well, not the tragic death part, but 'lovers held in a passionate embrace for all eternity'. Stop looking at me like that. So, I'm sappy. And hey, that line is from one of my solo show postcards, so HAH! :-P

Anyways, doesn't it make you wonder what the true story was behind this couple?

02 February 2007

Cool Vid Clip and some News

You know, this blog thing is pretty cool. I'm just updating as I go along and I can post new stuff happening along the way w/ a simple point, click, type, hit return. Sweet!
Today I saw this vid clip of this amazing 12 yr old artist (http://tinyurl.com/yxewot). The detail in her paintings are just incredible...far surpasses any detail I can get in my landscapes. She captures light, emotion and movement so well in her work, I'm just floored. There's a great spirituality that comes out in each of her pieces that you feel a sense of peace and serenity. I just wanted to share that w/ anyone who's reading this blog of mine.
Great update for yours truly. I've got a group show scheduled up in Eagle Rock. The opening night is set for next Saturday, Feb. 10. Check out the Evite below. Yeah, my name isn't on there. It's my fault, I got my info in a little late, but they still took me in. I'll have 3 pieces in the show so I'm stoked about it.

I've got a couple of pieces being juried for another Women's show, too, but they're still judging all the artwork submitted. I'm hoping I get into that one, too. Cross your fingers for me!

Other than that, I've just been working on a few sketches for some funky ideas that have been running through my head. I've got this theme about masks that I'd like to work on. It's sort of up in the air right now, but the main thing I have to do is a plaster cast of my face. It's going to be fun, but super messy, I know. If I'm bold enough, I may document the whole process w/ my digital camera.

That's it for now. Signing off.

01 February 2007

Wonder Women

I was reading through the OC Register online this morning when I came across an article called "Wonder Women". It brought a smile to my face because it was about a girl named Dusty Hogan(now 31) who had faced a battle w/ Thyroid Cancer since she was a child. What caught my eye was the title of the article because, well, as previously stated, I'm a total geek and have loved Wonder Woman since I was a kid (not just the show, but the comic books, etc.).

Anyways, it talks about this little girl who was always so tired, had dark circles under her eyes...a little girl who should have been full of energy. One morning Dusty woke up w/ a lump on her neck. Tests showed she had Thyroid Cancer. She was only 6 yrs old. One of her dreams was to meet Wonder Woman so the Make A Wish Foundation put her in touch w/ Lynda Carter.

In my book, celebs are just regular people like you and me. I'm not one to chase down a star if I see one (and I've seen a few). Sure it's cool to meet someone you admire from a show or movie, but really when you get down to it, they're just people. However, in this instance, it was refreshing to see that this major actress took the time out to make a little girl's wish come true. It seemed like a boost for the kid not to give up. Lynda Carter sounds so down to earth in the article. It's nice to know that in a time where most celebs have so much negative press, there are still others out there who genuinely want to help those less fortunate. I sort of wish I could see MORE articles like this one http://www.ocregister.com/ocregister/news/local/amread/article_1551288.php.

Anyways, the best part of the article was that even though that poor kid went through YEARS of surgeries and treatments, she finally went into remission when she was 16 yrs old. Let me tell you, I felt like such a whiner after I read what she'd gone through. Ok, yeah, I've been dealing with junk for the last 16 yrs of my life, but I was at least an adult when I had all those surgeries and treatments. She was just a small child. I guess this is just another reminder to live life to the fullest. Brave people like Dusty remind me to do so.