Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Thursday, April 8, 2010

the Christmas gift that i painted 1969..."it is what it is"

by karen #1965 third grade teacher well i mentioned on the april 1, 2010 post that the soul sisters made each other something for Christmas...and i showed you the lovely piece of "peace" art that 1969 gave me...when here is a look at what i made her...this thing is pretty big...it doesn't look it, but it is...you know the saying...things are not always like they seem...


now in the photo below, do you see that bell?..the bell actually came off a strand of our grandmother's Christmas lights...she was a very CREATIVE grandmother...


now in the pictures below, you can see the pattern that my head started grooving with...well i actually got the pattern off of a camera strap that 1969 gave me...well...it kinda looked this this...if you squinted your eyes real hard maybe...?



profile view...hey ya'll...i got my mr. o husband to cut me some blocks...then i drilled holes in the blocks...and sanded them down...don't you hate sawdust...side story time...you see...in the small town that i grew up in, there was a huge sawdust pile...i mean huge...you can't visualize...well here is a picture of what i am talking about...not the real thing, tho!...and there was NO ROAD!


so...this is crazy...but...we would ride our bicycles across town and we would ride our bikes down the sawdust pile...i mean really...it was very unsafe...and wow...my mama still doesn't know...so PLEASE don't tell her...evidently, angels do not mind sawdust...cause there had to have been some around us going down the mountain of sawdust in 1974...

the below is a side view following a side story...




art is funny...not funny haha...funny strange...you get these thoughts in your head...and you do work...and then...you have an object that your head thought of...so art is a very personal thing...whatever is in that head of yours...well..it comes out...
yoU express yoUrself-

express yoUrself!
express yoUrself!

yoU don't ever need help from nobody else.
all yoU got to do now:


express yoUrself!

what ever yoU do
do it good.
what ever yoU do
do it good.
all right...

it's not what yoU look like,
when yoU're doin' what yoU're doin'.
it's what yoU're doin' when yoU're doin'
what yoU look like yoU're doin'!

express yoUrself!
express yoUrself!

(charles wright and the watts, 1968)

happy april 8, 2010!




2 comments:

  1. OOPSY on the above comment...I spelled a word wrong and now I have this weird thing above...Oh well, such is life and it is what it is - HA! I liked my gift sooooooooooooo much, we hung it at the front door! LOL...don't you know that Left Brain just rolls his eyes with the way we decorate - we got ART everywhere! It makes me happy and it is one of the first things that I see as I walk out of my bedroom each morning! It reminds me that I can control only so much and the rest is in God's hands as HE has a plan! I have to Let IT go...and go on...kinda like right now - BYE Yawl...

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  2. Very creative 1965! It must have been a good year.

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