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...well, it is later and now I am on the right computer so not only do you get to see the BULL, but also the drawings I am doing for a small mural commission to my old patron, THE SPACE ALIEN BAR AND GRILL...
When I was out in Oregon in May, my brother Robert gave me some photos of our family...and it makes me feel more than a little blue, to know that my sister Goldie, disappeared in 1964, and both Patty and Doris are deceased. Yet so, Tommy, Robert, Red and Ruby, and of course my half brother Phillip are still doing well.
Me and Red about three years ago.
This picture has nothing to do with last night when we saw Dolly Parton's show at Sandia Casino, but it is an interesting picture, and possibly that is also what I can say about Dolly...she is interesting and of course very talented, but it sure was a Las Vegas style syrupy Americana humma humma full of corn-flakes and hokey down in country working class people jokes...interesting but hardly the Rolling Stones...
With spiraling fuel prices it is about time we
heard some breakthrough!
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This Ruth's justice in getting back at me for all the weird photos I've done of her over the years...
My little Grand Daughter, Xenia (Zen-nee-uh) still in her Buddha state...
It's Ruth's day off so what does she do? Yup, she finds a job we can do together...in this case getting rid of the shredded sections the cats have created in the last five years. We are going to cover it in Cat Proof material
Together 5 years!
...and I keep rearranging the sticks to see what will come along in the new sculpture in the studio...
...this one is more carved than the usual beast...
Tomorrow, Ruth and I will celebrate our official fifth year together...considering all the stuff that has blown past us, it is a miracle of some proportion.
I am in discussion with former members (Fred Baue and James Hamilton) of
THE GAZORNANBLATT REVIEW
over a nostalgic get together sometime in the beginning of September...hey we even may play music again.
As for other events...I am back doing another big stick sculpture, and basically just hanging out in the studio acting like I know what I'm doing...
July 6 to 9
New Blue Meenees and ensemble
Galesteo Basin Spit and Whittle Club tribute to
Sir Henry Moore...near actual scale size.
Okay, I am on a mission so to speak, trying to initiate The Galesteo Basin Spit and Whittle Club which has no association or affiliation with the Kingston, New Mexico Spit and Whittle Club, other than the title sparked my imagination and led me to talking about forming a club that focused on whittling and "spitting" if one wants to spit...but more towards the action of simply taking a piece of wood in your hand and going into a kind of active meditation of whittling with a simple pin knife or a hand operated carving implement ...one is allowed to drink beer and be sociable as long as they do not endanger their own fingers or the sensitivities and fingers of fellow whittlers...first meeting will be this Friday, July 8, 4 to 6 PM at Connie's Photo Park, in Madrid New Mexico.
Below are a few examples of random whittle jobs...
None of this stuff is meant to be high art, but only what it is.
This indeed was the very first whittle job (shown at scale size) which announced the Galesteo Basin Spit and Whittle Club.
June 28 to July 3
To re-cap the important events of last month...
So here I am being a grand pappy. No not above,
below...that's pappy Geno above. As of yet, the little gal has no first, or second name...just, cute little baby.
...and here are my little piggies...
...and the ongoing fires of New Mexico...