I am starting a blog because so many of you have asked me for my story. I am going to take you into my life and the way I paint and the wild way I dress and live.
Over the past 7 years we have sold many, many hundreds of Giclees and original paintings. We have had 1,000’s of you in our home and studio. My home is colorful and filled with art. I always get the comment you must be happy all the time. I believe only a blithering idiot would have only one turn on button. HAPPY! CLICK HERE!
Like anyone else, I have my ups and downs. But my artwork and home are bright, colorful and joyous.
I am going to share insight into how an artist (me) works, lives and what influences me. I will share craft ideas and recipes that you share with me. And I am open to your suggestions.
So today I am going to introduce to two bright lights in my life. We rescued them with the help of Ken Staples (http://www.kasseldolls.com). They are Ragdolls named P.P. Willow and Tyler Too. The P. P. stands for Princess Pussy Willow. We rescued Tippe-canoe and Tyler Too. Sadly Tippe is no longer with us. They inspired this painting. "Cat Named Fish".
What kind of crazy names,"Tippe-canoe and Tyler Too",are these you might ask. Well, here comes a history lesson.
Folk music critic Irwin Silber wrote that the song "firmly established the power of singing as a campaign device" in the United States, and that this and the other songs of 1840 represent a "Great Divide" in the development of American campaign music. The North American Review at the time even remarked that the song was, "in the political canvas of 1840 what the 'Marseillaise' was to the French Revolution. It sang Harrison into the presidency."
Today, however, the slogan Tippecanoe and Tyler Too is better remembered than the song itself.
Nice chatting with you. I plan on sending out a new post. 2 to 4 times a month.
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