As my artist's statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance. -- Calvin and Hobbes

Monday, February 23, 2009

Oh la la, it's Mardi Gras!



These pieces are available in my Etsy store, and like most things, they don't scan well...but they look really cool in person, and they come matted for a 5x7 frame!

Happy Fat Tuesday, Heureux Mardi Gras, and yehaw, it's carnival (if you're lucky enough to be in Venice)

Mardi gras reminds me of one of my favorite pastimes...gambling. Don't ask me why...could it be that Harrah's owns the majority of casinos in the world now, and I always stay at a Harrah's resort when in Vegas??? could be. Harrah's theme is Mardi Gras!!! Always bright and cheerful, always ready to take your money.

Well, I say, bring it on!! I haven't been in so long, I nearly have withdrawals just thinking about it....mmmm...Wheel of Fortune...black jack!

So, today, if you're in a town that celebrates, or if you're going to a bar because you couldn't get time off work to go to a town that does it right (or you already own every Girls Gone Wild video, and you know who you are), have a great time, but remember for everyone's sake, be safe!!

Mom and Me in New Orleans! Cute, I know.
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The View Mistress at work!


UPDATE: YAY!! My first eBay award for the View Mistress!! (I never post anything on time for the contest deadlines, but now I guess I have some incentive!

Thanks to those who bid, who ACTUALLY wanted to!

This original painting is currently available at auction on Ebay...Starting bid is $4.99
The reason I'm telling you all this is because it is an entry for the coveted ACEO Year's Best competition for the month of February. Theme is anything cartoon.

So, in my usual spirit of shameless self-promotion, I ask that if you like original art, me and robots, wouldn't you just love to bid on this sweet very very well priced little treasure!!!

The only criteria for the awards (1st - 3rd), is the highest number of "unique bidders". So, if you like it, please go to my eBay store and place a bid!!

You can click on this pic to head to the auction!!


Thanks, Rebecca


www.smellyrhino.etsy.com

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Sometimes you swim, sometimes you need a hand

Ever feel like this?

I have a friend who has just entered the dating scene after a very very long time. She is excited about the prospects, but is a little afraid of getting bit.

My advice to her is BITE BACK!! (lqtm)

he he
Now, for the puns...
You can't catch the big one without a good lure.
Just remember, if you don't take a chance, you'll always wonder about the one that got away.

So, to all of you who have something you really want to do (BAD) and have never taken the step, just do it...so what if you get bit, a little.

What would be worse?
Yea, that's what I thought!
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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Who do you have to know?


A client was talking to me about the kinds of things she likes to decorate with, including iron and little traditionally shaped chachkas, but she wanted wall art. My Mom loves that kind of thing, too, including fleur de lis. So, I thought it would be nice to fill the need with simple hand painted canvases, so here are a couple that I designed. I think people love being able to purchase something that was actually hand painted, even if the theme is not necessarily original or the subject may be an open edition.
5" x 5" canvases travel light, and thrown into simple frames, they dress up well and make great accessories for a powder room or small space. Let me know what you think.

On watching football (can I say that?):

We didn't watch the "Big Game"...You know, once the football commission (they don't deserve proper punctuation) or whoever became that uptight about money, I decided that if no one could say super and bowl together, I wasn't going to watch it either. I hate greed.

We went to the museum instead. The High Museum in Atlanta is currently showing China's First Emperor's Terra Cotta Army, and "Bonjour Ya'll!" -- some great works from the Louvre. It happened to be a perfect 65 degrees. What a great day to walk downtown! We have season passes and saw the terra cotta army last week, so on this trip, we walked through the Louvre exhibit! It took an interesting twist because it talked about what makes a Masterpiece, and how some art had been revisited and were now re-considered Masterpieces! It also talked at length about how to detect a forgery, and has neat little stations where you can observe on a computer the way an art expert would.

We walked through the contemporary exhibition, too, which has lots of great stuff. I don't know if you realize this, but a lot of art shows up in museums simply because it has been gifted to the museum. With that in mind, there were a number of pieces that I saw in the contemporary exhibit that left me wondering why contemporary art doesn't seem to have the same kind of art experts considering it. Forgive me (as an artist) for being so bold as to exclaim the one simple question that kept popping into my head over and over through this exhibit, (but particularly as I was viewing the 4 shaped canvases which either were not painted at all or had one solid color on them):

"Who did he know?"
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Things to Ponder

Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches. -Andy Warhol

We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
-Walt Disney

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