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

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

So, they say cells have memory, so that's why when you lose weight you have a tendency to go back to that old weight, like your body wants to be there. So, why the frack don't they remember the skinny times?

Also, dogs like rabbit poo.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

My City

Finally; a new painting!
Bill will be sad to see his ode pushed down the line..

I am working on two shows right now: The first is for ASIFA, "Tribute to the Golden Age of Comics" (visit for info). This piece is for the second show, which will be with my friend Kat Hagan, and some others, and it will likely be relating to the Earth and recycling, we're not quite sure yet. I'm really excited about this show not just for myself, but also because Eric is going to join in with some sculptures he's working on! What a great time in our lives for self-expression and exploration!! Our house feels like Kindergarten all the time!

"...using recycled paper and other media, I wanted to create a piece which shows the simultaneous love affair with the city versus the degradation and lack of appreciation for the Earth and the lessons that have come before us."

This will be a fun collection. The show may not be until February or March, so I have to wait to sell them. Bummer!

This next piece was created by my Mom and me while she was visiting last week. Doesn't she rock! I absolutely love it. I had prepared these canvases at the same time, so they look like they belong together! She did the collage work, though, I just aided with the background. Great Job, MOM! I wish this one was mine, too!


Monday, October 13, 2008

"Bill"; a nightmarish Halloween poem

It was going to be a dark and stormy night.

I was quickly running out of daylight.
I know I work better late
Even if eery things may seem to propagate

I was painting down in my studio
I picked a brush up from the floor
and noticed a very small jar by the door

I bent down to pick it up
to my surprise it was an ink cup

"Funny", I thought, as I scooted back to my desk
"I have never seen this before"

Strange as it was, I needed that cup,
I was working on a piece and ran out of black
"Such luck!"

Thoughtfully, I dipped my brush into the well
so velvety smooth it felt
it seemed to make the lines for me
my future was being dealt.

The piece was to be a house or graveyard of haunted souls
There would be some ghouls and goblins
for Halloween, I suppose.

But I hadn't put my ideas down; they were still faint
Yet the brush, it seemed to know what to paint
and the ink was the darkest dark I've seen
and in that darkest dark I saw
things I hadn't imagined before
Images of things coming to a door!

And then, not unlike before
I heard noises on my basement steps
I heard them come across the floor
I heard them just beyond the door

My dog came in and startled me
I laughed and thought of "Nevermore"

So, back to my drawing I went
eager to finish so I could post in my blog
the funny story of my startling dog

But the noise, I heard it again and again
while remarkable visions poured from my pen
I wanted to look up but wanted the thrill
so I continued to paint with my last will
Finally, it wrote to me some words
and stranger still when I read it aloud

It was from Bill (!)
commenting on my post from the night before

But the noises I found kept coming around
and finally to the corner I crept
where my trusty computer is kept
I discovered with my heart still pounding
it was an email alert softly resounding
to keep me in an endless loop of checking email even while I slept!

I whimpered awake from my nightmarish sleep
wiped the sweat and
trying not to make a peep
on this darkest of dark nights
I tiptoed down the hall
and into the office

Then, by the monitor lights
I checked my email and went back to bed
to dream up new blog posts in my head.

Turn off the fu@*ing news!

Watch your thoughts, they become words.
Watch your words, they become actions.
Watch your actions, they become habits.
Watch your habits, they become your character.
Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.

Hello Everyone!

I am so freakin' sick of negative press! This will be my one and only chime in on this fu@*ed up subject!

I don't have to let other's opinion of the dismal economy affect my outlook. I found that I was so much happier when I wasn't watching the news telling me how to feel and act; once I started paying attention, I got depressed.

Turning off the news for a couple of days will improve your outlook on life!

We are drones living in a world waiting for ratings tramps to tell us how to behave, and this is exactly why we're in a crisis. We ran out of gas in Atlanta because people panicked...a result of the news telling us to panic!

Stop listening to all that crap about how it's so horrible out there, and tell people around you to kindly stop talking about it! IT'S SO NEGATIVE AND HARMFUL!


For God's Sake and Everyone, find something beautiful to talk about!

(Above, one right thing the news has done this week!)

I hope you all are doing well and selling your art!

Regards, Rebecca


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The newest things are the oldest things

Oh my god Disco is back!
Swing dancing is in!
Finally, a masquerade I can enjoy. u..uhh

R: Let's talk business!
What 3 things do you need to do to insure a loyal following and success?

C: Ooh, I know!
We'll give perks! Every customer gets a note pad!
R: naaaaa
C: Wait, We'll mail everything in hot pink baggies that are reusable!
C: Thumbs done free if you buy the other 8 fingers!
C: We'll acknowledge each customer by ringing the bell & shouting Riva!!
R: yea, no!
C: 10% off coupons for life!
R: mmm..
C; Ok, then, A punch card!! Buy 9 items, the 10th is free!!
R: SAME as Above!!

C: OK, I GIVE !! What is it that is so new and so fantastic? What important innovation do you employ that would put me out of business if I didn't?????!!!!

R: I always deliver the very best product I can, following up to make sure my customer is happy, and making myself available to talk personally to them if they need me!

C: WOW! That's genius-something I really can sink my teeth into!
R: Have a nice day!

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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