Tuesday, June 4, 2019

this town is such a snooze


Went to the charity shop, senior Tuesday! Seniors get 30 percent off of every purchase so you can well imagine how crowded  it is with white hairs and oldsters who can no longer keep up with hygiene. It could be intentional, the stinky folks nearly have the entire row of knick -knacks to themselves- I am talking poopy pants and stale urine wafting like waves of granite- smacking you right in the nose!

That is an effective way to make a broad sweep of personal space around you, so , yes, it could  be a well thought out plan... 



Driving back to the studio I stopped to take photo of Mojo Music Store , Mojo done gone, wind  is the only thing playing the sky guitar these days. 



Stopped again to photo my friend's big thing...He bought it years ago and there it stayed , next to the boat yard. Every now and then he would go down  and ping it with a hammer just to hear it ring. I tossed a rock at it, in his honor, but it did not "ping" , it sounded more like "Dongthzstpp".



From there I went to the studio to stab California colors into something that may just end up becoming a shopping bag, or a hot pad holder, I don't know. I ran out of the color that I was using so had to improvise with some colors that I did not like but were in the same spoke of the color wheel _sort of. It may not work. Then we took a photo of all of us - artists getting together for a photo is truly like herding cats,  artists are that way!  This one looks OK, after about six tries to get all of us looking at the camera , at the same time.
Lorna, in front, long blond hair got a new dog last year, His name is Gilligan.  He is a direct descendant of Winslow, who was the best studio dog in the universe . I LOVED that dog, I was his dog sitter when Lorna went diving .
I have not yet gotten to know Gilligan very well , He has a totally different temperament, shy, not as cool as his uncle or whatever the relationship was. 
Anyway, nice to have dogs in the studio!


Tomorrow I am going out to Our Miss Stella's little gem of a house on the lake, We are going to be tying bows that will be used in a wedding  later in the summer. Stella is doing the flowers and the fancy decorations stuff, because she has the best ideas...I may have mentioned that before


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  2. Will the Mumbai Escorts never leave us in peace?
    Nice looking group of artists there!
    We all need a Stella.

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    1. I wonder if Mumbai is entirely made up of escorts? It would seem so. YOU would love this group of folks SO MUCH- They are your cup of tea, if that cup of tea has not accidentally been used for brushes, anyway, good group , on same page.

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  3. Skunks, vultures, honey badgers---old people. Rather stink than deal with the public. May not be such a bad idea if one could stand one's own stank.

    I'm a bit jealous of you having your own artist tribe plus big dog you don't have to feed. Guess I could join one of the groups around here but they all seem to expect a lot of hours of volunteer time from members with plenty of politics piled on. Guess I'll have to just be satisfied with holing up with my beverages being also used to clean random used brushes.

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    1. You understand the cup of "beverage" on the table, it is just asking for a brush dunk! This group is the best, rent keeps increasing however, and that is something that none of us are welcoming. Plus the cool granery across the street has been "saved", though the saviour was likely a lego fan, that cool old weathered building has been plasticized!

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  4. don't those old people who pee and poop in their pants have keepers? who let them out to wander by themselves? yes, nice looking group of artists. that's the only thing I miss about the city, other artists nearby.

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    1. I guess if a person lives alone and there is no body to tell them that they need to pay better attention to their poopy pants as they go out the door to get a senior discount, then it is up to us to let them know??? Probably shop management should step it, It is overwhelmingly gross, probably puts a dent in the shops profit.
      This "city" is so not a city, Country bumpkin cow town, really.AND is well packed with artists and book shops, no complaints really, just kind of sleepy.

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  5. A little charity for the charity shoppers, please. Ask Stella what to do; she has the best ideas.

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    1. back in the olden days, when I lived in London for about a year or so, there was a man, nicknamed Mr. Smelly. He intentionally took his stench into waiting rooms and just sat until everyone had emptied the place. A form of passive (aggressive) protest or attention getting. Most effective. It is entirely possible that the old stinker men shopping for the bargain of the century are doing just that, not protesting so much maybe, but clearing the house of anyone who may be put off by poopy pants, urine soaked underwear and stale body odor. Women wearing loads of perfume and the Yute wearing gallons of patchouli have the same effect, do we think charitable thoughts? Some probably do, I run away. Knowing Stella, she would too.

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  6. I love the air guitar! And that is an excellent portrait of all your artist pals. Literally everyone looks good -- a definite rarity in a group photo.

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