Monday, March 27, 2017

More progress

Looks so much better with only a partial face on his lower leg.  Lot more work to go, but I'm heading in the right direction.  This one really feels like me, like I'm finally free to do what I think is best and not be trapped by any negative thinking or trying to copy anyone else.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Work in progress

I like a lot of what I've done so far but the whole face on the bottom right might not survive the final cut.

Friday, March 24, 2017

The things we do for love

Some dude who wanted to get laid again said, "Your hairdo looks great honey!  No, really, it does!  I love it."

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Krystyna Stasiak

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Current mood

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Our current foreign policy in a nutshell

"Germany owes us billions for helping to defend them."
"Germany owes us nine billion for defending them."

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Waiting on spring

Friday, March 17, 2017

What do you think of Trump's first budget?

"Defense contractors aren't going to make record profits if we don't reign in reckless spending."

"If it takes money from Negroes, I'm happy."

"I'll be dead soon so I don't give a shit."

"I'm kind of worried about this thing on my jacket.  It's been growing pretty fast and it's attained sentience." 

"I used to be a woman."

"My first name is Joyce as well."

"It cuts money to PBS, NPR, arts organizations, meals on wheels, Head Start, and government based scientific research, so I'm pretty sure Jesus would be fine with it. Now, I'm horny, where the bitches be at?" 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Work in progress

This one is called 'Hey mouse ears!' In the late 1960's we still lived in the projects in Detroit and some young black teens loved getting a rise out of my dad.  He'd get livid when they shouted "Hey mouse ears!" at him while he walked through the neighborhood with his head down. This is my homage to that time in my life, those young black men, and to my dad, who would probably not like this work since it made fun of him in a round about way, but fuck it, he always wanted his kids to be artists.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

The light at the end of the tunnel

Maybe next week I'll get back to semi regular blogging.  Still dealing with a family emergency.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Marisol Escobar

Escobar was a Venezuelan artist born in France.  She was lumped in with artists identified as members of the pop art movement artists but she outlasted almost all of them, she passed away in 2016.  She created colorful wooden sculptures that played with and riffed off the human form.  Her art is extremely accessible and very striking.  To me some of her figures recall the moai on Easter Island.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Light blogging ahead

Dealing with a family emergency and the fall out of same here for the next few days.  I'll blog more when I can but don't be surprised to find this blog quiet for a few days.  Sidenote to a certain person related to me by marriage in Michigan, DO NOT CALL THE POLICE TO CHECK TO SEE IF I AM ALIVE.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

We're fine

We had no problems with the severe weather here.  Repeat, NO PROBLEMS.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

It's time for a Black History Month history lesson from Sec. Betsy DeVoss

 Hello, Sec. of Education Betsy DeVoss here and I'm not as dumb as the media wants you to believe.  I know a lot about black history, even though I'm white and I rarely come into contact with black people who make less than several million dollars a year, after taxes of course.  Here's something I know, historically black colleges and universities were all about school choice.  Black people chose to go to historically black colleges and universities because the predominantly white ones weren't meeting their needs because they wouldn't let them into their classrooms to learn alongside white people. So as you can see, black folks have been on the side of school choice for decades and they didn't even know it!  

Other things you might not know about black history include:

These demonstrators were all about choice, they wanted a choice in how they bathed.  They chose a government sponsored shower instead of using their filthy disease ridden bathtubs at home, which is sad because the government doesn't need to be telling people how to bathe and all the water they wasted getting those black people clean, it could have gone to private businesses. 

These drinking fountains offered a choice in refreshment. 

Lynchings by white people were all about choice, the choice of how to pass away quickly before becoming a burden on the state and local communities. 

And lunch counter protests of the civil rights movement were about making the choice to piss off the silent majority.  They could have made the choice to sit where they could have gotten a nice home cooked soul food meal but they didn't and ultimately they dragged the government in to protecting them which is sad because the government needs to stop meddling in people's lives.  

So, as you can see, everything is about whatever political point my ultra rich entitled white family wants to make.  Also, poor people need to stop expecting the government to do everything for them because the job of government is to do whatever those paid for it want.  It can't do everything but it can help out those who bought it. And if you don't like it, then get off your ass and start a multi level marketing company that makes millions for a tiny few like my family did, then use that money to buy influence like my family did, and then who knows, if you donate enough, you might get to be appointed to a cabinet secretary even though you have no experience, just like me.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Niki de Saint Phalle

Niki de Saint Phalle was a French born artist who lived most of her life in the USA.  She did many sculptures of female forms that were saturated with hyper bright color. 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Work in progress

She's an intergalactic assassin.  Still not done but lots of progress made.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Not so fast Bill Maher

Serial pot smoking liberal asshole Islamophobe and Israeli apologist Bill Maher is taking credit for bringing down Milo the right wing gay Brit.  I'm not sure of Maher's dope addled logic because when the right wing's pet gay was on Maher's show the other night, he was conciliatory and chummy with that revolting pile of garbage.  They laughed and made fun of people who don't like Milo's misogyny, sexism, transphobia, and anti Semitism. They giggled and agreed all that awful shit that was said was just a big joke and that people need to calm down and let hateful people spew hate speech because that's what the racist entitled white founding fathers would have wanted, you know free speech and all that.  

But no.  It wasn't a joke, Maher isn't responsible for bringing anyone down and in fact, Maher is responsible for creating people like Milo because of the way he gladly gives any right winger he can find a platform on his show.  And fuck Maher for claiming to be a champion of free speech when he never ever has any pro Palestinian voices on his show.  

Fuck Bill Maher.  And fuck you too if you support his bullshit.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Martial Raysse

Raysse is a French artist who achieved fame and renown in the 20th century.  He's still alive as I write this and one of his pieces of art recently set a record for having the highest sale price of any living French artist.  He concentrates mainly on the female form and his work is an embodiment of the pop art movement. I love his use of color and the 'ordinary-ness' of his subject matter.