Posted on December 28, 2021
This was much easier to choose from as compared to the Nature photography. The best thing about Assemblage is how what you end up building is better than your original idea. This usually happens when you have “happy accidents”. Many times an original idea doesn’t pan out because it feels forced.
The bookshelves were a big surprise. I used these tiny books sold on Amazon and glued everyone on an old varnished oak bookshelf made from an old scientific lab measuring device. I have more dramatic photos but this is the best close up.
The piano was also an old oak wooden scientific instrument case. This puppet was the perfect piano player because she looks like my piano teacher way back in the 80’s. This piece is tied with the bookshelves, but I’ll keep it at three images.
Most of my Assemblage pieces end up being photographed and then recycled. These three pieces won’t be recycled because they are the best and are keepers.
Ill post my plans for next years “art theme” in an upcoming post.
Posted on October 15, 2021
If I were to have a Pirate Radio Station, I’d call it KON Radio. The Flying Brown Eye or Flaming Brown Eye would be the logo. There would be an ongoing joke about Kahn of Star Trek fame (Ricardo Montalban).
His early “Rich Corinthian Leather” commercials would be factored in.
Up in the sky
Way up high
So close to heaven
Your flaming brown eye
An eye with wings
Good luck it brings
Right hand of God
Attached are no strings
Jesus loves you (if you)
Pay your annual dues
Make Time For Jesus
You cannot lose
Ricardo Montalban had quite an extraordinary career – when I read the Wiki on him I learned a few tidbits I didn’t know about him. He certainly seemed to have a great career, long marriage and was thankful for his opportunities.
The jokes about “Rich Corinthian Leather” and yelling “Kaaaaaaaaaahn!” works perfectly for KON Radio.
Posted on October 14, 2021
Instead of doing a haunted grandfather clock, I’m going to have the rat faced git clown puppet star as Televangelist Max Grifter. His “pitch” is that if you don’t immediately send him $666 and join his elite “Make America Grate Again” club at the Presidential True Patriot Level of giving, you’ll not reap Gods Great Harvest. For poor people (whom he refers to as The Meek), he will take 6 Monthly Payments on your Credit Card or electronic funds transfer. Payday loan advances are fine. His “nervous tick” is that he points to this clock and nervously says “Run, don’t walk, times running out, won’t you Make Time For Jesus?”……
America is now full on Idiocracy and The Church of the Subgenius combined. Step Right Up!
Posted on October 11, 2021
This was fun – I pulled out all the stops this year because I am so relieved (and eternally thankful) that we are healing from last year with its Smoke, Pandemic, Trump / Politics, Power Outages due to Fire Danger – have I left anything out?
Now lets pray for rain. I expect to do one Thanksgiving / Christmas set and photo shoot – but my thing is Harvest Festival and Halloween – and Thanksgiving – which is a Harvest Festival. I’m a Pagan I think . . . .
Posted on October 4, 2021
I’ll end this series with a bike parade in the town that has the Train Station, Haunted House, Cemetery and Circus.
It will be Trick or Treat based, with “the kids” the star of the show. No entrails or other macabre stuff this time – just puppets and skeletons on bikes.
Posted on October 3, 2021
Todays song is a joke – I used the chords and notes to spell out “CABBAGE” – since all of these letters are also musical notes / chords. I was a bit lazy today, but it was still a lot of fun.
Posted on September 30, 2021
Another simple song, just guitar and Farfisa organ.
Posted on September 27, 2021
Boucher is French for Butcher – rhymes with Soleil too.
Anyway, I started thinking about Killer Klowns as my 5th installment of the Halloween 666 Series. The devil will be in the details. Literally.