I fell in love with this adorable handpainted ceramic bunny by new Etsy store GeneralTrash. The minute I saw it, I had to have it. Now it sits on my desk and fills me with peace and inspiration:
The artist writes:
A ceramic statue hand painted by me!
The body is fully painted in pink and cream tones, and the eyes are black with silver glitter which really makes this little bunny stand out! Something cute and small for your desk, standing only 3 and a half inches tall.
In cubist artworks, objects are broken up, analyzed, and re-assembled in an abstracted form—instead of depicting objects from one viewpoint, the artist depicts the subject from a multitude of viewpoints to represent the subject in a greater context. Often the surfaces intersect at seemingly random angles, removing a coherent sense of depth. The background and object planes interpenetrate one another to create the shallow ambiguous space, one of cubism’s distinct characteristics. (Source)
Recommended reading: A Sum of Destructions- Picasso’s Cultures and the Creation of Cubism by Natasha Staller (Yale University Press, 2001).
See my cubist sock monkey on ETSY
POST STREET LOVE SOCK MONKEY on ETSY
Bird Brains – the intelligence of crows, ravens magpies and jays by Candace Savage (Greystone Books, 1995)
I adore the bird form. The simple shape. The thrust of the breast. The essence and purpose. And of all the birds, my favorite is THE CROW. Don’t even get me started on how crows have played important parts in my life chapters. To review this book (which I have used in my arts and my crafts over and over again since 1995) I simply made a sock crow tonight. This book is LOVED.
If men had wings and bore black feathers, few of them would be clever enough to be crows. – Rev. Henry Ward Beecher
To purchase one of my sock crows go to my ETSY STORE!
Speaking of crows, my most favorite Barbie in the world is THE BIRDS edition. Reluctantly, I still have it in its original packing:
Self Portrait in a Velvet Dress: Frida’s Wardrobe- fashion from the Museo Frida Kahlo,
Chronicle Books 2008
Frida advocated the idea that there is no great difference between a beautiful or attractive object and a work of art. She created herself, thus, as a work of art- through her appearance, especially in front of the camera, but also in the artistic perfection of all her household belongings, such as sheets embroidered with her initials, table runners, and bedspreads. (p. 45)
MUSEO FRIDA KAHLO CAZA AZUL
Carlos Phillips Olmedo is director of the Blue House Museum.
Denise and Magdalena Rosenzweig are textile restorers.
Teresa del Conde is an author and art historian.
Marta Turok is an author and anthropologist.
Have you seen this monkey? CONTACT: http://tfdpresents.com/contact/
Last seen at the DJ booth at Celebrities Jan 22
THE FLAME AND THE DAME- TFD PRESENTS
TFD is the number one event production team in Western Canada, creating large-scale dance events for Vancouver’s gay community.
- Tommy D and Anna T Fabulous
Jean Claude Flame Dame was created for TFD Presents by Post Street’s Katarina Thorsen.