Self portrait on a Ms. Butterworth bottle
I’m blocked clean up. Plum out of ideas. Since writing about my personal healthcare hell, I have spent a tremendous amount of time writing and reading everything I could (education is power?) to learn what I, little ole’ me, could do. I’ve written my congressmen, the president, and local organizations. I’ve signed every petition I could find in support of single payer…or at least public option.
I am worn out!
What’s really bad is that it has affected my art. I don’t do serious, thought-provoking kinda art. I prefer what makes folks smile! And y’all always make me smile. I would like to return the favor (hoping y'all might smile at some of this art) and get my creative edge back! So I am asking y’all, my OS friends, for some motivation and ideas for art that will make YOU smile!
And I love a challenge!
The Clinton Museum Store, here in Little Rock, did a call to artists to create art that was pig, presidential, bbq, and /or motorcycle related for a Harley BBQ event they were sponsoring. Ideas came easy one night when a few girlfriends were having martinis on the porch. The names (inspirations) came first. Then the pieces could not be made fast enough. Most have sold. Obviously the buyers of said art had a sense of humor!
the after..."Air Pork One"
(this sold a couple of weeks ago, teehee)
"Art is making something out of nothing and selling it" Frank Zappa
"I believe in a plate called Hog"
"Bay of Pigs"
I had way too many pigs left from my shopping trips to area flea markets for all these pig pieces ....so I put them (56 to be exact) on a mail box
(this piece was purchased by the Clinton Foundation Staff and was President Clinton's Christmas Present from them)
"High on the Hog"
(I got in trouble, kinda, for this one. Funny thing, though...I was told not to display during the festival but a restaurant owner bought it immediately , before the event even started! )
...Can we say a "'BBQ"' restaurant?
Remember, all my art is made from recycled materials. A few of these pieces were on a post a while back. I’m repeating a few, cause, well, I have a bunch of new friends now.
Tell me what you think….elaborate on some of my ideas…..help me!
Here are a few ideas I’ve been tossing around …….
“Namaste” JK, I have 2 little hands and I want to incorporate into a piece.
“Cracking up” Chuck, you inspired this title….I see chaos….
“Pirate Wimmen” The OS girls know who they are……. I know I want to do this piece but where to start?
“Sexy Flowers” a series. Some of Tequila & Donuts’ porno flower photos beg to be done in mosaics.
And no, as much as I want to do a piece called “Republicans Suck” …. I’m afraid, living in a red state and all, chances are pretty good, I don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell, to sell the piece. Remember, in these times, one must sell one’s art to pay the mortgage and hospital bills, when one doesn’t have any fuckin’ insurance….........So sorry, I digressed yet again.
Winning titles will get recognition (with said art) on my blog. (Surely you didn’t think there would be a monetary reward?)
See what I mean…give me some groovy titles…..The kind of titles that will make folks smile!
MOTIVATE ME! DAMNIT!