Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Art is Tra spelled backwards


Perspective, expectations ... that's the stuff life is made of.


I don't think sentimentality is ever cheap; it comes at a price. How many people felt tricked by the apparently pathetic woman singing her song, when it was sung for marketing purposes? How many hearts will be hardened for future songs. Who will now dismiss the next song, when it is, actually, truly sung?

How many will miss a good painting because they were duped into believing a 4 year old worked in oils, or a chimpanzee knew his watercolors.

Who has now been cheated of discovering the real thing.

Speaking of which, please check out my dog's ceramics. Sure, if an adult had been responsible for these creations, who would care? But it was a 12-year old boxer with bad intestinal problems. Fashioned when not burying bones or throwing up on the rug. She is working on a line of t-shirts and takes Paypal.

35 comments:

  1. Food, money, taxes, disorganized paperwork, & cameras...that's more the stuff life is made of.

    Speaking of which, please xxcuse me while I look for my next meal on trash Tuesday.

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  2. Oh, sure. Go blame it on the dog. I know it's you that arranged her work on the busy rug where the art pieces just blend in with the background! And after all the work the dog has done. Is the red one for sale? It would go good with golden and gray furr colors.

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  3. I'm in! How many doggy masterpieces can I buy? How much? How soon? How Often?

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  4. Your dog displays an amazingly youthful spirit in her ceramic work; I would have guessed it was the work of a dog one third her age.

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  5. Put that sweet dog's face on the t-shirts and I'm in!

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  6. I"ve seen some cheap marketing tricks in my day but this TAKES THE CAKE! Well Missy, I'll just go out and pick up some mangy dog in my neighborhood, or wait, better yet....... maybe let one of my grandchildren hawk Mumsie's Fabulous Fotographs! Buy one get one free ( BOGO) GEEESSSSSHHHH.

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  7. As the publicist, I must say, many of you seem very jaded.

    Phoebe would like to reply, but she's busy practicing her arias, and she may soon be dancing with the stars. Sadly, the red bowl is off the market, it's the perfect size for kibble.

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  8. Spewed Pizza? HMMMM It's usually wine pour moi. About time. We all do it daily right here. This is the funniest place I can find and not have to stay up all night. Cheers!
    V

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  9. If you look at Phoebe in the enlargement her pupils are the same color as the pottery. She's definitely got an eye for glazes.

    wv provel

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  10. That's one talented dog ya' got there.

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  11. Okay, cute cute cute. I'm posting cute dogs tomorrow. This is tough, though. Phoebe is verrrrrry talented.

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  12. I'm most amazed that she's created those items WITHOUT opposable thumbs!

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  13. Phoebes been digging in your backyard again and unearthed some long lost treasures. Those things were from a ancient indigenous culture and Phoebes been trying to tell you not to glaze them. She knows you just lost a small fortune from the Smithsonian. She also wonders why they are not ALL filled with kibble.

    Mid-Town G

    WV bitindel

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  14. And unlike one of the other nouveaux famous, Phobe admits to having been kissed in many places. And she'll use her profits for a new collar and a tummy tuck.

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  15. I need a new collar and a tummy tuck.
    V

    WV: begude ( I try!)

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  16. ...and some new batteries for Gaylord.

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  17. Reminds me of an academic paper I heard delivered once at an aesthetics conference about a dog who sculpted elaborate piles of sticks in his backyard.

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  18. You obviously need my help with marketing and development. In 24 hours you've allowed Phoebe to go to "pot"... Proper staging, shave a few years off the pup and throw in a "minutes before being euthanized" shelter angle.

    Oriental rugs do help in hiding puke but won't provide the money shot.

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  19. Sandwich boards should fix that, PA. I'll leave it to KB to decide who gets to wear them.

    wv nonestsh

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  20. Sometimes an oriental rug is the better part of valor. (Sandwich board is so Florida. Like the youth in asia angle, however. Youtube?)

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  21. I'd like one of her puppies, please.

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  22. Peeps blame dogs for foibles
    Missed homework
    Broken saucers
    Sounds lost in the wind
    And the $30-$40K I had to spend
    To replace the damage
    Done by Winst
    Nai Winston
    Done to the manor
    In his yout'
    Ah luv 'em tho
    Dammit

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  23. Bone burial, regurgitation, ceramics...I guess the real question is - Where does she find the time?

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  24. Sandwich boards? I've gotta read up on my Florida decor.

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  25. ditto what Virginia said!

    tho, collars are not really my thing! ;-)

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  26. I guess you didn't see the humor in my last comment. But, If elephants can paint I guess Phoebe can do ceramics.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He7Ge7Sogrk

    But can Phoebe jump on a trampoline?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TK27aknWVI4

    Mid-Town G

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  27. There's grant money here. I can smell it.

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  28. I did Midtown, honest. I was just busy scrubbing off the glaze. Once found an old fuse when digging up the backyard.

    And that's two collars, three tummy tucks, and no sandwich boards.

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  29. I'm laughing; you should see the things I've dug up in my backyard. Everything from garbage raped in black plastic trash bags (guess the former residents didn’t believe in curb pickup) to a miniature space shuttle, a geode, some unidentifiable bones (no CO) a petrified mouse and nameless other junk, which except for the garbage I have on display. My place is a Urban archeological dig.

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  30. Trish,
    You should try the collar, the leash is optional.
    V

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  31. Anonymours MTG you dug up all that in the backlard??
    All this time I thought you were 1 of them homo sapiens!

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  32. Yes CO/CP all of that stuff was in my backyard, but I hadn't looked at it for quite some time until I read this post. I think one of the things is a taillight from an antique Ford, and there are also old bottles too (reminiscent of an earlier time,) and some ceramic shards. But the Bones are mine. Do you hear that CA/CO? mine, mine, mine. Not even a chance I'll let you sniff them.

    Mid-Town G

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  33. You must of subliminally influenced my Tra Vigne post. I now know you did.

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