Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Lose some, lose some


When I found out my little Patch piece about a local art show was going up on Election day, I knew I'd be about as popular as a live reindeer at a Sara Palin luncheon. Don’t you love it when you’re right? Make that right and left.

Anyway, if during this week you’ve lifted enough glasses to celebrate your victory or drown your sorrows, here’s the link. It’s another example of the Altadanish opening their backyards, because that’s pretty much our only venue these days, to host a really nice event that features SoCal artists.

And if you do come by, you might find an ashtray in your mailbox. And you won’t know what that means unless you visit.

Until then, where’s my glass?

42 comments:

  1. I know what that means so I guess you'll be bringing an ashtray over to West L.A. sometime this evening, right?

    If I'm not in, I just went down to the store to buy a carton of Luckies.

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  2. An art show by the Altadanish?

    Opening homes or in this case street for an art show takes place in many places, including--ta da--Austin.
    http://www.eastaustinstudiotour.com/

    Good luck. Like the ash tray and the photos from last post.

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  3. Not to worry, next election left will be right. (I thought K might be a Marlboro man.)

    JJ

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  4. Still a good column, AND getting comments, I might add. Check back tomorrow... sometimes on the site the stories do better on the second day.

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  5. You are my pet blogger of the week!
    Love, love, love!!! your Patch article. Some nice throwing by some 'denans.
    I'll see your ashtray and raise you a 1-lb Japanese tea cup!
    VW: boboxiac (someone clever with words could do a lot with that)

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  6. Hey, I checked out Altadena Patch most of the day, and didn't see your piece till this evening. By then there were loads of comments so I must be missing out somewhere. Can't wait for that ashtray, especially if California votes to legalize pot (as opposed to pottery).

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  7. And I've had quite a lot of wine to drown my sorrows about the election. Maybe we should all have got together?

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  8. I will always search out your writing through any election fog.

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  9. I lent my private jet to Mr. Earl, but regards to the lads. Will a lot of Gatsby's people be there?

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  10. I'm going to walk down that street anyway, even though the art show's over. hah!

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  11. I followed the link and the big bowl looked like a small herd of reindeer circling. Don't know why. Probably some subliminal thing going on. It ruined it for me. I think they were supposed to be trees.

    Ceramics makes me think of cute little glazed bunnies and frogs and toilets. If you said you worked in clay, I'd have been impressed.

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  12. You're still a great writer even if no one comments.

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  13. I say, winsome.

    I had forgotten there was an event that day--as my hubbie and I drove up, John C Reilly and companion drove down--

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  14. I wouldn't want to risk one of those charming ashtrays being damaged in the international post. It's a great article, KB.

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  15. Purrdy! Is Altadanish some sort of pastry?

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  16. Now, see, Pierre, I always thought ceramics sounded more high-falutin, but now I'm not so sure.

    Here's another winsome: Jerry Brown won, thank God. Meg Whitman was like a pistache of all the rotten bosses, men and women, I've ever had.

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  17. I cannot believe we both used the word highfalutin on the same day.

    Hey, I wrote my latest Patch and edited a video all with a fever and I still only have 11 comments! Quit your bellyaching, Queen of the Popular Table.

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  18. The kiln gods can be cruel. They often are, but when they show you favor, well, thats the thing that keeps you coming back


    the bowl (not your ashtray)

    hand thrown porcelain bowl allowed to become semi dry but still malleable for cutting and carving. celedon glaze and a couple of pieces of glass at the bottom of the bowl cone 10 fire

    ok, I'm show off, don't hate me...I can't resist a game of name that glaze

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  19. Vanda, it's 'cause we're sweet. Laurie, No! That's weird, because I don't think I've ever used that term before.

    PA, I knew you'd come out to play. No one had any tiles, and if they did, they wouldn't hold a candle to yours.

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  20. Ok, Hiker. If we both bust out kerfuffle in the next few days, I'll know we share a brain. Wait. I just let the cat out of the bag. Poor Kerfuffle, always getting trapped in a bag...

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  21. you are kind

    adding a tad of dimension and a editing out some of the excess has taken them to a new level. Now, how many years did it take me to figure that out?

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  22. I love art shows. Ours starts on Friday in our downtown park-Seville Square. It's three days and there will be some really amazing pottery.

    I live in a very RED county in our state, so we were sort of drinking alone last night.

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  23. Handprint ashtrays? You're a way better ceramicist than I am, Karin. And like you, I so wanted to be good at it. The Sarah Palin line was perfect, BTW.

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  24. Like the ceramic bowl. You can at least photograph them well!

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  25. I know the disappointment of working hard only to feel my efforts could only take me so far. But you can write exceedingly well and now there's a new pastry, Altadanish.

    wv blusho
    I blusho.

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  26. Very nice article. Miss J has seen the signs around... they could maybe do a better marketing job. Miss J thought it was a thing for kids!

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  27. Right now I am sulking, feeling blue blue blue in a red state.
    An ashtray wouldn't even begin to hold everything I want to burn.

    But your article is great! And I'd take an ashtray if you are handing them out.

    WV: thinger.
    That is a good word for an ashtray/paper clip holder. It's a thinger.

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  28. hi Karin, thanks for checking up on me. I feel pretty black, meant to type bleak, but my mom is happy now I know. And visiting your blog makes me feel better as always.

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  29. I'm so sorry I missed Art on Palm and the Bellis house party.

    I just read your funny Patch article and commented over there. So where's the next Altadanish gathering? We need to toast to California and then drown our sorrows for the rest of the country.

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  30. I want that. What do i have to do to get on?? waaaaa

    V

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  31. Great Patch piece; wish I could have gone to the art show. From these comments sounds like you could put your ashtrays up on Etsy and have them sold in a flash. Glad Jerry Brown won; looking forward to Moonbeam II.

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  32. Three cheers for the Moonbeam! I'm looking forward to him. It is time, high time, for some non-linear thinking around here. Or maybe just some thinking. (Is it just me, or does it seem as if Arnold has been Governor for the past 20 years? Like he'd never go away.)

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  33. We've always referred to him as Moonbeam and curiously, this time around it's almost refreshing, considering the alternative.

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  34. Damn! All the flights from here are sold out, and it's too late to charter. Maybe next year. Don't forget my ashtray!

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  35. Put some chips and peanuts in that ashtray, and I’m in ... a renewable solution!

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  36. Anon, you're not satisfied with an ashtray, I have to feed you too?

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  37. Anon has the munchies. Your ceramics are doing double duty.

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  38. It's an ashtray. No, it's a serving dish. No, ashtray. Serving dish. Ashtray. Serving dish. Stop, you're both right!

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  39. Are you mocking my ceramic work? I know I make it look easy, but I had to learn to smoke to support my ashtray manufacturing.


    WV " bumsteer "

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  40. I was going to stop my jabbering and finish reading your blog...but then I got this WV (just can't leave it)

    "grizzly"


    This week on E.T.: Mama grizzly meets Bambi's mama on very popular bloody tea party set. Propmaster says star insisted on real knives and a real deer! Demonstrators from P.e.t.a. hold vigil outside GOP Headquarters.

    Coincidence?

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