Friday, October 8, 2010

MorningColour

Bright magenta and orange Zinnias contrast with the Sixties lavender marbled ceramic vase. One of Plymouth's last concept cars, the Pronto Spyder n 1:24 scale sits alongside a1:43  '67 Shelby GT350 and three Matchbox size VWs.

This is a striped vase I've painted with flowers all the way around it. It's a composite material, and those black and white stripes are actually grooves in the vase, giving it a great texture to look at and to touch. There is a little brownish-gray mouse visible from this side at the bottom. Next to the vase is the tail-end of my early 20th century horse-drawn Borden's milk wagon. I love the colors on the vintage tin and wood toy, and use variations of them in many of my pieces of art. The wagon is always on a shelf in whatever room I'm working in, so I can be inspired by it.

13 comments:

  1. LOST ANOTHER POST.
    I'LL TRY AGAIN.
    LOVE THE LITTLE MAN THAT APPEARS IN ALL YOUR TABLE FLOWER PICTURES. THE LITTLE GUY ON THE FLOOR WITH THE TOPHAT. ALSO LOVE THE TALL VASE.

    GRANNY

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  2. The vase is gorgeous - love the ribs running through it. It must have been very challenging to paint.
    Your sources of inspiration are inspirational!


    Word verification:
    mouse rde
    I just can't make this ***t up! Too funny, and apropos!

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  3. Granny: The little man is Uncle Sam! He's a plastic bank from the '50s. You put a coin in his hand, push a button on the "floor" near his shoes, and his suitcase opens up and the coin drops into it! It doesn't work all that well now, but I keep it around. I'll take a photo of it by itself one of these days.

    can't believe that verification, PX! : )

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  4. Good Morning Casey and gang! So happy to see the colours in your morning post! Thanks for asking about the little guy in the pics GRANNY, I love him too (are we twins separated at birth btw?? ha!) I am always SO excited to have another of your colorful, gorgeous, inspiring pictures to add to my phone display. I have it on rotate and all day long as I pick up my phone your beautiful photos of flowers are just waiting to pick me up and lift my spirits (I hope that is ok with you????)
    Hi X, you have been in rare form lately...i love seeing your posts, and Paul (are you still in Cali??) I can tell we are from the same 'time frame' ha! love it...
    and hi to you woody...love your posts too...the stuff you guys come up with it GREAT!
    Time to get on with my day... I need to get busy and rock it out...
    mare

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  5. Oops! Forgot to tell you thanks for putting the Shelby and VW's in the picture Casey!

    and btw, my veri word is: unwerm EWWWWW!!

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  6. Mare: Of course you can use my photos. I'm touched you see some of my flowers whenever you use your phone! Their beauty has outgrown their yard!

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  7. Thanks Casey, indeed, their beauty is far reaching and long lasting..more of your art touching those near and far.
    I have a slide show of family as well on my phone which I LOVE (adore actually), but the flowers don't ask anything of me or have any attachment, they just show their beauty and make me happy...period...

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  8. WOODY WOODY COME OUT WHERE EVER YOU ARE. IT'S GETING LATE FOR ME. I'M JUST TIRED TONIGHT SO I'M GOING OFF TO BED. WE HAVE AN ALARM SYSTEM AND THE DARN THING GOES OFF EVERY MORNING AT 4:30. IT CAME WITH THE HOUSE AND WE DON'T KNOW HOW TO REPROGRAM THE THING. SO I GET UP AND PUSH ALL THE WRONG BUTTONS. I'VE ASKED GRAMPS EVERYDAY THIS WEEK TO CALL AND SEE WHAT CAN BE DONE. HE HASN'T DONE IT YET. SO I TOLD HIM THAT I'M GOING TO WAKE HIM UP TOMORROW MORNING AND IF THAT DOESN'T WORK LOL I'VE GOT A HAMMER. BANG BANG.

    GOOD NIGHT GUYS AND GALS.

    GRANNY

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  9. Good Night Granny. Maybe you should just turn the dang thing OFF.

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  10. ANNIE I TRIED BUT IT KEEPS RINGING. I JUST GOT UP A WHILE AGO. SITTING HERE WATCHING MY SAT. MORNING ART SHOWS.TERRY MADDEN WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP AND DONNA DEWBERRY ONE STROKE PAINTING.

    I ASKED GRAMPS IF HE DID ANYTHING TO THE ALARM AND HE SAID NO. IT DIDN'T GO OFF THIS MORNING. MAYBE A GHOST IS PLYING WITH ME. YOU NEVER CAN TELL.

    GRANNY.

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  11. If it happens again have Gramps cut the wires lol..... anyway if you have ghosts you don't need "This House Haunted" lol

    Happy Saturday Granny.... and all.

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  12. Edit for above. you don't need an alarm, just a sign that says This House is Haunted.....

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