Saturday, January 29, 2011

Making Lemonade from a Palm?

The largest palm frond from the plant in the attic fell over the other day, bending the stem too much. I guess it grew too large to stand up, and with the limited light during the winter, the stem wasn't strong enough to hold it. I cut it off and have been placing it around the house—just a case of making art from a mistake, or lemonade out of lemons. The frond tends to make everything it's posed with look more exotic. Behind it is my oldest existing painting, done in 1973 when I was sixteen. I alternate between thinking of it as my version of a prehistoric cave painting, and a close up view of an old French mustachioed artist named Emil, lol.

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  1. THERE'S A FACE IN THAT PICTURE
    RIGHT? PLAIN BUT NICE.
    YUP, I'D HANG IT ON A WALL.

    GRANNY

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  2. Emil?!!!! My god I dated him in Paris in the '50's.

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  3. I DATED HIM ON A NUDE BEACH IN SOUTH BEACH.THEN HE TOLD ME HE HAD TO MEET UP WITH CASEY AT THE CLUB.HE DIDN'T LIKE OLDER WOMEN. WINK WINK

    GRANNY

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  4. The Chinese actually have an art of "painting" tea to certain objects. My friend's dad who is from Hunan province brought back this tea table where you literally take the tea from your small cub and pour it onto table itself before drinking. I believe it is made from some sort of oak material and the tea gives it this dark finish
    The table itself must have weighed over 300 pound and was 4x9 in dimension I believe, but I would need to recheck that.

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  5. that's cool, Woody. I'll have to do some research on it. I'm always looking for new ways to get colors and textures. I've stained paper with tea before, but never thought about doing it to wood.

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  6. Hey C,

    I will ask my friend the chinese name of the tea-table craft,

    Woody

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  7. It is a Chinese Fishing Table from what he told me, but I wasn't able to google it.

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