As I sit & type, I'm watching a v. delayed telecast of the Obama Inauguration Concert, 'We Are One'.
What a shame I'm Not an American. Even Garth Brooks looks good.
And who the hell was the kid sitting behind The President-Elect who slept her way through the whole thing? If only I could be that relaxed.
See how I manage to weave a TV show into just about every blog entry? It takes a Special Talent to do that, you know.
But now that Ashley Judd & Forrest Gump have come on, I've put Everything on Pause because I really want to fully concentrate so that I can walk you through the above pictures.
Last night, I visited two v. old friends, Marvin & Stanley. Over the years, they have been great patrons of my artwork. Them & about two other people.
I hadn't been to their house in yonks, as they haven't invited me because I've been a Really Slack Friend. So, I got a wonderful jolt when I walked into their dining room & these pictures that I collaged/painted some years were hanging up! I nearly wet myself!
Luckily, I had my camera with me so I took some snaps.
And here they are.
The middle one features four famous people, two of whom are now dead: HRH Queen Elizabeth II, Jack Lemmon, Sophia Loren & Rosalind Russell. I hope you recognise them because I'm not going to point them out to you. They're sitting around a dining table on an Old Ocean Liner. The first part of the text, '...everytime one of my friends succeeds, a little part of me dies', is a famous quote from Truman Capote. I've always loved it & thought it was absolutely hilarious because it basically summed me up. That is, it summed The Old Me up. But no more. I now realise that if I feel good about other people's success I won't get as many wrinkles & marionette lines & my mouth wont turn downwards like the witch in Hansel & Gretel.
The first painting features two famous people, or should I say One Famous Person & their Spouse. I wonder if you can guess who it is? I'm not telling.
Again, at the time I just loved the saying , 'Try everything once, all except incest & folk dancing', which I seem to recall is a quote from Sir Thomas Addison, whoever he was. I'm really showing my ignorance . Just like a couple of blog entries ago, when I went on about how wonderful it was that English is the Dominant Language because I couldn't be bothered learning any other languages . And then I got a long lecture from The Emperor of Esperanto putting me In My Place, wherever that is.