Friday, 31 October 2014

Twinkling Georgia....


I got a couple of emails during the week asking about the birthday Yoda
and whether Phantom Steve had made it for me yet
and I must report that poor Yoda has not made an appearance so far
and despite a conference with her friend, Lenny the origami guru
poor yoda is still eluding her
but she is totally forgiven for being remiss
because one present that her and Sinus Man got me was Twinkling Georgia here
a glorious plastic cow skull
complete with twinkling lights
she is glorious right


Some of you may be a touch perplexed as to my delight, and the name
but anyone of my vintage who went to any sort of art school will totally get it
we were all subjected to at least one teacher, who in their passion for Georgia O'Keeffe
hogtied us to many hours of tonal drawings of cow skulls
albeit without twinkly lights, and usually without a moustache

I spent many a Monday morning in my student days
sitting in the drawing studio grumbling about bloody skulls
though there were times I was uncannily grateful
as Sunday night used to be a bit of a night on the town
and facing life class was infinitely tougher when you are feeling a bit delicate
especially as we had one rather hairy, middle aged, very overweight man
who favoured poses mirroring the athletes from Greek pottery
let me tell you being late to class when he was the model was never good
as you ended up spending three hours being confronted by a very hairy butt
reliving its younger, more athletic days
almost enough to make you stop drinking

note to Phantom... this is all based on hearsay of course 
as I was the perfect student and never went out clubbing on a Sunday night
and I always sat primly ready for class with all my supplies lined up
but I saw others wandering in with two different shoes on and rogue glitter still in hair
shocking behaviour for university students and I know you will never stoop to such lows


So in a glorious nod to those days I now get to see Twinkling Georgia everyday
she sits above my computer and makes me smile
so Yoda can turn up when he gets here as I have her to talk to instead
she has kept me company all week
as I embarked back into the land of the Cuppa With Friends Project
which meant I jumped in and drew up this lovely lidded mug that I also got for my birthday
I painted it up as a bit of a practice for getting into mug and cup mode for the project
which has been so awesome to get back to I must say

If you haven't already done so
you need to go back to Tuesday's post as there is a giveaway for the relaunch
and if you don't enter then you can't win can you


In fact some mugs and cups are calling me now so I am going to get painting
happy painting all...xx

28 comments:

Giggles said...

I am stumped for words about your twinkler...wonderful gesture if you're into heads... I kind of swing in the opposite direction on that one. So lets just say nice cuppa!! Cheers to Georgia...but she can live at your house with those hairy bum memories!!

Hugs Giggles

Marie Abegail Castro said...

Loving your wall with all your art and that twinkling cow skull. And, cute green moustache!

sharon said...

Oh Tracey you have brought back some memories! We had to draw skulls too and even write an essay on her! That skull is awesome!

Valerie-Jael said...

Great post! Happy PPF!, Valerie

BLOGitse said...

If I've drawn skulls I could be as good as you! :) I started only a couple of years ago to draw, paint etc. like a 'serious' hobby. I never knew that aquarelle painting is so difficult! That's why I do different mediums too, I don't want to give up..yet.
Have a relaxing weekend!

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Nicola McLean said...

Tracey i can't imagine you being a wild student rocking up late for class with glitter in your hair (much!) I didn't go to art college so wouldn't have gotten the reference but i loved getting a glimpse into your heady student days and i love your cow skull especially as she's plastic! I still hope origami yoda puts in an appearance soon! Your lidded mug is fab!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wonderful artwork!

Netty said...

Smashing post Trace, love your present of the skull and also your fab drawings.

Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

NatashaMay said...

OMG! I love the twinkling horns! :) Your illustrations are fabulous as always.

JackieP Neal said...

I love your twinkling Georgia- the real one and the watercolor- both are fab!1 and fun I might add!! and such a beautiful new tea mug!!

Sandra Busby said...

Well as you know from my previous experience of when a Deer head tried to kill me in the middle of the night, this cow skull is enough to give me nightmares! Even the twinkly lights can't dress it up for me! Makes me shudder!!! Luckily you have posted some lovely cups too... In fact, they have inspired me to go and make myself a cuppa! :0)

dkatiepowellart.me said...

Kindred spirits we are, wish we lived closer. You'd see that in our business studio (YES, our business studio) we decorate each season (and any excuse in between) with our collection of crazy lights and other weird shit: vintage Dezi&Lucy motor homes light up with palm trees and watering cans and spiders and flamingos and bats and dancing bones and frosty the snowman and santa and carrots and watermelon and you've inspired me for a post after I finish with this crazy Washington Capitol thang I am in a drawing frenzy over. In my spare time.

dkatiepowellart.me said...

Kindred spirits we are, wish we lived closer. You'd see that in our business studio (YES, our business studio) we decorate each season (and any excuse in between) with our collection of crazy lights and other weird shit: vintage Dezi&Lucy motor homes light up with palm trees and watering cans and spiders and flamingos and bats and dancing bones and frosty the snowman and santa and carrots and watermelon and you've inspired me for a post after I finish with this crazy Washington Capitol thang I am in a drawing frenzy over. In my spare time.

Carol said...

:) When I opened your email and saw the picture...O'Keeffe was the first thing I thought of... I spent many hours doodling cow skulls on everything I could get my hands on as a teenager after reading a book about her. My mother was sure I had become "possessed" by some devil. LOL! I love your skull ♥

Linda Kunsman said...

your twinkling skull is a hoot! Great illustration of him. And what a beautiful cup and lid too-I do love having a lid with my cup when I can:)

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

Your twinkler - original as well as your art - is AWESOME! I had never seen anything like that before!

Great to see your Cuppa project relaunch too :) Love your cuppas!
Off to check your Giveaway post :D

TwinkleToes2day said...

Well, you really made me chuckle with your hairy butt story and I'm so glad you managed to squeeze in the note to Phantom that you had nothing to do with any shenanigans whatsoever! LMAO!
As for your twinkling cow skull, it went straight over my head, never having been to art college, so I'm grateful I have never been subjected to such matter, particularly aforementioned hairy butt (blech!!) But I have to say, that with the twinkling lights upon her head, she makes a fine decoration :D
Loving the lidded birdy cup btw and look forward to the next one.
Have a great weekend ((hugs)) :o) xx

Jo Murray said...

Georgia never looked so good.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Everyone should have a twinkling something or other all the time. Georgia, yes she did have that fondness for skulls. Once of my closest friends lives in Abiquiu land and sees Georgia stuff all the time. Even I have been to Ghost Ranch. The real skulls are ever so much more fun though. xox

~Rasz~ said...

Great post! I love your drawing of "Georgia" and to have her hanging on the wall in all her glory with twinkling lights would make anyone smile! Happy PPF and Happy Halloween! Rasz #69

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I love the twinkler. I of course work with real skulls, bones and hide. This plastic is pretty awesome.
Nice touch with the green stash. LOL
Happy PPF and Halloween
Nicole/Beadwright

Lynn Cohen said...

My DH has such a skull and he calls it Buddy. No twinkling lights, but I might bring this up as Buddy might well enjoy being lit up like this and I might enjoy drawing him thus. Glad to hear your happy banter and wishing you a happy B. Day and Every Day!

soulbrush said...

That is not my 'cup of tea' but I can see how funny it is. You are a nutter. For sure but I love your Friday posts.

JKW said...

OMGosh I love this story and the skull is so creatively and beautifully displayed. Love your fun spirit. Blessings, Janet PPF

Rita said...

Fun post and I LOVE the twinkling Georgia, it looks prefect on your wall. Also love your mugs, I've enjoyed seeing them again.

Tammie Dickerson said...

I love the "story" about the wayward student, especially how it was not you. It is always good to shed light on what our children should not do - strictly for their benefit, of course! If the whole "hairy butt" thing is not a deterrent, I don't know what would be!! As for "twinkling Georgia" - she is delightful!! Happy PPF!

Irene Rafael said...

GOK is spinning in her grave wishing she would have gone out clubbing on Saturday nights with you!

Neesie said...

Well I'm so happy that you put the record straight about your student days because I was initially shocked hearing about such behaviour.
I know you'd have been an exemplary student! (cough cough)
Not so keen to hear about hairy butt as I'm just preparing lunch. Suddenly I'm not so hungry!
Love Georgia and especially with the twinkling lights. You'll possibly like to hear that I've just bought a wicker stag head. Well I hope someone is because basically I've been through it since I unveiled it. My hubby and son saw it and we're initially speechless!
Gorgeous artwork as usual. Brighten any grey day ;D
xoxo