Duppies & American Indians, Huh?

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Duppy,” mixed media on linen, 11 x 14 in. 2015

My next door neighbor is about 85 years old. She loves the piece above, called Duppy. I explained that it is based on my childhood imagining of what a duppy would look like.  “What’s a duppy?” My best explanation is that it is akin to what Americans would call the boogie man or a  very scary ghost. Her response to that? “We were afraid of Indians.”

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Wildflowers and Such

Here is “Discus Thrower,” the first lino carving to come out of my new studio. And, the seeds for these plants were sown sometime around mid-April. Today, June 30th, and just look at them! Some will undoubtedly show up in my art.

thumbnail1 blue flower2 blue flower close up3 pink flower

4 pink flowers, white flowers and cow5 white flowers and cow in the sun6 long view of small porch7 wonder what color this sunflower will be

Coyote Howling (or Whatever Coyotes do!)

one-line-drawing

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Video by Sara Grew, taken at Djerassi, up in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. It’s a very short video. Be sure to put your sound on.

The drawing here (a one line drawing) is actually of a grey fox. Why is it accompanying a video of a coyote? Because I thought the fox was a coyote, until a wise guy pointed out that grey foxes have fluffy tails and look nothing like coyotes. Pfft! Who knew?!

Wandering Around California with Three Mules

Lookikng for the man with 3 mulesOn a recent city hike, I came across several stickers in the North Beach area of San Francisco. These stickers had the photograph (logo?) of a single mule. There was no explanation of what these stickers represented (Mule Gallery, perhaps?). Intrigued, I went home and did a Google search for “mule logo San Francisco.” I came across an Atlantic Magazine article about a man wandering around California with three mules. The man has an Internet presence too. He recently had a date in court because a ranger gave him a citation for stopping to rest overnight on public land/open space, with his three mules. I like this guy! Read more about him here: 3mules.com

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