Wednesday, March 7, 2012

WW52: PARA NORMAN, BAREFOOT AT THE SYMPHONY & A SQUIRREL IN A DRESS.

Hey y'all......I have been CRAZY BUSY with post T.A.P. stuff......and studio  renovation stuff....
So I am gonna keep this week's Wonderful Wednesday brief!!!
1.) If you loved "Coraline' like I did...you will probably be looking forward to this!!! Para Norman




I think it looks great!!! Looking forward to it! How 'bout you?

2.) "Guest Checks"is a new blog featuring a slew of great artists doodling on, you guessed it… Guest Checks! The blog is curated by Oakland-based artist Super Ugly and will feature new submissions everyday. There is so much talent on display at Guest Checks, including Super Ugly himself, Bay Area artists Cody Williams, Matt Ritchie and Daniel Logan. You gotta check it out HERE!! Here are some examples - but check out the site - it is a good time waster!!







3.) Idina Menzel "Live: Barefoot at the Symphony". I was fortunate to be there the night they taped this special at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. She does a bunch of broadway hits.....and also some other stuff. It is THOROUGHLY enjoyable!! if you are a fan of her work in Wicked or Rent....or Glee.....then you will want to have this album!!!


4.) In the words of Liz Lemon.......I want to go to there:



Conceptual artist Martin Creed has transformed the Gallery restaurant at London’s iconic Sketch, in the first of a new long-term programme of artist-conceived restaurants at the venue. The project seeks to blur the boundaries between art, food, design and functionality. Creed created a chevron pattern in 96 different types of marble across the floor and filled the space with a glorious hodgepodge of found furniture and tableware. Find out more about the project here.







5.) This made me laugh. It is odd.....but amusing!!! (thanks Cindy!!)


In the early 1940s, LIFE magazine reported that a woman named Mrs. Mark Bullis of Washington, D.C., had adopted a squirrel “before his eyes were open, when his mother died and left him in a tree” in the Bullis’ back yard.
“Most squirrels,” LIFE noted (with a striking lack of evidence), “are lively and inquisitive animals who like to do tricks when they have an audience.” They do? At any rate, LIFE went on to observe that the squirrel, dubbed Tommy Tucker by the Bullis family, “is a very subdued little animal who has never had a chance to jump around in a big tree.”
“Mrs. Bullis’ main interest in Tommy,” LIFE continued, “is in dressing him up in 30 specially made costumes. Tommy has a coat and hat for going to market, a silk pleated dress for company, a Red Cross uniform for visiting the hospital.”


And so it begins … a series of at-once touching and eerie photographs by LIFE’s Nina Leen, chronicling the quiet adventures and sartorial splendor of one Tommy the squirrel.
“Tommy never seems to complain,” LIFE concluded, “although sometimes he bites Mrs. Bullis. Mrs. Bullis never complains about being bitten.” And as the saying goes: Who would listen to her, anyway, if she did?
Read more: http://life.time.com/curiosities/a-squirrels-guide-to-fashion/#ixzz1oMVxy0zu

There you go........
Hope you enjoyed today's post!!!
Later Gaters!

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