Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fear is that little darkroom

where negatives are developed.~ Michael Pritchard

We don't need Halloween to scare us these days...there are plenty of distractions from economy to ecology. But, negatives do feed fear. Consider my post a couple weeks ago about Jack the missing cat at JFK...the Facebook group never gave up hope...a huge group searched the airport last weekend, and on Tuesday Jack literally dropped in...he was in the area where he had disappeared, but he had made it into the duct work and fell through the ceiling tiles. It was an area where American Airlines had not really allowed the searchers into...He is suffering from dehydration, malnutrition, and some other minor cuts, but he is getting top notch care. American was flying his "Mom" in this weekend to see him, but he will have to stay in the hospital for awhile it seems. Anyway, the power of positive...

The painting continues...again...I wanted to make people smile when they pull into the parking lot. Not done yet...but it is so bright and cheery!
"Occupy Wall Street" has people talking about the economy. On one of my business blogs, this was posted...The small shop does not have the buying power of the big boxes...companies set minimums for purchasing...most of the time $200-$500. Now, for the Maxxinista buyer that is petty cash, but for the small business owner that may mean a big chunk of cash. And, banks do prefer the top 1%...ask anyone with a small business about getting a loan! So, Occupy is more than kids with art degrees and college debt. Again...think positive...not negative...America does have protesting carved into the Constitution...but maybe we all need some gold...I have some Stangl "Black Gold."I thought this was appropriate for Halloween...22 kt. gold brushed on black...it is from 1968. Rather dramatic for the late 60s, I think. It is sad that so many of the USA potteries are gone...it would be interesting to see what a Stangl artist would create for today's decor.I know this week's post resembled the falling leaves of autumn, but at least here the leaves were not covered with snow! I just had a swirl of thoughts that needed to escape!"From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!"
~Scottish Saying

1 comment:

Gina at Vintage Junk in My Trunk said...

Thanks for the update on Jack -- so glad he was found and is getting better! Your shop looks great!