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‘Flotsom and jetsom’ From the perceptions series #3
Here is the quote that I was chuckling over while I worked:
Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.
Cary Grant (1904 – 1986)
Source: Line from Arsenic and Old Lace.
‘Flotsom’ …well what can I say? I had a bunch of left over paint on the pallet so I used them…waste not want not.
I had no plan nor direction…just flipping and flopping and playing with the colors.
It’s just a little creative insanity from yours truly.
Hope you like.
Pssst, not everything has to have some deep meaning, ya know?
NOW…drum roll please….
the Surrender Painting Is Done
*imagine announcers voice here*
(echo in the background….done, done, done)

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Here are the two quotes for this work.
(it’s a big work, it needed more words before
it would shape up and fly right):
Self-interest is but the survival of the animal in us.
Humanity only begins for man with self-surrender.
Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 – 1881)
Everything is on its way to becoming something else, and therefore, nothing can be held onto. If you see this clearly, if you consider and examine this deeply and fully, then letting go is the only thing left to do. How can you hold on? What is there to hold onto? So the art of spiritual surrender is really the art of not knowing. Then it doesn’t make any difference at all whether you are walking down the street or eating lunch or responding to your email or making love or sitting alone on your couch. This is the first and last time you will ever be doing this. If you truly understand that, it changes everything.

Well, what do you think?
Heck I even got pretty darn good pictures of them both this time.
I better go get a lottery ticket today, I’m feeling lucky.
I like this work a lot, and I am proud of her.
Here’s a link to the original post with the story behind Surrender while it was still a work in progress.
Ahhh, a wee babe in the field then, now she is ready to see the world.
You all know what that means…
I’m off to the next work, which I am half way done with…and it’s looking hot.
It’s a total depature from what I have been doing…
I’m like that…you never know what I am gong to do next.
I like to keep you guessing.
Have wonderful Sunday,
Oh, yeah…thanks for being here.
The Fine Print:
‘Flotsom & Jetsom’ from the perception series #3
18″ x 24″ -oils
finished sides, back stapled/ready to hang
$95.00 + shipping
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‘Surrender’ From the choir series #8
24″ x 36″ (huge)
finished sides, back stapled/ready to hang
$285.00 + Shipping
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  1. Cynthia
    February 3, 2008

    I had to laugh at Flotsam and Jetsam – it reminds me of an animated movie my daughter used to watch 5 years ago – can’t remember the name now…Surrender looks great too!

  2. HMBT
    February 3, 2008

    Hey Cynthia, thanks!

  3. BlueJude
    February 3, 2008

    I find the top one a bit unsettling. Hmmm…maybe cause thats how I’m feelin’! Surrender has great colors and the drumroll was exquisite. Keith Moon would be proud. NOW go buy that lottery ticket- and don’t forget to share your wealth please. Happy Sunday BK!

  4. HMBT
    February 3, 2008

    Unsettling? Ummm, OK that still works for me. *grins* Sorry you are feeling off your groove thang Blue. Yea, I really like the Surrender painting…it’s working for me.

  5. Kris Cahill
    February 3, 2008

    It’s beautiful! Great painting, story title. You have inspired me today. Thank you!!

  6. HMBT
    February 3, 2008

    Thank you Kris, you have inspired many a time, so I feel honored!


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