Saturday, December 10, 2011

A Flapper Lived Here

This fine art print is from my original acrylic abstract painting of a Chicago house at 6440 Ridge Avenue during the early twentieth century. Having recently viewed the PBS documentary series on Chicago, I am fascinated by the history. My Irish grandmother grew up in Chicago during this time. I like to think she could have seen this house.

The video gives an interesting and jazzy look at women of that era.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Complicated? You Bet!

Every man will say women are so complicated.  Okay, so we use our brains in different ways than men do.  We don't look like men -- so what did you expect? 

Here's a cool video of Pomplamosse to demonstrate the theory of complication:

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Blond Tomboy

The kids at East Denver High chose my mother as the prettiest girl in school.  She was a tomboy and regularly chastised by her proper father.  "You'll never find a husband by challenging the boys to climb trees faster than you can."  However, her marriage to my father lasted 57 years.  He called her "my princess".  Here they are after their wedding.  When I drew this portrait, I must have been thinking of her.

I love Harry Connick Jr.'s rendition of "The Very Thought of You".