Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Coincidence of a Beat Nature?

During the time I am enjoying all of your wonderful comments and suggestions, my sister is on vacation in San Francisco with her daughter who happens to be reading "On the Road" by Jack Kerouac. My sister tells my niece that there is a Jack Kerouac street and they go and take a picture standing by the sign. They go to the "Beat Museum" and have a drink at the bar where Jack and his buddies hang out. I know they are in San Francisco but do not know any of their impromptu plans. Neither of them have seen my posting before they left. I got the book also on Friday to read.
This is another book I found that covers a greater expanse of time and talks about the history of an American obsession with being different and cool but of course in the group setting. Always evolving but ever so cool! I will read this next. Big white book with only this title on front.

I like this picture from the second book. The poster says: PROTEST AGAINST THE RISING TIDE OF CONFORMITY. (I love this!) It reminds me of something a very young co-worker said to me. I wanted to do a little different kind of something in the store and she said," You try to hard, relax into the group." I couldn't believe some one as smart as she would say this. The X Generation is a little more lay back. I was at that moment glad to be older. I belong to the free thinking age! The strive for more group. Maybe the young have so much given them they are content. Boy are changing times going to effect them! Well enough sociology lessons and off to work I go. Hope you all have a great week and thank you for the wonderful comments.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Beatniks...What do you know?

I am looking for this book. Maybe it will give me more insight on beatniks! What do you know or think about beatniks? I can't find as much info on them as Hippies, and such. I think of poetry, art, a frame of mind in the 1950's? Where did the name come from? Was it a drop out name put on them. Maybe teens of a certain era where clean kids didn't hang out? These are my guesses. Maybe the first pot smokers? I couldn't really find too many pictures of beatniks so I made my own choices. See if you agree?
Patty Boyd, married to George Harrison and Eric Clapton. Beatnik? Most definitely!

First beatnik? Possibly!

Total Beatnik, but one of a kind also.

Dali, I'd say yes! He may have agreed or not. Love the cat Sal!

Finally, my kind of beatnik. Johnny Depp plays beatnik lead in "The Beat". Wouldn't that be a great movie? So let's hear what you think and if you can enlighten me-I want to know more?
Did they have some real music? Any body out there know?

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Atc Exchange at Mystic Paper...

As you can tell I am still into the coral-pink combo with some roses. One of my rules of atc making is always have a face on your cards. I like to tell a small story and the minute you add a subject with a face, the story has begun. The face or subject can be animal or human, big or small. Example: The subject is 4th of July, you will see a lot of flags on cards but the more interesting will be a child or person holding the flag! Make it funny even, maybe a turtle with a flag shell?
Here is the dog from the old cards on the earlier post. He is so cute. I liked the geraniums so included them. Rule 2 for me is make your cards with a little thickness. Layering your back grounds and subjects on a stiff card and backing makes your cards sturdy. Nothing more disappointing than getting a card made from one piece of paper. Your cards are little pieces of work, treat them royally by giving them stiffness and support. The glue in between the layers is what holds and strengthens them.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

They are not mainstream...MGMT...

The band is MGMT, 2 guys alternative,
electronically remixed a lot.
Cute as pie.
I have to remember,
I'm not twenty!
I still am into the music,
old and new,
let's dance!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Singer. Song writer...

If you think you know who this is, you are probubly young. This guy is totally cute but you can tell I'm used to painting women. Let's hear if you think you know who this is?

Monday, June 15, 2009

I am painting again!

This is from a photo in the 20's. I bet she likes her new flapper hair cut. I did.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

NEW>>>>The Sunday Funnies...

I have a new Sunday format. It will include pictures I found during the week, of interesting, funny, or cute subjects. The one here is a train car of dogs going to Alaska. I think there are 9 or 10 dogs and the more I looked I thought I saw a cat in the corner! This guy probably made some money selling these dogs to the miners and was smart enough to travel partway at least, in good weather. It made me smile, they seem so excited to go for a RIDE!
This guy here was titled (Child needs parents!), I laughed because I thought of the weird humor of the composer of the picture. It might have been something I would have done ( got my younger brother to pose) when I first got my own camera at age 10! Hope you enjoy. I'll see how long I remember to continue on Sundays with more!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

I need a title for her!

Got any ideas?

Friday, June 12, 2009

Acrylic on Tea Tray...

On my birthday my sister and I painted these little coffee or tea trays. I had a lot of trouble getting them on my camera as it is very glossy and reflective. I love how this one turned out and I 'll show the other view (same tray) below but less glow. I will have to display my tray with my Madonna book. I have a new camera but can't figure how to turn off the flash! I am excited to use it as I am going from 3 pixels to 10! Thanks mom and dad for the present.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad- I know it's a little early...

I have this little picture of my dad in a leather frame. I don't think it has been scanned before. If you knew how many times my dad stood in front of a pond by a tree for a picture, you would know why I picked this picture. A full view of the picture is in my other family blog if you want to look. This is over 75 years ago and he is under one. Grandma said he walked real early. By the way my grandma is still alive at 98! Too bad she doesn't remember much from those days though. Happy birthday dad.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I Don't Cook but...

If I did I would have to keep this book! It goes so nice with my pink kitchen. I actually will be putting this in my antique booth for sale. It's so 50's and filled with lots of color pictures and yummy recipes.
I am very tempted to make this as I also have this baking mold for sale. I just have to remember that I can't keep everything. Yes these two items sure get my creative juices flowing, but sadly I'd eat the whole thing too! Enjoy the old pictures.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Image to Share...

Very Regal! Had to share.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

June is Birthday Month...

In the mail box was a present from my Aunt Sharon. An early birthday card. I should say cards, 20 or more! Thank you, thank you! I love old cards from the 50's and older. Some were Easter, Mothers Day and birthday etc. Here are a few for birthday to help celebrate some of the birthdays this month of my families. Dad, me and my son! Yeah, we are a year older! Did I just say that? I think I will have to use the dogs in some Artist trading cards.