Wednesday, January 16, 2008


"Do you promise not to tell? Come closer."

The first 45 record I ever bought. Mowed lawns to buy it. Cost a dollar when a nice small house cost twenty or thirty thousand dollars in Northern California. Same house is now half a million, five water heaters later.

This is sampled from a refresh snapshot, by now the image is very very far removed. Only under the Napoleonic Code would the image above be considered copyright infringement, I hope. If so, I will avoid visits to France and Louisiana.

The image above looks ugly small - so muddy - I almost want to take it off this page.

Have a great day, create.


womann in glass said...

You make me cureous, tried to read the text.
I mostly use text in my paintings.
Not redable most of the time. Its my secret.

They are beautiful both images

Its so great ; internet/blogging hopping from continent to another.

John (Copyright JMM 2007-2008) said...

Your English is just perfect (goot, goot) and you communicate much with your own blog, glass, photos and paintings.

You are always kind and on point - you were the first to link me, almost on my arrival.

I am amazed by all the the art you create.

Bobbie said...

I see a small window to Neda's world in this art of yours :) I do love your work! I remember the 45's too. I had quite a collection bought with babysitting money and stacked neatly by my hand me down player. I loved rock and roll and still do :)

Kris Cahill said...

I like this image and think it is beautiful, but I am curious as to how big it is. It is interesting to me in its use of space, and that I am squinting at it because I can almost see an image and then it changes to another. so you see, I keep looking at it and it keeps changing. Nice work.

My first 45 record, I am embarrassed to admit, was some bubblegum pop song by the Archies, called Justine. I was 11 or 12.

The Artful Eye said...

Secret?! My first 45,"I Feel Fine" still have it, still play it, must be troubled. I love your work. It's "I Spy" for adults. Linking your site.
Thanks for the visit.

Neda said...

I had tons of 45s except I did not speak English, I just loved dancing though..Didn't get the connection to my collage...slow-brain morning..will come back

John (Copyright JMM 2007-2008) said...

Thanks are all quite gracious.

Arfull Eye, I really like your new poppy post ....Irene recommended her blogs yesterday.

Kris, you hit the nail when you commented on the size - using Paint I have gotten used to smaller image sizes meaning they canot be enlrger beyond 11 by 14 inches unkless you want/crave fuzzy wuzzy like a bear.

I need to move on to $harePoint and supplement pics with MS paint or elkse buy lot of Microsoft stock and force gates to upgrade MS Paint. MS Steroid Paint. I have a demo version of $P.

Neda, the image almost has no correlation to the snapshot from your lovely site - it was a demon for me - a dental visit of sorts. Needed more Nedacaine....I will post a draft version (step child) sometime with more roots tied to your inspiration.

Bev said...

Wasn't this the Beatles? Like the bottom image from the internet as it is quite like a record spinning. Quite a secretive top image, seems to hold all sorts of hidden meanings lol

John (Copyright JMM 2007-2008) said...

PhotoShop, not SharePoint. Work versus Play. Must be:


Lisa Sarsfield said...

Got my first tape (hehe too young to have a 45) by swapping it for a poster of Jake the Snake aka WWE wrestler of old days.. Bon Jovi- Slippery when wet.Don't have it anymore, not doubt played it till it died.

I don't mind your muddy work..going to beam it up for a closer look when I come back though.