Wednesday, January 30, 2008



Interim image:

Print screen snapshot of a lovely post led to image below. Post latent after effects of the "sixties" made me convert it to the images, above. I blame the monkees.

This post is dedicated to all parents who show their children art - museums, concerts, libraries, websites.

All you needed was love.

I am going to go back and tag all sampled images with first name of my bandito victims. Andrea is labeled here. If anyone ever minds, please let me know....

Also have to figure out what to do if ever want to shop to galleries a sampled image (like surfy pic below).....questions. Endless questions.


The Artful Eye said...

You are too funny. If you haven't already noticed I like first thoughts that come to mind. My first thought on the top image was chinese lanterns, just in time for "Year of the Rat". Then at closer look I noticed a tiny prima ballerina and chuckled. Thanks for kind words and post birthday wishes. P.S. I already own "Cape Light" by Joel Meyerowitz- Wonderful photographer.

Sue O'Kieffe said...

this is off topic. i was given a bag of feathers i know are from wild birds. (as opposed to chickens and such; i have those too), but since you are a birder, do you have any idea how i might be able to identify their sources?


Sue O'Kieffe said...

finally i got smart and looked at the large version of your screen shots. im still amazed by your process.

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

Wild feathers may be illegal to own - just from a point of view of "the man." I think Native Americans can keep certain feathers. International treaties.

Gambirds are fair game, though - redundant no.

If they are tail feathers I might be able to decipher although would do better with birds from the north east. Take a close up pic - colorful feathers help.

I did not know it was the Year of the Rat, Andrea. Thouight it wass the year of the recession.

Sue O'Kieffe said...

yea re feathers ive heard stories about people who made dreamcatchers being arrested for possession of feathers. my feeling is the bird shed them, im sure they don't want them back. the man can sure be picky.
my intent with the feathers is to scan them and then give them to a friend who makes native art. sorry but these feathers are native to humboldt county.

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

Find someone untraditonal in local Audobon Society - go to local nature preserve if you know of one that that is popular.

Sweet Irene said...

Well, whoever you poached from and whatever you did, the outcome was very positive. I've enlarged all three images and see many different kinds of elements and the word "love". i feel that you are on a journey to someplace specific and that these are all the steps you are taking to get there. Possibly your ultimate goal will lead you far away from us, way beyond the horizon. Are you a traveler in time and dimensions?

Lisa Sarsfield said...

Oh I loooove this! It's one of my favourites! The colours, the picture of the child in red. Just delightfully cheery!
Very nice in other words:)

Debi said...

I feel like I did when I had the mumps (no one gets the mumps any more, do they?) and missed several weeks of school. It's like a re-introduction. (Or induction?)

The screen shot here really caught my eye. What the hey? I hate it when occasionally my browser does that image.stuttering.thing, but look! You've incorporated it into your art.

Clever guy.

dianeclancy said...

Hi John,

Cool images ... I blew them up like Susan said to do and way cool.

I particularly like the interim shot.

~ Diane Clancy

Lisa Sarsfield said...

Did I miss 2 of these 3 images when I was here before??
I love that red dress, your combination/alteration/slice'n'dice looks almost art deco to me...still cheery though:)