Monday, February 18, 2008


Image made from snippets of Kris painting , Debi wild watermellon and an old glass apple that has great legs (better than mine) - yes, samples of artists I have met here.

Heres hoping Hans gets better very soon so he can post more mad pics of his yesterdays and tomorrows. May you soar like the birds you captured so well on wing.

Our best.


Neda said...

Very dynamic colors. I like it a lot.

I, too join you in wishing Hans (and our dear Trijnie)a good outcome and a healthy and speedy recovery. long do you think you're going to get away from not showing us your face, huh? :)

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


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Sue O'Kieffe said...

the colors and textures are app.(ea).ling
~sue okieffe

Lisa Sarsfield said...

This is great! Love the colours and composition and they fact that you have mingled several artists. I love the top 3rd especially.

No beach trip today :(

Kim said...

the eternal bowerbird John !
clever combination of the snippets..
your egret is developing so well amongst those marshy moors....the greys are really working with the blues and I can sense desolate isolation in the landscape....

Sweet Irene said...

Oh, how absolutely wonderful! You must let Trijnie know that you made this for Hans, or with Hans in mind.

I love it and I love the colors and the balance of it. Is it okay to become lyrical about this? Sometimes something colorful really gets me excited like a little kid and I feel all happy and delighted.

But wait, in reality is is more subdued than its first impression gives you. The colors are much more muted than you think they are. Things are subtle here and finespun. The red is very understated and not at all exuberant. The green just barely visible and then there is the gray.

So, don't fall all over your first impressions, Irene, and have a second look and a third one and you will see something very delicate.

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

Kim - you are funny - bowerbird- I am little brown sparrow hardly able to get up early and greet the morning sun....peep, peep.

Thank you, everyone, all for your compliments. Trijnie noted today in her blog that Hans will need a second operation. Trijnie is most kind, open and talented and if Hans is her friend he is a great guy, I am sure.

Irene, you are too kind....I have an affinity for the Dutch you know. I have a good friend, Kiki, who worked with me years ago and now has three kids in Holland. Kiki would rollerblade down long concrete staircases - a hell of a skier.

Another friend, Andrew, comes from the family which apparently had printed the Dutch paper currency.

Great taste but an obsessive affinity to the color orange.

Bobbie said...

You continue to wow me. This is a work of art. I love the color combinations, they are delicious. The blocks are great. Well, I could just eat it. :)

The Artful Eye said...

crazy, love this one very much. Seriously consider this one for syrup. Don't want to blah,blah blah.

Left Han's a flower from all of us at yesterday's pictures.

Kris Cahill said...

This is great John. Love it, and I am happy you chose to sample one of mine. I do enjoy this technique of mixing several artists together. Great colors.

I think we ought to take a vote as to whether you show us your face or not.

Sue O'Kieffe said...

Hey Kris you want to start a poll on your blog as to whether or not John shows his face? All in favor....

~Sue O'Kieffe

Kris Cahill said...

I don't know, Sue, John is still getting over the last time I moimoi'd him. How about yours?

Bev said...

I happen to remember that John once mentioned he was loosing some hair. (Something wrong with that, so is my husband). So I think he looks a bit like Pablo Picasso.

I think this piece is the best yet. I could just see it enlarged covering the wall in the foyer of some modernly-styled hotel.

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Sweet Irene said...

John, in Holland, when a woman says that a man is her friend, it means that he is her partner and that they probably live together. We don't use the term boyfriend. Just thought you would like to know.

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Rima said...

That was me three times over. Sorry, copyright dude. here are my pearls of wisdom, finally:

I only have this to say:

I warned you. This bunch is like some rottweiler that won't let go when they put their mind to it. You should go back and see how deviously Debi guilted us into unveiling our faces.

I hope Hans recovers soon. This is tough.

Ringo is a great name for a dog.

So there.

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

Woof woof. What is Guilt? Is that a Ben and Jerry ice cream flavor?

I am old school, an artistic low priest in a confessional behind a woven rattan screen.

Your pennance is three collages, one rant and a three acts of meme.contrition.

Do an extra deleted comment for calling me "dude."

Yeah, Ringo would be a good name for a dog.....thank you. I also like the name OpenID.

Sweet Irene said...

It seems that the ladies are giving you a bit of a hard time here, John.

I have given it some thought and I have decided that for me you should stay that enigmatic New Englander that you are now and of whom I have a vague image in my mind.

I would rather know you as that guy in the button down shirts and jeans who makes the beautiful images in the time he does not spend at the office.

I think I would like to have vague images of everybody, but at the same time am somewhat pleased to know some of them better, but it isn't necessary.

Of some women I am glad to know their faces, with others it doesn't matter. I always imagine something interesting anyway.

So, you can really stay hidden, it's okay. It's not as if we are all going to get together for dinner somewhere at some great reunion. That's the magic of the Internet, we never need to meet and still be friends. I was goaded into revealing my face, as were other people, but now that we've done it, I wonder if it adds to the equation.

Just some thoughts I had. Ciao...

Sue O'Kieffe said...

i will if you will. quit clownin around, mora!

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

"It seems that the ladies are giving you a bit of a hard time here, John." Word.

To me it is important that my images be just my images not who I am or what I look be it.

I do like to kid some and my m,ain goal is to kill mice this week.

"I will if you will" what?

I am a reed that bends in the wind, baby....can't we all just get a long (island iced tea)?

Neda said...

Let's tally the votes: Sue, Kris, me (I count as more than one): so far 4/0

Majority rules. This ain't no democracy...Tee hee

Rima ought to be sanctioned..I say

Debi said...

24 comments?! Well, now 25.

John, you've come a long island tea way baby!

u;n oriyd if tiy,

Oops. Fingers on the wrong part of the keyboard. That should read: I'm proud of you. But I liked the code of it -- something about it goes with your work.

dianeclancy said...

Hi John and Kris,

This is great!! How wonderful!!

~ Diane Clancy