August 25th, 2002

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Isn't this a cute card?
(card moved to accomodate pal's tinier browsers, but I may get naughty and rebel at some future point in time,)

Well, we didn't find out little mouse/rat/kangaroo pal. Thanks so much for the great ideas, we're trying them, so wish us luck. I think maybe she got out, which would be a better alternative to her being in here with all of these rodent chasing monkey cats hanging around. I just hate thinking of her stuck in the walls of my house or in the attic without food and water. Maybe she found her way out somehow.

One of our fire alarms went off tonight. I know I should appreciate the little life saving buggers but mostly I just want to take a bat to them and whack away. We have some super high ceilings here and these guys are wired in to the electrical system so it just doesn't make sense to me that they get weird on us sometimes and start chirping in this horrible high pitch. I always think it must mean that the battery needs replacing but we can never figure it out and it's so hard to get to them. Tonight we stood on a chair and some boxes, yanked it off the ceiling and ran with it down the hall and ended up tossing it into my son's old bedroom.

You know I remember when someone wrote to me and asked me not to post such wide cards because they mess up the design of her friend's page. I used to worry about this kind of thing but now I think, bah, how shallow, who cares how a page looks, this is all about freedom of expression and if I lived in a trailer park I'd go for a double wide anyway. Right? Does this need to make sense, why no it doesn't.

There was some amazing music written in the seventies, yup, there was. It makes me wonder what else Cat Stevens would have written if he hadn't become such a devout Muslim. Okay that's it I'm going to go to bed before I say some other wacky thing. Besides I was feeling too yucky to hang out with my Scott-man, I should be sleeping, yeah that's right. I'm really feeling sad about not going to Burning Man this year. All of our pals are packing up and leaving, boo.

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Susan Tibbles and Ann Chamberlin

I have collections of art by these two artists and I realized I had never mentioned here that I collect their work.

The first piece is by Ann Chamberlin. I don't own this but I have a few of her paintings. Mine are sort of crazy seascapes, a couple making love by a beach and getting dressed afterwards, a woman in red lifting her skirt and flashing us, little swimmers floating up and down in the waves at sea, and a parade of cars with people holding Macy's float type of balloons only these are religious icons, Mary, Jesus, and Buddha. I think my pieces are so much cooler than these, I really need to take pictures and put them up somewhere. I love her work, I think it's so whimsical and charming. I love her funny bodied people and her watery landscapes. She's from Texas and won the J. Paul Getty Trust Fund grant in 1999.





Here's a kind of different one. Her people always have this blocky kind of feel and I like them because of this. Cheech Marin and Oliver Stone collect her work. I'm happy about the former and not too sure about the latter.



This is Susan Tibbles' work. I have bought her work from Patricia Correia, who has an awesome gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, but she is currently having a small show at
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I have collections of art by these two artists and I realized I had never mentioned here that I collect their work.

The first piece is by Ann Chamberlin. I don't own this but I have a few of her paintings. Mine are sort of crazy seascapes, a couple making love by a beach and getting dressed afterwards, a woman in red lifting her skirt and flashing us, little swimmers floating up and down in the waves at sea, and a parade of cars with people holding Macy's float type of balloons only these are religious icons, Mary, Jesus, and Buddha. I think my pieces are so much cooler than these, I really need to take pictures and put them up somewhere. I love her work, I think it's so whimsical and charming. I love her funny bodied people and her watery landscapes. She's from Texas and won the J. Paul Getty Trust Fund grant in 1999.

<img src="http://64.227.91.171/artists/chamberlin/images/ann_baywtower.jpg">

<img src="http://64.227.91.171/artists/chamberlin/images/ann_waterballet.jpg">

Here's a kind of different one. Her people always have this blocky kind of feel and I like them because of this. Cheech Marin and Oliver Stone collect her work. I'm happy about the former and not too sure about the latter.

<img src="http://64.227.91.171/PCPublishing/images/chamberlin01.jpg">

This is <a href="http://64.227.91.171/artists/tibbles/images/tibbles_mothersmilk.jpg">Susan Tibbles'</a> work. I have bought her work from <a href="http://64.227.91.171/gallery/about_fs.html">Patricia Correia,</a> who has an awesome gallery at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, but she is currently having a small show at <a href="<a href="http://www.dianenelson.com/0302-maruskashow/tibbles/tibblesshow.htm">The Diane Nelson gallery</a> in Pasadena. I have lots and lots of her assemblage pieces. My favorite is a doll head that rests atop a childs tin oil derrick toy and has wild red metal curls of hair spiking off the top of her head. I also have a few of her pieces in glass bell jars, a delicate little Japanese woman made out of a perfume bottle, another Asian woman made out of a powder box, and ballet pointe shoes studded with painful pins that speaks of beauty in our culture. I have a lot of her tin heart pieces and just, well, some super great art of hers. I have a great piece that was the featured piece in one of her shows, it's called Devil Fish, and it's a doll head with red wings made from a parasol, it's very cool but my friends are afraid of it. I have tea cups and gloves and collage pieces. I think she's amazing. I want to be able to create work like hers.

<img src="http://64.227.91.171/artists/tibbles/images/tibbles_mothersmilk.jpg">
This is Mother's Milk.

<img src="http://64.227.91.171/artists/tibbles/images/tibbles_fancy.jpg">
This one is called Fancy Pussy and I'll just leave that right there for you to ponder.

And this one is Open Sesame.<lj-cut>
<img src="http://64.227.91.171/artists/tibbles/images/tibbles_opensesame.jpg">

You can find their work at <a href="http://64.227.91.171/gallery/about_fs.html">Patricia Correia Gallery</a> at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica.