Pastel, hand tint and digital painting over black and white photo
13 by 12 inches
Donna (don’t recollect her last name) had the largest eyes. Very pretty, unusual looking girl with these huge eyes. Another person I have no idea what happened to.
Will you look at those eyes? I had done a larger portrait and then decided to cut it down to her face alone.
I was thinking of Hammer Films when I did this.
We’re watching “Space Ghost” here. Judy Tenuta is flirting with Space Ghost, who is blushing. “Look, he’s blushing!” says H.o.p., who is fascinated by the fact some people blush. He does not, much to his chagrin. Because he thinks it’s a pretty neat human trick. And now here’s Timothy Leary, “The Most Dangerous Man Alive” no longer. H.o.p. skips Timothy Leary and rewinds it to watch Judy Tenuta again. And again.
Believe it or not, the Halloween candy is all gone. H.o.p. didn’t get much straight out chocolate in his haul. Fine chocolate (real good expensive chocolate) and M&Ms are about all the candy he will eat. Don’t get the idea he isn’t a sweets freak though because if there’s good chocolate around he would eat it all day. Same with M&Ms. His haul was largely composed of things like KitKats and Baby Ruths and Tootsie Rolls and Tootsie Pops, which he opened, took one lick or nibble and discarded. There are a few bags of sweet and sour candies left that he’s holding on to, knowing that his cousins like them and he hopes to some day like them as well. In the meanwhile, I guess he keeps them out of a sense of solidarity. But I only bring all this up to say I guess it’s time to take down the fake spider webs. The carved pumpkin we deposited in the trash on Halloween as after only a couple of days it was already full of white fuzzy mold (never seen mold grow so fast, it was about an inch in length if not longer). The 5 foot green Halloween skeleton is hanging from H.o.p.’s door and I think that is going to be on permanent display.
I used to work with a woman who every day, at 3, had a KitKat. Before long I was having a KitKat every day at 3 too, just out of some peculiar sense of solidarity. I don’t even care for KitKats that much. Had only had one before and haven’t had a Kit Kat since.
Man, I love Space Ghost. Every so often H.o.p. pulls out the Space Ghost and we go on a Space Ghost spree. One of my favorite episodes is “Banjo”.
“Okay… I’m all alone… Banjo? Oh, Banjo! My, how you’ve grown! (To the tune of Flipper) I’m Banjo! Banjo! Faster than light-ning!…Ow! You could have taken my hand off! Bad Banjo!”
We’ve been watching today the one in which Kirk the Storyteller and Carl the Cartoonist recreate the Banjo episode. Funny, funny stuff. The part of Banjo the Sea Monkey is played by people in a Chinese Dragon costume.
Still no politics here. As long as Bush’s poll ratings are crashing and the Dems aren’t scrambling to impeach him, I’ll probably have nothing much to say about politics. I just don’t have much to say after New Orleans. I don’t even have anything to say about not having anything to say.
I read about the madness on other people’s blogs.