Whimsical Art *Weekend Open Thread*

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I am in a whimsical mood today. I am feeling fanciful and capricious. So let’s see take a look at some whimsical art. Let’s leave the ugly of politics for a short time and enjoy some happy images.

I do love whimsical art. There are lots of whimsical paintings of women.

 

 

What do you think the artist had in mind in the painting above? Maybe what we look like before we put on our makeup? Personally withut my makeup I have no eyebrows but the rest of my face doesn’t disappear. I never know what the artist is thinking but there are always art critics who think they know and have no problem going on and on about it.

I kind of like it. Spousal unit says it gives him the galloping whimwhams.

 

 

How do you like the painting above? I call it “Beach Butts with Dimples”. It’s fun, it’s bright and cheerful and fits my mood when I’m feeling whimsical or nonsensical. I often feel nonsensical. Maybe too often. But then the rest of the time the way of the world and politics has me outraged so maybe nonsensical isn’t all that bad.

 

 

I adore this painting of a frog with Morning Glories. Again, bright and cheerful and whimsical. A good escape from politics and the angst of daily life. If froggy can kick back and just enjoy the beauty of the flowers I should be able to do the same. Then again froggy  is probably just waiting for a bug to come by so he can zap it. Sometimes I overthink things.

 

This one sort of reminds me of Grandma Moses if she had smoked pot. Which I don’t think she did. But you get the idea.

Grandma Moses painted what they call “primitive paintings”. The one above is a combination of primitive and fanciful. I kind of like it. I bet Grandma Moses would too. I’d ask her but that would require a séance and I don’t even like the idea of them. I was bit once by a Ouija Board and never got over it.

 

 

This one is called Delilah Rooster. A watercolor. Although I think it would be very confusing to a rooster to be called Delilah. Or maybe not. But I don’t want him in the women’s bathroom!

 

 

I’m not sure what I think of this sculpture. It’s call “Warrior Women”. In clay with metal and glass detail. Maybe it’s just me but if those two are warrior women they don’t look like they won their battle. Actually it’s not very whimsical now that I think about it. More like depressing.

 

 

The painting above is more what we’re used to seeing in images of “warrior women”. They always have a figure like Scarlett Johansson. They are always scantily dressed. Can you imagine trying to fight in that getup? I think these kinds of “warrior women” are more a male fantasy than whimsy.

 

 

I love this one! It’s called “Los GATOS y la LUNA “. Which I think means the cats and the moon. Whatever. I love it.

Last but not least is this colorful painting called simply “Whimsical Trees.”  I would love to have it hanging on my wall.

 

I hope you enjoyed the paintings. I wanted to provide a start to the weekend without politics. We’ll be back at them soon enough.

Some boneheaded politician, some nitwitted media type or a celebutard will say something or do something that brings us back to the here and now. And here and now in politics is anything but whimsical.

Every time I start to get upset I will try to picture those cats sitting on the fence gazing at the cat-shaped moon. And I will keep my calm and refuse to allow the negative vibes to ruin my weekend. In a pigs ear I will.

Hope you all have a great weekend too.

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32 Responses to “Whimsical Art *Weekend Open Thread*”

  1. helenk3 Says:

    Marge this is a great column. The pictures are really good.

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      So glad you liked it Helen. It’s meant to “cleanse” the palate of our brain before we jump back into the swamp of politics.

      Like you I often wish I could paint – never more so than when looking at paintings like the ones I used in the post.

  2. helenk3 Says:

    sad and happy

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      There aren’t enough words to say how wonderful I think people like those in this video who rescued those horses are. Bless them.

  3. helenk3 Says:

    the great unexplored. space

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/ghost-galaxy-dark-matter-dragonfly-44-invisible-milky-way-a7209881.html

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      The pictures I posted are fun and whimsical. The picture of this Galaxy is amazing and wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  4. kenoshamarge Says:

    Sicko Claiming to Be Woman Imposes Himself on Solo Beautician

    http://moonbattery.com/?p=75559

    Imagine being alone in a small Salon with the “woman” who’s picture is at the bottom of the article.

  5. kenoshamarge Says:

  6. kenoshamarge Says:

    The Raging Leftist Hypocrisy on the EpiPen

    There has been much outrage and grinding of teeth lately about the rise in the price of Mylan, Inc.’s “EpiPen”.

    Like every other “outrage of the week”, it pays to dig around and get the full story before joining the multitudes of those with their online pitchforks out, ranting away on Facebook and Twitter.

    http://politistick.com/raging-leftist-hypocrisy-on-epipen/

    Like most people I was among those with pitchfork and torch in hand when I read of the greed of Mylan and it’s overpaid CEO. After reading this piece, and getting the facts, I still think they are greedy. But I’ve put the pitchfork and torch away because there is more to the story than greed.

    Notice that dishonest Hillary doesn’t mention that both ObamaCare and the FDA are partially responsible for the high cost? This was a lie of either omission or she’s just that clueless. Given her record I’m going with lie. Americans need to know the truth before we get our bloomers in a twist over each new outrage. That doesn’t happen much anymore especially on social media.

    The “greed” of both Mylan and it’s CEO are now both baked in the narrative cake. Add the two word expletive “Big Pharma” and most will need to know no more. Sadly the truth, the facts, the real story is seldom told by a media with an agenda. Once again, they win, we lose.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Thanks for this, Marge. I appreciate your willingness to look deeper into this issue. Seems far too few are doing likewise.

      And this is Capitalism. There are extenuating circumstances for the increased cost as you noted, but now these same people who helped inflate the price want to engage in price-setting. That is a dangerous precedent if ever there was one because where will it stop?? It is an emotional manipulation for them to set prices rather than letting the market set the prices. An underhanded move into Socialism, if you will.

      Yes, people need this for their health. But this isn’t the only medication that is expensive as hell. There are plenty of them, and those people who take the other expensive drugs ALSO need them to stay alive. So yeah, if we let the Government start setting prices in this area, what will be next?

      So yeah – they might be greedy, but most pharmaceutical companies also spend a ton of money on R&D, same with medical device companies. Same with MOST companies, come to think of it.

      Bottom line, there is always more than meets the eye on these things…

      • kenoshamarge Says:

        Having been “stung” too many times before I try very hard not to fall into the outrage trap too soon. I try to “verify” what is being said. Often we only get part of the story. I don’t like being used like that for someone’s agenda.

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          Exactly. It has been interesting to me to see the response to this whole issue because it has been made into an EMOTIONAL issue, not one looking at all of the facts.

          As for the Government controlling prices and Socialism, the Economist, Mises, sums it up: http://oll.libertyfund.org/quote/320

          • kenoshamarge Says:

            His book “Omnipotent Government” published in 1944 sounds much like what we have today. But government doesn’t need to take from people they give their freedoms and choices away.

  7. helenk3 Says:

    i loved this

    http://www.wimp.com/elderly-woman-scores-hockey-goal-to-win-a-free-truck/

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      I only have one problem with this, the woman is 59 years old. Elderly? Really? That’s a kid. But good for her all the same. 😉

  8. helenk3 Says:

    imagination is a wonderful thing

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      Omigosh – those are incredible! Thanks for sharing Helen – I’ve never seen anything like that. Never heard of them either.

      You find the best stuff!

  9. helenk3 Says:

    i had never heard of this song writer until last week. When I started reading about her , i found that she had written so many songs that i loved

    https://www.rockhall.com/10-essential-laura-nyro-songs

  10. helenk3 Says:

    i needed this today.

    https://scontent.fslc2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/p480x480/13625395_1442397042442475_5093784893318591308_n.jpg?oh=bccf3ce9d15ceb3bf61cf4ca33d14140&oe=58501865

  11. helenk3 Says:

    and this

    https://scontent.fslc2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-0/s526x395/14051821_1166396816750542_8761558927383722737_n.jpg?oh=55bcca4e9c4867c4d96472a65ac240aa&oe=58547DC5

    • kenoshamarge Says:

      This eagle image is magnificent! I stole it immediately. I tried really hard to make it show but failed. I even changed the compatibility view in my tools to see if that would work but no luck.

  12. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    Wonderful post, Marge! Thank you for this. It is a PERFECT Weekend post!

  13. kenoshamarge Says:

    Butch the Rooster

    Sarah was in the fertilized egg business. She had several hundred young pullets and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs.

    She kept records and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced.

    This took a lot of time, so she bought some tiny bells and attached them to her roosters. Each bell had a different tone, so she could tell from a distance which rooster was performing. Now, she could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report by just listening to the bells.

    Sarah’s favourite rooster, old Butch, was a very fine specimen but, this morning she noticed old Butch’s bell hadn’t rung at all! When she went to investigate, she saw the other roosters were busy chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover.

    To Sarah’s amazement, old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn’t ring. He’d sneak up on a pullet, do his job, and walk on to the next one.

    Sarah was so proud of old Butch, she entered him in a Show and he became an overnight sensation among the judges.

    The result was the judges not only awarded old Butch the “No Bell Peace Prize” they also awarded him the “Pulletsurprise” as well.

    Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making. Who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most coveted awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the unsuspecting populace and screwing them when they weren’t paying attention?

    Vote carefully in the next election. You can’t always hear the bells.

    ( If you don’t pass this on, you’re chicken …… no yolk! )

  14. kenoshamarge Says:

    I seldom even look at Mike Luckovich cartoons let alone pass them on. He’s a rabid Republican hater. Many of his cartoons are disgusting and dishonest.

    Damn Trump for given him real ammunition like is in this cartoon:

  15. kenoshamarge Says:

    It’s Official: Gary Johnson Is A Left-Wing Candidate

    Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson just came out in favor of a big new carbon tax. What the heck is going on here?

    http://thefederalist.com/2016/08/25/gary-johnson-is-a-left-wing-candidate/

    I must have misunderstood what a “Libertarian” was when I thought I might be able to vote for this clown. Or else he misunderstands what makes for a Libertarian.

    That isn’t stopping “real” Libertarians like Nick Gillespie from defending their Johnson/Weld ticket. After all for the first time the Libertarian Party had a chance to actually be relevant. And they blew it by nominating these two. Just as clueless as the GOP and the DNC.

  16. kenoshamarge Says:

  17. mcnorman Says:

    Yeah! Beauty always before ugliness.

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