Wednesday, July 28, 2010

In Loving Memory of GingaPaul

I just got an email a few minutes ago that Paul Squires, who I always called GingaPaul, has passed away.
No details - just that he's gone.
He was one of the finest poets, funniest men, and most inquisitive minds I've ever known.
He was a bloody genius at word play and man, we used to have some wonderful times back in my Princess blogging days.

He wrote a poem about me and I'll have to track that down.
Right now all i can do is cry and wish I had answered his email last week, instead of setting it aside for when i wasn't so busy.
These people we never meet, they come into our lives and affect us profoundly.
They change who we are, and how we look at the world.
GingaPaul, dear friend - it was a blessing to have known you.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

My latest work of art

David with the Moronic Ox requested to publish the digital art i did about the oil spill. It's up now there if you wanna check it out. The response to this piece has been overwhelming. Several friends have picked it up and reposted so more people can see it. It's gratifying to have created something that moves so many people. I especially love the commentary David wrote. 

Link to my latest artwork about the Oil Spill in the Moronic Ox!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Just for the fun of it - blast from the past

Mamie Van Doren, who by the way looks absolutely knockout gorgeous still today, posted an old video of herself on a show called "What's My Line." I've never heard of the show before, but it looks kinda cool. What is truly fascinating is the clear slice of the past it lets us peek at. I'm assuming this ran in the late 50s or early 60s since other guests of the show included Jayne Mansfield, Ava Gardner, Jane Russell.
Check it out.