Friday, February 27, 2009
the red and brown carpet

There was The Red Carpet last Sunday, where the stars gathered for the Oscars......and then less than four minutes away, we had our own little Oscars----well, that's somewhat of an exaggeration....but, we did have a bit of a show on what I call, The Brown Carpet.... So, as the "stars" were gathering---Like Sarah Jessica Parker and Mathew Broderick, we had our own "stars" gathering just down below me, on what I like to call, The Brown Carpet.....Indeed! The Chicken Stars....They were gathering in droves.....all hoping to be seen in their finery....In this picture above, there were five lovely chickens, all at once.......These ladies were all spruced up for this special late afternoon jaunt..... Just as we had Brad and Angelina greeting their fans on The Red Carpet....We had these two lovelies, below..... Our own Brad and Angelina Chicken....They had stopped to check out the special Bird Seed left their for them by their very loyal loving fans.....And then we had the glorious Penelope Cruz four minutes away on The Red Carpet at The Kodak Theatre..... And while Penelope was posing for the Cameras....Our very own Penelope Chicken, was preening for her many fans, as well....Isn't she looking Fabulous? Meanwhile, back at the Kodak....this great beauty below was being ogled by all the fans as well as the Photographers..... Back on The Brown Carpet, this Gorgeous Stunning Lovely Beauty was checking out some of that very delicious Bird Seed left their by her fans....Meet the very Pretty Kate Chicken! She was looking particularly colorful that afternoon. All spruced up for her walk down The Brown Carpet..... And look who that is above....looking particularly fetching in that Black Velvet-----It's Meryl Chicken! What a fantastic gathering this is. Everyone anxious to get into the Pen so they can settle down for the evening.....Here below, a very sweet group are just about to enter the Pen, because The Show is about to begin! And so, the Red Carpet and The Brown Carpet are over for another year.....Who knows who the nominees will be next year....Only time will tell. Exciting, isn't it?



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Wednesday, February 25, 2009
6th of the 6th

I have seen this meme on a few of the blogs I visit on a regular basis. You choose the 6th File Folder from your Pictures and than pick the 6th picture in that file, and talk about it. Not so much the picture itself, but where it was taken, how you feel about it, etc.

So.....above, is a close view of some very delicate flowers of a Succulent plant that sits on my Deck, facing the city. The picture itself actually was taken towards the end of this past January, because I was amazed that this plant had Flowered again.....And of course, it has a lot to do with our strange weather. What do I mean? Well, it's HOT then it's COLD, then it's HOT once again, and this could happen in just a few days.


I think these dear little flowers----no bigger than the nail of your pinky----began to bloom again when we had a HOT Spell that lasted maybe 8 or 9 days.....Then....Well, we got a terrible cold snap. I love these little Bell-Like Flowers, and I have posted some pictures of them in the past. The color is so rich and they are so very delicate looking yet strong, all at the same time. Succulent flowers, in general, I find so very beautiful....these are no exception. Another view of the same beautiful little blooms....
I'm going to post this while I can....I'm still having computer problems---nothing to do with Blogger....this is the computer itself. I am finding it very t-r-y-i-n-g......!



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Monday, February 23, 2009
and the oscar goes to......


STREAMING.....Running Commentary......

4:41 Jumping around from ABC---not so hot----To E! They really know how to do this Red Carpet Stuff.....The Women Look FABULOUS! Elegant! Natalie Portman--STUNNING....Meryl---Right On The Money! Anne Hathaway....Beautiful!
The men looking pretty damned good to----in between endless endless endless ENDLESS commercials......

4:48 Angelina---Classy, Classy.....! Beyonce! Amazing....Kate Winslet---Gorgeous....! These ladies have gone all out....And I LOVE it!

5:01 The Good Year Blimp...from out on my deck...this is how it looked, all lit up. I have no idea what they were actually 'selling', but I think it had to do with The Red Carpet and Channel 7......Now, I am going to settle down for the "Official" Red Carpet stuff on ABC.....

5:02 Sarah Jessica and Mathew--looking good, but a little strained....Taraji Hensen--Happy As Can Be...enjoying it all....Frank Langella---great great Actor---underrated, too....Could he take the Oscar home tonight? A 'dark horse'? Maybe.....

5:17 I finally saw the incandescent Viola Davis, looking incredible....And calm, too! With her husband by her side...She is in a very beautiful gold dress.....I've got my fingers crossed for her.....though, it feels like Penelope Cruz may take Oscar home with her....Still....we don't know yet.

The show gets going...HOORAY!

No more running streaming, for now......

5:52 BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: It WAS Penelope Cruz....HOORAY for her! And What a brilliant and moving way to introduce this category....I LOVED THIS. I cried to see these great talented women, paying homage to these five incredibly talented young women! BRAVO, Academy. And what Penelope Cruz said is so very true. Art is the Universal Language. We must protect it and nurture it, for all time. But, but....I am disappointed that Viola Davis did not win! Hopefully, there will be other chances for her.....

Lost Track Of Time: Best Original Screenplay....."MILK" by Lance Black. Mr. Black's speech was deeply deeply moving....It makes my proud to be a part of an industry and an Art Form that produces so many people with so much talent and so much heart! Beautiful, Beautiful.....

6:20 Jazz behind the Set-Design/Set Decorator, Costume Design, Make up category??? WRONG! An interesting idea that just didn't work, for me, PLUS---it was too loud....The balance was off. Too bad, because those three category's are really important.

6:30 Ben Stiller as Joquin Phoenix, as he appeared on Letterman....was HILARIOUS! Natalie Portman did well with this true silliness....! I LOVED this! This was another bright spot of humor, along with Steve Martin and Tina Fey, that brought a wonderful light touch to the evening....Well..I got so caught up, I just stopped "live" running streaming blogging.....Soooo.....Let's go right to the Meat here.....

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR..... Heath Ledger....A no brainer! Again, I loved the idea of having 5 past Oscar Winners introduce each of the Actors....this to me was a genius touch this year.....The Acceptance speeches by Ledger's family....very very moving....

BEST ACTRESS: Kate Winslet...was the "conventional wisdom" and she won. I LOVED her speech....it was moving and so very heartfelt......I found, once again, the introduction of these 5 talented women by 5 other very talented women, deeply meaningful...I loved that the camera lingered on each "set" so we could see the Nominated Actresses reaction to being introduced by a previous winner---Particularly Ann Hathaway and Shirley McLaine....How moved Anne Hathaway was....very touching

BEST ACTOR: Sean Penn: the 'conventional wisdom' was correct, once again.....I absolutely loved his speech and he was amazing as Harvey Milk. Again, a speech like that makes me so very proud to be a part of a group of Artists who are bright, intelligent, and talented, and who care so very much about the issues of our time and about humanity....Plus---He gave Mickey Roarke a beautiful tribute---very very classy, indeed.....

BEST PICTURE & BEST DIRECTOR: Indeed. "Slumdog Millionaire" and Danny Boyle.....this movie is 'The Little Engine That Could"....I loved Danny Boyle thanking Warner Bros. for deciding NOT to make the picture so that Fox Searchlight could!!! There is nothing easy about this business....and it IS a business. I have said it before---it is a Miracle when all the elements that go into making a film actually come together so that you truly end up having made some kind of "Art". Will this film be remembered 69 years from now? Well.....I don't think so.....But it is a very "feel good" film for our times....So bless them all, this little band of artists.

Jumping around: I thought Hugh Jackman did BEAUTIFULLY.....The Opening number was wonderfully funny....The Stage looked glorious and glamorous....On that second BIG Production number---"Top Hat"...while it was a wonderful idea, for me, there was too much going on all at the same time...and the transitions from song to song were not too swift--PLUS, the Film Clips being shown in the background got lost in all the busy-ness.....

I liked the Movie Tributes of 2008, in each category.....Again, a good idea.

The Jerry Lewis Tribute seemed 'slight' to me. I didn't feel Eddie Murphy was very good at his introduction, which is too bad....Jerry Lewis deserved better than that. It has always interested me that we have never really appreciated Jerry Lewis the way people in Europe have...Particularly in France. He is revered there for his comedic cinematic talents. and his unique contributions to film....Here? Well, he has never had that kind of admiration....

The Music Awards were handled rather strangely, too, I thought.....Not so much the Best Score...that was okay. But the Best Song....well, that category hasn't been what it used to be for many many years, anyway...so, maybe they should eliminate it, all together....But to try and do a "medley" of these three songs--two from "Slumdog"---Well, that didn't work too well, for me.

My very favorite thing about this years Oscars? THEY LET THE WINNERS GIVE REAL SPEECHES! Especially in the main category's that we the home viewers are interested in, too. Finally, we can have the great great pleasure of hearing what all these talented people feel about getting an Oscar without being played off the stage...BRAVO!

All in all, I thought it was a very good show. Very satisfying on the emotional-feeling level, as well as being great to look at.

Very fews pictures today.....I've had some heavy-duty problems with my Computer...So....in the interest of not letting too much time go by, forgive the absence of a lot of photographs......


More To Come.....with pictures....(I Hope).....

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Saturday, February 21, 2009
oscar

This is it. This is the BIG night! I LOVE the Oscars---I always have, and I always will.......! I can remember listening to The Academy Awards on "The Radio", (Anyone remember 'Radio' when that was all we had and we were THRILLED to have that....?) back in 1950, when "ALL ABOUT EVE" won Best Picture. I have never missed an Oscar Ceremony....even when I was traveling----I Was Taping! So....here we are. February 22, 2009....About to see who will win the Oscars for 2008. Here are my picks and also who I think will win----here and there these are the same. But mostly, they are not. My picks differ from who I think will win.....But I could be wrong about all of it! (lol)Let's start with BEST PICTURE.....A Slam Dunk, for "SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE".....Is this the picture I want to win? Well, yes. AND, I think it is the picture that WILL win, as well.....I could be wrong about that, but I honestly don't think so. "SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE"BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR.......Heath Ledger and Heath Ledger. He Was Brilliant. A daring brave performance.....a truly courageous performance that rises above everything.....and that is not to say that the other nominees were not good....They were ALL good---some GREAT----Robert Downey, JR., etc......But Heath Ledger was in another realm. And, by the way, this is a film I would never go and see....It's just not my kind of film. The only reason I watched it was because of Heath Ledger. AND, He Did Not Disappoint. BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: My Pick...VIOLA DAVIS for "Doubt". Will she win? Well, I am not sure about that. I think she SHOULD win. She gave a perfect 'supporting actress' performance, in every way. She is beyond memorable....Her performance was searing. She breaks your heart. You believe she is that woman. And in fact, it was like she wasn't/isn't an actress, at all. She Was That Woman--She Was That Mother. And....if Kate Winslet had not been in the WRONG Category for The Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild, we might know better which of the Supporting Actresses nominated might win. (And I mean a truly "Supporting", not "Lead" actress.....) So, this category would not be such a question mark because we would have seen certain trends---not that THAT means anything....lol....The Academy Voters are unique in their picks. So.....Who WILL win? Well, this is difficult. Maybe Taraji Henson OR maybe, just maybe Penelope Cruz.....But, Viola Davis should win, in my view. Hands Down, and I hope she does....She could, if people are being true to the 'craft' and to themselves in their heart......BEST ACTOR.....My pick is MICKEY ROARKE.....I thought he was superb in "The Wrestler". The whole movie is really wonderful and everyone in it is wonderful, too....Mickey Roarke has been to Hell and back and has returned in a film that is surprisingly moving and beautifully rendered. And he is so very moving, himself. I think he could win, but, then again....it might be Sean Penn. That is the "conventional wisdom"....but one never knows with The Academy....It could also be Frank Langella, who's performance as 'Nixon' was really quite stunning. So many good good performances this year.BEST ACTRESS.....Well, the "conventional wisdom" here is Kate Winslet, for all sorts of reasons....Me? I am of two minds. There is the Great Meryl Streep. Even though I had a bit of a problem with the film....
Still, Meryl Streep is quite extraordinary.....I also had a bit of a problem with 'The Reader'. And I had a huge problem with Kate Winslet being in the wrong category for The Golden Globes and for Screen Actors Guild, as mentioned above. She was in the Supporting Actress category and that was terribly unfair to the other actresses because she is 'the star' of 'The Reader"....her name is above the title! That is NOT a Supporting part.....She won both a Golden Globe and the SAG Award for 'The Reader' in this wrong category---That is enough. Meryl Streep has not won an an Oscar since 1984.....it's time. But, they say Kate Winslet will take this years Best Actress Oscar home. We shall see.......
DARK HORSE: Long Shot, but a huge possibility---Melissa Leo, for "Frozen River".....The Academy loves the Underdog, you know....And I mean, someone who gives a brilliant performance but who is not a household name.....She is my second pick---And you know what? She might just be the one taking home that Best Actress Oscar....And lastly.....BEST DIRECTOR. I think it will be Danny Boyle for "SLUMDOG"......That is my pick and I think it will be The Academy's pick, too. Enough Said.I am SOOOOOO looking forward to Hugh Jackman's Hosting this year.....He is such a powerful performer---he can sing and dance and he is easy on the eyes, to say the least...They say there will be a lot of surprises in this years show.....I look forward to all of it!
I am not so much about the Red Carpet as I am about The Awards themselves....For me, what makes the show are The Awards, which is what it was originally all about. The Red Carpet is kind of fun, though it is so studied now---we never see any "costumes" like we used to in the old days.....(Remember Cher in that see-through outrageous outfit? I really do miss those days.....lol!) But, I look forward to the whole thing and it all takes place just down the hill from me--literally...it is five minutes from me. Weird, isn't it? I'll be watching...and I hope you will be too!


And in contrast: Going back almost 70 years, the list of films that were up for BEST PICTURE, 1939 were: "Dark Victory" (Bette Davis), "Goodbye Mr. Chips" (Robert Donat & Greer Garson), "Love Affair" (Irene Dunne & Maria Ouspenskaya), "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington" (Jimmy Stewart & Harry Carey & Claude Rains), "Ninotchka" (Greta Garbo), "Of Mice And Men", "Stagecoach", "Wizard Of Oz", "Wuthering Heights" (Laurence Olivier & Geraldine Fitzgerald), "Gone With The Wind" (Clark Gable & Vivien Leigh & Hattie McDaniel & Olivia DeHavilland).The Best Picture was "GONE WITH THE WIND". The films in Red are all classic films, still, right now, 69 years later....and all of the other 1939 films are still great great pictures. The films of 1939 were probably the greatest year in Motion Picture History. And by the way....the names in parentheses are the Acting Nominees that year from each picture, and the names in Blue are the people who took the Oscar home.Here is my question: Do you think any of the Best Picture of 2008 Nominees will be thought of as "Classics" 69 years from now? My personal opinion? I don't think so....Of course, I won't be around to see....Still, the list of films from 1939 were truly exceptional in every way and I don't believe there was another year quite like it in the History Of The Academy Awards........I will follow up after the Awards....!



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gimme some movies

I have seen some very interesting films in the last few weeks. The first one was the BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM of 2007, which won The Oscar....The Foreign Film. This is a huge category to start out with---my dear departed friend Hanna was on the Foreign Film Committee at The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, for many many MANY years....The amount of films this committee had to watch was humongous, and in fact, they separated the committee into two parts because there were so very many entry's. And each of these halves would watch two films each evening....This went on for months---(Occasionally I would go with her as her guest, which was always interesting)....Then the two committees would vote on all the films and the five top contenders were picked from that huge group. "The Lives Of Others" was the German Film Entry for 2007, and as I said, this is the film that won for Best Foreign Film in 2007, and that is what I watched.
It is a fascinating film that held my interest from the very first frame till the very last....I've not seen anything quite like this and I enjoyed it tremendously. It is beautifully filmed with great actors and some very lovely special music, too.....This is truly worth seeing if you have any interest in East Germany just before the Wall came down.....!

It interested me because the many parallels between the Communists and The Nazis is quite stunning. The similarities with other things happening right now in our own country, though maybe not quite this extreme, was a presence in my mind as I watched this really fine fine film, too. Usually the top five nominees in the Foreign Film Category picked from country's all over the world that submit their films, are really quite special. "The Lives Of Others", absolutely fits that bill. And there is not a boring moment in it.....it almost has the feel of a 'thriller'---one is very much on the edge of one's seat, throughout....Do rent it, if you get a chance.



Another film that I watched, "Martian Child", is a very sweet special picture. John Cusack is the star along with some other very fine actors, including his sister Joan Cusack, playing his sister in the film, and Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Howard Hessman, the lovely Sophie Okenado, and in a small but stunning role, the incandescent Anjelica Houston. Plus, there is a little boy named Bobby Coleman, who is amazing in every way, and who plays 'The Martian Child'. It is a very touching story and is about some truly important ideas---mainly, the true importance of being oneself even if it alienates others....! The absolutely essential idea of not trying to change who you are so you will 'fit' everyone else's idea of who you should be. Another surprise film for me. I found it terribly moving and quite funny, too....it has so much humanity in it....! This Is A Must See.....!

Then I saw "The Secret Life Of Bees".....this is a very nice little film---not great, but very nice, and has a lot to say about many things...Not the least of which is racism in the south in the mid 1960's....The cast is quite wonderful, Dakota Fanning--my Lordy she is a talented young actress, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, and the incredible Sophie Okenada, again...in a part that fits her like a glove......

I was unfamiliar with the two young Aftrican American male actors---both very good, by the way, who are also in the film----and, then the actor who plays Dakota Fannings father in the film is the incredibly talented English actor, Paul Bettany, doing a perfect southern accent, by the way. This is a very sweet hopeful story, and though it is not a perfect film in many ways, I think it is worth seeing, and I also think we can sure use a lot more of these kinds of hopeful story's......It is also quite amazing to see three very talented singers like Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys and Jennifer Hudson, all in a movie where none of them sing....!


"The Assassination Of Jesse James by The Coward Robert Howard" is a beautifully filmed picture, and it is a BIG picture, unlike the other films I have been talking about....but, it is very long and very very s-l-o-w....I don't mind slow, if something is filling the pauses or if the pauses actually serve something for us, the audience. To me, the endless pauses in this picture just got tiresome, and frankly I even considered that there was something wrong with the disc, because it felt like there was no pace at all to this film, except s-l-o-w.....It is also a film filled with a lot of cruelty and I'm just not sure I understand why this story was, once again, told.....And further, I am not a huge fan of Casey Affleck, who plays Bob Howard.....
I find him rather detached as an actor, and sometimes difficult to understand, too. I do like Brad Pitt very much, and I thought he was very good in the film....but again....it is all too long and ultimately pretty boring because of the, to me, lack of pace.....I know there are people who will disagree with me and that is fine. I am just reporting on my own personal subjective experience....And that is true for all the films I write about.



UPDATE: After a week I watched this film again, and had a very different experience. I still think it is too long, but this time, I got more caught up in the story, and it all did seem to hold together better for me. And once again, I was very impressed with the beauty of the Cinematography. So, it is certainly worth seeing if you know going in it is long, rather slow, and pretty violent.



Another film that surprised me because I wasn't expecting to be moved and, in fact, I wasn't expecting much of anything at all, was "The Jane Austen Book Club". I really liked this film a lot. I know there are many who think it is nothing but 'witless Soap Opera'...(I'll take that anytime...lol)....Well, I found it sweet and funny and very touching, too....It made me want to read ALL of Jane Austen all over again, which is not a bad thing, at all! The performances all across the board are really wonderful. The cast includes, Maria Bello, Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Emily Blount, Maggie Grace and Hugh Dancy. (Who I really didn't like at all in "Evening", but who I absolutely loved a whole lot in this little film....), all of whom are the members of 'the book club', and then there are Jimmy Smits and Marc Blucas playing the husbands of two of the women, and a very beautiful young man named Kevin Zegers, playing a student of Emily Blount's.....Plus....the magnificent Lynn Redgrave in a 'cameo' appearance as Emily Blounts mother. I love that these actresses like Anjelica Houston and Lynn Redgrave are willing to take these small parts in small films; they add a great deal of weight to a film just by their very presence, but then, they also come through with the goods......!

This is a very satisfying film and though it might be classified as a "chick flick"----I hate that label, by the way---it is much much more than that. If you haven't seen it, do rent it. In fact, all of these films are rent able.....

For anyone who thinks I watch an awful lot of movies---Well, you are right. I do! (lol) I LOVE movies and it is also such a big part of my professional world as well as my personal world, too.....I am grateful for all the really wonderful inspiring films I see, and the ones that give me a laugh, too, and I am deeply deeply grateful for all the films that touch my heart!

The movies have always saved my life and they continue to do so, I am happy to say.....!




More To Come......

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Monday, February 16, 2009
the blues - "B"

"I've Got A Right To Sing The Blues", "Blues In The Night", "Blue Moon", "Am I Blue", "Blue & Broken Hearted", I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues", "Birth Of The Blues", "St. Louis Blues", "Bye Bye Blues", "Jailhouse Blues", "Basin Street Blues", "I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues".....etc., etc., etc.





The Blues. Oh Yes. I love 'the blues'......This is Stanley Turrentine with The Three Sounds---A Trio that I first heard back in the 1960's.....It is so deeply soulful.....Oh yes, Oh yes, Oh yes.....! I love The Blues. It speaks to me on such a deep level....well, there are no words. There's a song called, "I've Got It Bad And That Ain't Good". Here is an instrumental version with The Duke Ellington Orchestra and Johnny Hodges on the Alto Sax.....and below the video, are the Lyrics......
Never Treats Me Sweet And Gentle, The Way He Should, I've Got It Bad And That Ain't Good.

My Poor Heart Is Sentimental, Not Made Of Wood, I've Got It Bad And That Ain't Good.

But When The Weekend's Over, And Monday Rolls Around, I end up like I start Out, Just Crying My Heart Out.

He Don't Love Me Like I Love Him, Nobody Could, I've Got It Bad, And That Ain't Good.





Carmen McRae.....The Best! She is my favorite singer of ALL time. I first became acquainted with her around 1953-54, and over the many years, her incredible talent never ceased to amaze me. She was a great musician, (She was a superb pianist) and she was also one of the finest interpreters of the Blues/Jazz Ballad.....I was lucky enough to see her perform a number of times over the years, and even got to meet her a few times, too. I admired her so very much I always had this dream/fantasy of hearing her sing one of my songs, and then about three years before she died, I had the opportunity to see her perform in a little Jazz Club here in Hollywood called The Catalina Bar & Grill. She was so great that we stayed for her second show, too. There was a song of mine I wanted her to hear. I told her that I didn't think it was a song she would probably ever sing, but that I would love for her to hear it anyway, because her opinion was so important to me. And she told me to mail the song to her at her home in Los Angeles. So, I did. And a few days later, she called me. She was very complimentary about the song, which thrilled me no end, but indeed said, that I was correct in feeling she might not want to sing this song. It had to do with her own life experiences and the fact that this particular song was not in her experience and she therefor felt she couldn't do it justice. Having admired her for so very many years, it was particularly meaningful to me that she took the time to listen to the song and also that she found it very touching. She was a true 'artist', in every way. All through her long career, she was incredibly popular all over the world, and particularly in Japan...

And one more Blues clip....The Great Great Joe Williams along with another man, the Great Jimmy Rushing, singing with Count Basie's Band....This clip is from The Newport Jazz Festival back in 1962....


Williams and Basie had a very long professional relationship...an amazing collaboration that produced so very many memorable recordings and "live" performances, too.....And it all stemmed from 'the blues'......




More To Come.......



NOTE: Blogger is being particularly screwy today--tonight! None of these Videos may be right...Forgive me. I tried, and tried, and tried....BUT, The Blogger Gremlins will not let me do what want.....UGH! They keep showing up different, each time I "publish"....
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Friday, February 13, 2009
party time


You are cordially invited to A 'Hearts and Flowers' Party from 8pm UK


time Friday 13 February 2009until 12 midnight UK time Sunday 15

February 2009at the Palace of the Crazie One




http://craziequeen.blogspot.com/


I can assure you this will be loads of fun.....Craziequeen really knows how to throw a party and everyone is invited.....And That Means.....EVERYONE!


And....now, I will reveal the "frock" that I will be wearing when you see me this weekend....The Winner, by a landslide, was Number 2....and it was my personal favorite, too, as it happens....!I just love all the colors and colors in gradations is/are one of my very favorite things----I have done hundreds of paintings using gradations of colors---there is something deeply satisfying to me visually and viscerally, too......

This is a very special weekend and so I want to

wish each and every one of you a

Very Very Happy Valentines Day....May you celebrate with loved ones of all persuasions----and that includes four footed family, too....I know "Sweetie" and I will be enjoying some special Valentine's Chocolates.....And, of course, we will be over at CQ's
Grand Hearts & Flowers Party,
every chance we get
during this 'loving' weekend.


Oh, I hope I will see you all there at some point during these next three
Celebratory Days......



It will be Fun, Fun, Fun,


and then,


More Fun......Click Anywhere on this Post and it will take you to Craziequeens Palace....

More To Come, My Dears.......










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