Drummers Drummers of War
Phil Collins diminuendo Barack Obama
Ringo Starr Donald Trump
Lars Ulrich The Clintons
Dave Grohl The Bush’s
Chad Smith John Bolton
Keith Moon Mike Pompeo
John Bonham Netanyahu
Neil Peart crescendo DICK Cheney
And the beat goes on…
(This is a bit of an experimental poetry piece. I had the idea for it and decided to just go with it. I hope others get the concept. I had a hard time choosing who to put on the right lol. Others that came close to making the cut were Rumsfeld and Condoleeza Rice, but I decided to go with Pompeo and Bolton as they are a bit more relevant currently. I knew I had to have Cheney on there though!)
It has been a little bit since I did an art post, so here are three of my favorite ACEO size artist trading card artworks I’ve made fairly recently. The first is a fiery forest oil pastel:
Next, we have this cute mixed media cat lantern:
And lastly, here is another oil pastel, an abstract expressionistic painting that just speaks to me on some level.
I hope you liked these! Please let me know which is your favorite and why! If you want to check out the art I currently have for sale, visit my Ebay store!
I’ve had a horrible week of migraine trouble and the worst part is that I kind of brought it on myself 😦 I have been on Topamax for migraine prevention for a few months at least and while it was helping the migraines, it was causing water weight gain and constant noticeable bloating which I wasn’t thrilled with.
So, I asked my doctor to try something else and was tapered off Topamax and switched to Propranolol (a beta blocker). Big mistake. As soon as I went off the Topamax entirely, the migraines came back with a vengeance. The Propranolol didn’t seem to help at all. In fact, all the beta blocker managed to do was lower my already low blood pressure to the point that I often felt dizzy and faint.
Now I’m starting to switch back to the Topamax, but still suffering the lingering effects of this migraine flare up. I hate that the Topamax actually makes me look puffy and fatter and makes my clothes too tight, but right now, I guess that is preferable to these migraines since I can’t function at all when they strike. WHY DO ALL PRESCRIPTIONS THAT WORK FOR ME HAVE TO HAVE SUCH SUCKY SIDE EFFECTS???
I was going to try to write a cheery New Year’s poem…oh well, maybe next year.
“New Year, Same Old Shit”
could never satisfy
the heads of those
the spirit of entitlement.
Nor would 200,000 bodies –
as more than that
have already been
or kicked aside
by royal feet.
(Poetry by Maranda Russell, Photo via Pixabay)
Call us freakish hybrids
or tolerably ugly plebeians,
but it does not define us.
We are a kind of chaos
prepared for a carnival
in the olde grand style.
May it become the height
of supreme folly –
or the ridicule
of the whole world,
our lives play on
as the planet
turns and turns
and changes and changes.
(Original Art & Poetry by Maranda Russell)
Hi everyone! I already showed you my adorable stuffed Scar, but thought I would share a few other favorite gifts from my husband (Steve) this year.
First, we have this Halloween wreath that he actually made for me (for years I have been telling him I wanted a Halloween wreath):
The best thing about this wreath is that all the decorations are removable, so you can redecorate it or swap stuff out whenever you want. He got me a bunch of other decorations (skull lights, creepy flowers, more spiders/cutouts/etc.) to use with it if I so wish.
He also got me this Anubis prayer bead necklace and Anubis & mummy statue set (the mummy actually goes inside the Anubis sarcophagus):
Steve bought me several books, all of which I like, but my favorites are these two:
Both of these books are very thorough reference materials for two of my favorite subjects – world mythology and world literature! I especially like that both of these do not just center on Greek/European/American history, but are more expansive than that.
So there you have a further peek into my Christmas haul 🙂
I got a lot of great gifts (maybe I’ll show more of them to you soon), but today I’m just sharing a couple pics of my favorite gift…my big stuffed Scar from The Lion King:
I am feeling lazy today, but I wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas Eve and Christmas Day tomorrow if you celebrate those holidays. I plan to have a quiet holiday here at home with my husband: enjoying our presents, going out for Christmas dinner (probably Chinese since nowhere else is open lol), going to see some Christmas lights, and maybe seeing the new Disney Frozen movie.
We already celebrated with family and friends over the weekend, so now we feel like it is time for just us. In some ways that is nicer than any big party. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday whatever it is you choose to do!
Here are a couple Christmas themed ACEO collages I made this year! Both were made with Christmas washi tape found at Michaels and other art supplies I had on hand. The first collage is still up for sale on my Ebay store, but the 2nd one (the cat themed one) was actually made as a gift for a good friend.