Art and Positive Thinking

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My focus is exploring, creating and reflecting upon the positives of life and connecting them to my art whether it be photography, pen and ink drawings, watercolour paintings, mixed media, digital media or any other possible media I dive into!

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Positively Perched (Face 8)

My newest face is positively perched behind a book, not just any book, but a magnificent find, a twenty-five cent treasure found at a garage sale this weekend.  The book is The Beverly Hillbillies, The Saga of Wildcat Creek.  I grew very excited while rummaging through a stack of books, I never knew that such a book existed.  I spent many days watching the show after school, on our television of ten channels.  The opening song used to tickle my vocal chords.  Won't you sing along with me?

The Ballad of Jed Clampett by Paul Henning - Beverly Hillbillies Lyrics
Come and listen to a story about a man named Jed
A poor mountaineer, barely kept his family fed,
Then one day he was shootin' at some food,
And up through the ground came a bubblin' crude.
Oil that is, black gold, Texas tea.
Well the first thing you know ole Jed's a millionaire,
Kinfolk said, "Jed move away from there"
Said, "Californy is the place you ought to be"
So they loaded up the truck and moved to Beverly.
Hills, that is. Swimmin' pools, movie stars.

It was such a funny show.  Imagine, shootin' at... "a pesky rabbit,( missin' )and oil a-runnin' out your swamp in bucketsful!"?(Jed, page 10)  You never knew what the characters would do next.  It was sure was good,clean fun, so different than the comedies today.  Granny sure was a spitfire with her frying pan in her hands.  Don't get in her way in the kitchen!

Well, the positively perched face is created with oil pastels, again, a first for me.  The hair is in purples and blues.  I heard a song last year about a girl who wanted to dye her hair blue and I loved the attitude of the girl in the song, so I made my girl's hair blue and purple.  She is looking up from behind her book and is thinking about how times have changed and remembering her childhood, and the simple things she used to do for fun.  Making tents under the picnic table with blankets and lawn chairs, playing Barbies and house, pretending to be a Charlie's Angel, swinging and flipping on the little swing set in the back yard, rollerskating in the basement on the carpeted floor, singing into her microphone to Tammy Wynette's Stand By Your Man, making up radio shows on her tape recorder, drawing at her table that her dad made,  riding her bike to the swimming pool and park, and playing hide and go seek with the neighbourhood kids.  Who knew a twenty-five cent find at a garage sale could be such a treasure of memories.  Well, I must get to bed and positively perch myself behind my "new" book! 

Won't you sing the rest of the song with me?

Well now its time to say good-bye to Jed and all his kin.
And they would like to thank you folks fer kindly droppin' in.
You're all invited back a gain to this locality
To have a heapin' helpin' of their hospitality
Hillybilly that is. Set a spell, Take your shoes off.
Y'all come back now, y'hear?.
Renee's Positively Perched , face 8,  is her soul property.
Please contact her to use her image in any way.

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