At The Ursula Academy For The Supernaturally Gifted, Fawn Fielding Enjoyed Medieval Poetry, Spoke Fluent Italian, And Possessed Above Average Telekinetic Abilities.

At The Ursula Academy For The Supernaturally Gifted, Fawn Fielding Enjoyed Medieval Poetry, Spoke Fluent Italian, And Possessed Above Average Telekinetic Abilities.  16″x20″, oil on canvas.  Sold.

I think I should do more paintings of this strange Ursula Academy.  It seems pretty rich for the storytelling if you ask me.   This is actually born out of a scary experience for me when I was young.   I have this memory of turning on the television in the middle of the afternoon- likely on a Saturday.  I seem to recall that I was enjoying a grape freezie and wearing my pink jelly shoes, but that could be my imagination just playing games on me.   I likely did some channel surfing with one of those clunky looking channel changers circa 1985 until I came across this weird movie.  There was a girl with big curly hair moving things with her mind.  WITH HER MIND!!   This terrified me but I didn’t understand why.  I think I was familiar with the idea of telekinesis having spent many a bored afternoon focused on my Barbie trying to get it to move WITH MY MIND, but it must have been the way it was presented in the film.  I mentioned this to John as I was painting this painting and he immediately recognized it as ‘The Fury’ which was directed by Brian De Palma.   It all made sense.  No one can creep me out as much as Brian De Palma, thank you very much.  John also mentioned that we own the movie so guess what I’m going to do tonight.  Perhaps I’ll watch it while enjoying a cool and refreshing grape freezie too.

I should also mention that my website is being re-designed so from time to time it may look weird.  There’s testing and other web weirdness that will go on behind the scenes for the next few months.  So if you visit and things are all over the place,  don’t worry, it’s not permanent.  Have a grape freezie and stay cool.

 


Miss Moon Was A Dog Governess. Lesson Ten: Sometimes Tricks Are Better Than Treats.

Miss Moon Was A Dog Governess.  Lesson Ten:  Sometimes Tricks Are Better Than Treats, oil on canvas, 10″x12″.  Sold.

And speaking of Halloween….Shocktoberfest begins tomorrow.  I think this has to be the forth or fifth year of it- possibly six?  For those who are new to this blog and wondering what the heck Shocktoberfest is- well, it’s a time honored and ridiculously sad tradition that my husband has thrust upon me.   Every evening that I don’t have something better to do during the month of October, I am subjected to watching a scary movie of his choosing.  In his defense, he does censor his cinematic offerings for me and knows that my tolerance level barely goes beyond Walt Disney’s Sleepy Hollow.   Shocktoberfest has also grown in recent years to include decorating the house in tasteful vintage Halloween ornaments (of my choosing), eating Halloween themed meals like ‘Ghoolish Goulash’ and consuming a bottle of red wine each night to drown out the nightmarish imagery so that I can sleep soundly.

Happy Shocktoberfest everyone!