Wednesday, April 29, 2009

self-inflicted belly-ache


(elephant tea party plaque by Gary Rith)

What motivates an artist?
Today, you know how it is, you kinda gobble lunch while reading a magazine and then you're like ::URP!:: all afternoon with indigestion.
The only cure, really, is cuteness. Like Buster and Penny cuddled up below. Or making a wee little elephant tea party plaque. I am in an exhibit a month from now, and need 3 good wall pieces. Elephants make a good subject for a tea party, I think, because they have that trunk to pour and drink with.

14 comments:

-Rob, Simple Circle Studios said...

That plaque is great! It has brightened my day, especially after dealing with pubescent hooligans all afternoon.

Nancy L.K. Boyce said...

That is almost TOO CUTE!

Barbara said...

Those tea swilling li'l pachyderms were so cute they cured my indigestion too!

Lynda said...

Penny looks so tiny!

red dirt mule said...

awwwww ..... puppies and elephants! too much cuteness, gr, too much !!

xxx
rdm

Jason, as himself said...

Of all the many, many photos you post at your header, this one is the best of all. Keep it for at least an hour. If you can manage that.

Amy said...

keep on, keep on with the elephants! hope to see that piece finished.

PEACE said...

so cute! And the pups too!

kcinnova said...

Better than a teddy bear picnic! :)

Lis Garrett said...

You know your header reminds me of how my kids look at me in the morning when I wake them up for school.

I *love* the elephant tea party plaque. Fantastic!

jimgottuso said...

those are some cute dogs ya got there gary

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

That piece makes you want to buy it and decorate a whole nursery around it--unless of course your kids are almost grown--in which case you hope someone else does that.

ML said...

My thoughts exactly! I was sitting here imagining a child's bedroom with walls hung with Gary's witty, animal plaques. Can't imagine anything more charming.
Guess my Dad was right when he said I'd never grow up! Although, I got a terrible case of 'I wants' for one of those adorable ruffled cups and saucers like that one Maude's sipping from.

Tricia said...

Every time I see the plaques, I think you should make them into plates for light switches. How cool would that look on a switch!!