Friday, April 14, 2006
Making: The Resurrection of Ishtar
I have already worked my way through American Inventor. I'm hard at work at painting which means I am everywhere else too. I wanted to not like American Inventor. A telling image in last nights broadcasts was when the judges were making a final decision in an allnight conference setting...for the last 12 people who would also get $50, 000 to develop their ideas...they had photos of the people, not their inventions. The stories these contestants had were incredible. Onion eyed was I. So inspiring
Why Madonna? Well, I love this photo and I have tickets to this show. And her Kaballah name is Esther.
I like this pic of the fire dancer. There is a woman on Survivor who is a fire dancer, and my friends own a circus called Zero Gravity Circus. I wonder if they know Courtney on Survivor? Trust me circus people all know each other. Street performers have elaborate and wonderful care and billeting of each other around the world. You can see Zero Gravity Circus in Toronto.
Charlie Sheen is on Ellen. I can't look away. Hooked. I should rename this blog "Avoiding Painting." I enjoy 2 1/2 Men. I am glad Jon Cryer is out and about. Charlie Sheen has created a children's clothing line. I think they are kidding. No. He is narrating the clothes reading from his notes as adorable kids from Ellens staff model them. He says "distressed bubble shirt" and "Romeo and Juliet embroidered denim skirt". I want to think it's stupid, but I can't the clothes are sweet and childlike and the kids seem happy.
Pink is performing Stupid Girls. She's very good. She looks awesome.
I don't know why this story of Pink and her "controversial" song attracts me. Perhaps because I have always been your classic bimbo. Men didn't ask me for dates to talk about books or opinions on farming. Well, okay no one gets asked out for that. I'm not complaining, I think it's funny. My personality and smile and pretty hair got in me the door. Sometimes it got me the second interview. The best thing about Stagg? He actually likes talking to me. It's hilarious.
Ellen says to Pink, " The cd is good and you say so many important things. Congratulations and I love the cd so much."
The Behr paint label I have been hauling around with me for years. And I mean around, New York, Germany, Montana, Atlantic City, Montreal, Memphis, Vancouver. It's from painting a house on Wicaninnish Island. Not my house. But where my sister brother in law and I went to stay with friends. Very west coast. Remote. Beautiful. My bro-in-law and I painted most of the house while we were there. I love the colours and have been planning to use it in a painting since 1998? Like I said, I should call this blog "Avoiding Painting." I love it with the Tiffany blue. The pastel drippy blue too. No logic, it makes me feel.
Now I flipped all of the sections over and am gluing some of these various sections together. I don't know what particularily I'm doing or thinking. I ask, Does it feel like me and what I am thinking?
Ellen asks Pink, "What made you write that song?"
Pink, "I live here." Audience goes nuts.
Ellen, "What if you bump into one of these girls." Audience goes nuts.
Pink, "I picked easy examples to attack a general thing I find nauseating, and boring." Audience really goes nuts.
Pink, "That is the opposite reaction I expected when I wrote this song. I was designing exotic sexy bulletproof clothes." "I don't want to be a preacher. I want to live by example. I'm an option girl. Acting like someone else you aren't yourself. You need to rebel against these images of celebrity."
Ellen, "You hear that girls be rebellous." Audience goes nuts.
"In a way you don't want to be stupid."
These are getting glued in somewhere now that I've built up a structure. But I'm having second thoughts about ripping up that top right hand corner because I think it looks like its going to be a tough number, on its own. I should really keep painting it, and then send it to my bro-in-law.
Stagg always makes these great drawings for me. I got all crazy today and loaded it in to this piece.
There were music critics once saying Spears or Steffani was the heir to Madonna. I don't know, I think Pinks new hit is anthem like Material Girls and yet drives a deeper message like Express Yourself. I hope Pink gets cast to play Janis Joplin.
I left the bit of Thursday showing in the newsprint. Why? You want to ask an artist her intentions? Like there might be some sound bite I could knock out? Heh. Well, it reminds me of a favourite novel. The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton.
This isn't finished yet...but there is what I have not managed to avoid so far, heh heh. Stagg just got home and I should pour him a glass of champagne. It's a tough job but I love it. Raise the bubbly to Ishtar who had a golden egg that turned into the sun, and she travels back and forth from here to the underworld every six months; that takes smarts.
Update: The finished...The Resurrection of Ishtar