Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Birthday Wrap Up

Here are my birthday cards on the inside of my front door.

Here is a Venetian glass necklace Libby and John gave me.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Thanks, Diane!

More Walter Keaneiana

Knowing of my obsession with Walter Keane, Rosemary found me a pack of old big-eye greeting cards.

The image is claimed by the Great Plagiarist himself!  Exciting, no?

Monday, January 19, 2015

Born Today (January 19)

Tippi Hedron

Paul C├ęzanne

Janis Joplin 

Hakuin Ekaku

 Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Alexander Woollcot


Sunday, January 18, 2015

An Early Birthday Party

Sue has a party for me at her digs!   We had cheese; olives; little toasts with bean spread, avocado, and salmon; baked pasta with spinach and mushrooms; salad with carrots, chickpeas, and avocado; and lemon meringue pie.  

Hors d'oeuvres

 Dave makes me a Fitzgerald.

Rosemary got me a present: The Second Book of General Ignorance.

My birthday pie!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Real Life

Whenever I see a movie "based on true events," I need to check out what were the true events and what were the made-up events.  I don't fault the movies for making the stories more interesting or filling in blanks.  I just like to know.  For some reason, I became fascinated with the real life of Walter Keane after seeing Big Eyes.  I sought out the 1965 Life Magazine interview of him and decided that, far from exaggerating his character in the movie, the Big Eyes people may have actually toned it down.  Here is a picture from the Life Archives of Keane dancing with an unidentified woman.  I colorized it a bit.

He looks soooo happy.