The Love that Surrounds Me 1 & 2. Diptych 36" x 36" ea

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Happy Thursday!

I feel good because it's Thursday! It's just one of those days of the week that "sit well with me". I don't know why - but I know this canine character, "Gracie", makes me smile! Dogs are great!

I decided to do a Wikipedia search to see if anything special has happened in history and nothing says this day should be particularly good. In fact, it's pretty doomy and gloomy!

The god Thor, after whom Thursday is named, by Mårten Eskil Winge, 1872. Yes, sexy I guess, but uh, not a reason to wake up feeling good!

There is an old superstitious rhyme which predicts the personality of an individual based on the day they were born. Perhaps Bowie had this in mind when writing the lyrics for this song:

Monday's child is fair of face;
Tuesday's child is full of grace;
Wednesday's child is full of woe;
Thursday's child has far to go;
Friday's child is loving and giving;
Saturday's child works hard for a living.
But the child that is born on the Sabbath day is fair and wise, good and gay
If I'm Thursday's child, then I'd like to interpret the above as "every day is a learning experience"... a positive spin...

And look at this guy:
The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare - a novel by G. K. Chesterton, first published in 1908.
Yikes... a Nightmare!
Another downer:

Black Thursday refers to October 24, 1929 when stock prices on the New York Stock Exchange fell sharply, with record volume of nearly 13 million shares. Five days later, the market crashed on volume of over 16 million shares – a level not to be surpassed for 39 years. In popular imagery, the crash has come to mark the beginning of the Great Depression.

I'm stopping RIGHT here and NOW...

A couple of graphite sketches and spoof paintings of my past companion critters.
Happy memories and all is good again!


Ms.Barbara Jane said...

I think you really captured Gracie there. Nice to see your pics of your former companions too.


Thanks Barbie!