The Family (Or most of them)

The Family (Or most of them)
The Family

December 2, 2006

My STUFF (Part 2)

Because there were so many pix of items I couldn't include in the last post, I'm throwing them out today only because I'd feel badly if I excluded them.

And I'm still excluding some stuff. Like the art my mom has given me over the years -- a wooden picture carving, for example, of jazz musicians; a metal ship; a painting of a house on a mountain.

As I explained in the previous post, this stuff is all part of me, things I will never part with, things I always want around to remind me of different times and stages and experiences.

The painting that's shaped like a pipe is called Pipe Dreams 1984 by a Winnipeg artist named Jerry Bone. It was New Year's Eve 1983, a year after I got married, we were at a New Year's bash at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

It was of course all about George Orwell's 1984, cruise missile testing over Canada, the Cold War, acid rain, the brain and all kinds of other stuff. I dropped $1,000 on it in a bit of an alcohol-induced spending spree.

I love it.

BAH HUMBUG! I had a picture on here I inadvertently deleted of a cup shaped like a breast with a nipple on it. It was given to me by my sister, who had it given to her after she had a radical mastectomy (removal of both breasts due to cancer).

The pic of the shapely bottle opener lady on the left was a gift to me from Homo Escapeons, my dearest friend, when I split with my wife.

The weird stuff in the middle (if it comes out in the middle on Blogger) includes two decorative metal face thingies I picked up from India, along with an old 1903 British tour guide of India, which is sitting on top of a little music box I picked up in Syria.

The picture of the sunset over a lake on the right is a picture of Wallace Lake in northeastern Manitoba that I took in the 1980s. The cottage my ex's parents owned there is a place we often went to, but which I never go to now.

And it's a place I miss.

The wall hanging on the left is an obviously sexually graphic, really cool Kama Sutra-like image I also picked up in India.

And the sculpture on the right was done by my son when I enrolled him in an art class a few years ago...

Again, I'd love to see any such stuff from others, if they care to share their personal stuff...


  1. My favourites so far are the mask from Spain and the snake-charmer painting. And I'm kinda liking that sculpture your son did in art class.

    More! More! Show me more! :) I'm really enjoying this cyber show and tell.

  2. I have no favorites. Nothing here but your typical usual decorative touches that we women like to strew about.

    Although I do love the photo of my two youngest kissing hanging above the telly.

    I'm a pack rat, but I have all of it in bags...hidden in the closet! your shoes. I love to see what kind of shoes a man wears.

  3. hi! Contest call at my blog! Plz head there, have a great weekend!

  4. You have surprisingly, deliciously eclectic taste. I love the horn-shaped painting. I want to do this, too! Must. Not. Get. Distracted. Maybe next week...

  5. These are interesting things here and in the previous post. One day will post some things over yonder just for fun and will let you know to come check them out.But without a digital camera it will be scan, scan, scan.... :).

  6. Anonymous12:14 a.m.

    Hmm. I should post some of my favorite things. I'll do so on my blog when I get the chance.

    Your 'stuff' is quite ecclectic. Love the picture over the lake.

  7. Is that a giant crack in the lake pic?

  8. I like the sculpture done by your son.

    I think I will do this but after I get back from Bangalore after 1th Dec.

    I like the!

  9. Anna:

    Thanks, you. Those are three of my faves too. But I think I'll have to give this a bit of a break...


    A shoes posting! OK, you asked for least mine will all be able to fit into one pic...

    Ghost Peculiar:

    I'll try to get there today...


    The horn painting? You mean, Pipe Dreams 1984? I should take some closeups of some of the many images on there and email 'em to you.


    OK, I'm waiting (digital cams are getting pretty cheap now, just letting you know...)


    Thanks, Pammy. I'll be watching...


    Yep, a giant crack in the glass. Happened during one of my many moves. I think it adds charm and character, don't you?


    Excellent. Have a great time in Bangalore. I'd have you look up some acquaintances, but somehow I don't think they'd remember me.

  10. ww, i followed your example in my own way. thanks for a really good idea....

  11. "A snow-storm and windchill temperatures of around -30C" : I imagine that and the staying inside more. Very sweet of you to show the objects that surround you. I see that Ces and KJ already followed, these women are so fast !! I am going to make a post about it too, I will let you know when it's ready.

  12. KJ:

    You're certainly welcome, but seems to me the brilliant Ces kinda started it with her Xmas theme...

    Or maybe great minds think alike and we did it at the same time. Love your version, tho.


    Will love to see your post. Like I said to KJ, I think Ces started this, but maybe not.

    Smiles to Belgium.

  13. okay... feel free to reprimand me for being so slow... but i finally put up pictures of "my stuff" on my photoblog.
    i love your artworks- very interesting!

  14. Angel:

    OK, I'll get there, eventually, but I've been pretty slow on the draw with blogging lately...


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