Friday, November 29, 2013

Monk, Fish and Fog

A forgotten drawing reappeared framed behind glass in the back of a closet. 
A gift to my Mother, Christmas '77.
Charcoal on pastel paper

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Friend's Painting Glows

An oil painting from fellow Scungilli Brother Patrick Kochakji adorns a studio wall.

It captures for me my daughter riding her Leo Mother... carrying a big stick.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Perfect Day

I missed my Cousin Phil's Memorial Saturday.
Off a beach of Santa Barbara, family n' friends paddled out and spread flowers on the sea.

 Phil was an older brother to me n' best 'laugh 'til ya cry' amico

A photo captured n' sent to me from his memorial collage;
Cousin Phil n' Uncle Al with monkeys...
Thank you, Sally for the shots.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Ricordi 1960

I've been clearing my Father's home... Family photo albums of pictures from 1890 to the present, paintings and keep sakes-
I ran across two gifts of mine for Father's Day 1960;
a clay hand print from kindergarden and an ashtray I picked up at the local 5 n' Dime.
It cost me a dime.
A Beatnik on an ashtray with glued jewel-eyes-

                                                                   his eyes gone now.

I'm sure it was a Mercury Dime I spent on Dad.