I have frogs on the brain again. Still no sign of the magickal mystical paper frogs of last summer, but Jim’s mom actually saved me a frog carcass she found. I’m officially in love with her now as well as her son. The carcass is cute and crumbly, kinda like a cookie! I’m still deciding what I want to do with it, but I have a few ideas. Currently, I’m watching it decay.
If only it would rain frogs. The way we get sudden heavy thunderstorms that are gone in a flash as we return to the usual extremely hot, sunny weather seems like a great way to make paper frogs happen in bulk. I guess you can’t rush these things. If paper frogs are meant to be in my future I suppose I’ll have to wait for them to reveal themselves when the time is right. (le sigh.)
Okay, on to much more exciting things! I found the most amazing artist and have been chomping at the bit the last few days to share his link with you. You have to check out Spinestealer! This guy’s work is incredible. It’s dark, which I love, but more than that there is a tenderness to his pieces that reaches inside and gets personal. His work invokes nightmares and dreams, hopes and fears, love and resentment. I’m not great at describing art, so I’ll quit trying and ask you to look for yourself. Here’s a teaser:
In discovering Spinestealer’s website, I found the gallery where he has shown and currently has pieces for sale and fell in love.. It’s called Hyaena Boutique and Gallery – Odd Things for Eclectic Tastes. You have to check out the various artwork for sale there. If you dig pop surrealism, dark carnivals, cheeky nightmares, cotton candy at a horror flick, you’ll love Hyaena.
If you are lucky enough to live in or around Burbank, CA you wont want to miss the next exhibition at Hyaena – Kevin Klemm’s Reliquary and Odditorium, Sept 16 – 30. It’s filled with bizarre relics like artifacts from serial killer Ed Gein‘s farm. You’ll get to see all sorts of weird stuff that’s almost too creepy to be real, but actually is completely and utterly authentic…maybe! Lucky you! I swear I should move to Burbank. Something tells me I’d have more friends there. 😛 Here’s a flyer about the show:
Check out Hyaena’s Calendar for more upcoming shows.
That’s all for now. Gimme haikus! See you next week.