Thursday, February 26, 2009

Weekend Entertainment

Your entertainment maven has some great ideas for this weekend. First of all, if you haven't seen The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at the Wilkerson Theatre, GO! It's a thought provoking show with great performances. Just click on this link for details. Already seen and loved the show? OK, now you can see thisDamn, you can't read the writing on the poster my friend La Rue sent me. It's a benefit for a group that helps the shelter dogs and cats. It's on Saturday, March 7th, which is my father-in-law's birthday which is why you won't see me at the Crest Theatre downtown. You can call the Crest at (916) 44-CREST. Wendy Carroll (Michelle Williams) is driving to Ketchikan, Alaska, in hopes of a summer of lucrative work at the Northwestern Fish cannery, and the start of a new life with her dog, Lucy. When her car breaks down in Oregon, however, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart, and she confronts a series of increasingly dire economic decisions, with far-ranging repercussions for herself and her dog.

WENDY AND LUCY addresses issues of sympathy and generosity at the edges of American life, revealing the limits and depths of people’s duty to each other in tough times. Williams has already garnered critics’ attention for her haunting performance, as she conveys 'an inexorable sense of longing for something more than life has given her.' (Scott Foundas, Variety). 2008 Color 1 hour 20 minutes Rated R

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Drum Roll Please

Have finally gone through the photos of the set up and reception of Greetings from Nada Motel at the Barrick Museum at UNLV in Las Vegas. It will be up there until April 20th... apologies to all the artists I didn't include because the photos were crummy... must learn to take all photos before consuming devil wine.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Golden Givers

My friend LaRue sent me an email about how the Jennie Krausse Estate Sales Company is going to donate all their profit to Loaves and Fishes tomorrow and Saturday from their work on a South Land Park House. You can get the complete info at this link
Since these are hard times for many folks, you've got to give a round of applause to the Jennie Krausse folks and the people who work for her. I'd like to begin a new program here at Waiting for the Muse, the Golden Giver Award! So Congrats Jennie and all the folks who work with her!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Last Days

of Judas Iscariot is playing at the Wilkerson Theatre (behind the gray fence at 25th & R Sts.) in midtown Sacramento. It's Fri, Sat at 8 pm and Sun matinee at 2 pm ... call 916-4546-1600 for ticket reservations... I'm going this Saturday... hope to see you there...
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot from NVA Productions on Vimeo.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

What the World Needs Now

Let's push Valentines Day beyond it's commercial, making your teeth hurt sugary, maudlin image. Do something nice for a stranger today in the name of making the world a better place. Of course this doesn't discount doing something even nicer for your lover-significant other.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Tootsie RIP

Tootsie was the runt of the litter from an unintended litter of kittens. Certain friends, who will remain nameless, went off on a holiday without getting their male and female cats fixed. Their house sitter was left with strict instructions to keep them apart. Yeah, like talking about abstinence with teenagers with raging hormones. Unfortunately cats do not have opposable thumbs with which to put on raincoats.
The mother of these kittens was called Corky, after the ditzy character Corky Sherwood from the old Murphy Brown TV series. So the kittens became The Corksters. They kept two of them but were still looking for a home for the little runt when our black cat, Circus (who the Sweet Hubby and I had since we lived together in Denver in 1977) passed on to the fields of cat chow. Circus got his name because he would walk the spines of our bikes, which we parked in our kitchen, like a tightrope walker while we were eating.
So being critter suckers, we took the little black kitten and named her Tootsie, because she loved to rub her head against and then lick your toes!?! Our little foot fetish feline. Tootsie was the last of the Corksters to go. The photo above was taken about 2 months ago before we realized that kidney disease was going to get her. I made three pieces of art using Tootsie as my "model". The first of these is above called Tootsie Ignores the Aliens. I thought of all the critters we have, Tootsie would be the one most likely to just ignore it and not run away. The one above is called Dream of Bastet's Minions. Bastet being " an ancient solar and war goddess, worshipped at least since the Second Dynasty. In the Middle Kingdom, the cat appeared as Bastet’s sacred animal and after the New Kingdom she was depicted with a woman with a cat’s head carrying a sacred rattle and a box or basket."
Tootsie was always a regal cat. I know that she was horrified when our dog Crash hurtled into our lives nine years ago. Then, another friend had four kittens dumped on her doorstep, so we took two of them - Bob and Vivian, brother and sister. Tootsie was totally affronted, so I kept telling her she was the Queen of the Cats at Dragon Hacienda, which we call our little house. This last piece is called Blessed Cat and uses Japanese Kanji and photos of orchids that I took last year. The funny thing is that we were blessed to have her for many years. The Queen is Dead! Long Live the Queen!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Come see the All Saints Show

I've got a couple of new pieces in this show that opens next weekend. I should be back from Orlando for the artists' party! Hope you can make it!
The other cool thing to do on either the 13th or the 14th, is to go see The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at the Wilkerson Theatre, behind the gray fence at 25th & R Sts. It's a provocative dark comedy about, well, you know. For more info, click HERE

Of Course....

You are The Empress

Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation.

The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents, beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful.

The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.

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