A Painting, Chet Baker, Two Silly Poems and a Happy Valentine’s Day to my Opera Friends

Moon Child
Acrylic on Bristol Paper
19 in. x 24 in.

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Internet Drizzle
Frizzle and Izzle!
What’s going on?
Has the Moog lost some sleep
Did you see him yawn?

An Internet tirade?
I didn’t see it here.
It’s all fine and dandy
Let’s all have a beer.

A Moog and a Pundit
Heaven’s sake, what’s that?
I was lost at verbose-ish
Let’s just all get a tat.

Now Pettifrogger sounds
very interesting to me
but what does it mean?
Shall we ask him to tea?

This nonsensical poem
surely came out of nowhere
Should I ask where?
Do I really dare?
by PainterWoman 2/13/09

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TAXES?

The cow did fart
and it did smart
except now WE
have to pay a FEE!

A fee for a fart!
How daft thou art!
Who is the bloke
who thought of this joke?

What must be done
to be rid of this pun.
They’re full of hot air.
What’s next, the mare?

Or the pigs in the pokes
the chickens and goats,
Must WE endure
the council’s manure?

A fart is a poot
according to a coot
but to tax it to boot
is really just a hoot.

Who’d a thunk it
a government pundit
would have such flair?
OH, he’s full of hot air.

With too much foul air
one must be aware
it fogs the brain
and you become inane.
by PainterWoman 2/13/09

About pam

I am retired from real 9 to 5 jobs. I do my artwork and occasionally write poetry. In September 2010, I moved to Fargo, ND after spending 60 years in Phoenix, Arizona. Now, five years later, July 2015, I'm back in Arizona. And yes, I love the heat!
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26 Responses to A Painting, Chet Baker, Two Silly Poems and a Happy Valentine’s Day to my Opera Friends

  1. ellinidata says:

    an amazing combination Pam,thanks for sharing and Happy Valentines Day !this one from me to all :

    :heart:

  2. PainterWoman says:

    😆 Thanks Scott. These poems came out of the blue yesterday after reading Allen's post about the taxing of methane gas and cow farts, then another post over in Henry's blog about an internet misunderstanding of comments. All is well and if you can't laugh at mundane things, life would get mighty boring.

  3. PainterWoman says:

    Thanks Angeliki. Oh I love the harmonica! Happy Valentines Day to you too.

  4. I_ArtMan says:

    "wither hurried whence? hither hurried hense?"loved your free expressions here pam… i felt like i had been hit by a frying pan while watching groucho marx and harpo speed around and jump on each others backs… nice little ride. you must be in a very good mood. :heart:the portrait of the blues… mmmm really cool. chet baker… one of the greatest. !

  5. ellinidata says:

    I thought you would Pam,:heart:I love the Chet Baker piece 🙂

  6. gdare says:

    Happy Valentines Day Pam 🙂

  7. Unasia says:

    Happy Valentines day Pam. Most cool offerings! :up: 🙂

  8. PainterWoman says:

    Scott and Angeliki: Yes, Chet Baker's one of the greatest. He has a velvet voice.Darko and Clance: A Happy Valentine's Day to both of you too. Clance, the photo montage you did for your wife was very touching.

  9. I_ArtMan says:

    i came back just to listen to the song again. :heart:

  10. Huong Lan says:

    Happy Valentine, Pam. :)Lan

  11. PainterWoman says:

    Same to you Lan. I hope you had a wonderful day.Scott, I've listened to it ten times since yesterday when I looked for it.

  12. BabyJay99 says:

    :up: poem :up: painting :up: song dear Lady Pam 😉

  13. Dacotah says:

    Happy Valentines Day Pam. 🙂

  14. ricewood says:

    I just love all of this. But if I may, I would like to announce the "Moon Child" to be my absolute favorite. I am mesmerized by the look on it's face, I find delight in watching the way the colors blend and I wonder about the eyes, how they express their non-expression.Pam, I find that very, very good.

  15. Dacotah says:

    Thank you Pam. 🙂

  16. PainterWoman says:

    Allan: Thank you. I rather like this one too. The drip, or the tear, was one of those 'happy accidents' that I didn't mean to put there, it just happened. Instead of wiping it away and also possibly smearing some paint, I just went with the flow. This was done in my first ever presentation/demonstration for a high school art class. I was honored to do it but also scared to death to be in front of students watching me paint. Plus I had to speak as I painted, something I almost never do. It went quite well….and I was even paid. That was a surprise because I hadn't expected anything. However, what the kids and the teacher said to be was the best payment ever.

  17. PainterWoman says:

    LeAzz: Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed them.Carol: Happy Valentine's Day to you too.

  18. PainterWoman says:

    😆 Shakespearian! Who'd a thunkit!:D Thanks Graham.

  19. edwardpiercy says:

    Fun poems, very nice painting — that trumpeter kinda looks like Kevin Dillon. Happy Valentines' Day, Pam. Belatedly, it's true. :heart:

  20. PainterWoman says:

    Thanks Ed. Actually Chet Baker sings in this video but he does look a bit like one of the Dillon brothers, more Matt than Kevin to me. I think that pic is about 25 years old too.

  21. Suntana says:

    Belated Happy Valentine's Day, Pam!OC Access being impossible on Valentine's Day didn't exactly allow on time delivery.So, on that painting, did you have a pretty solid idea of what you were going to paint … have someone in mind? Did you rehearse like the previous day … if there's such a thing in painting?Ahhh, the Internet Drizzle misunderstanding. :left: :right: :whistle: So, the farting cow's been eating Jalapeños, huh? Not too smart for now it smarts. 😆

  22. PainterWoman says:

    Thanks Carlos. I was lucky to get the post up when I did….very early in the morning if I remember. Then for the next 24 hours, it was hit and miss. No I did not rehearse and I didn't have any idea what I was going to do. Well, I sorta did. I had a plan as to what order I was going to do things. Show some work in my portfolio, then pick out a random picture from a magazine, then paint. I asked the students to pick a base color, then quickly and loosely applied that paint. Then I chose another color to begin painting in the face. What I use the picture for is mainly to get placement of eyes, nose and mouth. Not that I don't know exactly where they go but it's just something I do…like a starting point. Then I set aside the magazine pic and start loosely applying other colors. My emphasis was that you don't have to paint or draw exactly what you see. You can use a picture as a reference, then turn the reference upside down, and make the painting your own. I'm not a painter who paints in every eyelash with a one-haired brush.As to the farting cows, they were in Denmark. Not sure if they have jalapenos there or not. 😀

  23. Suntana says:

    Let's see if this makes you laugh, Pam.Is it my imagination or are those Johnny Depp lips that you subconsciously painted on there? 😉

  24. PainterWoman says:

    😆 I don't know Graham…I guess they do….Carlos, if I'd been looking at a picture of Depp, I would have been greatly distracted and unable to paint. 😀 But, let me check. :p

  25. anonymous says:

    Anonymous writes:HAHA very funny

  26. PainterWoman says:

    Thank you Anonymous. AND thank you for visiting.

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