Monday, October 17, 2011

Sharing my Barbies

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This is a  Steve McElroy Framed - Love of Barbie - for Mattel Barbie Artist Series One of 15 Artist Proof and below in blue is - Barbie's World -
Measurement with Frame is a total of ca. 31x21 inches.
It is one of only 15 Artist Proofs, hand embellished and signed by the artist, non replaceable and expected to gain value over time.

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Did you play with Barbie when you were growing up?  Memories? These Barbies are pieces of art and I am happy and proud to share them with you.  The artist is
Steve McElroy who was Commissioned by Mattel to paint Barbie as part of an Artist Series in 2000 and to commemorate Barbie's 40th Anniversary Celebration in a series to be used in the company's puzzles and other secondary market products.
Mattel also received permission from the Andy Warhol Estate to include his Barbie, painted before his death in the same series, making Steve McElroy the living artist in the series and Andy Warhol the Artist past. (comes with provenance email from the artist)
The Original "Love of Barbie" hangs in Bel Air California in the collection of Jill Barad, who used to be Chairwoman at Mattel. She also owns the original to the Andy Warhol Barbie which was used in the series. Click on link  and read more  about this artist

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Cowboys and Indians and Givenchy. I love it!

I wanted to write about fashion. It fascinates me but where do I start? Hmmmm............
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Well, we all have to dress. How we dress is our choice. Do we go with the newest trends, or are we sticking with classic?

Sunday, October 2, 2011


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Every year about this time
you start octobering.
You’ve long tired of
juning and julying
and it’s too early
to go decembering.

It’s as if the world
has turned brown, yellow,
red, and mostly orange.
Everywhere pumpkins pop up,
in the field next door,
on the window sill,
in the reflections
in your autumnish eyes.

You were made for fall,
or was it designed for you?
The tart crispness of nights,
the tart ripeness of late harvest
fruit, the tart taste of things
dying, yes, dying but
not yet dead.

As for me, I’ll go marching,
marching forward toward May,
the month of warmth and
expectation, the season of blues and greens,
in which, of course,
lie the saps and syrups
of darker colors.

Sonny Rainshine