Studio Notes

a pair of geese flew by; outside my studio window; i’m glad elephants don’t fly

My favourite halloween memory from 2015

Treat-or-treaters came knocking. Bowl of candies ready, I was greeted by a group of emojis. "Nice hersey!" I was careful with my choice of words. “Umm, actually I'm a poo,” replied the hersey who was also careful with his choice of words. Of course I knew what he was dressed as, but can you imagine saying to the kid, “wow, you're a piece of shit!”

Meanwhile the other kid pointed out that their costumes were deflating because their inflaters were running low on battery power. “Happy Halloween!” They stuffed their treats into their bags and ran off to the next house in their deflating costumes.

Gourd in a bottle. Oil on panel. Private collection.

Gourd in a bottle. Oil on panel. Private collection.