Archive for February, 2010

Alter Egos: Bertha

Blue woman with Yellow dress, hair and boots, holding red apple up; red apple on ground behind; series of profiles creates her hair; alter ego boots spewing from one profile's mouth.

Ms. Hubbard plus the Boot/Bag Affair

She no longer looked like an old woman and she no longer lived in a shoe. She wished the images of all those children sitting in that Oxford work boot would leave her mind. Was someone following her? Why did she never feel like she was alone? She held up her shiny apple, casually, as if to admire its brilliance, and was able to see behind her in the reflection. Was that the same apple that had been behind her at the bus stop?

Meanwhile, the boot bag gazed pensively into the distance. She had been in love with the right boot for years…Mr. Right. Only twice in all that time had they touched. But the left boot, oh how she hated that left boot. He looked at her all day long. Tried to peek inside every time Ms. unzipped her. And at night, somehow he managed to land between her and Mr. Right every single night. What a heel.


Pouting…this is not a self portrait; I never pout as long as I get my own way.

Pencil Drawing of orange woman sitting and pouting by Sarah Curtiss, Grace Art Group


Piano playing for life!

The End of Emergency in Ottawa

Sarah Curtiss painting of red woman with yellow hair and elbows out; pear body alter ego

Mabel, Mabel, strong and able

All right…this is the final result of my near death experience in Ottawa (earlier post). I went to a neurologist a couple of days ago and she told me I had damaged the nerve that runs over my elbow…she called it my funny bone. I think we should call it my crazy bone as I obviously lost my mind during this entire experience. She then warned me about putting my elbows on the table…even asked me if I had my elbow on the table when I was at the restaurant in Ottawa when the initial problem happened…probably, with a book in my hand. After trips to two different emergency rooms, making my stomach bleed from taking all that aspirin, caffeine withdrawal headaches and all the accompanying stress, my diagnosis is that I must have hit my crazy bone! Suggested treatment: keep your elbows off all hard surfaces…Mabel Mabel, strong and able, get your elbows off the table. The universe has a really good sense of humor.

Fabulous Flower Pictures

Cream colored rose past the first bloom of life

Middle aged Rose: Because the bloom is off my blossom

This link will only be good (as a flower link) until I add more favorites, but for today, this is a group of unbelievably beautiful flower pictures from Redbubble artists:

My Redbubble Favorites

Why can’t MUNI look like this? Why can’t all subways be art projects?

I want to go to Stockholm to see this. I want to remodel our underground into a giant art project. Who can we contact to get going on this?

Stockholm Subway Art

Link courtesy of Mary O’Toole

Tweaked or not?

Not sure which version I prefer of these sketches. The original is blue ink on grey paper. The gold one was tweaked in Photoshop.

Blue ink sketch of surreal humans with animal body parts by Sarah Curtiss of Grace Art Group

Humans living in multiple dimensions with built-in pets (original)

Surreal humanoid sketches of people with animal body parts protruding

Humans living in multiple dimensions with built-in pets (tweaked)

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