according to Mr. Georgie Boy - "if you want something, you have to apply the babyface"
Rule number one:
Make sure that you curl up nice to your person. I think they call it the "lap"
Do it in a nice casual way, but as if there is no better place you'd rather slumber.
Rule number two.
Start a slow hypnotic purr. Don't over do it, because often your person can suspect foul play or over dramatic attempts .
Rule number three:
occasionally peak up and make direct eye contact. Then resume sleepy eye and slip into the curved circle postition
Rule number four:
Go ahead and throw out the BABYFACE. That look that can make even an 8 year old flat face persian look like a fluffy kitten.
The babyface is a cross between wide-eyed curiosity and loving pout.
*Follow these steps correctly and you should be guaranteed a can of fancy feast- or at least be bragged about in some social circles outside your home.
In my case- (remember I'm a veteran) I received the fancy feast beef feast and some feline treats and my name was dropped in a few phone conversations later that day.
When you're good - you're good. Eat your heart out Mr. P
While laying around my place contemplating action, I noticed a 60's movie playing on my t.v.- without sound. When I finally put the volume up, it was this scene :
a rad 60's style girl is getting dosed with LSD - begins to seizure/ acid trip dance across the room while a bunch of men stare on. This dance sequence will go down in my history book as the BEST freakout EVER! I mean- she is wide eyed and wild and interepretative dancing to the max. Not since "And God Created Woman" with Bardot or Ally sheedy in Breakfast club has a dance convulsion looked so appealing. Her outfit is electric and the tension is thick. She later falls victim to a horrible gang rape. Which is not very good. Bad things happen when you hang with the wrong crowd. There are some eerie tripped out scenes where a random hippie girl just laughs and laughs while everything goes bad around her.
There's loads of great background details and drugged-out strangeness throughout this film. It sort of has a pulp bummer 50's morality schtick. The scene takes place on the infamous Sunset Strip. The Chocolate Watchband plays in concert in the film. "As for the title "Riot", it only lasts about four minutes - so it's a bit on the weak side.
The Chocolate Watchband (seriously one of the best names ever) play in this scene from the movie
it' s been playing on Showtime lately
My favorite thing about the blogging world- is that on occasion you are turned on to someone else's site, simply by clicking on a comment. In that epiphany moment- (where you find someone who lives in another country shares your love of paper craft) you are opened up to a whole new set of inspiring places and images. And for those of you who know me, I am a visual junkie- seeking to find new pretty pictures to satisfy my lust for new triggers for paintings. My new series of work is perfect for the gypsy caravan
blogger Gypsy Purple ( https://gypsypurple.blogspot.com)
covers all of the delicate details of the things that would inspire a room, a dress etc... Her bio states-
I`m a gypsy at heart and loves all things French....should really have been a French gypsy. This blog will be about sharing all the beautiful and creative things I love, while rambling on and putting my very bohemian thoughts to "paper"
Here are some of the images you will find when digging in her archives...
My new painting show will be in Portland- Oregon on July 5th at the MOTEL GAllery. I am excited to get out of town for 4th of July and stay in a cute hotel with Mr. P. The work is mostly on paper and will be framed. The show is based around white magic, spells, the forest, and girls wandering the woods in a cult. Here are a few of my favorites! sneak peak for my friends...
click on the image to see the full artwork
In the spirit of Saturday yard sale mania...I attented the Celebrity Charity yard sale of a friend. Offered up were items belonging to bonafide superstars. My friend in Ohio would have been in heaven...a cast member of 30-something...items from her idol Al Pacino etc....
Well, I couldn't pass it up.
When I heard that this darling yellow wash basin stand was up for grabs- I was joyous- then to later find out that it once belonged to Beverly D'Angelo and Al Pacino- -
hey, that only makes it more awesome.
Later back in the hood- Britt and I stumbled upon this ROYAL Queen Chair- - We decided we would rather own it then eat this week- and this photo settled it.
once we got back it back to the shop we all took turns drinking invisible tea in our amazing chair
We ran into Miss Cindy later and saw that she too was bitten by the Garage sale bug- her back seat was loaded with psychedelic treasures-
Speaking of the royal treatment...Mister Georgie Boy seems to have found himself a luxurious drawer to slumber in
Fashion illustration darling Julie Verhoeven has once again created a "cult " favorite bag. You may remember she designed something in 2002 for Louis Vuitton- they became the "must have" bag of the season.
This fall, the artist has collaborated with another classic leather goods house -- Mulberry. The London-based artist has been chosen to create a collection of dresses, scarves, T-shirts, and bags inspired by the marriage of British eccentricity and luxury. The pieces will be in stores this September.
"Verhoeven, famed for her quirky, erotic collage figure drawings, worked with Mulberry design director Stuart Vevers to translate her aesthetic into product." Don't think you can rush right out and grab yourself one however- quirky as they may be the luxury side will cost you around $1,995 for the smock dress with ribbon appliqué detail and the large quilted chain handle bag is priced at $1,195. Also in the collection are two tees, priced at $99 each, and a giant silk scarf. The print on the pieces revolve around a lovely collage of flowers, faces, and graphics in pink, rose, and white on a black background.
“The brief was to be both vibrant and bold and a little cheeky,” explained Verhoeven. “We worked around the traditional English rose icon with thorny surprises—surrealist and nonsense elements thrown in to the mix. English eccentricities and traditions gone a little askew, but with fondness and femininity.”(quotes taken from Jim Shi)
We are both featured together in the Laird Borrelli book "FASHION ILLUSTRATION NEXT"
I am honored to be in such great company.
Well the day has finally arrived! My sister and her awesome family have built an adorable barn on their 6 acres and filled it with muppet alpaca pets. I can't wait to go home and see them wobbling around the land. Last summer, when Mr. P and I went to visit- we found ourselves driving around the hidden lakes and discovering secret spaces with willow trees. So it is only fitting that one of the alpacas be named "willow".
going home has never been so TEMPTING!!
Earlier today I saw this news article on MSNBC-
Man’s wallet found in theater after 43 years
‘It brings back good memories,’ 70-year-old says
it gave me hope that the multitude of weird things I've lost over the years may someday find there way home to me.
(like my fourth grade denim wallet with $40 Xmas money that I lost while my mother was forcing me to try on hideous BUSTER BROWN saddle shoes at the mall)
This picture is circa that age when my awesome denim pocket wallet went missing- man, wish my sister still rocked the Dorothy Hamill haircut
I've often told people that when I die, ( before I see the light at the end of the tunnel), I'd like to see all of the answers to al of the mysteries first. for example- 1.) you die 2. ) You see who killed Marilyn Monroe, JFK,RFK, Nicole Brown Simpson (oh, we already know the answer to that one) and then I also see the exact moment where I left something on the chair- someone snagged my purse- who borrowed my favorite records- books and never fessed up...you get the picture
3.) Then you see the light (it might take awhile in my case- cause lord knows I've lost a lot of stuff and I have a lot of Nancy Drew mysteries to solve.
EL CENTRO, Calif. - A California man who lost his wallet more than 40 years ago finally got it back when construction workers renovating a movie theater discovered the billfold Friday jammed between the metal casings of a radiator.
"I remember losing it," 70-year-old Epigmenio Sanchez told the Imperial Valley Press newspaper. "I just don't remember where."
Between the folds of crumbling brown leather were fragments of his past: a few family photos, old pay stubs and a couple of department store charge cards he had not seen in more than 40 years. His birth certificate, which Sanchez carried when he went to Mexico to prove he was a U.S. citizen, also was there.
He said he wasn't sure if he had any money in his wallet that day- and that he used to go the movie theatre to get away from the kids with his wife...and was just happy for the memories.
Every now and then an article of clothing that I made back in the day resurfaces someplace nice.
Sort of a reminder of the old days- when Kutmah and I watched the Simpsons and screenprinted in my small bathroom.
Also a sweet reminder of why the bathtub is still stained 800 colors. This sweatshirt was from that time- and I discovered it posted on the fashion spot site.
Someone had these items picked out as a fab combo.
(kime buzzelli sweatshirt for SHOW PONY line old school)
For those of you who are not familiar with the infamous Miss Jennifur of Hollywood- (currentlly of the BIG APPLE)...She just ran off and got married and is now leading a fabulous life straight out of a movie! she has a rad etsy site with her bobbles and sassyness.
her bio reads...
Hello dollybirds! I am the author of 3 books: "VINTAGE LA" (Harper Collins, Oct. 2007), "VINTAGE NYC" (2008), and "Life is a Movie Starring You" (Warner Books, 2001). I am also a magazine columnist ("Ask Jennifur", ELLEgirl), and collage artist who loves to design sparkly custom accessories for creative peeps like Anna Sui, David Bowie, Drew Barrymore, and Kelly Osbourne.
Female, Born on June 19
these were my favorites--created in the likeness of Maripol
If you are a dainty size 7 and want to glitter up your toes...may I suggest bidding on my magic fairie shoes on EBAY this week. I'm offering up for auction these gems- that are a tiny bit too small for my Cinderella feet. I contemplated slicing off my piggy toes- but decided to say adieu to the maryjanes instead.
Like new- and hard to look away from...
Talk about trippy...
at this moment I am hypnotized by the strange plot of BLACK MOON- a surreal film circa 1975. Based on the book, this bizarre film depicts an Alice in Wonderland like girl amidst a fantasy war between the men and the women. The young girl tries to escape this reality and comes to a hidden place where there is a talking unicorn in the yard, that scolds the girl- and screaming naked children that swarm at any moment. The unicorn has some witty dialogue. I should also mention there is an old woman that never leaves her bed but stays in contact with the world through her radio. Her classic line : [talking to someone over the radio] The girl? She just lost her bloomers and now she's eating the cheese. (she also talks with a rat)
The brother character is played by Joe Dallesandro- known for his role in Warhol's flick Flesh and as the model for (my favorite cover) The Smiths' debut album, The Smiths. A bit of trivia- he also was
immortalized in Lou Reed's song "Walk on the Wild Side". He's "Little Joe", the hustler referred to in the third verse.
Louis Malle has created an apocalyptic fantasy in Black Moon, Lily (Cathryn Harrison) soon finds herself in a alternate world full of non sequiturs and bizarre characters. Malle reportedly culled inspiration for the narrative of this film from his own dreams. This is one of those interesting films that fuels the imagination and makes even david Lynch blush. The cinematography is stunning!
Unsurprisingly, Black Moon was considered a failure upon its release. “Not enough Miles Davis!” bawled the mob still stuck on the elevator to the gallows.
But it's been said..." how can one not love the playful madness displayed on screen? "
The film is better than acid.
try to check it out later this month: BLACK MOON will be showing a few more times on Flix this month (on June 25 at 3:45 am eastern, and on June 25 at 11:35 pm eastern), and on Showtime Beyond next month, so mark your calendar
My apartment is on the fourth floor (or as the landlord painted it- the 4rd floor)
The temperture rises to 105 degrees daily.
The only source of a/c in the place --bags of frozen vegetables under your head...
the delirium from the heat has taken over-
The other night- way past bedtime- the girls ventured to karaoke with magic man and luther.
Cynthia and Britt helped perform backup singing for the Bob MARLEY guy
Luther did a great rendition of "backstabbers"
Are you a fan of the Carpenters? Did you ever own their 8-tracks? My parents did. In fact they were obsessed with them...and played their music enough times to stick in. Once while our babysitter talked to her boyfriend on the phone for hours, I sat and explained the cover of their CLOSE TO YOU album to my little sister. I told her that they were a married couple and that they sang songs together and that the cover was from their Honeymoon. (I also told her Peter Paul and Mary were orphans)
Anyway...years later I heard the Carpenters were brother and sister. Who knew?
If you are in fact a true Carpenters FAN...this SAturday is your day to get a piece of them.
On L.A. 's CRAIGSLIST their Estate Sale pawns off all the goods.
So if you wanna record on their awesome system...sleep on KAren's original bed, or just drink from her old margarita glasses- go here:
9828 Newville Ave.
Downey, CA 90240
This Sale will start Saturday June 9 and end June 10th. 10am - 4pm.
Seems like it's been years already...
the perpetual cuddle, drippy tear ducts, lovey fur fur grooming.
This is why I shall never dare have children. I would talk about them all day long, & take so many pictures of them that they'd be blind. My friend Jonathan, who is a director here in L.A. recently compared living with his 2 year old kid to living with Oliver Stone. He said that his son Bosses everyone around as if on a film set and always wanting to tear shit up.
Be on the lookout for the latest pixie muse from Norway, Miss Siri Tollerød.
This new model- was just discovered in a shopping mall in Kristiansand, Norway and has been working in Milan for the last six months. Some have called her "Mossish" A tiny bit of Shirley Manson, and a wee bit of cupie doll.
I see a fashion star in the making.
She is only 19 and just scored the FW07/08 DKNY campaign!
makes Kime a dull girl. Words of wisdom from ol Georgie Boy.
When Kime tries to research fancy fashion magazines for her artwork...guess who puts an end to that nonsense?
When Kime wants to do some nice sketches before painting...guess who decides that's not important?
tis hard to continue drawing with this facing you...
later on though George let himself become one with the still life:
This JUST IN:
georgie boy wanted me to explore the facts on his Persian breed and personality traits, so that I can see he is only performing to his heritage
Persians are known as the couch potatoes of the cat world. They are perfect companions if you like trusting, gentle, sweet-tempered cats that would rather lounge by your side than sprint around the room. Don't count on using your Persian as a furry paperweight, however. They enjoy short periods of play between long periods of regal resting.
Persians crave affection and human interaction. They become devoted companions if given the proper love and attention. They love to be petted and cuddled, but won't demand attention the way some breeds will. Sweet, gentle, and responsive to your moods, Persians have soft, pleasant voices they rarely use. Persians often have soothing influences on their human companions.
as I type this...little georgie is dreaming- and purring into a slight snore coo
I hide myself within my flower,
That wearing on your breast,
You, unsuspecting, wear me too --
And angels know the rest.
I hide myself within my flower,
That, fading from your vase,
You, unsuspecting, feel for me
Almost a loneliness.
- Emily Dickinson
(sweet fashion spread from 10 magazine, thanks to stylebubble)
Taking a break from drawing and painting today, Georgie and I decided to lay around all day and watch movies. Britt came by and entertained us for a bit. Britt seems to think that Georgie needs a monacle (sp?) you know one of those aristrocrat fancy eyeglass thingys. I am thinking a lil top hat may do the trick for him.
georgie boy is starting to get sensitive to all the comments about his resemblance to Gizmo
mid day georgie
I discovered Georgie Boy grooming his face and eyes today from the fresh babbling toilet water brook. He was scooping it up and rubbing his face down. On his hind legs like a man about to brush his teeth.
this was him lounging around spying birds on the line outside
He loves following me from room to room purring and plopping down and watching t.v. upside down. I still can't believe his amazing face.
I may need to invest in some new lint rollers.
All of the Delmore Apt ladies came up with welcome gifts/toys to greet the new guy. He came out and entertained them with his smile and coo. They adore him. Someone is getting the spoiled treatment already.
watch his debut video:
the money shot occurs somewhere around minute 2:34- when the muppet does the roll around combo with the licking paw
if you need the actual link it's
if it still doesn't load then click on the user profile KBuzzelli and choose the one with Georgie.
if that still doesn't work I guess you better come over and see him for yourself