Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Urn Before Reading and Blue Tongued Devils

Urn Your Keep
Howdy all. Just settling into Australia. Working away. Doing some sketches for Judy's Inquisition piece as well as some of my own goodies. Just finished a prototype fro my "Urn Your Keep" class. That's right...mixed media urns...or reliquaries...for you, your loved ones, or a place to keep something sacred.

I call this one Urning Rubber.
This is for those who want to be on go...even when they are gone.
I'll be doing this class in limited locations next year. Right now...



Blue Tongued Devils
Judy's Son Ari came across an interesting little guy the other day.
While taking a spa, he noticed tiny little feet.


After a few deck boards were removed we found a beautiful Blue Tongued Lizard.


He was gorgeous...and amazingly docile...and amazingly soft.


But get a load of the tongue...now that is what I call BLUE...purdy.

Say hello to my little friend.

17 comments:

yona said...

sweet michael.. the work looks great and it's nice to see your posting away even while away... hope that lizard isn't one of the poisonous ones... he's big...and i need you for inspiration... yo

Janine Matthews said...

how can I find out about your workshops here in Australia please

Janine Matthews

Julie said...

Sweet Jesus.....I would have had a heart attack..he seems so much more larger than our lizards..yikes.

Happy Thanksgiving to you guys.

Vickie said...

lovin' your lizard. blue seems to be your color...how's the devil doing? great urn idea. may get some wheels for one of my own, well not yet. my kitty rascal's ashes :) hi to judy!

Marie-Aimée said...

wow !! fantastic creation !!! but I dont' love very much your little friend lol

Anonymous said...

the expression on your face while holding that big lizard cracks me up! coool creature...we just have little skinny green lizards in Savannah. wish they had blue tongues at least. The urn is hilarious with the big wheels...it is also one of my favorite objects of yours I ever saw! happy thanksgiving...do Aussie's celebrate thanksgiving? kathyp.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Wow, the color blue of his tongue is wonderful. And but of course I love your new pieces *smiles*

henry said...

thanks for sharing- great inspiration!

Samantha Marshall said...

A very cool piece!

Read Between The Lines said...

A lizard phase coming on, and your post sealed it; after the end of the unfortunate affair with the chameleon at Petco (who was purchased so has gone and can't be visited anymore), your pix are a consolation! Looking forward to more on your sketches and more on the urn, too!

Karen Cole said...

......and I thought the mouse in the trash compactor this morning was exciting. What in the world would make you pick that animal up?

Great piece. Missing the fun of your classes.

Deryn Mentock said...

Great shade of blue on your scaly little friend! Tell Judy hello for me...

Chrisy said...

Great assemblage piece...for those who want to go on even when they're gone...precious...

JonesMoore said...

I LOVE THE WHEELED URN, WHAT A GREAT PLAY ON WORDS AND CONCEPT, MICHAEL!! (hate it when my son leaves the CAPS lock on!!!)

azirca said...

Not so sure about that lizard, but this piece is pretty groovy.

moongipsies said...

wow...he is cool

zoe said...

wow! i love the urn, and your little friend's blue tongue!