Welcome To My 100th Post!
To celebrate I'm initiating the first in a series of posts featuring my art collection. This humors me as most everything in my little cottage has been found in thrift shops. There are a few pieces that have been given to me by the Artists, but mostly it is the Hollywood National Museum of Goodwill.
To start with let's look at the one thing I have that was handed down from the family. In 1974 we went up to spend a long weekend at my Aunt and Uncle's house in Brielle, NJ. They had a beautiful home with a swimming pool so we were dressed in swimming togs for most of the weekend. At some point my Dad took a picture of my Mother. Later, back in Maryland he took the snapshot to painter and commissioned a painting of it. The guy did a wonderful job; it looks just like the original photo. My Mother was 41 at the time and enjoying a period in which she was at the height of her looks. She is wearing her favorite black velvet bikini with gold metal fastenings.
The painting is all at once very cheesy and terribly fabulous. My Mother and I had an extremely difficult relationship. Enmeshed and unhealthy. But when I look at this picture, I am reminded that Dee could at times be a fine and fun gal!