Tuesday, July 8, 2014

PLAYING HOOKY WITH GARY CAMPESI

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Idyllic scenes such as this used to populate my days. Lately, they're but a memory.


Even my loyal secretary, Miss Cogworth, can hardly keep up with the workload anymore. And she's a hard case.


I can barely get off the starting line in the morning. I don't know. Everything just seems to be upside-down these days. But all I can do is keep my side of the street clean and deal with what's in front of me. (Photo courtesy of Petersen Archives)


Yesterday I went outside and found my next project car has been taken over by neglect. At least the wasps are happy. Ugh. Too depressing. What to do?

Time out. For some that means comfort food, taking in a movie, or perhaps a shot of whiskey and/or heroin. When I need to downshift, art of one stripe or another has always been my great escape. Bonus: Over the years, some of my favorite artists have become close friends, for which I'm forever grateful. In recent months, I've become increasingly fond of the work of Gary Campesi. We haven't met yet, but until that should happen, the least I can do is share some of my favorite examples from Gary's website, www. garycampesi.com. Go there and invest in your future happiness.























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SQUIRREL AND TOOLBOX

Okay, this ain't exactly Gary Campesi, but it's art, nonetheless. In recent laboratory tests, a surprising ten out of ten squirrels loved it. And as of this moment, SGE (in cooperation with Facebook) is testing you! At least we told you up front.



These bicycle images tested highest with North American squirrels. Squirrels who liked this imagery also liked...




This last one tested right up there with the bicycles.



Safari Nut's pinstriping box is a 1920 Yarder, manufactured in Toledo, Ohio.


UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN

Yes, Grand Prix racing is for adults only. If your children were exposed to this book, they might learn to read. Better keep this locked in the drawer with the dictionary.

NEXT WEEK: Back to oily parts, grinding dust, and rubber smoke.

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