Friday, November 22, 2019

'going to the mark-it!' by myra anderson...


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uite a few years ago, and I do mean quite a few, my family and I went bowling every Saturday (mothers, sisters, husbands, in-laws etc.).  We did not miss one Saturday for a whole year.  Even in the wintertime with a Chicago wind chill factor of 83 degrees below zero...we went bowling.  We even had bowling names like 'Jump', 'Skip', 'Twitch', 'airplane bossa-nova' and 'Twirl'.  I didn't bowl by throwing the ball down the center of the lane.  No! I loved to throw the ball with a spin - so that it would race toward the gutter - turn on the edge - spin toward the center - and forcefully knock down all the pins.


Was I any good? Of course not!  I was an amateur - not a professional bowler.  It was kinda funny that after bowling every week for a year, we would take friends with us...friends young and old, friends who had never bowled before or who had not bowled for decades! And, they would always beat us...each one of them...every one of us...every where...every time! What does this have to do with art?  I leave it for you to decide.   But I was wondering...if you compare art to bowling...am I the ball happy to knock down at least one pin at a time? Or am I the ten pins happy to be a strike!  Or do I just need a martini?  Again...you decide...

Below is beautiful artwork by Viktor Sheleg...
Viktor Sheleg

7 comments:

DVArtist said...

I was never a good bowler, now however, I bowl on the WII. It is so much fun. Your art is the strike. Perfectly executed.

Connie Chadwell said...

Don't know if you want to hear from America's worst bowler, but I do know a strike when I see one and your work is definitely a strike. Beautiful, beautiful!

Rain said...

Martini please :) Myra I love your art, especially the poodle!! I've only bowled a few times in my life and I'm NOT good. I loved the cartoon though, Twinkle Toes Flintstone!! That brought back memories of watching the Flintstones during lunch time in grade school!

Linda Kunsman said...

ha- love your bowling/art comparison:) Gorgeous art! And the Flinstones...how I remember watching that cartoon as a kid- and now they've brought the originals back on TV! Happy PPF!

butterfly said...

I love your bold dynamic line as you draw - the dancer is so strong and powerful, even at rest, and the poodle is wonderful - full of energy and life.
Alison x

peggy gatto said...

Totally delightful!!!

https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

I'm not good at real bowling but I do better on the wii and I'm happy when I knock them all down.I don't know how I'd compare art to bowling so just pass the martini. Nice art.