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April 25, 2013

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Flannista

Whoever thought a paint brush could become a weapon of mass destruction?

Flannista

This quote from Churchill seems apt:

"If you're going through hell, keep going."

Flannista

Another apt Churchill quote:

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."

Flannista

FYI, my comments are still being marked as SPAM and I must go into the Typepad platform and unmark them.

Hey Colleen -- did you teach George W. how to paint?

Flannista

Anyone got a clever name for one or both of the Bush bathtub paintings?

Flannista

I read that the former President paints from photographs. Who took the photo on the left in the top of this post?

And how many of you have your cell phone with you when you take a bath in case you need to take a photo? To be fair, I have the Red Cross app on my iPhone in case I need it in an emergency, and there are instructions for what steps to take in the event of a drowning.

Sista C

I just startled betterhalf by bustin' out laughing as soon as I saw Dubya standing next to those ridiculous dawg paintings looking all sheepishly satisfied. So, what's his next project? Elvis on velvet? A gaggle of clowns?

Sista C

Love the Churchill quote about failure to failure by the way.

Is it just me? or is there something REally creepy about those legs in a tub?

Flannista

Sista C, regarding your 7:21 comment: I guess the meaning of this post's title was lost on you.

Flannista

I also believe that 43 (that's how he signs his paintings because he was the 43rd President and/or that's how many minutes it takes to paint them) is painting dogs so he can leave the world his version of this unforgettable painting:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hMgpu1lIWXY/TV1VBkgI5OI/AAAAAAAADms/E3XHiprT14k/s1600/dogs-playing-poker.jpg

Flannista

Some ex-Presidents like Jimmy Carter start Peace Centers and travel to war-torn areas of the world in an attempt to promote peace, but honestly, don't you think that legacy is a bit tired, ho-hum and worse, elusive, compared to these paintings? Why get hung up on peace when you can hang up one of these thangs?

Flannista

It made total sense to me that one of the first paintings this ex-President would create would be one featuring his own reflection in a mirror.

Mission accomplished.

Flannista

By the way, May 1 -- the day the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum (one wonders if he can spell all those words) opens to the public -- will mark the anniversary of 43 landing on an aircraft carrier in that flight suit looking all Presidential and he-man. I need to go mark my calendar.

This may also explain his "water color" paintings: stud muffin may have needed a painting to preserve his beef cake forever and ever.

Sista C

Ha! I did have to scroll back and check-out the title.
Geez. What an icky thought. Yet, how appropriate.

Flannista

43 actually has a painting instructor. Here's the two of them together:

http://gopthedailydose.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Bush-teacher-bonnieflood_com_.jpg

She also heads up the local scrapbooking club.

Sista C

You never know. Perhaps these 'paintings' will inspire an entire line of paint-by-number sets.

Sista C

God, Flann, you are cracking me up this morning, '43 minutes to paint them', Excellent.

Sista C

Sorry to still be hung up on that 'legs' painting. I'm just wondering what it was like to be his painting instructor and have Bush present you with that photograph to work from. Did she have something to talk about over the dinner table that night, or what?!

PEACEsista

I have a friend from Wyoming who is there in Texas for the pre-public events. She posted a photo of the programs on her facebook page.

Y'all are a tough crowd this morning. I don't think I'll be posting any photos of MY paintings!

nowayasista

Good Lord, leave the man alone. Many on this blog spewed venom while W was President. Funny for a crew that now wonders what happened to respect for the current President. And now the guy is living his own life and you still go at him.

Tough crowd? Nah. Electronic cyber bullies.

Matissta

Actually, I have to admit that I think the painting of the boat is fairly good. It's obviously something he's familiar with. Painting humans and animals is much more difficult. He should stay away from those.

But one of the things I find interesting is his paintings will sell because of who he is; not whether he has talent or not.

I also respect that he has stayed out of the limelight since he left office. If painting is what he likes to do to relax and as a hobby, then good for him. But I do agree, there's something about those paintings of him in the shower and tub. I really don't need to imagine a past president in the buff.

Flannista

The painting of the boat was done by Churchill, Matissta.

Flannista

noway, you're right. I should leave alone the the man who left alone my retirement account back in 2008. I should leave alone the man who allowed the economy to begin to tank so precipitously that Matissta is now out of a job. The man left us alone. We should leave him alone to paint to his heart's content while we look for work and/or continue to work until we die.

Electronic cyber bullies? Nah -- just innocent citizens who once believed in the American dream.

Also, I don't wonder what happened to respect for the current President, or "BO" as you call him.

Sista C

'Cyber bullies'? Just because it's W. doesn't make these paintings ludicrous.

Matissta

Ah, no wonder I like the boat painting. (I need more coffee.)

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