Saturday, June 2, 2007

first try at photo hunters: ART


mama's dad, orland newman (6/18/18-1/26/98), was an artist. he made things from wood and copper. besides being mama's dad, he's my grandpa, daisymae maus's grandma's dad, daisymae's mom's grandpa, and daisymae's great grandpa! (family...whew!)

don't be scared...it's art!

mama LOVES this one

mama used to wear this on her suit lapel

grandpa used a small piece of lava rock from mt st helen to make this pretty little rose bouquet stand up

mama has had this rose on her desk ever since grandpa made it for her in 1990

17 comments:

Daisy said...

Your Grandpa was a very very talented artist! My favorite is the first one. I love how the bear is showing his big strong teeths!

Marie the Defender said...

Wow, his artwork is exquisite! I love the rosies!

PS. You and Daisymae Maus are related???

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

the art is lovely! thanks for the visit and come back soon. i adore kitties, all mine are cyber kitties though!

smiles, bee

Karen Jo said...

Your Granpa was very talented. The roses are exquisite. I like the bears, too, especially the black one.

Gran - (Angela) said...

These pieces were made by a very talented man...Did he work diligently and have a soft touch with his pieces? Have a wonderful weekend!

Oscar the Puppy Cat said...

Hello kiddo! Your Grandpa was so talented! I loved the Polar Bear and Mommy loved the Roses.

Sorry that I haven't been around that much lately. These last two weeks have been hectic for my Mommy because the kids had so much going on for the end of school. Since I've adopted Peach, I will welcome her next week. I will have your coming out party soon. I need some expert advice from some kitty friends on some gifts for you girls! I'm not telling you yet!

Now, you asked about photoshop. Well, I do have Adobe Photoshop but don't know how to do anything with it. It's 2.0 so I need a new version to merge pictures. Do you know how it all works? My Mommy is a real computer DUMBY! MOL!

Tara said...

Those are all lovely. The roses are really nice, and the bears are cool! You should be proud of your grandpa!

Tara

Oscar the Puppy Cat said...

OH, I added you to my sidebar!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Every one of those are beautiful.
From bears to delicate roses. Just amazing!!

You must be very proud of your Grandpa :)

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Wow those are really, really beautiful!

DaisyMae Maus said...

Good job on your first Photo Hunt, Suzanne. Mom has a couple of great-grandad's roses, too. He was furry talented. He even "scented" Mom's roses ... You can barely smell 'em even today.

Thanks for sharing! Mom says that she misses grandpa (G-Pappy) efurry day (obviously not as much as your momma does ... but lots just the same).

DMM

muffinmidi said...

Blogger hasn't been letting me post comments on your site.Hisss.... Mommy and I both think the bunch of roses is exquisite. Your grandfather was very talented.
The stupid painters haven't worked in two days due to a tropical storm.It's been so peaceful.

Skeezix the Cat said...

Wow! That's some vary vary nice art! Yer grampa was vary talinted! How did he git the bares to hold still wile he carved the stachooze of them? Was he a bare wisperer?

ttbookjunkie said...

The Bears are wonderful! Your Grandfather's work is great!

Amanda

Dragonheart said...

Those are beautiful! Your grandpa was very talented. I really like the roses - gorgeous!

Parker said...

I love the first bear, he looks very growly!

Chrissy said...

Hi Toni :_) It's Chrissy

My very favorite piece is the white(?) polar bear. It's so peaceful.