Monday, December 20, 2010

"Jesus - The Missing Years" by John Prine

It was raining. it was cold-
West bethlehem was no place for a twelve year old.
So he packed his bags and he headed out
To find out what the world's about.
He went to france. he went to spain
...He found love. he found pain.
He found stores so he started to shop
But he had no money so he got in trouble with the cops.
Kids in trouble with the cops
From israel didn't have no home
So he cut his hair and moved to rome.
It was there he met his irish bride
And they rented a flat on the lower east side of rome...
Italy that is.
Music publishers, book binders, Bible belters, money changers,
Spoon benders and lots of pretty italian chicks.

Chorus:
Charley bought some popcorn
Billy bought a car
Someone almost bought the farm
But they didn't go that far
Things shut down at midnight
At least around here they do
Cause we all reside down the block
Inside at ....23 skidoo.

Wine was flowing - so were beers
So jesus found his missing years.
So he went to a dance and said "this don't move me"
So he hiked up his pants and he went to a movie.
On his thirteenth birthday he saw "rebel without a cause"
He went straight on home and invented santa claus
Who gave him a gift and he responded in kind
He gave the gift of love and went out of his mind.
You see him and the wife wasn't getting along
So he took out his guitar and he wrote a song
Called "the dove of love fell off the perch"
But he couldn't get divorced in the catholic church,
At least not back then anyhow.
Jesus was a good guy - he didn't need this shit
So he took a pill with a bag of peanuts and
A coca-cola
And he swallowed it.
He discovered the beatles
And he recorded with the stones
Once he even opened up a three-way package
In southern california for old george jones

(Repeat chorus)

The years went by like sweet little days
With babies crying, pork chops, and beaujolais.
When he woke up he was seventeen
The world was angry. The world was mean.
Why the man down the street and the kid on the stoop
All agreed that life stank. all the world smelled like poop-
Baby poop that is ..the worst kind.
So he grew his hair long and threw away his comb
And headed back to jerusalem to find mom, dad and home.
But when he got there the cupboard was bare
Except for an old black man with a fishing rod,
He said "whatcha gonna be when you grow up? "
Jesus said "God."
Oh my god, what have I gotten myself into?
I'm a human corkscrew and all my wine is blood-
They're gonna kill me mama. they don't like me bud.
So jesus went to heaven and he went there awful quick
All them people killed him and he wasn't even sick.
So come and gather around me my contemporary peers,
And I'll tell you all the story of
Jesus...the missing years

(Repeat chorus)

Reflection


Reflection, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.

Louisiana State Fair - 2010

Louisiana State Fair, Shreveport - 2010


Fair, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.

On the Ferris Wheel


On the Ferris Wheel, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.

Louisiana State Fair - 2010

Complimentary Composition


Complimentary Composition, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.
Louisiana State Fair - 2010

Ferris Wheel #5


Ferris Wheel 5, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.
Louisiana State Fair - 2010

Giant Wheel


Giant Wheel, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.
Louisiana State Fair - 2010

Ferris Wheel #4


Ferris Wheel 4, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.

Louisiana State Fair - 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Prizes/No. 2


Prizes/No. 2, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.
Louisiana State Fair - 2010

Corn Dogs


Corn Dogs, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.
Louisiana State Fair - 2010

Boys at the Fair


Little boys at the Fair, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.
Louisiana State Fair - 2010

Teapot


Teapot, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.
Louisiana State Fair - 2010

Viking (cha cha cha)


Viking (cha cha cha), originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.
Louisiana State Fair - 2010

Snake head


Snake head, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.
Louisiana State Fair - 2010

Test your strength


Test your strength, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.

Louisiana State Fair - 2010

Carusel No. 2


Carusel No. 2, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.
Louisiana State Fair - 2010

Ferris Wheel No. 2


Ferris Wheel No. 2, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.

Louisiana State Fair - 2010

Ferris Wheel


Ferris Wheel, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.
Louisiana State Fair - 2010

Young Boy and Train


Boy and Train, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.
Louisiana State Fair - 2010

Merry Go Round No. 3


Merry Go Round No. 3, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.
Louisiana State Fair - 2010

State Fair


State Fair, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.

Louisiana State Fair - 2010

Merry Go Round #2


Merry Go Round (2), originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.
Louisiana State Fair - 2010

Merry Go Round


Merry Go Round, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.
Louisiana State Fair - 2010

"Green Gifts" reception - 12/11/10


Reception, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.
Lisa Tike, DBE, Robin Clawson, Wendy Tisdale, Nadine Charity, Kathryn Usher, Steven Soffer, Danielle Reans, Lila Tike, et al.

For the Hungry


For the Hungry, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.

Rust, cloth, paper, dental gauze on board.

Modified Rothko


Modified Rothko, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.

Acrylic, corduroy, pen, bamboo, polyurethane on panel

Viktor Frankl


Viktor Frankl, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.

Paper, original photograph, vinyl, polyurethane on found board.

Collection: Laura Flett

Floral Composition No.1


Floral Composition No.1, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.

Organic material, watercolor paper, grout sample, polyurethane on found board.

White (2006)


White (2006), originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Join the artists of Shreveport at


Date:  Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010
Time:  7-11 PM
Location:  minicine? - 846 Texas Avenue, Shreveport, LA

"When it is all said and done, this event, unlike any other we do, is a marvelous celebration of the breadth of creativity from the grass roots community that exists around us right here in Shreveport. We simply enjoy bringing established artists, as well as emerging artists to the public in a two-way sharing event. Dialogue and feedback is the unofficial admission fee for this event. Meet the maker, talk about the work."

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Pines of Eden (detail)


Pines of Eden (detail), originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.

Night-time Beach


Night-time Beach, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.
Installed at "Green Gifts" art exhibit in Shreveport, LA....made from recycled/repurposed materials.

Moonlight


Moonlight, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.
....pardon the glare....it was a sunny day!

Relic


Relic, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.
Artwork is mounted on Plexiglass; unfortunately, the installation chain, wall, etc. is visible through the artwork.

Composition on Black #1


Composition on Black #1, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.

Self-Portrait (2010)


DSCN5115, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.

Monday, December 6, 2010

L'orange


L'orange, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.
"GREEN GIFTS" art show
Dec. 4 - Jan.8, 2010

Opening Reception - Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 from 2-4PM at
Lilah's Deli & Bakery @ 440 Olive Street, Shreveport, LA

Mme. B


Mme B, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.
"GREEN GIFTS" art show
Dec. 4 - Jan.8, 2010

Opening Reception - Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 from 2-4PM at
Lilah's Deli & Bakery @ 440 Olive Street, Shreveport, LA

Henge


Henge, originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.
"GREEN GIFTS" art show
Dec. 4 - Jan.8, 2010

Opening Reception - Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 from 2-4PM at
Lilah's Deli & Bakery @ 440 Olive Street, Shreveport, LA

Passionne'


Passionne', originally uploaded by debchrisjoseph.
"GREEN GIFTS" art show

Opening Reception - Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010 from 2-4PM at
Lilah's Deli & Bakery @ 440 Olive Street, Shreveport, LA

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

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Highland artists Debbie Hollis Buchanan Engle and Kathryn Usher present a holiday-themed art show
Green Gifts.” 
This family-friendly exhibit features original art created from upcycled, recycled and repurposed materials. This fun exhibit makes it easy to shop for locally-grown gifts that are environmentally responsible. 
In the spirit of the gift-giving season, Engle and Usher will each give away one work of original art - each valued at $100 - to guests who fill out a registration slip. (Need not be present to win.) 
Many gifts in our local marketplace come from far away, but not the work of these two Highland-based artists. Since both women use recycled materials in their work, you will feel good about giving presents that help reduce landfill waste, while promoting the concept of making the best use of available materials! 
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"Crosses" by Kathryn Usher
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"Pines of Eden" by Debbie Buchanan Engle