forgot the movie

two new posts below this one becasue i forgot

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my thread

this is the first ten pages of a total of 26 page thread i had going over at etsy before i had to be weaned~ you don't have to read it all, i just had to copy it~



little art

mountoctopus says:
hello, if you're looking for small sized art work that is original colorful and pops your eyes out, here it is
don't be shy, art can't kill you.
you don't have to buy anything
Posted at 12:32 pm, March 12, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
i guess i'm pretty unpopular, always have been, maybe because i live in a van, with three kids two dogs and a dead mouse, the van is haunted by some thing i picked up while surfing one fall day last year i saw this large dark thing swim up to me with a white skull head, so i paddled away from it, but the next night it was in the van with me, i kept jumping awake and grabbing my knife and then it stayed, i hope i can keep writing here with no one else joining me, that would be a hoot as the old ladies say.
Posted at 11:54 pm, April 12, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
when i was little, i used to sit in my room and paint, but i could draw what i saw, so i stopped, and then i decided i didn't need to talk, so i stopped for ten years, but don't worry i still brushed my teeth, ha.
Posted at 3:45 pm, April 13, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
i love having this little room to myself, so much room to spread out, and relax, put my feet up, who farted?
Posted at 3:47 pm, April 13, 2009 ET - Report this post


treasuresofavalon says:
When I was a kid I dreamt of living in a fairy tale. So when I grew up I became a gypsy and a witch and am working on growing my hair to be the length of Rapunzel's. Now all I need is a remotely located tower and a minion. Forget the prince.
Posted at 3:51 pm, April 13, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
holy molly there's an fairie in my house whispering in my ear, what's that. . . the prince is dead.
Posted at 7:40 pm, April 13, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
today i made my second sale, the sun came out and i posted two more items to sell, i went and talked to my orthopedic surgeon, it is now a go, the surgery will begin within ten days so i can walk again, stand again, maybe even do the dishes help around the house, play ultimate frisbie nude, really nude not just in a yellow speedo
Posted at 6:08 pm, April 14, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
have spent a few hours redoing some photos, and tags and reading blogs, the person who bought my second sale, was a car, can you believe it a car buys art, hmmm? i may go to a seattle rain etsy meeting tomorrow night anyone else going, oh wait i talk to myself in this room, like a crazy guy.
Posted at 8:39 pm, April 14, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
the title little art refers to all the art i have created over the passed eight years, i had at one time painted 1200 four inch square oil paintings, showed them all together at four differnt locations around the country and sold them all off,mostly. now i paint in my kitchen, couch and van, when everyone is passed out, dead or asleep.
Posted at 12:47 am, April 15, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
can anyone say Hubris?
Posted at 12:48 am, April 15, 2009 ET - Report this post

mountoctopus says:
i have posted my newest manifesto at my blogs, if you care to find them, or if you want to look at pictures of vans and such, you could always watch tv, read a book have a snack, i just had a very artsy lunch, going to try to walk to the corner, check out a little space to rent, i'm thinking of opening a candy store/gun shop, can't beat the combo of guns and kids, with a little counter top with spinny chairs, and easter colors, jars full of rock candy and buttermelts, licorice whips and ammo. just joking, but i really do want to open a candy store gallery, and show kids art, isn't that funny. out.
Posted at 3:45 pm, April 15, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
did i mention that this is more rewarding than twitter for me, without all the self promotion either.
Posted at 3:46 pm, April 15, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
three screaming kids later, and one tall visitor, the evening is almost shot, now i only have a small time window to draw and paint, how will i ever get my nails done in time for spring break, how about lincoln, nebraska, anyone headed there for spring break, i drove thru that town one night, aimlessly driving around the country one year and stumbled upon a street fair and warm firework lite, sky and pie, and some really interesting landscapes all urban and decaying with magic
Posted at 11:12 pm, April 15, 2009 ET - Report this post


1022SeaShellAve says:
Your funny,
I ♥ed your shop :)
Posted at 11:16 pm, April 15, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
thank you very much now can you please move to the end of the couch, your blocking the tv
Posted at 11:21 pm, April 15, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
and that is one hell of an amazing wave on your banner, holy crap, is that nj, i'd surf that. i hearted you back, i like the happy whale best, have you ever ridden a whale?
Posted at 11:25 pm, April 15, 2009 ET - Report this post


1022SeaShellAve says:
Your really funny :)

I took that picture of the wave last week in Cape May,
Never rode a whale, have seen a couple while fishing
Posted at 11:52 pm, April 15, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
cape may is just north of deleware, and lewes and henelope, where i surf some in the fall, and that is one sweet wave don't let anyone see it, you'll have people parked on the lawns on the porchs everywhere.
i love delaware, no sales tax very tiny property tax,lots of chickens, the ocean is so wonderful, i may retire to delaware, i keep meaning to take that ferry they have, but never do. it crosses the delaware river which is the color of coffee, with a splash of milk, in the mornings when i paddle out for dawn patrol, the dophins swim near me with their little babys, and jump around, while i get stung by jellifish, and the water makes me a little sick from the river run off. have fun, out.
Posted at 7:16 pm, April 16, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
so yesterday i called boat girl to see how the frenchies were, and she asked if i was coming to her birthday party and i said, i hadn't been invited, so she screams to her husband, did you invite mtocto to my party and he screams back,i don't have his e-mail, and yes you do i say, i e-mail you guys all the time, so if i hadn't called i wouldn't have been invited which i think means, i wasn't invited right, am i wrong. which just goes to show you that your own generation will always let you down and will always suck.
in my new life after back surgery, my new friends will all be super models who always call, just to say hi, come over for tea, i made cookies, how are you?
Posted at 3:05 pm, April 17, 2009 ET - Report this post


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Hope it doesn't kill me!!

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1022SeaShellAve says:
My next birthday will be abord the Cape May Lewis Ferry,and you will be invited. But you must be careful not to fall over because the drum fish (they can reach up to 85 lbs) will swim away with you. They do supply life jackets handed out by modles.
Posted at 3:48 pm, April 17, 2009 ET - Report this post


1022SeaShellAve says:
http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=50810

This is for you
Posted at 12:34 am, April 18, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
well thank you very much for the invite and the treasury, i don't think i have ever been with in one of these before, thank you again, some day i may figure out how to make a treasury and i will add you.
i had the greatest afternoon, my friend came back from vacation with the sweetest van from the sixties a true classic and we drove around and smelled burning oil and old people, and time travelling, i didn't rain for once and we didn't need parka's. maybe there is a god.
Posted at 12:54 am, April 18, 2009 ET - Report this post


1022SeaShellAve says:
I drive a mini van

knee deep in beach sand.
Posted at 9:12 am, April 18, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
today was the fullest day ever, full of tiny wonders, t-ball game with little hits and an art sale down in the swanky part of town, in brillant sunshine, and then i took the boys looking for frogs down by the lake, but the lake might be dead or over frogged, do beavers eat frogs, Dashiel and i saw the biggest beaver bite ever, they had chewed threw a meter thick trunk, it looked like a shark bite, only pulp wood. then we spied the beaver nest, huge, and we threw rocks, fell in the lake smelled the skunk cabbage and two ducks came down to speak with us.
Posted at 10:58 pm, April 18, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
woke up early with little feet slapping wood floors, awake at sixthirty every day with out fail, my young nudist wakes me up, lets read, and how could you ever say no, to this, let's read, wonderful, lets read.
we go to the lake, and kick our shoes off, freezing, watch wake waves and floating bridges, and sunny springy, walk to the playground, and scream, the bakery is closed for spring break, and all i wanted was a cookie
the kids screaming, they want a canoe, they want a cupcake, they want a hamster, rat, gerbil, or mouse. and i don't want anything except to be with them, in spring, today.
Posted at 8:04 pm, April 19, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
yeah, so the back is alittle tweaked today and yesterday, had to pop a med again which i hate, but the pain other wise is a nonstart to my day of art and trying to get the van ready for our big road trip to toby's wedding in santa cruz, Hee hee i am the best man, and my son is the ring bearer, i have to do lots, the van is a vw westy. from 85, one of the worst years in my life, but a great van, so i have to putt roof racks on rebuild the alt, and cross over pipe, and put all the pieces back together but my back only lets me play for like a minute each session, so mybe surgury next week and then six weeks of PT, swimming paddle, surf? any way off to make art and Blog about the wedding, read my blog, follow, whatever, it's all for you and you and you
Posted at 12:20 pm, April 21, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
everyone is so helpful i can't stand it, i could pull my hair out, this place makes me crazy, i am an idiot, i know nothing, all i can do is paint and draw, and not sell anything that's why i'm taking so many photos, more choice, eye distractions and interest. all i did today was sit out side in the warm sun, yell at dogs and putter.
Posted at 2:03 am, April 22, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
the whole zoo thing has been very exciting, people are really funny about the animals, pets and cats, what the heck, i can't take anything serious, nothing, maybe thats why this broken back hasn't really depressed me much, i get to sit home and paint now more than ever in my life, but what will i do when i have to get back to the real world, oh, if only i could stay home like this, well not like this, maybe more surf time, and swimming, more van living and camping, more chess and tree climbing maybe being able to hold the baby, but crap, we don't make cuddly kids, never have been huggy, they like adventure and the ocean.
Posted at 4:07 pm, April 23, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
YES, FRIDAY, NEXT, MAY 1, MAY DAY, WILL BE MY SURGERY, finally after seven weeks of squished discness, and now i have something to look forward to, Pt, swimming, running and maybe i'll be able to walk somewhere or hold the baby in my arms with out pain- finished fixing my van at five minutes a day, which is all my back will let me work, so after like three months, today it started, stalled, started, stall, it seems to be suffering from morning marine layer sickness, i'll test drive the little brown turd tomorrow, install the new pop top trim, the roof racks next week and the following day drive off a cliff. excellent.
Posted at 2:41 am, April 25, 2009 ET - Report this post



mountoctopus says:
three days until my surgery, can't wait, hope it all goes well, i have to be back in surfy shape by july 11 and toby's wedding and i'll be able to squeeze into a bikini.
drove the van to Henry's house, stalled eight times on the way, turned around and went home, then it runs great, so i visit Henry and runs great all the way there and home, twenty blocks total, i love my van, maybe the roof racks tomorrow?
no painting today, tonight perhaps, i have new found love for water colors, who knew they were so fun. maybe i'll never go back to work again, i'll just twitter about myself and all the dull things that constitute my life, uh, i drew a picture-ah- i painted a bear with arrows in it's back, maybe i need to work more.
Posted at 11:24 pm, April 28, 2009 ET - Report this post


1022SeaShellAve says:
Good luck with your surgery. Hope all goes well for you and you can swing your babies in the air :)
Posted at 3:42 pm, April 29, 2009 ET - Report this post


claudiabegins says:
LOVELY Mount!
Posted at 3:45 pm, April 29, 2009 ET - Report this post


agate58 says:
Hi everyone this is Glenn Thanks for letting me promote here.
I just listed several new sets of Lamp work beads that I made.
If you have a moment please take a look.
Thanks,
Glenn
Today’s theme is mini sets and pairs:

Etched Turquoise And Orange Coral Lampwork Beads
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24361066

Etched Ink Blue And Turquoise Pillows
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24360931

Etched Amethyst And Sky Blue Pillows
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=24360759
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mountoctopus says:
hey glen get the heck off my personnal, twitter, the place where i write love letters to myself. and stop it already with the promo-it's boring, say hello at least, first will ya, ya crapper.
thanks to everyone else for the luck and best wishes,
and yes, i am going to be holding the babies and pup pups all day, once i get the old back muscles in shape, but at least, i'll be painfree and wonderful.
Posted at 6:15 pm, April 29, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
jake and i went to a little lecture with larry reid, the guy from fantagraphics comics and the store, pretty good little talk over at pratt fine art, a nice way to ,spend the evening before surgery, free comix, slide show, and we helped doug out with an empty room. wow man wow
Posted at 11:00 pm, April 30, 2009 ET - Report this post


1022SeaShellAve says:
Hope your surgery went well, and that you rode home in a van. Now your pain free and wonderful, squeeze your babies, and keep painting :)
Posted at 1:07 pm, May 3, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
yes, i am almost pain free the stabbing and digging around under the skin and the bone chewing and disc pulling, wasn't so great and i hadn't anticipated being in this much tenderness afterwards, i really thought i'd be out at a vanagon show today, instead i may take a nap and eat some pills. read a book, and say thank you to everyone, for caring and wishful thinking.
Posted at 2:56 pm, May 3, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
went for a two block walk today, didn't ask my doc, yesterday i went for a one block walk, you see where this is leading right, one hell of an exciting life, holy shit, hold on to you hats.
i haven't listed or renewed at all this week, very hard,
but, i have been blogging like a freaking nut.
protesting
Posted at 11:08 pm, May 6, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
just came back for the japanese gardens field trip with ms luke's kindergarten class- so much fun not so much reflection, but man i wanted to leap in the pond and ride a koi around-
the kids were great, so much energy i want to be a vampire
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mountoctopus says:
so my hubristic protest last week really paid off, people hitting my site dropped by 60% good plan huh ?
well anyway the surgery went really well, i have begun walking the hood, getting my legs back in shape,next week PT starts, can't wait, have been driving the van around trying to iron out the bugs before we go camping- next week might be too soon though


the art goes really well, so much work completed, the best time of my life-

but for the injury


ahhh, spring, and whales and driving through the country with moist leafy roof tops and chill wave splashed dawns
Posted at 1:23 pm, May 12, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
longest walk today, longest in about four months, since the injury, yesterday i e-mailed obama, asked him to buy some art, no response- i even voted for the bum-
have been walking almost everyday, going to see the orthopedic surgeon for my two week check up- can't wait to swim again, naked
Posted at 10:11 pm, May 14, 2009 ET - Report this post


1022SeaShellAve says:
Hi Ya, I'm happy your on your way to recovery! You have many years to swim with the fishes, don't over do it. We had Sea Bass for dinner, caught this morning, no whale's in sight while they were being reeled up. Maybe next trip. Tell your doctor to fill your prescription, and take baby steps. I do enjoy reading your notes to yourself and hope you don't mind my words :)
Posted at 11:04 pm, May 14, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
not at all, as i have stated before this is my twitter- meaningless and without promotion-
i only mind it when people bomb my thread with sales and giveways,
becides you live by the ocean, where i shall be, very shortly, just as soon as the houses are selling agian,and the economy stops crawling- i'm moving- but i don't know where that's all, too many people on the east coast and cali coasts, too crazy cold windy rainy in cascadia, where to go where to go, have always been a gypsy- fighting against the hobo life-

going to see Dr Williams this morning to see if it's time for me to come out of retirment.
Posted at 10:28 am, May 15, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
well crap dr. williams says i can get back to work on the 15th of June, crap shit fuck-
i love not working and had hoped to parley this into a full time drift
now the real world is back in my face, all this ugly reality- wakng up early- talking to maniacs-driving around seattle- sweaty in a tank top and bananna hamock-
oh, wait- wrong story
damn, i don't want to go back to work and this life.
Posted at 5:48 pm, May 19, 2009 ET - Report this post


adamsonart says:
I love little art :) Here's mine
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=25180339
Posted at 5:50 pm, May 19, 2009 ET - Report this post


adamsonart says:
Mountoctopus... I'm laid off to :) Making the best of it and cooking up art! What a life...
Posted at 5:52 pm, May 19, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
i have painted millions of tiny things, and now my three month vacation of pain is almost over, but hey thanks for the viewage, i just hearted you, nice little paintings, i always paint with a 00 signiture brush, et tu ?
Posted at 9:30 pm, May 19, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
today has been just wonderful went for a walk took some pix of a sweet vw split window van, posting on my blog, blownbrown.blogspot. such a cutie i must buy a splitty.
then i walked around some more and it's so clear and sunny today, almost home i saw some kids throwing rocks threw windows and i stopped and laughed with them, their dad was demoliting the huge old house, {ex-crack house}, so the kids are all smashing out the windows and the little girl turns to me and says, "and we're cutting school,"
greatest dad in the world, i tell them,
i eat lunch and go back to watch the building destroyed with a track hoe- wonderful lovely destruction, what a day-
and it's only 2:50 pm
Posted at 5:52 pm, May 21, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
wonderful weekend a tad dull- seeing as though i can't swim or do cannonballs into mudpuddles-
fun with the kids and playground and lake side adventure-
lots of walking, up to 1 1/2 hours a day and PT begins today, very exciting times whoo hoo-
taking lot's of photos of my city- before i move out of it- to hit the country again, and buy some ducks and chickens-
build a library-
find a pond, float a duck island and buy some koi-
drive unregistered vans deap into dark forrests

say hello-
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mountoctopus says:
started PT yesterday, i have nerve damage to my left leg, but i'll take it over not being able to walk at all, so i hike the city everyday for an hour and a half, and just love this shitty city in the summer time- so perfect and reasonable, crumbly and quiet

can't wait to surf again though, getting antsy-

suffering from art block too-

because i have this commision to finish by the twenty of June and it terrorifies me-
we'll off to the mentor mechanic with the van

you should go for a walk today too- and hold my hand- like a ghost
Posted at 2:11 pm, May 27, 2009 ET - Report this post


1022SeaShellAve says:
Hi Ya Mount, We're goin' walkin on the beach today to look for Sea Shells. Many surfers in the water here, I think I saw a board with your name on it :)
Posted at 12:53 pm, May 28, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
i am very happy to see feel and know that summer is really here, the past week we've had nothing but bluebird conditions so wonderful-
the one thing i don't miss of course is the summer time crowds and paying for parking-
we don't get that out here- but then again our ocean is too cold to swim in without a wet suit-
hey, shellave- hope you find a nice one and some sweet glass-
i love horseshoe crab season.
Posted at 3:12 pm, May 28, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
we have had the greatest week of all time, if i died today-it'd be okay, yesterday we went to the lake with cyrus and the kids and all the dogs and it was madness and muddy and they all played ball and swam away, the kids threw rocks and waves washed our feet

i am the color of milk chocolate
Posted at 9:46 am, May 30, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
this is about the most perfect last few weeks nothing but sun and wildly long days from 5-10, endless days, of walking walking hiking trails, and looking at old life, and today i went swimming and paddled out to the buoy, and back and then went to onepiecebeach with the kids and played and swam some more, this life is too great to worry about a thing like Etsy.

i hope you are all as well
Posted at 2:11 am, June 3, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
oh, yeah, still sunk deep in artblock, can't snap out of it, all because i have a commision due in 15 days, for people i don't know- and will never meet, crap sandwich
Posted at 2:13 am, June 3, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
sometimes a little art can be as simple as making a pie from scratch, todays flavor-
apple cherry
no sugar added and so marvelously yummy.
that's it
Posted at 11:32 pm, June 6, 2009 ET - Report this post


artbytrudy says:
I will be thinking of you surfing once your back gets better.......You are very creative and a sweet soul..Now go get rid of that art block!.....Thanks a lot for making me hungry for apple cherry pie....trudy
Posted at 11:39 pm, June 6, 2009 ET - Report this post


agate58 says:
Hi everyone this is Glenn. Thanks for letting me promote here.
I just listed several new sets of Lamp work beads that I made.
If you have a moment please take a look.
Thanks,
Glenn
Awesome Super Large Sea Horse Tab Lampwork Beads SRA
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26112203

A Day At The Beach Lentils Lampwork Beads SRA
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26112068
Posted at 1:40 am, June 7, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
sunday morning pie for breakfast- still struggling to figure out these inflatables i've been making- have given up on the commision, painted 15 pieces, don't know if i can do more- but i must, going to take a few days off and work other things, like my tan, my self improvement- the kids- the van- the house,
maybe rent a bulldozer and remove it all
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mountoctopus says:
just came home from a two hour hike, very lovely out here, going to make some art, do the dishes and later go for a swim, man, have i got the life-
only next week i'm supposed to go back to work-
damn-
going to work on a fun pack/activity set for kids and larger kids, with beards and bikini's
Posted at 2:16 pm, June 8, 2009 ET - Report this post


gypsyeye says:
I have little wearable art

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26174125

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26081292
Posted at 2:18 pm, June 8, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
i like paper boats and balloons and snappers-
and silly fortune tellers-
can you tell i went to the carnival on friday
entered the cake walk about ten times, nothing,
bribed the ladies, and still couldn't win-
then my six year old joins me and wins- fist time ever and wins a cake-
he picked a white frosted white cake with gummy drop rainbow-so beautiful my face hurt
so many cakes-
i want to move to a world where cake walks are how you live your day
Posted at 2:20 pm, June 8, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
i wear art out
Posted at 2:22 pm, June 8, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
i've been swimming, paddling, and hike two hours a day for two weeks, it hasen't rained in 20 days the record is 51,
and i still have painters block, i can't do anything with my fingers, don't feel like posting- or listing new items-
but my van is running great, today i'm going to make my wife sew me a Brain cozy for the spare ECU i bought for the vw.
anyone want to swim with thousands of dead fish ?
Posted at 7:02 pm, June 9, 2009 ET - Report this post


1022SeaShellAve says:
It rained SO hard here this morning, and was SO dark it looked like the end of the world. By the afternoon it was beautiful out, I filled the mini van up with my troops for a short drive to the ocean, found some great Sea Shells and saw some brave folks riding the waves.
:)
Were planning a fishing trip this weekend!
Posted at 10:30 pm, June 9, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
watch out for those croakers-
the oceans saddest fish

my favorite fish to eat, before i stopped eating living creatures was the yummy Smelt- out here refered to as

Quilute hotdog
Posted at 12:46 am, June 10, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
finally listed an item this week, i've been protesting again, i just don't get it, this place is frustrating, and lonely- plus, have been blogging like mad, on this the last few days before i must go back to work, my retirement is over-
and have been swimming about an hour a day- getting stronger, i'm going to get in the ring and ultimate fight a real life gorilla-
screw art
lets fight
Posted at 12:34 am, June 12, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
no body buys art
art is for snobs
art is for people who ate dinner
people who can't draw-
art is for museums to stick in basements
Posted at 12:35 am, June 12, 2009 ET - Report this post


1022SeaShellAve says:
snap out of it mount :)
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mountoctopus says:
so sorry, i guess my painter block has really affected my brain, thanks for the slap-
i needed that, now onward-
and up-
it's friday, and i'm going to take lots of pictures of all the dead fish down by my swimmin hole
i'll send out an update-
late
Posted at 12:12 pm, June 12, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
my art is so small -

how small is it ?




so small ants have to use microscopes to see my shows
Posted at 6:31 pm, June 17, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
i'm so unpopular that i've opened an ARTFIRE shop, just so i can be snubbed in other places and other forums-
Posted at 6:32 pm, June 17, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
speaking of little, my tiny son wont stop screaming
Posted at 1:12 am, June 18, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
maybe art really is the size of this laptop- and all it needs is one quick glance-

today a man who bought a large painting of mine 4 x 4 feet square e-mailed me with a photo of the painting still hanging over his bed, fifteen years later- crap that means i'm like a hundred
Posted at 11:10 pm, June 18, 2009 ET - Report this post


agate58 says:
Hi everyone this is Glenn. Thanks for letting me promote here.
I just listed several new sets of Lamp work beads that I made.
If you have a moment please take a look.
Thanks,
Glenn
Awesome Trail Lentil Set Handmade Lampwork beads SRA
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26689412

Etched White And Black Dot Handmade Lampwork Beads SRA
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26689360

Turquoise And Lime Scroll Handmade Lampwork Beads SRA
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26689091
Posted at 3:11 am, June 19, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
glenn, i love you-
but this is a private room-
would you lipstick a message on my bathroom mirror as i pooped-
come on
Posted at 10:08 am, June 19, 2009 ET - Report this post


1022SeaShellAve says:
a visual i did not need,hahaha

Hows work?
The decibel level in my house is beyond belief, 3 of my girls could give Mariah Carie a run for her money.
Posted at 8:11 am, June 21, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
sorry-
work is great, i went into worked monday, and then, there is no work all week, i may just quit and go to delaware for the summer, or la push, the west coast is a waste land, 10% unemployment- tell the world
the micro soft army is blitzkriging across montanna
Posted at 11:39 pm, June 21, 2009 ET - Report this post


ceejay60 says:
mountoctopus, you have cool stuff!!! I have enjoyed your rantings too!
Posted at 11:49 pm, June 21, 2009 ET - Report this post

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mountoctopus says:
seashell thank you, at least you care and look at my shop,
i started a spare shop over at artfire, as a back up
fathers day was very mellow, the kids all slept in, while i went for a hike at the beach, watched the waves and played stick with the dogs, so good to be back in the water again after 8 months, toby and i surfed a bit and man it was beautiful, made coffee, played ball, ate campfire hot dogs on sticks, slept in tents, with four people, watched the stars, drank tea and loved every second
Posted at 10:34 pm, June 22, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
went for my six month check up with my surgeon- everything seems good, keep walking, and swimming, take it easy and write a novel about pain-

still working on my newest coloring book-
maybe list tonight
titled

mt.octopus vs. unicornskull vs

i love you all, but you smell-late
Posted at 11:38 am, June 24, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
i guess i ment to say six week check up oopsy- gotta go get my van emmission tested now- hope i pass- and the line is tiny-
oh- like my art work
Posted at 11:40 am, June 24, 2009 ET - Report this post


1022SeaShellAve says:
your latest works isn't so tiny :)
Posted at 10:56 am, June 25, 2009 ET - Report this post


marygolightly says:
Thanks for letting me share here!

Collage on canvas, 4"x4"
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=23853921
Posted at 11:05 am, June 25, 2009 ET - Report this post

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mountoctopus says:
jake, my oldest son, is off to RISD for summer college classes, and yes i am jealous,
i'm trying to open a store down the street, a real brick and mortar shop, and yes it really is brick and mortar, and so incredibly cute all 1900 store front-
now i am excited-
do what you love they say-
so even with the economy in the gutter-
i am going to go for. . . love
Posted at 11:32 am, June 25, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
paintings for ants
tatooes for hummingbirds
earings for mice and rings for their little tails
tiaras for ticks
earcuffs for a monkey
this is what i'm going to do this weekend
Posted at 2:33 am, June 26, 2009 ET - Report this post


1022SeaShellAve says:
That is one fun filled jam packed weekend!
Posted at 7:55 am, June 26, 2009 ET - Report this post


anycards says:
I think this is little art

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=26845740

and even littler

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_1&listing_id=26845300
Posted at 7:57 am, June 26, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
every day is the weekend for me- now that i have officially retired from the working world-
i'm just going to make cakes and pies and soup and pour you a cup of coffee and draw pictures on post cards and mail them to my momma-
your momma too
Posted at 5:33 pm, June 26, 2009 ET - Report this post


1022SeaShellAve says:
awwwww, the softer side of mountoctopus :)
Posted at 7:48 pm, June 26, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
i know- i try to keep the hardcore side a little buried-
i grew up in the ghetto,, my dad was a hoodlum-
all my friends are dead- i am actually working on Etsy from my prison cell
buy some art- now-
that would actually be kinda cute if i painted these little paintings from jail- covered with face tats, scars,in orange jumpsuits with a tiny paint brush

i'm going to the lake for a swim- with the boys- a canoe trip to find some beaver dams, frogs and turtles then the rock climbing wall

can't do that in jail thou
Posted at 11:37 am, June 27, 2009 ET - Report this post


1022SeaShellAve says:
Or paint pictures of prisoners in orange jumpsuits, I'm sure there is a market for it,lol........

Off to the beach with the kids..........
Posted at 10:54 am, June 28, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
perfect weather- again- bluebird !

going to the lake, going for a hike

as long as there is no work and i haven't heard about my store front as yet i might as well focus on physical fitness and joy-

p.s. i started some huge paintings yesterday- almost 4 "

monumental
Posted at 12:09 pm, June 29, 2009 ET - Report this post


mountoctopus says:
made it to 100 posts ha-
now, i'm off to 1000
that's a nice round number
Posted at 12:10 pm, June 29, 2009 ET - Report this post

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Jonesy

years ago, when i used to roll out to la push alone on Friday nights, back when there would only be one van parked out and down at dirty south, in the cold black rain, i was parked in the bushes, drinking coffee, back when i used to suit up the second i woke up, without looking, that morning in the dark, there's a knock on the van, i open it and it's Jonesy, he smiles when he sees me and sits with me,
he drinks coffee and beer, and tells me~ that he was coming down to hang himself
but he saw my van, and we drink coffee together in the rain
and talk


about spirits and dead friends, and his adventures, and what he was carving~

























too soon ? for exploding showers of fire ?







grandma and boy








grandpa portrait, a classic, the sea capt'n amongst the wreckage









i went a little black slug crazy











like the wild snail, they are hermaphrodites and after they engage in sex they chew off their own genitals










me too ~











grandpa without television teaches the kids to gamble and play blackjack, Dashiell loses our house and has to be grandpa's slave for two years




























little warrior passed out, fallen to earth, surrenders















green ghosts~ duskiya


































a little sectiony~ no shoulder and small, water temp~ cold, air temp~cold, but glassy~
that's your surf report two days late and skimpy


















quileute alphabet



















AKALAT




















this weekend we found out that Jonesy had died, he'd been dead since February and we didn't even know, mee-mee came home from buying fireworks crying






















TERRY JONESApril 9, 1955February 17, 2010LaPush resident Terry Jones, 54, passed away on February 17, 2010. He was born in Bow Hill, Washington, to William Jones and Shirley Mae Eastman on April 9, 1955.Mr. Jones was a graduate of Bellingham High School, and moved to LaPush when he was 18.He enjoyed fishing, carving, spending time with his children and beach walking. Terry Jones is survived by his longtime partner, Chrissy Schumack; son, Jesse Schumack; daughter, Kelly Ann; his foster parents, the Hillaires of Lummi, Washington; brother, John Jones; and two grandchildren.He is preceded in death by his brother, Billie Jones, and one sister.There was a dinner held for family and friends on February 21, 2010.























when Meesh told me that he was a track star i cried too~















































































base camp


























































says it all

































































































































great little beach house
























































































































































































the moon and i ~ in love with sunsets, puppies and long walks along beaches







































i'm like the dream boy* for every personnel ad in the back of the little nickle
this is the view from the living room of our pimp cabin







































generic surf photo filed under arty









































childhood defined










































sweat peas are poison











































this log was the talk of the fire pit











































it's firework season~ ripe




























































































do not put in mouth !















































forest's favorite
















































LAPUSH -- Quileute tribal members on Thursday were mourning the unrelated deaths on Wednesday of Terry Jones and Charlotte Kalama, who both had fundamental links to this West End community.A tribal carver and fisherman, Mr. Jones, 54, died Wednesday night in a fire in his trailer in LaPush, Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict confirmed late Thursday.The fire is being investigated by the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms because it occurred on the reservation, but it was not believed to be of suspicious origin, Benedict said. The cause of the fire has not been determined, he said.Mrs. Kalama, 86, died Wednesday of natural causes at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, said Bob Hyde, a funeral director at Coleman Mortuary Inc. in Hoquiam, which is handling funeral arrangements.She was a tribal elder fluent in the Quileute language, tribal spokeswoman Jackie Jacobs said.Mrs. Kalama's mother, the late Lillian Payne Penn Pullen of LaPush, was instrumental in fostering interest in the language.Mrs. Kalama was a lifetime resident of Queets, Hyde said.Fire started at nightThe fire at Mr. Jones' residence, located 30 to 40 feet west of the tribal court building and near the tribal community center, was reported at about 9:40 p.m., LaPush Police Department Officer Brian Demorest said.No other structures were endangered by the blaze, but once it was discovered, "the calls all came in at the same time," Demorest said.Mr. Jones was a well-known and longtime LaPush resident, Demorest said."Everyone knew him, and he knew everyone," Demorest said.There are about 700 tribal members, and about 400 live on the reservation, which is about the size of one square mile, said Anna Parris, tribal housing director.Said tribal center switchboard operation Jackie Smith: "He was our carver."A family member who asked not to be identified said Mr. Jones had watched a healing circle drum group perform earlier Wednesday night."He went around hugging everybody," she said."He just showed love."She said Mr. Jones broke track records as a student at Bellingham High School, where he received his diploma.Mr. Jones had a son, Jesse Schumack, the family member said.






















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feedback loop belly gazing

i~ can't even use my own damn phone, so please excuse me for fumbling through this cut and paste fuck up, i have attempted~

http://jocelot.blogspot.com/

Because i nearly fell off the couch last night when i saw that Jocelyn had posted a little love over at oh, snap, her blog

that's right this is a blog about a blog about a blog

and i, would like to thank Jocelyn, and all of you dearly for your continued viewership, as of tomorrow sometime, or this weekend this here little bloggy will have hit~ 10,000 views
i know it's not millions but this is about the quality of the eyes, the discerning reader, and my mom, and i clicking in, a lot






Moss-covered art and super dope style

Neil Van always posts fun and fascinating stuff on his blog, but recently, two images from a couple of his posts have been especially beguiling to me.

How cool is this sculpture in artist Tim Fowler's garden? I would love to have or make something that could stand up to the weather and welcome the encroaching moss as gracefully as this guy does.



And how awesome is Beatrix's style? No, not this Beatrix. This one:



Sites like the Sartorialist would be more compelling to me if they featured more images like this. We've seen enough women snapped while walking down the streets of New York and Milan. Capture some shots of fashionable individuals going camping in the rain, will you?

Anyway, clearly, I love everything about this woman's style (Especially that skirt!). Rock on, Beatrix. And thanks, Neil!
Posted by Jocelyn at 6/09/2010 1 comments
Labels: art, fashion
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