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I didn’t want to say anything until I felt like these things had roots, but I have two new seedling projects: fruityfantastica the third (with a real domain! at last!) and thingadingaday

The new incarnation of fruityfantastica is meant to be a place for those of us who need a little steadying as we figure out how to do that one thing that gives us deep joy every day, whatever it is. I’m hoping that eventually it will be bigger than the sum of its current parts (cheap domain registration, free Blogger blog, unremarkable design, me) but the only way to do that is to make a place where other people want to camp out, too. This is, I think, what is called ‘building community’? 

Well, it’s an experiment anyhow. Please make yourself at home. Beer’s in the cooler.

Thingadingaday is a sketchblog where I try to do a thing a day. It’s looks like it’s going all over the place, and I am okay with that. You’ll be relieved to know that there are no comments enabled there. 

I’m going to keep this little place for the occasional thing that doesn’t fit anywhere else. 

You’re good people. Thanks for sticking it out with me.

addendum(b) - or, what the hell did I expect, anyhow?

I’m almost a year into my life as a truckstop refugee. What do you know, semi-automatic rage, hello again. Time to listen to the pinch. I’m being pushed back out into life, this life of mine that refuses to wait me out. Time to make good on making good stuff. 

I’m still scared. 

Insufficiently courageous.

Insufficiently courageous.

I just got one of these and I’m getting acquainted with it. More noodling to follow while I learn what all the buttons do. 

I just got one of these and I’m getting acquainted with it. More noodling to follow while I learn what all the buttons do. 

Whistlepops
acrylic, oil, and alkyd on canvas
5’ x 5’10” or so.

Whistlepops

acrylic, oil, and alkyd on canvas

5’ x 5’10” or so.

Cookie Jar Clown
acrylic, oil and alkyd on canvas
5’ x 5’

Cookie Jar Clown

acrylic, oil and alkyd on canvas

5’ x 5’

Baseball Birthday Cake
acrylic, oil and alkyd on canvas 
about 5’ x 5’10”, something like that

Baseball Birthday Cake

acrylic, oil and alkyd on canvas 

about 5’ x 5’10”, something like that

More old art.
(Mold art? Old fart?)

More old art.

(Mold art? Old fart?)

Some college-era paintings, found on an old camera. Not a great quality photo, but it gives some idea of what I was doing circa 1796. So actually this is a pretty good photograph, considering. And yes, I am 240 years old. I may not have mentioned that before.

Some college-era paintings, found on an old camera. Not a great quality photo, but it gives some idea of what I was doing circa 1796. So actually this is a pretty good photograph, considering. And yes, I am 240 years old. I may not have mentioned that before.

breadcrumb trails
addendum(b) - or, what the hell did I expect, anyhow?

About:

Hi, I'm René.  First I was an artist.  Then I became a mom.  Then, as it turned out, I was an autism mom.  Now I'm an artist again.

(I'm still a mom.)

This is a place to figure it all out. Or maybe not 'figure it all out' so much as 'sit back and watch the cage match'.

Fruityfantastica* can be roughly divided into two categories: marvellous stuff of all kinds done by other people, and my own work.

If you want to see other people's stuff, you can go here: other people are wonderful.
My studio work, bits of writing & other oddments are here: I made this.
To cut out the nonsense and go straight to the studio, use this shortcut: studio work.

I'm also a contributor at the Hedge Society. What is a Hedge Society, you ask? It's a group of friends paying attention to things that are hopeful, beautiful, silly, tasty, helpful, interesting, infuriating, ordinary, and sometimes y.

You can email me:  fruityfantastica(at)gmail(dot)com
We can get acquainted on Twitter.
You can subscribe to my RSS feed. But only if you want to.

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*Fruity Fantastica was my Tetris high score name. I was a pretty good Tetris player, and if you think that's bluster just go ahead and ask Meaty Magnifico about it. Later, Fruityfantastica became a code word for my potential to be something better than I was. Now it's a hairshirt I wear online to remind myself that I am also ridiculous.

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