Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Two Swimming Heads, nice of her and fresh start

- My Tuesday night volunteer work puts me in a building that houses pieces from the State of Georgia Art Collection.  These gals had been relegated to a back hallway for some reason.  Still startling when I walk that way.  (I've blogged about them before, but it's been a couple of years.) 

The first one is my photo and I like that angle, but this one found online displays them to better effect.  The artist is John Jensen, using Mixed Media Sculpture and it's called Two Swimming Heads.  Click to enlarge.

- Waiting for an appointment with a room full of other people.  A woman gets up from her chair to move to another section of the waiting room and a piece of paper flutters to the floor behind her.  A young lady chases after her with it, only to be told that the paper was probably trash and didn't belong to the woman after all.  When she comes back, we all tell the young lady how nice that was of her to do that.

- Finally getting my two "go to" calendars in place for the new year.  Flat one on the desk to write in and one that displays three months at a time on the wall.  It feels so clean and fresh.  A lovely feeling.


happygirl said...

I love the waiting room story. I love encouraging kindness. The heads are interesting. Kinda weird, but they are well done. I wouldn't want them in my living room. Happy New Year. again.

Lynn said...

They used to be in the front hallway - maybe they were freaking people out so they moved them. I mainly admire their lifelike appearance.

Yes - I was impressed with the effort she put forth to be nice.

Fireblossom said...

I love new calendars.

Those ladies are freaky, but I like them. Kinda. LOL!

Louvregirl said...

Lynn~ I have two 'go to' calendars also. I really like that artwork! Seriously!!

Louvregirl said...

Going back, on enlargement, one sister has curlers! I wonder what the one on the right is saying!!?

LL Cool Joe said...

I love the ladies in a kinda surreal way. I think your photo captures them well. :)

Lovely story about the waiting room. :)

Shyamanga said...

For a moment I thought they were real. Freaky, they sure are. Loved the story about the nice lady. Happy New Year...lovely feeling to be back after a long time. Missed quite a bit, gotta catch up.

Jannie Funster said...

So creative those heads. Love the curlers under the one's bonnet. :)

It was nice of you to mention her niceness. But you are nice that way.

now, I'm gonna munch some salad with ham.


Leonora said...

OK, those ladies are creepy and funny all at the same time. I have to give the artist credit for creating something unique!
Hope you're having a great week : )

Lynn said...

FB -

Me, too - a new calendar is like a fresh start. You'd think calendars would be plentiful in a printing company. Not.

I know - they are freaky. :)

lg -

I think she is dishing about someone's too revealing swimsuit. :)

Joe -

Thank you - I was touched by that.

Shyamanga -

Where have you been? I've missed seeing you here - thanks for coming back!

Jannie -

That's why I wanted to show the 2nd photo. I took one from that view, but it came out fuzzy.

You are nice, too, Jannie Muffin, and thanks for saying that to me.


Lynn said...

Leonora -

I know! They are. I am having a good week and hope you are, too.

TALON said...

I remember those sculptures - they would be startling if you happened upon them unsuspecting :)

Hope your calendars get filled up with all sorts of lovely things!

Elephant's Child said...

Big smiles of recognition. At the pool I go to, the water aerobics class is full of women just like these with their make-up and the jewellery on as they hop and bop in the pool. Soon I may join them.
Thank you.
And niceness is always something to be encouraged.
Thank you for a lovely post.

Riot Kitty said...

Sorry, but that statue kind of freaks me out!

You go out of your way to be kind to others, so I am happy when it happens to you. :)

Lynn said...

Talon -

Me, too. :)

The Elephant's Child -

I noticed that when I went to the gym in the morning there were ladies there with colorful track suits, hair done and matching jewelry. I always admired that - such is the same at your pool, too. (Me - I always went in looking a bit bedraggled if it was the morning.)

Riot Kitty -

Aw - thank you for saying that.

Snaggle Tooth said...

I remember the swimming gals sculpture from before. Must be funny bumping into that in odd places. still womder about the water- if it's plastic? n how'd the colors get into it...
I always try to help folks dropping things too- it's definately the nice thing to do. I'm not that picky about calenders, as long as there's one in the kitchen by the wall phone. I recieved 3 this year, New England Landscapes free from storage, a psalms with sunset pics, n a Pampered Chef one that makes my mouth water to look at... I didn't even turn the December page to January until about the 6th because I was so sick that week.
Sounds like you're ready for all thiose new appointments!

wheatgerm said...

I love them

Granny Annie said...

They belong back in the front hall. They are spectacular.

That child had been taught helpfulness and needed applause. Good for those who managed kind words for her effort.

I did not like the 2012 wall calendar we had for this year and was thrilled to find a lovely one marked down from $12.99 to $4.97 and have decided I might buy all my new year calendars at the end of January.

Sara said...

Wow. Those ladies would be a shock. They look so REAL. I bet a lot of spooked by coming across them in the hallway:~)

I know what you mean about the calendars. I only monthly ones, but it imperative that I put them up to remind me of the new year. I like picking them out, if I haven't made my own.

The waiting room story is nice. It's good to encourage someone to be kind, even if the kindness isn't respected. Thank you and the others for supporting the young girl. I imagine she'll remember what you all said, rather than the woman:~)

Ileana said...

I love my new calendars...although they're not that "clean and fresh" anymore.

I clicked on the sculpture and it's wonderful! What talent. A little freaky but so cool! :)

Louvregirl said...

"And...did you see so and so??!"

Cloudia said...

nice young lady!

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Lynn said...

Snaggle -

I'll bet that Pampered Chef calendar is a great one. They always have such good recipes. I hope you are over that nasty cold now.

Wheatgerm -

I'm glad. :)

Granny Annie -

I think they are fabulous, too. :) And so true - young people should be encouraged like that.

I always plan to buy Christmas items on sale and never do. So good idea on cheaper calendars. I didn't get one from my state senator this year - I guess he's cutting back. :) Or maybe I didn't call in to complain about anything. :)

Sara -

The first time I saw them, I was so started.

Absolutely - and she will be a loving mother someday, I'm sure.

I've just started using the calendar on my iPhone to schedule out personal events. Pretty handy.

Scarlet -

I think it's cool, too. :)

lg -

And you can just hear the gravelly voices, too. :)

Cloudia -

Thank you!

Chatty Crone said...

I am the one on the left! lol sandie

Lynn said...

Sandie -

Ya think?

Betty Manousos said...

those sculptures are kinda freaky but interesting.
look surreal, the story about the waiting room was indeed lovely.


Crystal said...

Wow, this is so cool! ;-)

Anil P said...

Aha, the calendar - time waiting to be lived.

Lynn said...

Betty -

They are a little freaky. And thank you about my other story.

Crystal -

Thank you for stopping by.

Anil P -