Saturday, June 13, 2015

Andy does Elvis; Zorba and portents thereof; The color green; Miss Eleny

Andy does Elvis



This reminds us of our dear friend
the late John Tyson,
Art professor at Carroll College.

We were active during the coming out of the film
and afterwards conducted ourselves somewhat similarly.

His ghost, if hovering, will know what we're talking about.

Here John stands with his boss
Carroll art department chair, Wis Guthrie.
That pic has appeared in the Raccoon before
at least once.  Now twice or thrice...

OK by us.

Tyson 60's pot
still with us here now at the Odd Fellows.

John was the centerfold with his one-speed fat tire bike 1980


Wis works puzzle at the Avalon 5-15




The color green

by William Carlos Williams

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When I was younger
it was plain to me
I must make something of myself.
Older now
I walk back streets
admiring the houses
of the very poor:
roof out of line with sides
the yards cluttered
with old chicken wire, ashes,
furniture gone wrong;
the fences and outhouses
built of barrel staves
and parts of boxes, all,
if I am fortunate,
smeared a bluish green
that properly weathered
pleases me best of all colors.
No one
will believe this
of vast import to the nation.

"Pastoral" by William Carlos Williams from The Collected Poems of W.C. Williams © New Directions, 1991


We chose green
for the background color
of the Sewer Raccoon News

when it started under advisement of son Lee
 in December 2007.

Have stuck with green ever since.
It is in the middle of the color spectrum and
it harmonizes with left and right hues.


Miss Eleny

Wis Guthrie's Mysteries of Mankind books:

Wis, resident of the Avalon, spends some of his retirement
time now at 97 (our inverse age)
doing decoupage from National Geographic
books, and many etcs.

and working puzzles that interest him
within a scenic alcove of his residence.

This book, a gift from Wis, is ever at our side.

Wis taught his art students at Carroll  College
 how to try seeing things his ways.
Now, superimposing things cut from sources elsewhere
he sees where they might go,
as shown here.


His long-time student,
we try for his concept (with a camera)

[ Downtown pachyderm heads to one of the many watering holes at dusk.

"Have one on me!"]

when in reality:



Five Stars

Denise 'Means Rest' Dix

This picture and the one below
- Dee gathering chives blossoms -
courtesy of K. Dobson
who took, snapping her Upper-Crustacean
cell phone shutter
 with Congo church pick-knickers
last Sunday.

 ~ This is who is responsible
for the SRN editor surviving up to now. ~