The Pink Pig

BBB NOTE CARD - WHEN PIGS FLY

On twitter the other day, someone asked the question, “What are some of your earliest Christmas memories?” which got me thinking.  

One of my early memories, so early that to me it seems dreamlike when I think about it, was riding the Pink Pig at Riches department store in downtown Atlanta.  I must have been 3 years old.  My twin sister and I probably rode it with my two older sisters while my parents shopped.  The Pink Pig ride was up on a railing that went around the interior of the store, we could look down and see the shoppers below.  Afterwards we got to visit with Santa Claus and then onto a red room where we picked out small gifts for our parents.   The spring after this experience our family moved to Columbus Ga.  Every year at Christmas, my older sisters would tell us that the “real” Santa was at Rich’s in Atlanta, which of course I believed. 

A while back I had showing of my art work at the Phoenix and Dragon bookstore in Sandy Springs titled, “When Pigs Fly”.  At the opening I was asked why I painted pigs.  During that talk I remembered and realized that the Pink Pig memory was probably a big unconscious reason why I had chosen to paint pigs.

The painting above is called “When Pigs Fly”  and it reminds me of the magic of this season. Wishing all a very magical holiday season!

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Pig and Roses

Pig and Roses

I had fun with this painting and I got a kick out of titling it Pig and Roses, a take off of the band, Guns and Roses.  It makes me laugh every time I see the title.  My husband and I have inside joke about pigs so over the years we’ve accumulated somewhat of a pig collection.  This angel pig is painted from a small concrete pig that I picked up at Pier One.  I love his happy expression and have painted him in many directions. 

The roses are decorative touch that I sometimes add to my paintings.  It is a wink to my earlier work as a papier mache artist where I made brightly colored papier mache bowls onto which I painted decorative elements.  The rose bowl design  pictured below was very popularI think people liked the old fashion quality of them.  I added roses to the painting as roses symbolize love that this happy angel pig feels.

Dreamtime Roses Bowl

Pig prints available here.