Another fine example of Planet X-ian wildlife. This is a Lemon Drop Flutterby, a relative of the Cellophane Wing Flutterby.
The Viking Mars Lander touched down on the surface of Mars on June 19, 1976. I remember watching the first picture appear, line by line, on our neighbors’ TV. It doesn’t look like much, but this was the first photo I’d seen from the surface of another planet! Not counting the moon, of course (it being a moon).
Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.
My lovely girlfriend Azucena and I took a visit to the Detroit Institute of Arts a while back, and I discovered a sculpture I’d never seen before. For all I know it’s been sitting there all along, but the museum has recently gone through a major redo so it’s very likely it was brought out of storage. It reminded me of Popeye, and since the figure was a rigger, he could very well be considered a sailor man too.
Mahonri Mackintosh Young
American, 1877 – 1957
I also saw this painting for the first time. It reminded me of a drawing I did of my grandmother when I was four or five years old. She was holding a little bird on her finger. My mother said the eyes would follow you around the room. Alas, it was lost when my grandmother died. But I sure love this one.
Girl With Yellow Bird
1945 Oil on Canvas
American, 1900 – 1980