Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holiday Still Lifes

Under the tree, a Dutch porcelain mug, containing rum, that Mommy forgot.

A milk chocolate Adventskalender, ripped apart and strewn across the floor. Nearby, a dog is sick.

A landscape of a frilly woman's apron, flour, and sugar, and butter and cookie cutters in the shapes of elves is lit from the left, with 1930s Midwestern nostalgia.

A platter of red grapes. For now.

Hanging like Flemish grandmaster van Eyck rabbits in the dim hall closet, several pairs of flesh-red wool mittens, drying.

A silver ball on the tree, reflecting Daddy, in the other room.

In 3/4 view, the ham, is resplendent, burnt sienna, ochre and vermillion.

After Bruegels' Landscape with the Fall of Icarus, Mommy, who found her mug of rum.

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  1. I love you, I love your blog, I love your writing. That is the extent of it. xo

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