Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Bigger Isn't Always Better

Have you seen the latest AT&T commercial with the man sitting at an elementary school library table with a bunch of adorable children interviewing them about which is better, Bigger or Smaller?  

Here's the scenario:  Two friends invite you to come swim in their pool. One kid has a big pool with fancy dinosaurs and things; the other kid just has a small pool. Which friend's pool will you choose? The 'obvious' answer is the kids would choose the friend with the big-jurAssic pool.


How about these questions, funny guy: 

  • Which friend would dig through their backpack for a #2 pencil if you forgot yours on test day? 
  • Which one wouldn't act like they do not know you when you smack into that pole while looking over your shoulder? 
  • Which one would run to find a Hello Kitty bandaid for that skinned knee/face?  
  • Which one would totally understand and have conversation with you about the huge difference between the Yellow Green Crayon and the Green Yellow Crayon?
AND, maybe the most important question of all:  which of these two friends won't laugh at you in your Sponge Bob bathing suit?!  duh, that's whose pool I'm choosing! 


I'm hoping the same thing is true with these latest paintings. After working on large canvases for several months, these small paintings were challenging but I like the results.

make art not war
mixed media on canvas
6" x 6"

Do Not Forward
mixed media on canvas
12" x 12"

mixed media on canvas
8" x 8"

I keep a close watch on this heart of mine.
mixed media on canvas
8" x 8"

It has long been an axiom of mine that 
the little things are infinitely the most important.
Arthur Conan Doyle, speaking as Sherlock Holmes*

*for those lovable geeks in my life who are eagerly awaiting the return of Sherlock on PBS's Masterpiece.  


Meghann said...

I love this post! And your paintings. And the quote is excellent. We just finished our Sherlock marathon and we're ready for Season 3!!! Heehee.

Jono said...

To a great mind, nothing is little.
-Sherlock Holmes

Also a good comment for this blog is:

I'd be lost without my blogger!
-BBC's Sherlock

Kim said...

geeks you both are!

karen said...

I was just watching this commercial today and was thinking, "bigger isn't always better…" after all, there is the friend who has the really small pool in her back yard, no flesh eating fish but did go to see Jim Morrison and has great back stage stories…
All that being said, I do love the little girl in kindergarden. No competition here for the cutest kid. Hands down it's her.

art by Michael Perchard said...

Kim! What is going on here in blog land? I haven't been receiving any of your posts! Just found you on FB! Your wonderful art work is always over the top outstanding! I love all of these! Your work is unique! Always a pleasure to enjoy looking at over and over again! I totally agree with "Make art not war!"
"All we are saying is give peace a chance!"
Your old hippy age of aquarius art buddy!