visual pun

tulip fest 2020


A year ago today we were enjoying our annual visit to the Chilliwack Tulip Festival, which sadly is not open this year. Instead today we are enjoying a mini tulipfest of our own on our deck…


Tulips of the Valley, Chilliwack Tulip Festival


…plus a look back to my first iPad paintings from 2013 inspired by David Hockney…



…and given today’s theme I couldn’t resist including this visual pun from 1984 that really needs no explanation other than the lips were my then 8 year old daughter’s.


This is knot: a painting – homage to Rene Magritte

I thought I would follow up my submission to the Daily Prompt: Make Me Smile with this homage to Rene Magritte’s painting Ceci nest pas une pipe.
Its partner piece is entitled not a painting or Ceci n’est pas une peinture in keeping with the homage, since it really isn’t a painting, but as you can see is indeed a knot…in a frame…which by the way is not for sale!
Finally, this week I submitted for the first time to the Weekly Writing Challenge.  This week’s challenge is to write a story in exactly fifty words. I entitled it Knot at Home (sound familiar?) It is another homage, this one to Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, as you will see if you visit the post on my other site theotherpalette.
OKI think it’s time in the immortal words of George Burns to “Say Goodnight, Gracie”…