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Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Sweet glass angel on ebay (no known maker)
« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2012, 11:07:56 AM »
It's certainly an unusual thing. Where do you see the angel, Scavo?
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Sweet glass angel on ebay (no known maker)
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2012, 02:52:12 PM »
Where do I see it? It is supposed to be an angel! It has wings on it's back, it's singing and holding a little bell and it's got silly hair. I know you all think it's ugly but it's not a gargoyle!


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Re: Sweet glass angel on ebay (no known maker)
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2012, 03:27:46 PM »
My first impressions were hedgehog!  ;)


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Re: Sweet glass angel on ebay (no known maker)
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2012, 03:34:59 PM »
LOL
            Don't worry Scavo I'm with you it's an angel , a little cartoonish but definitely an angel, as you say quite sweet really.

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Re: Sweet glass angel on ebay (no known maker)
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2012, 03:35:55 PM »
I don't see anything but an angel.
And I rather like it.
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Re: Sweet glass angel on ebay (no known maker)
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2012, 03:39:46 PM »
Some folk do see jesus in clouds or mary on burnt toast...... so are some folk simply "seeing" an angel on a surprised dog wearing flying goggles..........?  ;D
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Sweet glass angel on ebay (no known maker)
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2012, 03:52:16 PM »
Sue certainly seems to have it in my my odd, little angel. I wish I could delude myself, for then I could concur, that angels were somehow more beautiful north of the border ...


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Re: Sweet glass angel on ebay (no known maker)
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2012, 04:35:29 PM »
I'm sorry! Very sorry!

I don't have it "in" for your piece - except as an angel. It's just how I'm coming over in writing, honest !
(Angels don't exist except in superstitious stories and in overabundance in paintings related to superstition, where I got thouroughly sick of them taking up far too much space in art galleries and museums.)
It's a very cute dog, in goggles. 8)
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Re: Sweet glass angel on ebay (no known maker)
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2012, 05:16:52 PM »
The shape rings a bell.  ;D


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Re: Sweet glass angel on ebay (no known maker)
« Reply #19 on: March 27, 2012, 05:51:10 PM »
I wish I knew the emoticon for 'groan'. But honestly, Sue, you've caused more people to look at my glass vessel depicting a comic angel and turned a small ad into a thread. I thank you kindly. I said in the opening post "I welcome your comments" (or words to that effect) and I got them. I cannot then complain if I don't like them!  Yes, I know my little angel is trite. But some people like that kind of stuff. And as an anomaly of modernism he is a bit of fun. And don't think I haven't noticed the gender bias. Angels don't have to be female!

But in comparison to some of the truly awful (and often expensive glass) there is - I'm surprised my angel caused a stir at all.

Art galleries and museums - where were you going? You just have to walk past the Pre Raphaelite stuff and get to the 20th century and then once you get to WW1 you have to start looking at graphic design. By WW2 you certainly have to look to the graphics and industrial design.

 

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