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Thursday, May 27, 2010

It's Good To Be Bad

Bad Girls I

for Theme Thursday and Inspiration Avenue



Yesterday I got a message on my Facebook page from my son's girlfriend Brooke, who is studying in China this summer. She said that she had been chased down the street by an angry Chinese man, after she picked up what she thought was a free magazine to bring home to me to use in my collages. Although the image of the lovely Brooke fleeing on her long legs fills me with delight, I do NOT want her to risk incarceration in a Chinese jail for the sake of my art! This journal page was initially inspired by Brooke, but then I started thinking all my wild and crazy, opinionated, outspoken, bad ass girlfriends out there, and I realized how many fierce beauties I use in my art, so I've decided to start a Bad Girl series in honor of those of you who inspire me every day. You know who you are. If you'd like a print of this page, they are available for $15.00; just e-mail me at kathymccullen@aol.com

16 comments:

Sandy said...

Wow very impressive work.
She is a Beauty. Love the play with the different elements.

Kim Mailhot said...

As my teacher/friend/inspiration Judy Wise told me earlier this week, "Bad is the new Good." ;)
I think we all need to let a little more of the Bad Ass in ourselves shine.
Love this piece, Talented One !

Janet Ghio said...

Kathy-this is so great and I love what it says. Your us of the white gel pen is fabulous!!

Terri Kahrs said...

It's soooo good to see your "ladies" make appearances again, Kathy - I've missed them! Love the way you've illustrated this great quote! Hugs, Teri xoxo

Sija said...

Fabulous beauty!

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Love your fantastic beauty and artwork.

Ellen said...

lovely story,I can just see it before me. you've got them well trained.
fun creation with that bad girl

Kelly said...

love it! great gal!

Janet said...

LOVE her!! It's always way more fun to be bad!

IM GIRL said...

You ROCK! love it and following!

penny patten said...

How true, great work.

WrightStuff said...

Here's to being bad! Salut!

Magpie said...

Your theory is so true! I love the strong colors in your piece. I hope your son's girlfriend stays out of trouble in China though!!

Sadie said...

Bad ass debutantes
Are naughty and seldom nice
Under wicked crowns.

indybev said...

Lovely nieces, lovely art. I'm sure they've picked up some of their good traits from their Aunt Kathy!

Ozstuff said...

I dunno. Catherine the Great was rumoured to be a shrinking violet. Queen Elizabeth 1 wept when her orders for executing some poor soul were carried out. Even Queen Victoria had no idea her underlinings were carving an empire for her across the length and breadth of the globe. She just sat quietly not being amused. I love your picture but I fear the quote is a tad off skew.