Sunday, November 7, 2010

Moon Over My Hammy

"Moon Over My Hammy"  oil  10" x 10"

So what's the term of these old-fashioned toys, the ones with the push button in the bottom that animates the plastic limbs, strung together with elastic? I'm not sure I ever knew.



  1. I wish I could help you out with the name but it's right there on the tip of my tongue, and then it's gone. I'll probably think of it at two in the morning.

    Just took a quick trip through your recent postings and you've got some great work happening!

  2. This brings childhood memories.
    WOW you took me far away to the past.

  3. I had one of these little toys. Don't know what it was called, but remember how silly it was! Thanks for the memories.

  4. We even had them here!! Thanks for making me laugh and thanks for posting your incredible work. I loved the Ricky Gervais commentary on art and wildlife!

  5. Excellent, R! Your play on words + your composition = a great painting.

    And yeah, i remember having one of those dancing toy thingies... just can't remember what it was or what it was called :)

  6. Why is it R. that whenever I see one of your paintings, no matter the subject, that it always makes me smile?

    Thank you!!

  7. LOL - love that title. I always enjoy your paintings.

  8. Your wit is a perfect compliment to you painting talent. You never disappoint.

  9. I laughed out loud when I read your title. Thanks for that.

    We always called those thingies Dancing Puppets or Dancing Dolls. These are pretty technical terms, though...


  10. great title. great painting
    Thanks for the comment on my art blog.

  11. With great humor the elegance of Hawaiian doll with the figure
    heavy hog it all with the size of the moon smiling
    before such a composition.
    I hope I was able to understand because it was translated Google

  12. I love the innocent gaze of the pig with his eyes right on the viewer. So fun!

  13. LOL! Your titles always slay me! Love this. I used to love those push-button figures. There was something mesmerizing about the total collapse/spring to life action. Love the wonderful expression on the moon in this, too. So great.

  14. Push puppets!! I would love to paint a whole series of 'em!! Love the benevolent moon gaze, fun painting.


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