Thursday, October 17, 2013

A Christmas Carol- One of Charles Dickens Finest!

I love Charles Dickens novels- I am working on reading them all, and someday I may just get there!

One of his finest, my personal opinion, is A Christmas Carol, mostly because of the message it brings, and the ingenious way he presents it.

A Christmas Carol is what inspired me to go into work mode and create this cast of characters and put them in my art shop online. Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, the three ghosts, and Jacob Marley are all there, ready to bring a more tangible way of seeing the wonderful Dickens story come to life.

I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Ma and Pa Kettle- Those were the days

I may be giving my age away here, but oh well... When I was a youngster I have vivid memories of being very excited when on Sunday afternoons a Ma and Pa Kettle movie be on television. I never got tired of watching them with their huge brood of children and listening to Marjorie Main as Ma Kettle holler out, "Come and get it!!!!" And to this day I sometimes jokingly call family members to the table in the same way!

In case you wonder whatever happened to Marjorie, while she did appear in various movies and shows in her career, she didn't marry or have children, and passed away at the age of 85. Percy Kilbride played various characters that were similar to his Pa Kettle role, but he too never married or had children. He passed away after an unfortunate accident at the age of 76.

For all those who enjoyed this duo, this pair was created, Marjorie and Percy.