Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Souls IV


Happy Birthday to my blog, which turned five years old last week.


I want to say thank you to my blog for all it has given me. It has brought me a circle of wonderful friends, none of whom I have met in person, but all of whom hold rooms in my heart. Rooms and rooms and rooms. It has held my artwork and my thoughts and given me a place where I can wrestle with my demons and give praise to the wild universe which makes all things and then destroys them, myself not the lone exception.

Thank you, The Dishwasher's Tears.

I am in your debt.


And a most sincere and heartfelt thank you to my readers, who sustain me in the darkness of night and drag me blinking into the riot of daylight over and over again.


Namaste, you Princes of New England!


A note on this piece. The face of the girl I took from a painting entitled "The Girl Who Finds You Here" by the artist Lu Cong, which I first saw on Peter Nidsgorski's tumblr site "this isn't happiness". The original image and more of the artist's fabulous work can be found here: lucong.

I don't know if it is bad or not, this taking of things from other things and appropriating them or misappropriating them.

I think it's a good idea to be up front about it, though, and to give credit, and link back. So, that is what I will try to do.

I doubt anybody gives a shit. But if anyone out there stumbles across an image or a part of an image that they believe belongs to them, let me know and I'll take it down. Or give you credit. Or buy you an ice-cream. You can choose.


A further note on this whole "Souls" series. They are all built on the images of Polish photographer Stephania Gurdowa (1888-1968) from a monograph entitled "The Negatives Are To Be Stored". 

I do not believe that my works are any kind of improvement upon the originals.

They are just what I am compelled to do.


A further note:  I am an inveterate thief of images.



Blogger Marylinn Kelly said...

If blogger comments are working again...congratulations on longevity and consistency and entries that deserve loyal readers. Long may you run.

7:10 PM  
Blogger Four Seasons in a Life said...


Congratulations on achieving a milestone few bloggers have reached.

This is my first visit and I am blown away by your work.

Wishing you a wonderful day,

8:33 PM  
Blogger Maggie May said...

happy blog-day, i am damn glad you are here.

8:58 PM  
Blogger T. said...

With gratitude.

10:40 PM  
Blogger Mim said...


I salute you.


8:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sooooo glad you are in the world! And in my world.

8:56 AM  
Blogger tearful dishwasher said...


Thank you so much!

5:27 PM  
Blogger tearful dishwasher said...


I'm glad you found your way here and happy you found something to like about it. Hope you'll make yourself at home and take a seat around the fire.

5:28 PM  
Blogger tearful dishwasher said...

Maggie May-

Ain't you sweet. I have to say that I admire your strength and passion and I know that they will pull you through whatever you need to be pulled through.

I'm glad to have you around.

5:30 PM  
Blogger tearful dishwasher said...

T. Clear-

You are an inspiration to me. I like your take on the world and your kindness and strength of spirit shine through all your posts and comments. Thanks for being part of the mob.

5:32 PM  
Blogger tearful dishwasher said...


Ha! I salute you back, your majesty! I'm so glad we've crossed paths, you really make the world a richer place for me.

5:34 PM  
Blogger tearful dishwasher said...


I am glad of your company as well, and glad we are all of us still in this world.

I love that phrase. It really gets to the heart of what death means to those of us who get left behind.

I hope you'll keep coming by.

5:35 PM  
Blogger Ms. Moon said...

I wonder if you would like my son's image blog:

12:23 PM  

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