Monday, 23 May 2011


Despite the rain and miserable weather we've been having lately I managed to snag a few days of relatively fine weather to work in the garden and found there is so MUCH  to do as we head into June. Today is Queen Victoria's birthday and unfortunately for all you working people, the weather has taken another dive. I'm going to use this gray day to write this post in celebration of our new zodiac sign, Gemini.

Well, these two don't look exactly like twins but they could represent the dual nature of people born under this sign.

I've always been fascinated by the idea of twins. There's a theory that we all begin as twins but that most of us are born singly after having eliminated our other in utero. Supposedly we singletons are the result of some inside hatchet job. Oh, the guilt!

This painting is called THE MARBLE GAME. I wonder which one wins.

Sometimes twins are brother and sister...which shoots down the earlier theory somewhat. I called this painting SPIES IN THE NIGHT. It's one of my all-time favourites.

So there you are, Gemini people, so lucky to have been born in spring. 


Evlyn said...

I hadn't heard that theory before, that we eliminate our twin in utero. Maybe we don't eliminate but rather merge. That would account for all the people with dual personalities. As always, your painting has such beautiful subtle colour. The middle one looks like a bas-relief.

Knatolee said...

I do love that Spies in the NIght painting. Glad I got to see it in person!