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Alexandra Dillon Paints Unique Portraits on Paintbrushes and Other Found Objects

Both innovative, and very impressive! I especially like the brush portraits. Utilizing a tool to become the subject matter is brilliant. — YUR

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Alexandra Dillon Paints Unique Portraits on Paintbrushes and Other Found Objects

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Alexandra Dillon is a Los Angeles surrealist artist who paints characters on brushes and other worn objects. She uses old pieces that she recycles as a support to her portraits, stimulating her creativity through the shapes of axes, bolts and other choppers.

“In my current work, I paint on worn paintbrushes, many which have been donated by other artists.” Why paint in a traditional way when you can innovate using any object that comes to hand?This is the subject of the creative project put in place by Alexandra Dillon.This artist enjoys diverting everyday objects to turn them into real faces.

Whether it’s a brush, an ax, a knife or even a padlock, the artist always finds a way to personify these small everyday objects by making a portrait of these…

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/06/19

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I believe in rules.  Sure I do.  If there weren’t any rules, how could you break them?”   —   Leo Durocher

(Leo the Lip!  That’s a big name from my childhood.  I remember him as the Cubs and Astros manager.  He had a reputation for being outspoken, and getting himself in trouble.  Maybe best remembered for saying “Nice guys finish last.”  He should have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame – as a manager – long before he died, but it didn’t happen until three years after his death.  They probably had to wait for someone(s) he pissed off to die to die first.  There shouldn’t be petty politics when it comes to Cooperstown, but there’s petty politics in just about everything.  We – finally – welcome Leo to the Cryptoquote Club today.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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https://deadspin.com/the-time-leo-durocher-beat-the-shit-out-of-a-heckler-1221639518

Jumble Spoiler – 05/06/19

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Visual Description:  The plumber’s apprentice.

DAIVO  =  AVOID,  DEEGW  =  WEDGE,  UCPPKI  =  PICKUP,  NVEEEL  =  ELEVEN   —   Giving us:  OIWDPPEN

Clue/Question:  The installation of the new sink was very noisy.  She wanted the plumbers to – – –

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Answer:  PIPE DOWN

(A stinky pun, but not as stinky as a backed up toilet scenario!  A nice no-brainer to ease into the work week.

All of today’s clue words are already on the ralis95 clue word database.  So, I guess what David L. Hoyt said is true.  We are approaching the limits of five and six letter words that can only be one word.  All of the jumbles appear to be new though.  The answer letter layout made for a nice eight letter jumble.

Great cartoon of some plumbers installing a sink.  Jeff gave us a very subtle crack-in-the-butt.  It could’ve been much worse.  Perhaps the editors toned it down.  I like how he’s “finessing” the drain pipe with a pipe wrench.  The assistant looks a little dim.  Oh, well.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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