Mr. Peacock hopes everyone had a nice holiday week. I had a cooking mishap in the kitchen on Christmas day. I burned my right wrist with hot oil—ouch! I went to the doctor the next day and was treated for the burn, however a few days later, I noticed a red stripe creeping up my arm—and I knew that wasn't a kind omen. My sister, Samantha, was accidentally bitten by one of her dogs a few months ago and ended up staying in the hospital a few days with the same red stripe. We went to the hospital immediately, and they gave me a 2 hour IV of antibiotics and the red stripe slowly disappeared from my arm. I'm still a bit incapacitated, but recuperating quickly.
I received some thoughtful gifts over the holiday, including some vintage milk glass pieces and a quirky porcelain Deerman figurine.
This curvy vintage porcelain teapot, made in Germany, was also part of my "White Christmas" goodies. I'm looking forward to using this teapot in the new year.
Mr. Peacock loves the quirkiness of this Deerman figurine. You can buy one here (if it's in stock) and see other pieces by ceramic artist, Megan Bogonovich.
I also received this little square 1970’s book on Max Ernst, one of the founders of the Dadaist. It has over 90 color plates, however the color reproduction is rather dark. You can get one here. The cover (above) shows a detail of: Attirement of the Bride (La Toilette de la mariée), 1940. Oil on canvas from the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.
The Postman Cheval (Le Facteur Cheval), 1932. Paper and fabric collage with pencil, ink, and gouache on paper from the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.
Napoleon in the desert (Napoleon dans le desert), 1941. Oil on canvas from the Museum of Modern Art collection, New York
Mr. Peacock wishes everyone a healthy, prosperous and creative 2009!