mingo's lingo rock

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mingo's lingo rock

Post by sooZen » November 14th, 2009, 6:20 pm

This morning I was perusing Studio Eight and mingo's lingo and found this reply and story by mingo on the topic Mile Marker Zion:
Up on Tug Hill Plateau there is an old guy who every autumn paints this big stone behind his trailer all white then he covers the white with birdforms of every size and shape painted black. It's really wild looking when he's done.
I asked him years ago why he did it. He said it protects the birds while they are gone & helps them find their way back in the spring. I asked him if it worked. He said when someone makes an image, any image, they are invoking the spirit of that image. He said the birds always come back. I said it might not be the same birds. He smiled & said, "It's always the same birds.
When he could no longer take care of himself he was moved into a "health care facility". He asked me to bring him a stone which I did. He paints it every autumn. Paints it white with small birdforms done in black all over its surface. It sits on his windowsill in his room so the birds can see it.
I was so inspired by the story that I had to paint a rock for the birds to protect them and find their way back in spring. This is the result. (I hope I did old Cyrus right mingo...this one is for you.)

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mingo's lingo rock

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desert mosiac of found glass shards, rocks and sticks and mingo's lingo rock

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long view of desert mosaic in the front garden with rocks and glass sculpture and my potted geranium

All pictures by Cecil B. Lee
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Post by mtmynd » November 14th, 2009, 9:12 pm

nice... very nice. :)
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Post by judih » November 15th, 2009, 12:23 am

inspiration can move mountains
attract birds
engage a SooZen in dramatic shows of unity
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Post by the mingo » November 15th, 2009, 1:37 pm

sooZ - THAT IS ABSOLUTELY DROP DEAD RIGHTEOUS!!
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Post by SadLuckDame » November 15th, 2009, 2:11 pm

Aww sooZ! You've got such a beautiful heart!
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little mischievous darling!
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Post by mb » November 15th, 2009, 3:31 pm

this is awesome and inspiring - I want to share this with my oldest daughter, who has painted a few rocks in her time.

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Post by Doreen Peri » November 15th, 2009, 4:14 pm

very cool, sooZ! i love it!

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Post by sooZen » November 16th, 2009, 8:45 am

Thank you mt for the pictures and everything...

judih,
my dear friend
the heart grows fonder
every day

mingo, coming from you, I know it was true...

SLD, it takes a beautiful heart to see one in another. Thank you.

Mike...wonderful plan! Sharing art with one's daughter. Nothing is better or more fulfilling than that. Thank you and thanks go to mingo for spreading it around.

Thank you muchly Doreen. I am glad you have this warm and lovely place for us to inspire each other.
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Post by Arcadia » November 16th, 2009, 10:20 pm

Loved the story and your rock-painting and the beautiful garden!! gracias for sharing them Soozen & mingo!!! :D

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Post by WIREMAN » November 23rd, 2009, 7:13 pm

real cool everything.....especially dig that antique pepsi can....
me I feel like I'm becoming some kinda Kung fu t.v. Priest.....

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