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Teischan (11) Embellishes Her Painted Hamster Cage Table.

by Anura Guruge


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Teischan has a problem common to many artists. She is not sure when one of her works is done. She — and we — thought the table was done by Sunday night. Appears it was not the case. Yesterday, after school, she had the inspiration to add these ‘black’ trees (or I think that that is what they are). I must confess they do add some je ne sais quoi.

In the late 1970s, while working for IBM, I was extremely fortunate in getting to spend some time with the GREAT British painter, conservationist and rail enthusiast David Shepard. One night over some drinks, in a pub, he told me his secret as to when he knew when one of his masterpieces of done. He would look at it, over his shoulder, using a mirror. If it looked right in the mirror he knew it was done.

No, no. Not a Teischan creation, BUT one of David’s most commercially successful paintings.


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by Anura Guruge


Teischan’s (11) Latest Painting Project — A Table For Her Hamster Cage.

by Anura Guruge


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She has embellished it further. Click here to see.


She found this table, for free, at our local “Swap Shop“. It was covered in a cheap, stick-on veneer. She stripped the veneer off and set about painting it. It is meant to be for a hamster cage.

She is working on a large — v. LARGE — wall mural in her room, using the same paint. She is building up quite the collection of paint. Had to get her more yesterday. Seems to be taking her ‘Teischan‘ quite seriously.


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by Anura Guruge


Sigmund Freud, As In The ‘Slip’, Was Born This Day 161-Years Ago, In Austria — On May 6, 1856.

by Anura Guruge


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By today’s standard’s pretty dramatic and catholic statement to make.




Other than the ‘slip’ I am not sure that I am a great subscriber to his work. I think, deep down, he was somewhat of a pervert! But, hey, he got away with it.

As with Einstein I often think that ‘they’, obviously, lived in a different, less competitive, less skeptical, less cynical world. I am not sure how either of them would be treated if they published their work in today’s ‘everybody can have a say’, social-media world.

Does not matter. He made an indelible mark.

I did go to school with one of his grandsons. Nice kid. A few years younger than me. He painted, at my request, a dramatic, mainly black lunar-scape in my study. It was neat.

Anywho. Freud’s birthday. May 6.


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by Anura Guruge

Lakes Region (NH) Economy Booming Per Local Builders.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


The economy around here, i.e., Lakes Region, NH,
must be booming per what I heard from
three local builders yesterday.

No wonder it is Romney country. The folks around here, us being the exceptions, must be making so much money that their taxes must be through the roof. And there was poor me (with the emphasis on ‘poor’) thinking that folks around here, especially those in the building industry, were not doing that well. Silly me. What doesn’t add up, per what Bill Clinton would say is ‘arithmetic‘, is how come all these people thrash President Obama and what he has done to the economy WHEN they are doing so well — better than they have ever done from what I can see, and I have had a place up here since 1991.

I am still agitating to get Old Railway Semaphore signals in Alton Bay painted — per this post in early August 2012. I happened to meet the young lady in charge of this at Alton Central School (ACS) yesterday and she said that she intends to get some estimates for the painting job from local builders/painters. Since I know a few, I decided to push things along a bit by approaching them and telling them to submit bids. I personally met with two yesterday afternoon and spoke with the third by phone. Boy, was I in for a surprise.

They laughed at me. They basically said that they MIGHT be able to get around to providing an estimate this time NEXT YEAR! That is how busy they are. One of them, who specializes in constructing crème de la crème waterfront houses said he was fully booked for the next few years! And they say that we have had a downturn in construction. The other two, both well known local contractors, said they were booked well into June of 2013!

I am delighted for them. They were all very chuffed themselves. Couldn’t stop going on about how good life was. That is great. So how come people claim that things are bad under poor President Obama?

Very confusing. I am still trying to find people to submit estimates. So, if you are interested contact me or Alton Parks and Rec.