Wizard of Oz
In the Wizard of Oz Paintings I have done in a series, I personally liked those reverse painting on glass that showed the yellow brick road. There is no explanation for it, just really like the road.
Even though I pretended to be Dorothy in my blue and white checkered dress as a little girl, the movie terrified me when it came on television every year. I was the victim of older, sadistic sisters. They drug me to the living room when it was time for the Wizard of Oz to run.
As an adult I met a man who could play the lion, the scare crow, and the tin man. I mean the whole song and dance routine! The best part of that was, I never learned it until we were about to be married! He was amazing! Even with the scare crow’s dancing, that as a child, I always saw as just tripping over himself in a musical kind of Wizard of Oz fashion.
Viewing the movie in a different light as an adult, I am now able to enjoy it even though I need to remind myself that most of the flying monkeys were actually filmed from children’s’ toys swinging on strings.
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There is something about people being hand in hand that is universal. It’s a thing that unites us. As a youngster in the first grade of elementary school, some are taught to pair up and proceed to our destination, not ever alone.
Even when not holding hands, the shoulders may touch, creating the same type of closeness.
People are social beings, though there are times in life when we need to be with ourselves, to learn who we are before we are able to present ourselves to others.
We require our personal space, and some more so than others.
As one of the people who need more time alone than others, there is still a small empty spot within that never gets filled. But why would I worry over such a fine point. I doubt anyone will lose sleep over it.
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“Are You Alright?”
Wizard of Oz Paintings were one of the first if my subjects in reverse painting on glass.
My career in reverse painting on glass began in the land of Oz. Days after seeing the movie each year, I would have the nightmares about flying monkeys.
It wasn’t as though I ever even wanted to watch it, but I have 5 sisters, and there were those who either specialized in torture, or thought I would enjoy it.
The reverse paintings on glass on this page represent at least a year of my painting time. I was singing like a munchkin when I barely escaped.
How ever, I was fortunate enough to have married a man who understood. Rich can do all of the Scarecrow’s dances. He could also sing all of the cowardly lion’s songs. He knows this movie like no other! I was properly impressed!
I had no idea that because I never forced my children to watch it there was a void in their lives. Not thinking about it being a classic, I endured the pain alone.
Alas, live and learn. When the project was finished, I asked my youngest daughter if she had ever seen the movie. Her reply was that she didn’t need to. She could just look at the paintings.
As you can see, I did my time in the Land of Oz. I Barely escaped, but singing like a munchkin after almost 2 years! These reverse paintings on glass can be found with detailed information on my web site, where prices are included. Please feel free to browse at your leisure.
When the project was finished, I asked my youngest daughter if she had ever seen the movie. Her reply was that she didn’t need to. She could just look at the paintings.
With the movie industry evolving the way it has for the last 77 years, small children would probably be more amused rather than scared out of their pants by the “Wizard of Oz”. Our levels of being frightened have evolved at an alarming pace. It seems as though animation has added a whole new dimension to our abilities to process fear. My own opinion is that it’s the world that is becoming scary.
How ever, I was fortunate enough to have married a man who understood. Rich can do all of the Scarecrow’s dances. He could also sing all of the cowardly lion’s songs. He knows this movie like no other! I was properly impressed!continue reading