What? Am I Nuts?

Don't answer that.

So, a couple of days ago, I started my EIGHTH blog here on blogger.  I also have a couple on WordPress.

This new one is called Image Horde.

I started it because I had been experimenting with photo collages, and I wanted to put them up someplace where they would be time stamped for posterity.  You know, just in case I become hugely famous and need to prove that I created these pieces and when.  'Cause, ya know, THAT's gonna happen.

But also, I just wanted to share these 'artworks.'

AND I would like to get some feedback on them.

Are they fun?  Are they appealing?  Are they disgusting?  Are they amateurish, passe, boorish?  Are they legal?  What kinds of images make the best collages?  Should they be themed? Random? Color-coded?

I know there are plenty of high-speed photo manipulation softwares out there.  [I know.  'Software' is inherently plural, so the 's' is superfluous, but whatever.]

I specifically want to keep it 'primitive.'

I want my pieces to look like quilts, so I am not trying to make sure it all blends together flowingly.  [apparently 'flowingly' is not a recognized word.  Too bad.]

Anyway, welcome Image Horde to my burgeoning collection of bloggishness.

[What?? 'bloggishness' is not a word, either?  You're kidding, right? Heheh.]


No, seriously.

I have no idea whether four and a half years is any kind of internet blog hiatus record, but I also do not care one whit.  I think I don't want this blog to be entirely filled with posts about blog hiatii.  OK, I don't think 'hiatii' is the correct plural for hiatus.  Pretty sure it should be hiatuses.

Which, for some reason reminds me of a children's Christmas song from my So-Cal childhood.  "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas."  I was the youngest of five children.  We had this song on a small yellow vinyl record.  It was the size of a 45, but it was played at 33 1/3.

I remember some of the lyrics: "Oh, I want a hippopotamus for Christmas. A hippopotamus is all I want.  No crocodiles, or rhinoceroses.  All that I want is hippopotamuses."

The internet is such a great thing.  I just went and did a Google/Wikipedia search - right in the middle of composing this post! - and found a wealth of information about this song that brings back such memories for me.

Released in 1953, it was written by John Rox and sung by Gayla Peevey, who was only 10 years old at the time.

There are even a couple of YouTube renditions; one of which is Gayla appearing on a TV show in 1953.

My memory of the lyrics is a little off, but hey - we're talkin' nearly sixty years past!

Hiatus, schmiatus.