Sunday, July 11, 2010


------> photo by Elaine A. Russell

I am too young to remember when Felix the Cat was popular. He debuted in 1919... and was a hot commodity thru the 20's. He gained some revival in the 50's, and some more in the 90's. It is rumored that there will be a new series starring Felix coming out this next year..... and so it goes. Animation is hot.

My hubby and I are huge animation freaks. Cartoons, comics, lithos, trade paperbacks... you name it. When we first got married... we started collecting the occasional piece of animation art, and now own a few really cool pieces.

I mention this only because I got into a discussion today about what is considered "High Art"... and what is considered "Low Art." To me... it doesn't really matter. What matters to me is if you like the piece... does it speak to you?.... does it evoke emotion inside of you?.... does it fill a void?...

About the photo for today's post: We went to the Cottonwood Mall today to get my hubby's hair cut. Downstairs in the middle section is an antiques and novelties dealer... and they have a whole lot of cool stuff! Everything from vintage magazines, to antique dishes, to costume jewelry and toys.... it is a fantastic place to wander through.... and so we did :)