Sunday, September 27, 2009

Intruders!



I apologize for the quality of the photos but our good camera was STOLEN! In a robbery. They kicked our back door open then up the stairs in the garage to kick the door there that leads into the kitchen. They really didn't take that much, a big screen TV, the camera, and a bit of jewelry. The most unfortunate was a piece of jewelry that my wife's mother had given her before she died that was not worth too much monetarily but meant a great deal to her personally. Insurance can't replace that. I think the worst part for me was the intrusion into the house that I raise my kids, wrestle with my dog, spend evenings with my wife. That intrusion into MY space is disturbing. And to know these guys would put their life on the line for a big screen. Sooner or later their luck will run out and they will break in on a home owner who happens to be home. Then what? Just glad it wasn't me.
Anyhoo, got a couple of poorly photoed pieces that I got done over the last couple of weeks. The little still life was done at one of Jason Saunders studio painting nights and before I left he popped it in a 22 kt gold leafed frame from AU Frames Inc. MMAAAnnn it made that painting look good. It was like putting a diamond necklace on a goat. It really dresses up the goat. I would suggest to everyone out there to buy just one to keep around and right before you put the piece in the frame you will have to sell it in pop it in the gold one and take a look. It's soooo much fun.

8 comments:

SK said...

A diamond necklace on a goat, huh? I'm going to have to use that one, hehe!! So, with the photo quality as you say it is - is that like looking at Tiffany lamps through a dirty glass window? Both are great! Sorry to hear about your break-in. What times we live in...

C. Ousley said...

Sorry to hear about the robbery. Hopefully those M-Fers will catch some lead soon.

René PleinAir. said...

Sorry to hear this, ... be careful
to replace the stuff too soon, some of those guys have the idea to getting back once more fetching the new stuff as well.

Luckily you weren't hurt, here in my neighborhood and old lady of 89 years was beaten up in her own home!! What a world we live in.

Take care Kevin, and try to forget it, ... the robbers didn't mean it personally, you know.

Keith Tilley said...

Sorry to hear about the robbery. I hope you can put it behind you soon.

I reckon the still-life is the diamond necklace. :)

Kevin Menck said...

SK - Thanks for stopping by and the condolences. You are now officially part of my blog "family".

Ouser - We can only hope.

Rene - Good to hear from you again. Thanks for the comment and a little perspective on the situation. It helps.

Tilley - Yeeeaahhh, the still life was the diamond necklace, yeah, that's it...
By the way I just put one of those 23kt water gilded gold frames on my Oil Painters of America entry about 30 minutes ago and it looks AWESOME.

Tim Vaught said...

Kevin, man i feel for you and the feeling of violation. Been there. Have the battle scars.
It was great painting with you on Monday. I will look forward to it again. Now, how to send you that photo.

Doug said...

Sorry to hear about the robbery. All I can say is... that thief is really lucky you didn't come home and catch him in the act. You would have beat him senseless with that big old number one round brush. : )

Jason A. Saunders said...

Too bad they didn't take that crappy painting over your mantel. Then maybe I could trade you a good one for one of yours. Perhaps next trip you will come home to a meaner dog.