Twenty Six

Humpty Dumpty Unknowingly Playing His Farewell Sonata One Hour Prior To Sitting On The Wall. 
8"x10" archival ink on 11"x14" Bristol board 

Surprise Lobotomy For Breakfast
8"x10" archival ink on 11"x14" Bristol board 

I declare I am done with this series, This was a fun drawing project.  Thank you for keeping me company on this project, The Lesser Known Dumptys. I am afraid I spilled my secret about how I produce these drawings so quickly. You see my little assistants? See above drawing of a poor egg just happily sitting in a hot tub and suddenly someone performs a lobotomy on her?! See those industrious little creatures pouring ink and spreading them on the Bristol Board? What?! You don't believe me?!

Oh the title. Yes. Twenty six. Today The Viking and I celebrate our wedding anniversary. I still remember the night I met him at a  Christmas party 33 years ago. I remember what I was wearing; what we said to each other the first time we met. Some things just stay with you forever. Today however, I received a card with this: "The best thing that can happen to a person is to find real love... And that's why the best thing that ever happened to me was finding you." Isn't that great?  I had the biggest smile on my face. However, he added, "I could not find a funny card." Sigh, what can I do, but just love him.

Also this year, I celebrate my 34th  year as a Registered Nurse. I spent twenty five of those years working for my current company. You know how companies give you anniversary gifts like jewelry, crystals and clocks? Well, I was really tempted to get a circular saw.

One more time, the Lesser Known Dumptys...

Egghoven and Dainty Dumpty

Bumpy Dumpty and Jumpy Dumpty

Humptoro D2 and Eggalina

 The Despicable, Demented, Dysfunctional, Degenerate Queen of Everything, The Empress Diapsida Squamata (left)
and Tatty Dumpty (Right)

Yum Nam Poole and Thinky Dumpty

Uppity Dumpty and Dr. Trimegistas Toyt Eggotistus



Tammie Lee said...

I know i said it would be good if you had an assistant, i did not mean miniature ink people that help you make art. i meant people to help you with your stack of forms that need to be filled out! ;-)

happy wonderful fabulous love to you and yours

love each piece, amazing each dumpty!

martinealison said...

Tout d'abord je te souhaite un très joyeux anniversaire de mariage... ma vieille!! (sourire)

Un joyeux anniversaire aussi pour ton rôle de pique-fesses !!... je ne t'offrirai pas des trucs et des trucs... juste un bisou!
Je me suis régalée en découvrant et en admirant ce beau violoniste, ancien pianiste de musique de chambre avec sa chemise!...
Même les petites fourmis viennent parader derrière lui !
Ne serait-ce pas mes bras et ma main qui veut saisir cette flûte à champagne ? Mais juste pour lever mon verre et te redire "joyeux anniversaire"!

Je ne vais jamais pouvoir faire magner un oeuf à la coque à quiconque maintenant que je vois le résultat!

Gros bisous à toi ma chère Ces.

steveroni said...

I am glad the Viking could not find a 'funny' card (maybe next year--grin!).

I do not recall having nearly so much blog-fun as this trip through the chicken house with you, Ces. Never will I forget the "Lesser Known Dumptys"...NEVER!

Re the Sonata-wielding violinist: Are those two arms behind Humpty trying to steal piggy to join them in the picture? Maybe for a "Ham-and-Egg" party? LOVE the mice and the ants on the wall.

In "Lobotomy Surprise" is that big ant going after the little guy under your pen. What kinda helper is that?

This post opened further my awareness of your creative talents. God (and your parents) passed on to you a gift of unique imagination. Even taking the short list of talents we have been privileged to applaud, when used in combination with some humility...well, it makes for a very VERY special peeps, Ces. YOU!

Your family knows it, your Viking knows it. And your BEST friend "B", family in Philippines, your fellow workers, and us blog-friends know it. (So many of us--I've forgotten what 'IT' is we all know--GRIN!) We are all special, and honored to be a part of your world-wide network.

NOW.....what's next? HAHAHAHAH!
Love, PEACE and...

Curious Art said...

Haha! I can so definitely relate. Happy Anniversary. I think all of us seek our genetic opposite in many ways... it works even when it seems wonky. My sweetie is a total extravert-- I spend countless hours alone in the studio... perhaps there is hope for our offspring.:-)

dosankodebbie said...

What a precious thing for your husband to say to you on your anniversary! Ours is coming up real soon, and I haven't yet finished the various etegami I plan to give him that day. It will be my first time to give him an etegami gift! Your "Surprise Lobotomy for Breakfast" Humpty will stick in my mind for the rest of my life, I think. I may never be able to eat a soft-boiled egg again. ;p

Bella Sinclair said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!! OMGOMGOMGOMG, I LOVE these! Hahahahaha! Absolute fabulosity. What a grand finale! Oh my, Humpty is quite regal and sophisticated and elegant. I suspect his lesser known cousins were envious and had him done-away-with. See those arms? I believe they are suspiciously slipping a mickey into his wine, thereby causing him to topple over on that wall. Oh wow wow wow, I love all the textured ink. And I want a jacket like that with a CAC badge!

Hehehe, poor Lobotomy Dumpty. Oooh, I LOVE your helpers! I knew you had helpers. Certainly, what you achieve on a daily basis is inhuman. Superhuman. I hope that third little guy isn't squashed for good. Bad Ant. Bad. Tsk tsk.

Happy Anniversary! Twenty-flippin'-six! Wooohooo!

Ces Adorio said...

Thank you. That is not a bad ant. That ant is trying to lift the pen to set the man free. :)

Ces Adorio said...

Congratulations on your anniversary too. What a great gift you are giving him. I surelove my bunny etegami in my office. But Debbie, your soft boiled eggs will not have a face and arms and legs! :)

Rod MacGregor said...

I love surprise lobotomies...they shouldn't be any other way!!! Brilliant work Ces...I think I might have told you that before...Did I? ... has someone lobotomised me without me knowing? Um.........?

Ces Adorio said...

And how come you can read my mind about the wine?

Ces Adorio said...

Thank you for your comments. I shall return later and respond to them Thank you again.

Deborah said...

**squeals** Happy Anniversary to Ces and The Viking!!! I can only imagine what the first thing you said to The Viking was!!! Something sassy, no doubt. Was he wearing that speedo??? teehee. Yes, I shall never forget that picture! Isn't it just some kind of wonderful to play back those memories, like a video in your mind. Wishing you both a life time of love, Deb ♥♥♥

Anonymous said...

Such a joy to see your work. Number 1, 4 and 7 are my favourites. Happy wedding anniversairy. I could not agree more; love is the most important thing in life. Nice words he said to you, your husband, wise man!

Dear Fireflies said...

This is definitely one of my hugest favorites of all your series, Ces. They are all insanely wonderful! They should be up for exhibition and have strangers oohing and aahing on them. Seriously!

Oh, and happy anniversary to you and the Viking. 33 years, huh? That is MADNESS!! Hahaha...

Ted Blackman said...

I suppose if I had to choose, my favorites would be Humptoro D2 and Thinky Dumpty. Humptoro appeals to my mechanically-inclined side; I would just love to disassemble him, make any repairs, replace all his gaskets and seals, tune him up and see if he runs smoother than before. Don't know why I like doing things like that, but I've always been that way. And 'Thinky' just appeals to my thoughtful, introspective side. I'd like to think that the letter is not a dear john, but an exciting job offer that requires a career decision. Don't like them dear johns.

All in all, a very nice Humpty-Show.

Nora MacPhail said...

Your work is absolutely astonishing! Just magnificent. I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog. It is pioneering and inspiring!!!

k.h.whitaker said...

oh, I love the keyboard vest and the soft boiled lobotomy is too funny ;)