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from bowl.com:
'..the term brooklyn strike came from the old days of bowling in Manhattan. If a right handed bowler was up and it went to the far side of the head pin, the other bowlers said it was headed to Brooklyn. However, if the bowler was left-handed, and the ball went to the far side of the head pin, it was said to be a "Jersey" strike!'

detail from my latest piece ('zen of bowling' series)


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Mar. 27th, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC)
Damn, you ROCK!!! Those are awesome oppossum and just flooringly artistic. Keep posting them, please??
Mar. 27th, 2005 08:01 pm (UTC)
i'll keep my digital camera batteries charged ;-)
Mar. 27th, 2005 08:50 pm (UTC)
waving hi!
i added ya as a friend! add me back if you're so inclined! i LOVE your collages! happy easter/spring ----g!
Mar. 27th, 2005 09:55 pm (UTC)
Re: waving hi!
thanks so MUCH!
added you too..
happy bunny day to you, as well ;-)
Mar. 28th, 2005 08:03 pm (UTC)
Re: waving hi!
thank you SO much for adding me --- i look forward to getting to know you!

have a great rest of the day ----g!
Mar. 27th, 2005 08:50 pm (UTC)
Wow sweetie, I think I'm going to rediscover my love for bowling after looking at your new series.

Okay, I'm lying. No no no, I'm not lying about how much I love your new bowling series, I'm lying about my love for bowling. Never loved it, kinda liked it, like it more when I've had two or six beers and I can still keep it out of the gutter.
I still think we need to go back to that thrift store and pick up that bowling league shirt before some other sap lucky person gets their hands on it.
Mar. 27th, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC)
for sure!
i'll wear it at the next artwalk, if you don't..
so what if it says 'doug' on the front.
it'll keep those blue haired ladies guessing ;-)
Mar. 27th, 2005 08:54 pm (UTC)
love it! can't wait to see the series in its entirety! fabulous as always.

chuck, that lj icon freaks me out. eep. :)
Mar. 27th, 2005 09:58 pm (UTC)
and THiS from the QWEEN of collages..

Mar. 28th, 2005 12:15 am (UTC)
just read of a lebowski fest and then your collage post after that. I love bowling illustrations (especially simple line drawings of them). My favorite bowling book of all time is "The Science of Bowling Maintenance" that I found for a dollar in a thrift store.
Mar. 28th, 2005 04:34 pm (UTC)
OH! what a great find!
yeah, the pure almost mechanical drawing is what appeals to me, too. and the poses seem to accentuate the human form so well. i'm having a lot of fun with this series..
May. 10th, 2005 10:34 am (UTC)
i like the texture of his skin :)
makes him look so bronzed!
May. 10th, 2005 04:11 pm (UTC)
i just love these illustrations..
they're from an old 1950's book called, '10 secrets of bowling.'
they have such a mechanical quality, yet still very humanly gestural.
this guy sold already, at least i have him in picture form..
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