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Thursday, July 31, 2014
gargoyles and grotesques C'EST MOI...
My family nickname, among other nicknames (YES, I had more than one) was GARGOYLE. It was used most often. I was a rogue and up to no good, so the fact that I was NOT EXACTLY a good boy combined with the close spelling and sound to Gary: no brainer. I was Gargoyle.
Did you know that a gargoyle is specifically a drain spout, and a grotesque is just a nasty/fun sculpture on the side of a building? Gargoyle has come to mean any grotesque figure on a building, actually. I have not put one on a mug in a while...and WHY NOT???? (need to make more...)
Have an awesome Thursday!
(new mugs by Gary Rith)
Me and Missus Tastycakes
ME, the TV interview :)
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