Today, in the mail, arrived a real squirrel mask, courtesy of the fabulous David Wahl, the Director of Awesome for Archie McPhee’s, the world’s weirdest store located in Seattle, WA.Â A longer version of how we connected and how he collected three of my squirrel paintings here, but let me tell you, we clearly share the same sense of HA HA.
This was the very mask I had coveted ever since reading the article byÂ Rusty Blazenhoff, Managing editor at the Laughing Squid, (TwitterÂ @laughingsquid) titled,Â Secret Society Plans Civilized Brunches in Unusual Circumstances, a great story out of Alameda, California with folks wearing formal Brunch-y wear and donning squirrel masks.
As many of you know, the squirrel face in my paintings is a metaphor for a mask or a disguise, whether it be the character of a person, qualities of personality, or matters that are hidden or generally concealed.
How fabulous is it I now have one – inspiration for the new paintings!!!!! Woot!
David also sent me Squirrel Underpants, Squirrel Coffee Mug (smallest in the world), and – get ready for it – Big Head Squirrel Feeder shaped like a squirrel head. This of course is going to provide us with endless hours of entertainment as you’re meant to fill it with something squirrels like to eat and when they stick their head up there, the squirrel looks like he has a hilariously huge head with a goofy smile.
THANK YOU DAVID WAHL! XO
The fabulous David Wahl, the Director of Awesome for Archie McPhee and co-editor of the Geyser of Awesome writes about his soft spot for squirrels, and swooning after my squirrel portraits.
The world’s greatest weird store! We love unicorns, narwhals, bacon and that one thing you think only you like. Seattle, WA. Widely considered to be a Mecca for connoisseurs of the strange and one of Seattle’s top ten weird destinations.
Seattle Store location: http://archiemcpheeseattle.com/