Last night, my wonderful friend Efren Quiroz, Artist and Director of Exhibit-V.ca gifted me a lovely book called Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, by David Sedaris. I also received a sweet ornamental squirrel from another Artist and friend, Bill Blair. As a result, I’ve decided to curate a show including all the squirrel gifts I have received over the years.

First, I’m going to photograph and post here at this blog. Then, I plan on arranging a display case with said items along with paintings, and a few surprises.

This is my way of also thanking all of you early supporters, for bringing the squirrels into your hearts and minds.

I encourage anyone who has given me a squirrel related gift, to kindly remind me what it was, and when it was gifted (occasion, xmas party, time of year, or just because).  I will post photos of squirrel gifts along with related information. If  I can’t remember of where a squirrel came from, and you see yours, please, please send me a note so I can add your name to my file.

Efren Quiroz with Carollyne Yardley, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, by David Sedaris, gifted Feb 22, 2013 at the Curiouser Show, The Fifty Fifty Gallery

Efren Quiroz with Carollyne Yardley, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, by David Sedaris, gifted Feb 22, 2013 at the Curiouser Show, The Fifty Fifty Gallery

Bill Blair, Sweet Squirrel from Hong Kong, circa 1970's, Feb 22, 2013

Bill Blair, Sweet Squirrel, Made in Hong Kong, circa 1970’s, gifted Feb 22, 2013