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Tue Feb 9, 2021, 01:01 PM

Don Quixote was not meant to dress sensibly. Before and After.

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O.K., this is the last of my craft therapy. Previously were the Roman "bocca", seahorses, soccer Cup. These little paint jobs were for a change in the near year of quarantine, when cooking was probably the first choice as an escape and now past its appeal. So this craft thing has reached its two weeks' shelf life, and the objects can go back to gathering dust and spider webs.

I had painted these things some 20 years back upon acquisition, and the taste was different at that stage of my life, more "tasteful" instead of garish. So Mr Quixote was done up in baby blue pantaloons to complement the gray armor. Now, the paint technology is metallic and glitter and black light, and it occurred to me that his very essence is batshit cray-cray, so now he is in RED metallic. Red and yellow are (now, not in the 16th Century?) the colors of Spain (are you listening, Hilaria BALDWIN?), so there's this little double meaning.



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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 01:11 PM

1. I think these are beautiful!

Will you create a diorama to house them? Some background including Dulcinea Del Tobosco and maybe Aldonza and Roscinante and Dapple? Maybe with a castle ruin or windmills in the background?

You know, as a sly one, you could slip a cat in boots in there, too, maybe off in the corner

With him holding the book, you can see this is at the start of the story, with the chivalric stories influencing him instead of his darker end.

Awesome work! Thanks for the trip down memory lane

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Response to PirateRo (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 01:19 PM

2. Wow, what a thoughtful (full of thought) post! -- But I'm a dilettante, superficial, peck like a

chicken and move on to something else! Your scholarship is infused with imagination!







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Response to UTUSN (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 01:25 PM

3. Thank you for your very kind words:)

I am, however, no one of consequence and merely humbly suggesting.

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