Wordless Wednesday; Ceramic & Paper Mache Artist on Venice Beach, CA

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Almost Wordless Wednesday; Ceramic & Paper Mache Artist on Venice Beach, CA

I've been in Venice Beach, CA since Saturday visiting my son and supporting some of the local beach vendors.  The business card for www.loscalavera.com says: " Watch out for Fake Imitations; Say No To Piracy".  I did watch out for "Fake Imitations" and bought two authentic Calavera skulls.

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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Good for you browsing the local artist scene and buying authentic. I'm with Sharon - kind of cool, kind of creepy. :) Enjoy the rest of your visit Lloyd.

Apr 03, 2013 04:02 AM #3
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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Lloyd - How nice that you were able to get the authentic ones - the fakes have a taste that just seems to be a little off.

Apr 03, 2013 04:12 AM #4
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Roger D. Mucci
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Lloyd, those are so cool.................fun.

Apr 03, 2013 09:17 AM #5
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Lloyd Binen
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Fernando, Sharon, Debb, Dick, Roger,  thank you for coming by and commenting.  My wife has an assortment of handmade and painted Catrinas.  These Calaveras will feel right at home with them. 

Apr 03, 2013 02:44 PM #6
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That's a really colorful display Lloyd. Glad you had a visit with your son too. How far is Venice Beach from the Silicon Valley?
Apr 06, 2013 10:08 PM #7
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Lloyd,  Those are so bright and colorful. It would definitely make a great conversation piece!  It's nice that you got away and spent time visiting your son.  Will we see you at the Meet-Up in San Leandro on the 13th of April?  I hope so!

Apr 07, 2013 11:41 PM #8
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Sheila and Larry, Venice beach is in Los Angeles, near Santa Monica and about 350 miles south.  I have a feeling you know CA as well as I know LI.

Kathleen, my son lived in the Marina in SF from 1996 until two years ago when he moved to So CA for the sunshine.  Kids!  Thank you, but I will not be able to join you in San Leandro.  

Apr 08, 2013 04:24 AM #9
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Lloyd, I don't think I've ever seen these before.  Definitely colorful!  Hope you are enjoying Florida!

Apr 08, 2013 09:35 AM #10
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Lloyd Binen
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Silvia, ahhhh Florida?  Never been there.  There's a Venice in Italy and a Venice in Los Angeles (that's where my son lives) and I guess one in Florida, too? 

Apr 09, 2013 01:46 PM #11
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That was almost overwhelming to see just in a photo!

Apr 09, 2013 05:29 PM #12
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Lloyd, sorry... My oops! Of course you said Venice Beach, CA! And yes, there is a Venice in Florida on the Gulf Coast side. :-)
Apr 10, 2013 11:11 AM #13
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Hi Lloyd ~ Wow I love those colorful "skulls" you found on Venice Beach.  How great that you were able to spend some time visiting your son!

Apr 13, 2013 09:22 AM #14
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Hope you had a fun stay in Venice beach.  Kristine :)

Apr 17, 2013 01:49 AM #15
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Hi Lloyd. Interesting, I may have to go get an authentic one for myself. Which ones did you buy?

Cheers,

Kim

p.s. Have you been to Barnyard yet? Good food!

Apr 17, 2013 03:17 AM #16
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Lloyd Binen
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Michelle, yes they really "pop" as the stagers say.

Maureen, we don't see our son as often as we used to since he moved from San Francisco's Marina district to Venice Beach for the sunshine.  kids!  He knew about SF weather when he moved up there in 1996 because his grandparents, my inlaws, lived in Cow Hollow SF (very near the bay) since the late 1960s.

Kim and Kristine, haven't been to the Barnyard, but we had a great lunch at Gjelina's.  Thank you for the recommendation.  They were already booked full for weekend dinners.  The Calaveras are shown in the foreground along with a couple of Katrinas in my artist wife's collection.  Note the sexy leg revealed on the Katrina.  Pretty hot.  We stayed at Venice Suites, it's a few short blocks from our son's Dogtown condo where we parked.  We've stayed there twice and like the beach front location great for people watching and walking.  Thanks again for the Gjelina recommendation, the food was excellent.

 

 

Apr 17, 2013 07:02 AM #17
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Hi Lloyd,

Glad you loved Gjelina's! Thanks for sharing your Calaveras. The sexy leg  Katrina reminds me of Angelina Jolie's infamous sexy leg pose at some big awards ceremony, can't remember which one! Venice Suites, huh? Right in the middle of all the crazy Venice Beach action. Brave souls you and your wife are. Glad you had fun :) It's been super windy the past few days, good thing you missed it!

Cheers,

Kim

Apr 18, 2013 11:39 AM #18
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Happy to hear you had some time with your son....any new hope of getting him married???

 

Apr 21, 2013 08:51 AM #19
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Lloyd Binen
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Kim, I do know the infamous picture you're referring to.  Angelina Jolie will look like the Katrina in about 100 years. 

Hi Sharon, he was seeing a young lady that I like a lot.  In fact, I told her I'd like her to be my daughter-in-law. (I warned my son before I told her that.)  But he was in the process of breaking up with her when we saw him.  I think I'm giving up.  He wants his independence more than he wants a girlfriend or a family.  He's not prepared to make any sacrifices for a girlfriend.  I don't think grandchildren are going to happen.  Not happy about it, but it's his life and I want him to be happy. 

Apr 21, 2013 04:29 PM #20
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Sorry, that's so sad.
Apr 30, 2013 11:08 AM #21
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I should have had 7 children so all the pressure wasn't on him.  I want him to be happy.

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