June 11, 2012


Lord Ganesh is in a watermelon patch. He don’t need no Walmart.


  1. Casey Cichowicz on June 11th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Was this an installation, or did Ganesh just come along for the ride?

  2. Sheila Ryan on June 11th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Ganesh does as he pleases. He is the Remover of Obstacles.

    Actually, I was on my way to the post office to pop him in the mail by way of a birthday greeting to my friend Melanie, whom I’ve known since she and I were four.

    She being Melanie and me being Ryan and the two of us being inseparable throughout grade school, we named ourselves The Melon and The Rind.

    Hence: melons.

    En route to the P.O. I sensed a photo op, and Ganesh graciously complied.

  3. Casey Cichowicz on June 11th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    I do love the Remover of Obstacles.

  4. SC on June 12th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    That is a beautiful, um, drawing/painting/3D cardboard parking lot display/ad/sculpture/Walmart temple god.

  5. Sheila Ryan on June 13th, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Thank you, SC. My goal is to establish myself as the Painter of Outdoor Cardboard Retail Display Gods.

  6. SC on June 13th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Did you sell any watermelons?

  7. Sheila Ryan on June 13th, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    I’m fixing to convert my Honda Element into a kind of stealth food truck serving the Back of Beyond. I’ll keep watermelons in mind.

    And I’m hoping for a bumper crop of turkey craw beans, so there’s that.

  8. Sheila Ryan on June 13th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Yesterday and today, things have been on the rough side. And now tonight I’ve got to paint that elephant-headed deity again. People have no idea what the life of a popular artist is.