Samstag, 19. Juni 2010

"Café Luxor"

Hallo meine Lieben,
ich habe mich nach meiner Ägyptenreise oft gefragt, was aus den damals so verehrten Göttern geworden sein mag. Es muß hart sein, tausende von Jahren verehrt zu werden, um dann in der Bedeutungslosigkeit zu verschwinden.
Um so erstaunter war ich, als ich einige von ihnen neulich traf.
Nicht mehr an Ägypten gebunden, haben sie sich einen Wohnort mit gemäßigterem Klima ausgesucht und leben nun an der Cote d´azur. Anubis hat mit seinem Kumpel Osiris ein Beerdigungdinstitut aufgemacht und hängt in seiner Freizeit meist im Fitnesstudio rum. Er fand immer schon, dass Bastet eine heiße Mieze ist und hat sie in das kleine Strandcafé von Thot eingeladen. Der hat das Totenbuch gegen den Rechnungsblock eingetauscht und träumt davon, das sein Café dereinst Treffpunkt des internationalen Jetset wird.
Allerdings machen ihm die Skarabäen einen Strich durch die Rechnung.
Für die Typen vom Gesundheitsamt bleiben sie schlicht und ergreifend Misttkäfer und die sind in der Gastronomie nicht gern gesehen.

Schönes Wochenende
Janine
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Hello my friends,
after my journey to egypt, I asked myself often, what might have happend to the once admired gods of egypt. It must be hard to disappear into meaninglessness after thousands of years of cult.
The more I was astonished when I saw some of them the other day.
Not bound to egypt any more, they found themselfes a place to live in more temperate clima and moved to the Cote d´azur. Anubis opend a funeral parlour with his buddy Osiris and in his free time he mostly hangs around in the gym. He allways thought that Bastet is a hot kitty and invited her to Thots little Beach-café.
Thot exchanged the book- of- dead to a receipt-book and dreams that his café will once become the rendevouz of the international jetset.
But the scarabaes put a spok in his wheel.
For the guys of the health authoritys they are just dung beetles and this species is not really liked in gastronomy.

Have a nice weekend
Janine

Kommentare:

  1. Janine, I love it. Before I read your comment, I knew it had to be something that influenced you from your trip to Egypt...now, that's just too funny and something quite different from what you normally paint...I just love it, love it, love it!!!

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  2. Magnificent!!!!
    I looked at it for a lo---o-o-g time, so charming!!!

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  3. I can see that you've enjoyed your Egyptian vacation, Janine! This piece has a wonderful sense of playfulness and fun. Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  4. I like Anubis drinking Tea and Thoth taking the order for a meal. The menu must be hieroglyphs :)

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  5. Janine HOW ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!!!! Omg how wonderful is this painting. You just went away and got inspired and this is what it's all about. Egypt had a great influence on you and it shows. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Love the colors and the composition. Great work. Hey, so glad you like the header. It was time for a new one he he he he! Hugs to you and yours today.
    Take care
    V

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  6. Hi Janine, I can't believe how much I missed! Especially your Egypt trip - what a wonderful thing. Something I'd like to do one day... Love your painting - it's beautiful and makes me smile! Do you know that Egypt mysteries by Elizabeth Peters (she's got a Ph.D. in Egyptology and is now a writer). They are wonderful! You might like them... So glad you are doing well! Love, Silke

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  7. Love this painting, what it would be like to see the se huge awesome creatures sharing tea and cake. Wonderful!
    So pleased you enjoyed your holiday!

    Love from Julie

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  8. This is truly brilliant! I love it!

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  9. Hi Janine! Ooo, doesn't Bastet look lovely in that killer red dress?? Yes, I like this new life those gods a having... a lot more merry and fun, don't you think? (^-^) ox

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  10. oh heavenly Janine!!! so great to be inspired by your vacation!!! beautiful work!!!

    I love this!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  11. Einfach wundervoll, liebe Janine. Ich habe mich über den Text köstlich amüsiert.
    Deine Bild ist wie immer schön
    Liebe Grüße
    Elsbeth

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  12. Hi Janine, so exciting to read your message and how much you think and feel about our existence.
    I think about the same things also. This maybe our awakening period where people are becoming aware of a deeper meaning and life. Maybe in another 100 years people will be so much more spiritual and of knowing. I would love to come back for this time.
    Thank you so much Janine for sharing these thoughts with me, really enjoying reading them.
    Hope you have a glorious week!

    Love!

    Julie

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  13. So excellent, Janine. What a wonderful trip to take...I can only imagine the beauty. Thank you for your comments on my "Something Old" presentation. I have a lot of ferns in my gardens and since they originated in Egypt 360 million years ago, I felt that nothing could express the theme as well, since both the fern and the Sphinx are still tangible and enjoyed by so many. Be well, Janine. Hugs, Gayle

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  14. Hahahahahaha! I love your sense of whimsy! What a fun piece. I see they have adopted more contemporary clothing, and a nice sense of fashion too. And no, I don't think I will be trying any scarabs for dinner anytime soon. Ewwwww!

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