Saturday, December 23, 2006

The Band

My 15 year old grandson, Alex, who happens to be an excellent drummer, has a band that does gigs locally and away. He sports an impressive nine inch Mohawk that he keeps standing tall with hair spray and white glue. In the interest of having a little fun with him for Christmas, I did the above picture as a gift. His grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles and cousins are now all "members of the band" and looking very hip! Alex is the one sitting in the black shirt. And a one, and a two...


Blogger Ginnie said...

What a great idea Pam. I'm sure that Alex will treasure it...and, guess what? We have another thing in oldest son has been a drummer since the age of 13 and he & his brother have a small band that plays out too.
PS: those Mohawks are impressive!

9:09 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

You are quite the Photoshopper. I generally confine myself to punching up pictures a little bit. Where did you get your skills? Why not email me with the answer?

4:02 PM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

I dropped by to wish you a Merry Christmas and to thank you for being a blogging buddy.

10:27 AM  
Blogger Potato Print said...

Hi Pam

That's neat that you can communicate so well with your grandson. My grandparents, may they rest in peace, didn't speak English very well, and they were really from another generation. I puzzled them. It's a really funny photo.

2:24 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

Priceless Pam! Alex will LOVE it! LOL

2:34 PM  
Blogger maureen said...

That is so full of humor and love, Pam. What a wonderful gift for your grandson -- and for everyone else in the family. this way they can try out an exciting hairdo without actually having to take the plunge!

Alex sure is a handsome young man. He's lucky to have you for a grandmother.

Pam, I wish you and your family the best of luck in the coming year. May you always have the love and courage you need to see you through each day with beauty. You are an inspiration to me, and I'm sure to many others, in the way you face life with gusto and pizazz. Blessings to you. And thank you so much for all your encouragement over the last year. I have appreciated the way even when no one else comments, I can almost always find something from you on my meandering blatherings and experimental photos. You are a sweetheart, Pam.

xoxo-- maureen

11:24 AM  
Blogger pepektheassassin said...

Hehe. My son had a 9-inch Mohawk 20 years ago (when he was 17)! Now they are back! When it collapsed, he wore it in a long swath down the middle of his face--scared his teachers to death.

This CHristmas, he and his 4 year old son made me a punk rock CD with him playing backup for Isaac singing that all=time favorite "Fix It Duck!" I WISH you could hear it--you'd get such a kick out of this!waisnhjk

4:17 PM  
Blogger pepektheassassin said...

PS This is the same son who made that lovely pink vampire angel...would you believe it?

4:21 PM  
Blogger pepektheassassin said...

Pam, I put a picture for you on my blog! What'd'you think???

5:06 PM  
Blogger pepektheassassin said...

We used lots of hair spray, but never thought of white glue! I have showed your picture to my kids and grandkids--who all think its great, too!

1:34 PM  
Blogger Potato Print said...

Hi Pam,
Thanks for the thoughtful note on my post about global warming. It's great to think of things changing little by little, person by person.

2:02 PM  
Blogger maureen said...

Pam and Pepek, reading your post, pepek, about your son with the mohawk being the same one who did the picture of the pink vampire made me smile. Nothing like blasting people's sterotypes, eh? My youngest son has long (long!) dreads, yet he is anything but the stereotype of the dreadlocked stoner. He purposely tries to push the limits to challenge people's stereotypes. I think it helps challenge people to see a little deeper than someone's outside appearance.

btw, pepek, i bet others besides me would love to hear your son's song ... do you have it recorded? could you post it on one of those online audioblog thingies?

3:27 PM  
Blogger Mama P said...

Can you be my grandma, too? Please?

9:53 PM  
Blogger Bitterroot said...

Pam, this is adorable. I'll bet the family loved getting this!

Like Maureen, I love your visits to my blog and your kind comments. I look forward to the incredibly creative artwork I find when I come here. Not to mention a magnificent sense of humor!

May 2007 bring you blessings.

7:00 PM  
Anonymous Rhea said...

That's great and clever.

8:39 PM  

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