Gum Gum

Feb 10th, 2012 | By | Category: News

Update. I caved and bought this. A 6 foot statue replica from the Easter Island Moai. Some people call him Gum Gum from the movie Night at the Museum.

I just love it. One of those purchases you never regret.

I have been redoing the back yard. At a snails pace really but some progress has been done.
Added a beach… which is so cool.

Fountain…

Still need the grass, palapa tops, and more landscaping. And tikis!

So, I saw some cute tikis at a nursery and the owner said a local man could make me some. I gave her my phone number and asked her to tell him to call me next time he made some. One day I got the call. “Yeah this is Bob. You can pick up your tikis. I live in Guatay.” (Eeks Guatay! The middle of no-where, and famous because this man lives there…

Also famous for being a remote town without laws and random body parts being found on occasion. Ok, a slight exaggeration on the body parts, but they probably just have not been found yet.)

Bob’s directions to his house sounded like a horror film plot. He said, Go to the liquor store, turn left down the road. I live in a cabin. If you get lost ask for Bob…….The Carver. The directions were vague but I guess I could just stop and ask Tiger Man where Bob the Carver lived if I got lost. I began to wonder how fast I could run. As I drove there I went over his directions again in my mind. Turn left on isolated dirt road,

ask for directions if needed,

and you are here….

But what actually happened was I met this nice guy Bob and he gave me these.

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  1. I’m such a fan of your work that when Traci Suzanne Marvel of Bigfork Bay fame pointed the way to your blog I zipped right to this entry.

    How cool! I’ve love the Māori ever since reading Aku Aku by Thor Heyerdahl when I was a teenager.

    And I couldn’t help but notice the rocky landscape in the distance, and the reference to Guatay, and I realized you must be in SD County. I grew up in San Diego, most recently lived outside of Ramona, and worshipped Rosie’s as the ultimate quilt shop. I now live on the western edge of the Rocky Mountains just below the Canadian line. A Māori would look out of place here, but I can understand the desire to have one.

    Funny that a warm climate like SD county has so many awesome quilt connections — you, Jan Krentz, Eleanor Burns, and Rosie!

    Bert in Rice, WA (on the map three days a week)

  2. Hi Bert. Yes, I am in the San Diego area. What a small world you are from Ramona. That is where my brother lived. That’s a nice country town. And I think Gum Gum would look great anywhere. Mine reminds me of Benjamin Franklin a little. :) Thanks for the visit!

  3. Hi, It was awesome seeing you last night. I miss hanging out with you and laughing.You have always been such a fun person. I love your artwork! See you soon GF!

  4. I had a great time too!

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