Guard Duty

“When the Japanese mend broken objects,
they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks
with gold. They believe that when something’s
suffered damage and has a history it
becomes more beautiful.”

–Barbara Bloom

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Guard Duty – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor & Sharpie on Indian Village Handmade Paper Postcard

This painting was done by combining two images that jlloren posted at WetCanvas.  This is what Joel said about the Church… “The Philippines was a Spanish colony for over 300 years until the end of the 19th century when the Americans took over. Their biggest influence is Catholicism. You will find old churches like this all over the country. This one is Paete Church in Laguna.”  The dog was napping in the warm sand in it’s photo.  This way, the dog doesn’t have to have a bath when he gets home.  🙂

Barbara Bloom is an American writer and TV programming executive. She earned a bachelor of science degree in theater from Skidmore College.

She joined ABC Daytime in 1992 and was Vice President, Director, Daytime Programming, West Coast from 1994-2000 where she worked closely with Mary Burch and Rebecca Lane.

Bloom joined CBS Daytime in 2003, replacing Lucy Johnson. When Bloom left CBS in February, 2011, she held the position of Senior Vice President, Daytime, CBS Entertainment and worked under Nina Tassler. During her eight years at CBS, Bloom oversaw Drew Carey’s assumption of the role of host on The Price is Right as well as the resurrection of Let’s Make a Deal. She also oversaw the introduction of CBS’ first daytime talk show, The Talk.

On January 18, 2011, it was announced that announced Bloom would leave CBS Daytime when her contract expired in at the end of the month.   Nina Tassler, the President of CBS Entertainment, released the following statement: “Barbara artfully led CBS through several key transitions in her eight years here. All of these efforts have positioned CBS very well for the future.”  Source:  Wikipedia

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Mar 01, 2012 @ 10:55:10

    I enjoy taking two references and putting them together. I think the way you positioned the shape of the building behind the dog actually drew my eye to his head and shoulders. Had it been behind the hind quarters it would have seemed imbalanced. Really cool.
    I agree with the Japanese.


  2. Cindy D.
    Feb 22, 2012 @ 18:16:29

    I really like this dog and castle (or church or palace or country estate). What a neat idea for a little painting! I like how he has nestled down beside some flowers. Such vibrant greens and browns too!


    • Beth Parker
      Feb 22, 2012 @ 18:18:45

      Thanks so much, Cindy. I love critters and I just didn’t want to paint all the sand he was laying in! 🙂 (By the way… I thought it was a castle.)


  3. Carol King
    Feb 22, 2012 @ 15:47:54

    I very much like today’s quote. I have tons of cracks. Inside and out. I should be glowing with gold.

    Love the dog and the palace. We all need to have a gorgeous guard dog like this one.


  4. asmalltowndad
    Feb 22, 2012 @ 09:51:21

    If the Quote is correct… I’m Beautiful, I have all sorts of natural cracks and flaws!


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