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Lucy and the Poacher

Lucy and the poacher acrylicsLucy looks the worse for wear, she is non weirht bearing in her right back leg. The keeper tried to hide her bullwhip . Terrible after 35 years lucy is going to break out? Still no boots or winter coat appears to be ccoming. I think II'l knit some snow pants, Maybe someone could do the fronts and I;ll do the back.

Lucy most likely was in PTSD when brought in, after the death of her parents.Most likely she has no knowledge or unferstanding that she is an elephant, but if you saw the circus elephants reunion she'll fit in quick.

I can't believe a zoo is so  ignorant, but they have their priorities, Lucy lives in a 3 feet concrete cubicle and the Chinese red foxes have rooms at the Sheraton. Even the  cockroaches know the different between the choices I offer. 14 virgins, enlightenment from a bug's life or ebola.

.PS turn ,rotate painting to right and it looks like Lucy is hugging the poacher. That's our lucy.

Posted by Barbara Greene Mann on 11/3/14

20140831040123-149-my_porch_pics_6-8-2014_9-05-51_pm_2352x2579 Appaling and Happening Now in Edmonton, Canada?
This poor elephant, so depressed in a concrete cell. Bob Barker was here in 2009, when I started following Lucy. My humanity has grown from this. She is the voice that is silent, that can't speak for herself. I can and do. barb mann

I'm Gonna' Be Rich! You're Gonna' Be THIN! Diet Secret Revealed, LOSE 450 lbs. in One Day, and Maintain It

 I noticed many of you opted in for the maintenance program.
First you must join, so I CAN TELL YOU what to do.

A Slim Woman Just Waiting

Posted by Barbara Greene Mann on 9/1/14 | tags: humor fun our society today drawing abstract figurative mixed-media conceptual pop surrealism modern

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YOUR NAME: YOUR EMAIL: This is in case I post more brilliance I don’t want you to miss And truthfully to see if anyone besides my Mother came here. Thanks with soul:

Rooms/ Insanity of the Artistic Lifestyle/ Is it Over Yet?

Rooms/ Insanity of the Artistic Lifestyle/ Is it Over Yet?

Batch ah lore Apartment

Where I dwell

One small cell

Caged like a bird

Can’t be heard

Almost impossible to get through, finishing latest painting , better than losing collage pieces, 8 hrs, pasting, 15 minutes packing.

(Almost impossible to get through, finishing latest painting , better than losing collage pieces, 8 hrs, pasting, 15 minutes packing, I should have packed instead I loset one best shoe and all the computer cables. don't call these movers).

Samantha on Earth, bottom and right middle

( Caption:Samantha on Earth, bottom and right middle, , The lady who was caring for Samantha, my dog,  during my cancer surgery, untilI I  moved, moved Samantha to Heaven. She  had had enough dog watching and now she does it via a remote star.)



It could be worse

Watch TV, Rehearse

Clean and dream

Or make a mess


Or  live like I do,

Mother Hubbard paints her shoe and screams

I have lived here for 8 years so it seams

In wonder I create, Master Bate

Always late

Because I must do what I do.

Or sometimes it’s just because I can’t find the other shoe.It's a good thing I sleep with my eyes shut

(caption- there under my name is my missing show, the movers didn't move it and it was my best shoe, my Mother will never let me forget, that shoe.)

“I’m so black, I’m blue.”

Sometimes it boils down to a real choice

A little voice

A long time one

kNEW THERE  was nun

Newmatar artist

Accepted  the hardest

B wildered nest is worse now


Fake it, Take it, Make it

Joy, forsake it

The soul needs pain


No one said it’s true 

What else could I do

Can’t hear

With only one ear

I lament the day

The way 

At the Jeu de Pomme, Van Gogh 

With certitude let me know

I was next

Shackled by the pallett’s hex.

I still lament that day

If it hadn’t been Van Gogh

I would have let it go.

Posted by Barbara Greene Mann on 8/31/14

Lucy don't listen to them, but you live in the 2nd worst zoo in the world.

2. Edmonton Valley Zoo (Edmonton, Canada)—Can You Hear Me Now? Four times Edmonton Valley Zoo made the list and now we proudly stand as the second worst zoo in the world. Oh Canada


What more can we say about the Edmonton Valley Zoo’s stubborn refusal to do right by Lucy? This profoundly social female Asian elephant has lived alone for thirtysix long years in the zoo’s tiny enclosure, locked away for much of the year due to Alberta’s bitterly cold climate. Neither worldwide furor over Lucy’s cruel confinement, or the sound decisions by two other Canadian zoos to send their elephants to warmer climates, has moved zoo or Edmonton officials to move toward meeting Lucy’s social and physical needs. Lucy suffers from chronic arthritis and foot problems, displays abnormal stereotypic behavior, and is managed with an outdated circus-style method using bullhooks. Further, the zoo refuses to allow an independent veterinarian to examine Lucy, and CAZA—the zoo’s accrediting body—won’t stand up for her. Lucy’s only hope now hinges on whether new city councillors show reason and compassion for her.

The Edmonton Valley Zoo appears for the fourth time on IDA’s list.

Posted by Barbara Greene Mann on 8/17/14

A Home Ain't A Home without a Newfie Dog.


Norton, Grandpa’s Newfie dog died

they pulled out 29

 Grandpa looked destroyed as he cried and cried.
He said he had a whole in his soul
That wouldn't fill in or let go
After two tear filled days he jumped into his truck
No good by but we wished him good luck
For two days he didn’t come back, no cell phone to call
But when he returned he said it all

There were two black hairy bundles one in each arm
That’s even better than one lucky charm
He came home with Norton 2 and 3
He swore they brought happiness to every family
He said a family ain’t blessed with joy
Unless he’s got a slobbery big Norton boy.
Grandpa made us take an oath that we’d all own
A Norton newfie dog to bless our home
Grandpa’s marine ship set sail in a hazy fog
As it thickened none could see what is soon to be
Except for the courageous Newfie Norton dog

One night the Nortons sleeping, dreaming vividly
Number 2 raised his head listening intently
He heard someone scream silently
Roused waking Norton number 3       Into the water knowing what to do

Floundering arms and legs ,numbering twenty twothe Dogs knew when Gramps and the mates were drowning                                                                                                                        But if they were drunk and wobbly they only dragged home                                                                                                                          Gramps. Well he was their master, but hey, they needed their sleep.

Grab, pull with neer a sound
A flash illumination, men dumped in a mound
Loudly barking as they ran  to the station
The police following in lively animation
Laying there barely alive, but safe on the ground
Exhausted Norton Two and Three,

True Heroes,None better to be found.

A family ain’t a family without a dog, a Newfie
Bringing joy and happiness, take it from me
Grandpa knew the best way to be
Now we’re up to Norton 53

barbara greene mann 2014





Posted by Barbara Greene Mann on 8/17/14 | tags: abstract

No wealth in my Future, If I Can't Beat 'Em, I'll Fight Harder, Sorry

Did I Make Too Much Noise to be a Millionaire Artsy Business Woman?I WAS KICKED OUT,NO WEALTH FOR MEA change After my weekend with Anik and Bob Proctor in Washington D.C.last weekend, I drew this . A week later

A change of plan after my weekend with Anik and Bob Proctor in Washington D.C.last weekend
If You Can't Beat 'Em, Try Again-Revolution Evolution.

A Week Later
Sorry, changed my mind.
Reverse Evolution- Trying to fix everything, new ideas and devices, organizations that everyone says Yea, but no one even looks or does anything. Honey is dinner ready, slurp beer , shit, hate commercials? If ya can't beat 'em...Join 'Em

This print is for sale 25$ for a limited time only, special sale.
Who could have thought of this? Save the children? save the Planet?


caring?did I really talk to loud?offering giftspaid $1500 and kicked outplease inquiretreated like a bumwhat do we stand for?



I WAS GOING TO THE FUTURE OF WEALTH CONFERENCE,in Washington D.C. I made a fabulous painting for Anik and BOB, PRINTS made on heavy paper for $200 and one of my business proposal. Small thanks when I was ready to learn to be a millionaire, to be taught by the greats themselves, ANIK and BOB PROCTOR. but then all this happened and security removed me.

I was kicked out of the Conference.

Twice they said I was sitting at the wrong table but I moved. They said I made too much noise but I was encouraged too cheer. Meredith said i didn’t pay and i had a receipt. I didn’t follow protocol when i asked my question,”How does a solitary  artist get an audience?”

Ani showed and walked me to the bathroom. I thought maybe he was going to act nice. But two giant female guards walked me out of the BR and 6 large males were escorting me up the stairs.

Wasn’t I acting wealthy enough? But I was going  to be, Anik I just need a litle help, right Bob.

Posted by Barbara Greene Mann on 7/8/14 | tags: conceptual mixed-media painting email marketing Anik and Bob Proctor no ẃealth in my future

A Home is not a Home Without a Newfie Dog


Posted by Barbara Greene Mann on 7/7/14

20140831040123-149-my_porch_pics_6-8-2014_9-05-51_pm_2352x2579 HEROES THROUGH and THROUGH
The boys saved 22 men when the ship went down.://


Posted by Barbara Greene Mann on 2/8/13

Faux Zoo Map




 lady with gator hatjpeg



I started this painting  for a show I couldn't afford to submit to but the topic was how we used  stuff up and what was the resulting  mess.Well  no clue in mind, ok., a nice face, 6 " from top of page, a-ha, a hat, ridiculous, a gator hat.  Losing a lot of gators and we should as they come onto the streets of florida and will eat your dog, unless thedog runs fast. Gorillas are disappearing, kangaroos well I haven't a notion. Eventually they all disappered.  This was the solution.

Faux Zoo Map

The Lady with the Gator Hat thought it was so delightful to view the new zoological exhibits as she traveled around the globe. Every beast was stuffed, and she thought it was so nice to pet them all. She purchased exact replicas of the ones in the zoo. She already had a collection in her cabin on the cruise ship. She wondered what happened to all those animals. Oh well, the new ones were so much easier to care for.

Posted by Barbara Greene Mann on 2/8/12 | tags: modern surrealism gorillas in the mountains conceptual Extinction poachers wild animals loss to civilization traditional

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