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sable's avatar

WHAT is this picture of that's accompanying my posts!

Asked by sable (73points) April 11th, 2008 from iPhone

It seems a little frightening to me!

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delirium's avatar

Its a jellyfish!

sable's avatar

Oh! Like the logo? Okay, that’s not so bad. I won’t mention what I thought it was!!!

Kay's avatar

Gallbladder? ;)

gailcalled's avatar

With a lovely name like Sable (French for sand), just add a little beach or ocean waves.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind?

FlutherMother's avatar

@sable, if you don’t like it you can go to your account preferences and change it. See what @delerium did? It’s her looking absolutely gorgeous! Or you can do like me who knows that the last good picture I took involved shoulder pads and 80’s hair! :-)

delirium's avatar

Hahahahaha, you flatter me, fluthermother. ;)

And I learned something new about the word sable. Hmm. it really only means “Really nice paintbrush” to me, usually.

gailcalled's avatar

To be accurate, it is “le sable.” (Saab-luh)

delirium's avatar

Interesting. (Honestly, I mean that). The paintbrush is pronounced the alternate ‘american’ sounding way.

scubydoo's avatar

its the mascot of fluther

gailcalled's avatar

@D: as in say-bel, right?. My grandmother, mother and sister are all painters. And I use some small sable brushes to touch up the poly on my window framing.

Breefield's avatar

I’m still questioning a few of the default photos though, it’s a little hard to tell that some of them are jellyflishies.

delirium's avatar

Yep. (That’s how its pronounced as far as I know. If i’m wrong, i’ve trusted the wrong art professors)
I adore them. They’re divine. I’m very picky about my brushes, and get really cranky working with those totally synthetic bristles.
And what kind of mediums do they (your family) do?

Breefield's avatar

And fluthermore, what does a Bacio Cat have to do with jellyfishies?

gailcalled's avatar

@Del: grandmother (long gone) oils; Mother at 93, slowing down – acrylics; sister – oils, pastels, water colours, charcoal, now doing tempera and lugging raw eggs to her studio.


delirium's avatar

What variety! I can’t say i’ve ever done tempra, but its a very impressive and beautiful medium. Its very cool that you have such a strong art heritage.

I usually say it as more of a bell, than a bull.

gailcalled's avatar

I can hardly write a legible sentence in longhand. I, and the other members of the family are writers, of one sort or another, altho my son was also a prof. photographer. My bro-in-law is one of the country’s experts in 19th century lumenist or Hudson River Valley paintings.

I had a friend in Phila. who imported stripped-down 18th century pine furniture from Alsace-Lorraine. Then she decorated the pieces w. cassein, etc so chemically they tested as old paint. The PA. health dept. closed her down for a while since she was also using animal blood as a mixer. Her studio did smell like an abbatoir, I must say.

delirium's avatar

Hahaha, If good handwriting were a requirement, there’d be a lot of artists out of a job.

I apologize for the incomplete response, i’m watching a ballroom dancing competition on PBS HD which is proving to be too distracting for me to word a coherent answer. I apologize again.

peedub's avatar

Ahh yes, some of these jellies do resemble these:

Cardinal's avatar

If we are totally off the subject….......look at @Kay now that is looking absolutely gorgeous! Not that ‘D’ isn’t attractive, maybe a bit too goth for me. However, we are who we are and my pic will never go up on Fluther!

susanc's avatar

@Gail: “luminist”; “casein”. love, s.

gailcalled's avatar

Thank you. I stared at luminist and wrote it both ways….hoist again. love g

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