Monday, September 30, 2013

The Avengers: A Tribute to Strong Women Everywhere!

The Avengers
18" x 24"
Oil on Canvas

The Avengers. The REAL Avengers. Some of my readers have no idea who that might refer to. You say "Avengers" and most people assume you're talking about Thor, and Captain America and Iron Man. Some people might even mention Black Panther or Wasp. No one ever thinks about The Swordsman. Nobody. Or D Man. D Man???

No. This is the real deal, my friends. I have been itching to do this painting for years. I'm very pleased with it. And, naturally, I couldn't think of a better Emma Peel than Bestest. If anyone holds the qualities of this iconic beauty it would be Bestest.

Never seen it? Start here, my friends. And thank me later.

This was one of the first TV shows I ever watched religiously. I would rush home and watch repeats on PBS. While other kids were crushing on Daisy Duke and her cornpone charms, I was all about Emma Peel. Dynamic, beautiful, adventurous, charming and humorous Emma Peel.

This has most certainly colored my view on the type of woman I'm attracted to these days. I like my women tough. I like women who can take care of themselves. I like women who can get me out of a jam when I'm in trouble. I like women who like to drink. I like women who like to drink and can get me out of a jam!

I'm lucky enough to have so many female friends who fit this mold. Hell, just about all of them! There are PLENTY of people sitting at home every evening, keeping their couches warm and making sure that ABC or FOX gets to keep their 8pm-10pm shows on the air.

But, if you want an adventure, ladies, you can join the ranks of women like Emma Peel, Bestest, TheWife, High Priestess, The Diva, Kitten, L'Actress, Dingo, Blondie-No-More, Minx, Lemon, Aussie Diver and so many others.

While we're at it, perhaps we can get some of my gentlemen readers (or non-readers) to get off of their lazy duffs as well! The world has a dreadful shortage of John Steeds!

Adventure is just around the corner. Every corner. We can either watch actors pretend to go on them, or we can stand up and go on them ourselves.

"Readers, We're Needed!"

Living a life of adventure? Got some great TV role models? I'd love to hear about them!

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