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Glass vase with Etruscan Art.  Each photo shows a side of the vase with one of the Etruscan images.  Vase size is 8 inches tall, 4 inches across the top and 6 inches across the bottom.

Who were the Etruscans?   They lived in Italy and eventually were subsumed into Italian culture.   I love all things ancient.  Greeks, Romans, Phoenicians, me when I’m trying to get out of bed in the morning.  I was recently bantering back and forth with some friends of whom I am the oldest.  I told them this was my theme song and one of them asked if it was available on an MP3 download or only on Victrola.   Oh those kids.   Anyone else remember this song?

 Chorus (and after each verse):
How do I know my youth is all spent?
My get up and go has got up and went
But in spite of it all I’m able to grin
And think of the places my get up has been.

Old age is golden so I’ve heard said
But sometimes I wonder as I crawl into bed
With my ears in a drawer, my teeth in a cup
My eyes on the table until I wake up…

There’s more to the song, but if you’re into it, Google Pete Seeger and Get Up and Go and you’ll find lots of YouTube clips of him singing this.

The vase above was completed using a decoupage technique of these Etruscan images along with bronzing powders, acrylic paint (that’s the background color you see) another full coat of a reddish metallic bronzing powder and then a sealant.   Again, everything is done from the inside of the vase.   The outside is just the clear glass and you are looking in.   Like Alice and the looking glass.

Are the Olympics over yet?

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