Your ask was my command. The Schiltzie Tee’s are now available.
New in the Pink Buddha HEAD SHOP:
This T-shirt has a classic fit for classic FREAKS with a thick cotton fabric.
Based off the original Left Hand Painting by artist and Pink Buddha creator, Terri Lloyd, this truly a one of a kind shirt.
In case you don’t know, Schlitzie was one of the pinheads in the 1932 classic film, Freaks. Schiltzie was born with microencephaly and was sold off to various side show acts throughout his lifetime. Loved by all who worked with him, he brought joy wherever he went.
• 100% cotton
• Fabric weight: 6 oz (203 g/m2)
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
Sizes: Small to 5X
Get your Freak on today!
Years ago, I had a period in my life where I experienced dreams that were more than just simple dreams. This painting is about one of those dreams. In it, I am a whale in the Pacific Northwest. I’m not an Orca, I’m larger than that. Perhaps a grey or humpback. I know I am being hunted by a local tribe. We are not enemies. We are NOT enemies. Rather than fight them, I roll over and allow them to pierce my abdomen at my umbilicus with a very large wooden spear, giving my flesh to them.
As the spear pierces my whale belly I look down to see that I am no longer the whale but my current physical self with a wooden spear piercing my body front and back at my belly button. Everything turns to white and I wake up.
A friend took my dream to our local Paiute shaman who said that this was a message about my true nature.
Growing up I never felt pretty or thin enough. My parents never made me feel like I measured up. Around the age of 50, I received some old family photos from my uncle. One of which was my senior year of high school photo. I was surprised to see such a pretty girl. I wonder how I would have turned out if I saw myself differently then.
It was a day or two after my dad died, I was staying in his home with my brother and sister-in-law. We were looking around for tea or coffee and true to my dad’s form there were the coffee crystals. The same coffee crystals he had been drinking since I could remember. My maternal grandfather drank the instant coffee too. As soon as I took a sip of the stuff, I was flooded with memories and a strange sort of comfort as the grieving process began.