Heavens to Murgatroyd, I suck! As the title clearly states, I (It) have not been doing art. Unless packing and hauling ass across the state and then sort of unpacking/tearing my hair out counts as art (it might…subjective and all that). December 14th was my last post. Far, far too long. Unfortunately, I have nothingContinue reading “It Does not Do Art…”
I’ve been ill and I’ve done nothing but lie around, reading Pet Sematary and popping lozenges. SO, I decided to use an older drawing/painting for Illustration Friday’s word, which is “Explore”. I thought this painting (A Head, 2012) was suitable!
I missed last week’s I.F. – the word was “Stretch”. This is what I made and wrote. Spindly with graceless steps, pointed toes, stretching limbs as far as possible, rushing to get off the street, hoping these sentient buildings (it’s in your head, dear) would stop with their imposing posture. Maybe the beginning of captureContinue reading “Stretching, stretch, stretching…”
A couple of weeks ago I did two drawing/painting type pictures that Jer insisted had a “Nagel-like quality to them” (Patrick Nagel…oh how I loved him). In addition to that, they are “pretty” and colorful and not typical of what I do. Still, I have to admit that I do like them, especially because they’reContinue reading “Not afraid of whimsy…”
The title is in no way connected to “No Mercy” even though as soon as I typed it, the song started playing in my head. I took a small break from life for a while and am sort of clawing my way back in. I was hoping to have some sort of profound realization whileContinue reading “Where do you go?…”
…for me to occasionally dabble in landscape-type paintings when requested. My Aunt Bonnie, like me, loves the sea (I’m certain it’s a hereditary thing). One of the main things she loves: Lighthouses. Aunt Bonnie = Lighthouses…always has. She asked me to make her a lighthouse picture a few weeks ago, so I did a watercolorContinue reading “It’s not unusual…”
New body as in body of work. I’m not sure where I’m going with it, but I have found that I’m very attracted to poppies. Symbolically they are of great interest to me – anything that is tied to dreams is bound to pique my interest (or obsession). I’ve also noticed that the use ofContinue reading “New body baby…”
I’ll be honest: this was not made for this week’s Illustration Friday theme, but I think it fits very well. The word is “Lost” and the painting (“Lost and Found”) matches. This painting (6 in. x 9 in. with 1 inch border) was made a couple of weeks ago using watercolors. As usual, it containsContinue reading “Illustration Friday: Lost”
I like the word “suspend” and the many images that could be associated with it. In November of last year I drew a similar picture while in a hospital waiting room. The idea of being suspended by a thread passing through the navel intrigued me. Sort of the second tie to life, with the umbilicalContinue reading “Illustration Friday: Suspend”
With one day left, I jumped on it. This made me miss my dojo loaches.