When life throws you a curve ball, make lemonaide

Hello Folks,

WordPress is not as insistent as Facebook at least, which reminds me EVERY DAY, how long it is since I’ve posted.  So, thanks for being patient, WordPress, and thanks to my followers, too.

There’s a good reason why I haven’t posted.  I haven’t done any artwork, except a version of the couple dancing, which will be shown on the worst of 2015, on New Year’s Eve 2016.  Believe me, it belongs there.

I will rework it, but I have no art materials.  The reason is, when you have no money, you can’t buy art materials.    And the final reason you don’t have money is that you have left your job, without one in the works to go to.

I am employed again now, so art supplies are on order.

So, some oldies but goodies, in the meantime.

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Tis Spring

And love is in the air.  Frankly, I can think of nothing more healing than a partner in your life to support you, have fun with, grow old with. Or even a good cry at a romantic movie.

So, here’s the sketch…no name yet.

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If this looks a little familiar, it should.  I took my Disco! dancer, and gave her a partner.  For those of you who are new to reading this blog, I’ll repost it.

 

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So. love and happiness to all!

I’m being followed by a Moonshadow

My friend finally got her belated birthday gift.  In case you didn’t see this in the comments, this is what she said about the portrait I did of her dog, Moonshadow.

 

I don’t know if my other post made it over here, so.

A man in a brown truck just left a large flat package outside of my back door. I am in tears right now. That is my “Baby Girl”, she crossed the Rainbow Bridge in June 2013. She was a natural Healer who was drawn to those who needed healing. She was my fur baby, a mutt dog.

 

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Trucking…like the Do Da man…………

Somewhere, deep in the Midwest, a man (or a woman) is driving a brown truck to a small town destination in Iowa.  When the package he or she delivers, finally gets to this house in this is isolated area, presumably Friday, I will unveil my last drawing.  In the meantime, I’m just trucking along.

Some of you may remember this past summer I came up with this, also featured in my failures of 2014 post.

 

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Completely missed what my intention was….some colorful female alien wrestling with a shadow in a bow-tie was far from what I had in mind.  I was going through a kind of rough relationship time, and I think it shows.

But I still am intrigued by the idea of a dancing couple.  My thought is a relationship is a dance, always moving, always give and take.  Or to paraphrase Woody Allen, you’ve got a dead shark.

Anyway, part of the problem with the above sketch is that I did the figures from my imagination.  Didn’t do too bad a job, thanks to drawing so many naked people in art school.  However it just wasn’t hitting what I wanted.  So, I took a pic from the internet, to be changed greatly, so as not to violate copyright.

 

Argh, couldn’t find it…must be on the other computer.  So, I give you this.

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And so, I keep working on the sketch.  It’s shaping up to be a blast from the past!

It’s a Secret

I bet you’ve been wondering why I haven’t been posting.  Well, no, not really, I expect you all have lives other than reading my blog.  But the truth is I haven’t posted for a while…and there’s a good reason.  I’m working on a drawing, but it’s a secret.

Why keep it a secret?  In some cases, I suppose, fears of plagiarism, thinking someone might steal your incredible idea and come out with a work, first.  Or maybe, it’s a work that so stupendous, you don’t want to lessen the “Wow” factor when it’s done.  Or maybe it’s a gift for someone who reads this very blog.  Yeah, it’s the latter.

So, in the meantime, I’ve got my show up at the restaurant “The Opendoor” in Long Island City, Queens, NY.  Also, a drawing of mine has been accepted into a juried show, “Woman Up”, organized in celebration of Women’s History Month.  My contribution, if you haven’t already seen it on this blog is “Black Madonna”.

 

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Finally Made Peace with February…

Around  the middle of March.

So, it was one of those deals where the idea for the drawing kept nagging me, and I couldn’t ignore it.  I had realized what I had screwed up, so of course…..I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t give it another go.  So.

Of course, I had a few rough patches in the process, of the personal life kind.   I’m unemployed right now, which makes me a bit stressed out about money.  I also had a bad cold, which had me wandering around, medicated, somewhere between sleeping and waking for several days.  But then, triumph.

Of course, my Beloved looked at the finished project and said “That’s pretty.  What is it?”.  I guess it is on the abstract side.

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Renamed “Mackerel Sky”.

This is a busy week…stretching the amount of matching frames to get ready for hanging a show on Monday.  Talking to someone about sharing a space on the sidewalk to share art.  And a good friend coming into stay with us.  Lots of baking….

So, I’m going to have to put art on the back burner for a while.  And the next project, is something that is a secret.

TTYL

Art Show in Long Island City, Queens.

Sorry for such short notice, friends, but if you are in the New York Area….I’m going to be having an art show.  The info is in the link!

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