Mid Winter Blog

I am contemplating posting an entry in these wee hours. Here I am in the darkness, staring at the glowing screen, the almost half-full Moon having sunk into the barren hills to the west. Thoughts fill my head. I am wide awake. I believe this is my first post of the new year, almost at the end of January. I don’t like to wish time away but I don’t cherish January and while We are in the Sweet Spot of Winter, it can’t melt away into Spring soon enough. I’m riding on a fairly productive wave, anticipating an UPcoming Art Show in Raleigh, NC in March, at the tail-end of Winter, so I’ve got that to look forward to before Spring. I feel the cold sneaking into my bones and I have to keep warm and fill not only my belly with warm food and liquids but my heArt and mind with warm thoughts and feelings, too. Feel Your mind filling up with warmth, I repeat it into the void, that darkness that goes from the backside of this tiny remote device on into forever, I whisper it a third time just for luck… Outside my window, Stars twinkle in the clear, black night, the jewel-like indicators of unbelievable brightness from Eons away. What more can be written about the Stars or the Moon, lights in the darkness are Our salvation, at least I know they are mine. How many Winters have I endured? Forty-four and a half, so far. How many more will I endure, before I finally make my way permanently to some warmer zone? Who knows. Good night to You out there. Good luck staying warm and safe and happy.

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Sailing Vessels at Sea with Stars

SailingVesselStars23Some time ago I made an image like this with what I call “photo Arts” and today I found that one and free-handed this version based on the earlier one. I am feeling very nautical, indeed. I hadn’t done a pen and ink drawing, or any drawing, really, since I left for the Doo-Nanny, 19 days ago. So it was good to get back to the drawing board.

Llama in Boots with Stars.

LlamainBootswithStarsWhat’re You fixin’ to Say? I’ve just decide to put this Llama in Boots with Stars. From a series of drawings I did for a Wedding Commission last Fall. I drew this today because I got very excited and when in doubt draw a picture. I love these Cosmic Llamas that I found in my Sketchbook.

Artichoke Ark-Oh!

Artichoke Ark-Oh!

And now, I have released myself on my own recognizance, free from any guidelines, yet sticking with the Nautical Theme, I give You the Artichoke Ark, featuring a Gingerbread Duppy extra ordinaire. I have made it to the 4th day of the Sketching Challenge. You would think the inspiration would be pouring out of Me by now…