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.
Some 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.
Here is La Mariposa. I saw this on a postcard at my Friends’ House (Who have tons of amazing Art for continuous inspiration) and I love the Butterfly Lady, so I made Her my drawering for today, February 7th, 2013
Gelato Arigato! the Liquid Dolphin eating an Italian Ice Cream. Inspired by a Gelateria Sign that I painted years ago in Jamaica. Somehow the idea of a Seaside Gelateria made me think of the Dolphin eating a triple-scoop cone in the Garden by the Sea.
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…