Friday, April 26, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
-And then she touched off the mixture with a match. The flame was almost pure yellow, a sodium flame, and it made her look like a corpse to me, made me look like a corpse to her. "There" she said "that's what we'll look like when we're dead."
This queer demonstration not only scared me; it scared her, too. My mother scared herself with her own queerness, and from that moment on I ceased to be her companion. From that moment on she hardly spoke to me - cut me dead, I'm sure, out of fear of doing or saying something even crazier.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Kurt Vonnegut Illustration Project, a set on Flickr.
This is how I have been spending my free time. So far, I have read 4 of Vonnegut's books. Each one takes it's place as my favorite as I read the first few pages. It's hard to explain but I am loving this project. It has been an escape, a challenge, a reward, and motivator to keep drawing, to keep reading. I could go on and on but I'll save you from that. In the meantime, I created a flickr set of the work in progress. I'd love for all of my blog folks to follow along.
Reading a Kurt Vonnegut book for the first time is special to say the very least. I have been wanting to read every single book of his for quite a while now. I was introduced to his work years ago by way of Dead Eye Dick. It was instantly my favorite. I want to somehow savor the feeling of that first-time reading of one of his stories. I figured a good way to do that would be to try to illustrate a few pages of each book that I read. I must note that the more that I work on the project, the more I love it. It makes me happy. It feels healthy. Just reading and appreciating Vonnegut's work.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
And those would be the last words the brothers Von Kleist would ever exchange, except for "Hup!" and "Allez oop!" and "Whoops!" and so on, as the Captain tried and failed to get up on the roof of the bus again and again. Vonnegut
I finished Galapagos. The sketch is special because it serves as a reminder of the 1st time Vonnegut made me laugh out loud. I laughed for a good, long while. I think that I fell in love with his sort of silly too.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Odĕ. from Yokoo on Vimeo.
I have been a long time member of this handmade world and have had the pleasure of following Yokoo Gibraan's work along the way. Yokoo is original. She is brave. She is an inspiration. I am always thankful for all that she shares. I especially enjoy the videos that she makes and was moved by her latest. It was completely mesmerizing. All of those wonderful characteristics that I mentioned came to life in movement. The music was beautiful, the setting shined, and Yokoo was the light.
Yokoo inspires so many folks. That inspiration can be found in all of the artworks where she has been the subject. I always love to see a new illustrated Yokoo. After watching Ode, I just had to draw. I knew that I wanted to join all of the others and try to give something back to her. I hope that my drawing serves as a "thank you".