Saturday, January 25, 2014

My stage in the forest

My Stage doodled on a scrap

My Stage
pencil and dip pen in big moleskin

Something sparked a memory. I can't even remember what but I couldn't get it out of my mind.

When I was middle school age and living out in the country(rural), I had friends that lived across-the-way. The brother, was my age and his sister, Thorn was a couple years older.

We played at their house as I have no memory of them coming to my house. (just thought of that)  Anyway, one of our favorite things to do was write, and act in our own plays. We longed for an audience but that didn't stop us.

Our set was staged between two trees that made the proscenium opening and held the curtain. As best I remember, we used sheets or blankets from their house for the curtain.

I wish I could remember the subject of our plays.
There's no tellin.

I was thinking this would be a study for a larger painting but i think I got it out of my system with this pen and ink in my big moleskin

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

First painting of 2014

Flower Girl in Moleskin 

Close Up of Face

Sure enough, I shut down and disappeared again.
Can't explain why I do it.
But really I have shared so many things in the unpublished blog posts that pop up in my head.

This is my first painting for 2014. I do like her and did enjoy painting her.

Have you had your brushes in the paint yet?

Thursday, January 09, 2014

You can't do this until next Christmas but

I need to tell you about it now so you can be thinking about it.  It's all about resolutions and annual words and declarations. Maybe a promise to oneself.  Let's call it a pledge. Determination.

With much anticipation, I usually spend the last 6 weeks or so of each year thinking about the next year. Always have. It is something about getting on with the new and over with the old.

I'm not one to "resolve" on the first day of the new year. However, this year I realized that I do resolve something during the last week of each year. You know something that I must do before January One rolls over on the calendar again.

This year after Christmas, I walked into my bathroom and right then and there I resolved that before fireworks and the ball in Time Square hit the ground, I would clean that nasty bathroom like it had never been cleaned before.

Don't get me wrong, I didn't jump right in and get it done that day. I gave it much thought before actually doing it. But I can report that I did in fact start the new year with a clean and shining bathroom.