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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Coffee Mugs

The search for the pithy amidst the superfluous is the true dance of the caricaturist.
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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Phthalo Moons ~cold


COLD MOON

The Cold Moon has the longest night reign of all the full moons as the nights are the longest in December.  He's out there all night long for all to see ...but most everyone is indoors because it's too cold and too dark outside.
~no one wants to catch a cold in winter.

Chockablock: Monday, Dec 28, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

IF ...glow

"We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles."  Thomas Alva Edison's major improvements to the incandescent lightbulb sent a glow through the globe, and it was finally possible to see the 99% perspiration beading from the 1% inspiration.
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Phthalo Moons ~beaver


BEAVER MOON

This particular full moon was named after the beaver as it was the best light and last good chance by which the beavers could get themselves situated for the cold winter.  This light was also excellent for capturing and skinning these same beavers...
~dam it all.

Chockablock: Monday, Nov 28, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Coffee Mugs

The glue to consistently satisfying drawings is your enthusiasm.  Without it your separate skills never congeal, and your drawing drifts to aimlessness, or deflates to merely competent.
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Thursday, December 20, 2012

IF ...snow

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here 
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep 
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely , dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

~Robert Frost
'Stopping By Woods on a Snowy  Evening'
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Friday, December 14, 2012

IF ...explore

Salvador Dali exploring his inner self.
(in progress)
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Coffee Mugs

Fresh eyes (yours) will lead to more invention and revelation of the human head than having fresh subjects to draw...
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Thursday, December 6, 2012

IF ...stretch

Dolly Parton stretching out creatively...
(in progress)

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Coffee Mugs

 "Satifaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory."
~Mahatma Gandhi
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Monday, November 26, 2012

IF ...whiskers

Considered to be one of the more incompetent Civil War generals for the Army of the Potomac, Ambrose Burnside's dubious claim to fame was his peculiar whisker configuration; which was so well known that for a time they were called 'Burnsides' by anyone wearing them. ~~Somewhere along the way the syllables were reversed and the whiskers have been referred to as sideburns ever since.
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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Coffee Mugs

uh~oh.
Look what the cat dragged in...
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Friday, November 23, 2012

IF ...zoom

After only 82 days as Vice President for FDR, Harry S Truman zoomed to the presidency and onto the world stage in a role he never overtly sought.  World War, Atom bomb, Israel, Dewey defeats, Korean War, McCarthyism, assassination attempt, MacArthur, and the Cold War.
You never know what you'll end up with once you azoom the presidency...
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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Coffee Mugs

Caricatures are far more tenacious than portraits...
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Monday, November 12, 2012

IF ...tree

Two full years living with the trees, the birds, the insects, the elements and of course the pond at Waldon had Henry David Thoreau living the 'simple life' and in the process become the beacon for quiet revolutions.  
"I did not wish to live what was not life; living is so dear."
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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Coffee Mugs

You'll never be satisfied if you draw to meet your expectations.  It's much better to allow exploration to be your goal, and more often than not you'll find that expectations you didn't know you had will be met.
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