This is a piece I made as a gift for some of the best people I’ve ever met here the Lonely Star State. Watercolor and acrylic on paper, 8”x10”.
My dear followers, this is an announcement of sorts. I haven’t been posting much recently, and I’m going to blame part of that on being sick recently. I’m also taking a hiatus from Super List Saturday to focus on some comic projects and other work. But I’ll still be running the SLS blog and welcoming contributions as always. Anyway, I’ve still been making art, and I just need to get on it and post it.
New recipe up on They Draw And Cook today. I hope you all find this helpful. Check it out on the site here.
Red Plum Blossoms, 2013. Ink and digital color.
To research for Theme Eleven I got a book on Japanese folktales from my local library. The story that really captured me is called Red Plum Blossoms, and it’s about a young girl who loves her plum tree so much she dies of grief when the tree withers. Later, she comes back as a snake, and her father has a vision of her floating away on a cloud, skin transformed into gold.
The only time I’ve spent in Japan is about four hours during layovers in an international flight and vicariously through this artwork. Draw stuff, see the world.
Super List Saturday, May 25, 2013: 12 Things That Remind Me of My Paternal Grandfather.
This list comes to you as a pre-scheduled post, because as this goes up I will be in Eastern Kansas for a Memorial Day observance of my grandfather’s death (which was ten years ago).
He’s been gone a long time, but the things in this list always make me think about him.
What I’m Working On, May 2013:
1. Acrylic painting samples for the painting classes I teach. The great thing about teaching is I help other people paint, and keep myself painting in the process.
2. Comics slowly taking shape. My summer goal is to have some of these finished.
3. Artworks that are gifts for wonderful people.
4. Not pictured, but I’m always making lists.
Super List Saturday, May 18, 2013: 12 Funny-lookin’ Utensils in Mom’s Kitchen.
I don’t know what half of these things are for, Mom. They all look like they were designed by aliens or something. There are seven potato peelers in this drawer, that’s crazy. And why do we have so many corkscrews? You only ever buy wine in the box. Why is there a tiny picture frame next to the knives? Picture frames aren’t kitchen utensils. Nothing makes sense.
If any of my followers can tell me what all twelve of these utensils are for, you win a prize. Anyone?
Super List Saturday, May 11, 2013: 5 Missing Dogs.
I’ve seen a a lot of loose dogs recently, mostly out and about on my bicycle. You dog owners out there should do a better job keeping tabs on your pets. Also be sure and spay or neuter them, because otherwise they will run around and have all kinds of unprotected dog sex.
I’ve got a drawing of a unicycle for you right here.
Super List Saturday, May 4, 2013: 6 Things That Feel Really Good.
I bought a brush the other day and discovered I really like the way it feels compared to combing. Why have I been using combs all my life? Then I made this list.