Friday, October 12, 2012

The First Postage Stamp

My mom is brilliant, FYI.  One of the most creative people I know, so I must give her the credit of this wonderful idea of how to decorate the wall in my house that has been nagging me with its emptiness.  Everyone says, "Hey, you should paint a mural on this wall!"  They don't know how mercurial I am.  I have always wanted a tattoo, but I have my personal rule of knowing exactly what and where without change for a year.  I gave up even thinking about it a decade ago.  I can't even keep to the same style for more than a painting in a row.  So here is Mom's idea - since I love the mail system and old weird stamps, make each painting a stamp.  That way each one can have its own color scheme and style!  Also, I don't have to stick to one theme.  The perforations would unite them all!

Thanks Ma!

I knew exactly what I wanted to do for my first one.  Antisana in Ecuador.  When people tell you, "Close your eyes and visit a calming place..." I go back to Antisana.  When I am scared, I think of Antisana.  When I am overwhelmed, I think of Antisana.

Now what to do for my next one...?

Monday, October 1, 2012

Last of the New York Drawings

Sigh.  I miss drawing.  I am starting to get the itch again.  I have all sorts of blank canvases waiting to be filled, but I never seem to have the time.  Making time means dropping something else, and I'm not sure how to do that.  Hmph.  Here are my last two unshared files from New York!  I got the sax player to sign the Village Vanguard one.  Awesome times.  Still working on faces - they don't know whether to be caricatures or not.