Sheltering in place

So, what are you all doing in self quartine?

Reading? Yes!

Facetime? Yes!

Video Games? Yes!

Hobbies? Yes!

Housework? Errr, um

Surprise, I actually am doing housework, among other things. You see, I had scheduled this week off since January. A friend from overseas was going to be visiting. So. due to COVID-19, he wasn’t able to come. I have a week to get things done.

It’s spring now, and I can hear spring birds tweeting. Ironic, huh?

So, besides cleaning, I’m going through my artwork, seeing what to do with what. I’ve decided to do small stuff for a while, since I’m not too pleased with the full-sized pictures I’ve drawn.

So, into bottom of the flat file we go!

As in, what should I do with this?

All my Danbury Rocks? That sure went nowhere
This, too…
The whole Namaste Series. It was fun, while it lasted.
This cute little thing was a label for a friend’s holistic products.
There’s that damned crow again! But I have a lot of work, that just didn’t turn out to my liking.

That flat file seems bottomless…we’ll see how it goes

Bicycles in the Dandelions , 5×7 matted to 8×10 inches, $35

Available at Small Stuff

IN the wink of an eye

For those of you who noticed…….I took down my last post. For those of you who didn’t notice…it’s just as well.

I was working on this, but was tired and sick…didn’t I once title a post, “Friends don’t let other friends draw sick”. If I didn’t I should have.

I put up a post and took it down. It was an unfinished version of this:

Somehow, I, in my sort of feverish brain, didn’t realize I had a lot to go on it. So, this is the finish.

I also made the realization, that I’m going backward on my work, to a place that was more designed and interpretive.

Yes, back to my beginnings as an adult artist.

It’s been a long circular journey, but I’m coming home. A little bit dizzy, but people might argue that I’ve always been kind of dizzy.

But in between, I did some pieces I really liked



For Sale, Original 5×7 in an 8×10 mat. Small
“October Fruit Loops 1 ” $35, postage included

Available at “Small Stuff”

#selfquaratine

Good afternoon all!  It was a good afternoon, until I coughing.  So, hoping for the best,

In the meantime, I haven’t heard of a virtual contagion of coronavirus, so anyone reading this blog is safe.

But cat lovers rejoice!  Let me remind you that for us, it’s St. Gertrude of Nivelles Day, the Patron Saint of Cats.  Yes, we don’t have to eat corned beef and cabbage, if we don’t want to.  We don’t have to care about snakes, when we have these delightful, purring creatures to celebrate.

So, without further commercial interruption: Cats!

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Meow For Now!

 

 

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Five by seven inch drawing “Pumpkin”,  Matted to eight by ten inches.

For sale, here.

A little bit of this, a little bit of that

It looks as if my subject matter in Danbury, Connecticut is going the same way as in Sunnyside, Queens.  Bits and pieces of the neighborhood, put together in multiple ways…so, I’m starting…

A little bit of this:

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A little bit of that….

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And then there’s that…

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Not to mention this…

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And believe it or not……this:

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So, these are the pieces of the puzzle…all within a few blocks of each other.

What’s it going to be?  If you can guess, you win….

A magnet collection.  If you’re willing to give me your snail mail.  The first one, of course.

Originality is for nerds

In my own backyard…Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.

When I was a teenager, another student asked me, “Why do you always draw trees?”

I like trees, and I still do. Not to mention, there are a lot of them

So,shoot me. I may draw the same subject over and over. If that’s good enough for Monet, it should be good enough for me.

When I was living in Queens, most of my drawing subjects came from my own block.

Another for instance

So,don’t be under the impression that there’s nothing inspiring out there.

Do like Picasso, and so many of the masters.

Do the same subject matter over and over again.

You don’t have to travel far…

I never did get around to the man with the parrot on his shoulder, though.

Welcome!

Whoop,there it is

Sometimes, I think an alter ego sneaks into my pencil box. I find I do something that doesn’t resemble the rest of my at all.

Channeling maybe? I try not to think much about it.

Anyway

I don’t know how well this drawing shows up, so here it is again

Welcome

It reminds me of a children’s book illustration. In context, that’s not bad,really.

Easter bunnies and jelly beans

I realize I have done my share of fantasy drawings.

I really meant for it to turn out like this :

Spring on Park Avenue

Ooops, there it is

For my latest trick

I decided, for the heck of it, to do some networking on Linkedin.  I’m not really sure how to go about it, but I seem to have connected with a lot of other artists there.  For those of you out there who are interesting in networking with others out there, and youre not living in an Artist Mecca, Linkin seems like a good option.  It’s an experiment for me, and I’ll keep you posted.

But back to artwork.

I’m working on something that is supposed to come out as a bigger version of this;

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Right now, it seems to be a work that is either going to be very good, or very bad………I hope for now I don’t waste a lot of time on something miserable.

I don’t have a lot of time these days, especially today!  We lose an hour tonight….Daylight Savings Time comes overnight.

My day job has been very busy, very unexpectedly.  The coronavirus is finally coming to Connecticut.  I work at a food store, the place is mobbed with people stocking up on food, sanitation products, and water.

I do wonder about the man who stocked up on five jars of mustard.  Does he really think he’s going to need that much during a quarantine?  Or does he just buy that amount anyway?

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That’s meant to be “Fading Morning Start”, my spellcheck failed me.

So, as a result of this pandemic, I don’t have a lot of time for my art..which is really a petty thing to think about under the circumstances.

So, here are some cheerful pictures to blow the blues away.

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Stay healthy everybody……wash your hands a lot.

Be well