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HOW Did that happen???

I started to explain how to blog to a friend of mine. I showed her this. When I did, I noticed that I haven’t posted since September 24, 2020. How the hell did that happen? What the hell was I doing all that time.

A friend of mine said on his answering machine message, that he was out to spread joy and chaos among the population. Yes. that’s what I’ve been doing.

I did a finish on “Grey Rainbow”. I had a lovely fable to go with it, here.

It was a bleak fable to go with a bleak picture. It was a bleak season, and 2020 has been a bleak year. Enough bleakness!

I changed my day job. It’s made a big difference.

20×16, colored pencil on rag paper

So, now it’s the holiday season! Bring it on! I’m sending out greeting cards, and wrapping gifts. I’m ready

A little diversion

January is coming along fine, despite the fact that it is now, February. What is taking me a lot of time is that for snow, I’m having to do little dots, dots and more dots. Not the big overwhelming kind I did in the original. It is time consuming. While I’m doing this, I’m trying to make it an exercise in mindfulness.

But I took a bit of a break, today, to work on the drawing for my friend’s charity “Pony Rides for Jessica”. You may recall, I started this project for my friend’s daughter’s memorial for a young girl who was slaughtered at the Newtown Massacre in 2012. The idea is to give a chance to underprivileged children to go to horse riding camp.

Here’s where the drawing stands now:

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There is an event scheduled for May 4, in which I will be selling items with this image on it. I am considering adding a cloud in the background. I also will be doing quick-sketch portraits, with the money going to this charity, as well as the money from the sale of the items. I’ll keep you posted on details such as time, location.


This is untitled, and not really paradise, unless you believe in life after death.  This is really a celebration of not creating for the market.

The story goes like this:

One day, on Facebook, I was lamenting that I had no ideas for a new picture.  My cousin wrote “Draw what’s outside your window”.

Sometime later, my partner’s sister-in-law was mentioning that post.  I told her the only thing outside my window was the Long Island Expressway, and a graveyard.  To which Tara replied, “I would think a graveyard would be a great thing to draw!  With all those statues and shapes of headstones!”.

Well, my reaction was (silently), no one is going to buy a picture of a graveyard.  So, I didn’t do it.

Well, not drawing for the market….here it is, a drawing of a graveyard!Image

Oh, and here’s the view from my windowImage