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LEAVING ON A jET PLANE

As I was drawing this, the song “Leaving on a Jet Plane”, kept going through my mind. For those to young to know it, it was written by John Denver, although many other musical artists covered it.

Sadly, John Denver died in a small plane crash, in 1997. Maybe not a jet plane, but it does add a certain bittersweetness to the song.

Anyway, here’s the drawing.

It’s large, I find I like to work large.

Speaking of call this a drawing, some artists call their colored pencil works paintings. Other artist think that’s pretentious, and call them drawings. I’m stuck in the middle. They’re more than drawings, but they’re done in pencil, not paint.

Maybe we should just call them “works”. Of course, saying the word “works”, makes me think of some of the past bosses. They were works, for sure.

Anyway, while I was spending time on this, I had an idea for a work, that really got me excited. I was so excited, it made me claustrophobic on the little train I was riding. I didn’t get off the train at the next stop and run home the way I felt. I had a commitment at the end of the line.

It has some of the elements that this has. I don’t like to say too much about my future work. Doing so, I find, takes away my energy for actually drawing.

The drawing I’m going to work on reminds me of some of my NYC drawings.

Like these works.

Gosh, how I miss NYC of the 1990’s.

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The Bronx is up……….

Yes, I promised birds…………BUT.

I changed my mind again.

I found the files of old work, which was this woman’s treasure.  There’s a lot of stuff that I don’t think I put on this blog…was on my old Blogger Blog that still exists somewhere in the vast Universe of the internet, probably.  Maybe not, and I don’t give a……… something to do with a rat’s backside.

For instance this:

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Turns out I like it..wasn’t sure it was any good when I painted it.  I did this when I was living in NYC, and missed nature.

I’ve got a lot of nature here.  Somehow, when I do a drawing of it, I feel a need to put in a hint of humanity …..20170712_1412102893307260327462880.jpg

or else I get mighty bored.  Remember me ranting about foliage?

So, sometimes I still think about New York City and wonder if I was happier there.  Mixed feelings, six of one, and half a dozen about the other.  I still wonder though.

It seems my artwork though, has gotten weaker, since I moved here.  The NYC work seems bolder.

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and cleaner.

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Anyway…..I’m changing my mind again…..here’s my latest bird.  Which is also taken from a NYC theme.  Not to mention, it’s also a spring picture.  How’s that for three in one?

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Meow for Now

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Come Bobbing Along, Already!

I have a friend who visits from Thailand every couple of years.   He’ll be here in March, and I was starting to make plans……………and he said, “Well that’s two months away”.   I really thought it was right around the corner.  Thanks for nothing, James!

As I said last post, I was going to work on a spring picture, and that’s it, in the featured picture.  Or at least the preliminary sketch of it.  I may work on a large one, but I may change my mind about that.

There’s an old, dated, sexist saying “It’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind”.  Alright, sexist though it is, I’ll take it.

 

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This was my old logo, Embracing My Inner Cat.

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This is my current logo, Connecticut Fantasy.

But I’m thinking of changing back.

So, it turns out I have been accepted into the art show I applied for.  You remember, I was going over the no’s and the maybe’s.    So, on to the yes ones.  You may see that I’ve changed my mind about some of the no’s.

Of course, I may add a few small ones to it.  I’ll have to see the space, I will go after the meeting on February 20…or 21st, depending on the weather.

So, I’ve been changing my mind a lot lately, and will continue to do so…………

Nothing’s off the table!