I had a nice walk today. This tree caught my attention. I wonder how the bark assumes its patterns.
The image below is my best recollection of some of the imagery in my dream the other day. I kept pulling and pulling this tube out of me. It had structure like a human trachea; the distal ends reminded me of celery stalks with curling ends. These coils were the alveoli that allow air to […]
Trouble in River City
In one part of my dream last night, the landscape was dominated by very large, mounds. They reminded me of overturned ceramic tea strainer inserts, but in place of holes there were bumps. The surface had a matt, metallic finish, like raku. I climbed atop one, and then I noticed huge military tanks getting ready […]
There was a lot of thinking going on during break today.
Although it is spring, I found this colorful leaf on the asphalt. It must have held onto its tree until the bitter end. Or perhaps it is a Cheshire person all but disappeared, except for the lips.
One notices repeat customers, even in a very busy shop. The two gentlemen below seem at home no matter which table they inhabit. (See previous sketch here: Two Thinkers.) This sketch is smoother than the one in my previous post. At that time I did not realize that these gents were friends. They do seem […]
I never seem to get it right on the first stroke. That’s why I use pencil and make my initial movements lightly. I saw some simple line portraits the other day that were bold, direct contours of faces. I tried that today during my 15 minute sketch time. I wonder if the bold lines in […]
The fulcrum of this study is the hand holding the sketch pad. The other hand, in the drawing space, is invisible. It drew the sketch that the pictured hand is holding. Surrounding the imaginary imaginary space is imaginary real space, comprised of various cross hatchings.
By the time I got outside to snap a photo of this cloud, it changed from its original representation of a nerve synapse. The gap between the two aerial nerves collapsed to yield the elongated shape with corrugations in its midsection. It became an amorphous space ship looking for a place to land.