Wild thing

Art, Australia, Australian Blue Heeler, beat poetry, dog, Sketchbook Skool

Ozzy 1

Wild Thing – you make my heart break.

Wild Thing – I cannot be this sane.

Wild Thing – I hate you and am down with that.

Wild Thing, you moved me.

Wild Thing – come on and torque me tight.

You kill me.

I have learned not be afraid of me

Boulevard Saint-Germain, Leonard Cohen, Paris, Self Portrait, Selfies

Selfies are very difficult and was afraid of facing myself in the mirror. I have avoided the subject for as long as I have been doing art.

However, with encouragement from everyone and a special friend, I tasked myself with courage and abandon.

While doing them, I became more accustomed to “the me” on paper and began to let loose. With lines dark and light, pencil or pen, they started to come more easily.

Some were the fool on the hill, but some honestly spoke my name. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXa0MAfOsoU

Also, I have resolved to begin writing poetry again. It has been over a year and believe my drawings and words will dance well together.

Blushed Romance and Foreign Lip-Lock

We sail smooth runners iced and swelled,
in teas of black with Chinese talk-talk.

Lay your hands on me, such smoothness tickles;
my fuzz and temptations –

you feel.

It’s our room on Boulevard Saint-Germain
where hush-hush is our language
of blushed romance and foreign lip-lock.

Les femmes de la noir – tenez ma queue et tordez.

We watch the sky and count the drops
and swirl our fingers over cups
and sculptured hair.

Saturday afternoons
on Boulevard Saint-Germain.

Me Cold


Architecture, http://www.lfpl.org/branches/crescent-hill.htm, http://www.urbansketchers.org, Library, perfection, Sketchbook Skool, Urban Sketching

This was an exhausting sketch of the Crescent Hill Library and am finished. I am no longer Final Librarydebating whether to imply the steps and lettering on the front of the building.

Of course it needs color, but I can’t use any until I have a clean scan for a few printed pieces. I like my lines, but am concerned that overdoing it is right around the corner. To stop or not.

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Mellow Yellow and an apple

1960s, Apples, Bananas, Deconstruct, Donovan, Mellow Yellow

bananasI’m just mad about saffron
A-saffron’s mad about me
I’m-a just mad about saffron
She’s just mad about me

They call me mellow yellow (Quite rightly)
They call me mellow yellow (Quite rightly)
They call me mellow yellow

I’m just mad about fourteen
Fourteen’s mad about me
I’m-a just mad about a-fourteen
A-she’s just mad about me

They call me mellow yellow
They call me mellow yellow (Quite rightly)
They call me mellow yellow

Born-a high forever to fly
A-wind-a velocity nil
Born-a high forever to fly
If you want, your cup I will fill

They call me mellow yellow (Quite rightly)
They call me mellow yellow (Quite rightly)
They call me mellow yellow


Warming El Camino

Sketchbook Skool, Southern California Restaurant Food

el-camino aThis is one of my favorite sketches. It reminds me of a very comfortable day sitting by the fire, eating and sketching. The venue divided into 2 sections. Both perfect for watching people or just staring into the closed and open spaces they designed. http://elfreakingcamino.com