Well this is a quickie for Illustrated Friday, I don't have any time this week, finishing a large commision (well making the pieces fit together) and hanging our next painting show, so I've resorted to part of my illustrated manuscript. I hope you like it! Please click for big.
Well I've been meaning to do this for ages..... a few months ago I did a fabric printing workshop, using lino cuts. It was great fun. I wanted to take it one step further and make a texture I could use in my three dee work. Originally I thought I would put it on fabric, but changed my mind and came up with this. The original fabric is a big nod to Escher. You can see the fabric I printed here if you like. Click. Please click image for big. The workshops are here if you live in Oz.
Well last week's challenge was "No Challenge", so I thought I'd stick up another page of my book. This is from Part One. I guess you'd call it the start of the 'heroes' journey. Thanks for looking and please click for big.
Poor Tim has lost a bet with his worst enemy, Reginald. The bet? That there isn't a troll under the bridge. To win the bet, Tim has to spend the entire night on the bridge, or risk being made a fool of in front of all his friends, including his toffee nosed childhood sweetheart, Rosatilda, .
Troll? Troll under the bridge? Hah. There are no trolls anymore.... are there?
"Tim enters the enchanted glade.": (From: "How Tim was Lost in the Forest and Never Seen Again.")Please click for big.
Not that it's related to this illustration, but after seeing spindlemaker's and dthaase' work, I realised that I always think of this poem by Wallace Stevens when someone says "Wilderness".
Wallace Stevens was an insurance salesman..... never a more un-poetic vocation there was - and yet that didn't stop him at all. "Anecdote of the Jar" is a strange poem, indistinct, as if it is feeling its way around the subject matter, before slowly petering out. Yet I think his poem succinctly sums up how we (as humans) try to make order out of chaos. Cliched it might be, the concept of making unnatural order out of natural chaos, but it stops us going mad - assuming we aren't already... just a little bit mad..... even slightly cookoo.... there are no trolls under the bridge, are there....?
Had a bit of fun with this one. This week's prompt for Monday Artday was 'invisible'. The woman is so incensed by the loss of a jar of lollies she doesn't see .... Partially inspired by Raol Dahl's autobiography "Boy", where he and his friends sneak a dead mouse into the wicked Lolly Shoppe lady's lolly jar. (Please click fo big) Thanks for looking!
I made a second version of "Family" just before Christmas, tried to add a little joy and trust to the original Family, in keeping with the Christmas spirit. Of course Jessie shouldn't play with matches, and his 'father' should keep his eye on the chisel. Please click for big.