Thursday, September 29, 2005


I didn't have a chance to come up with something original this week, so I cheated and submitted a watercolor painting that I made a few years ago.

Sunday, September 18, 2005


"Suicide is the punctuation mark at the end of many artistic careers"
-Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

When I am dead and over me bright April shakes out her rain-drenched hair, though you should lean above me broken-hearted, I shall not care. I shall have peace, as leafy trees are peaceful when rain bends down the bough; and I shall be more silent and cold-hearted than you are now.
-Suicide note to her lover who left her. Sara Teasdale, poet, d. 1933

One more Unfortunate
Weary of breath
Rashly importunate,
Gone to her death.
Mad from life's history,
Glad to death's mystery
Swift to be hurl'd—
Anywhere, anywhere
Out of the world.
-The Bridge of Sighs by Thomas Hood

"No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun."
-Hunter S. Thompson

“Ah! mon ami, je m'en vais enfin de ce monde, où il faut que le coeur se brise ou se bronze.”
- Nicolas Chamfort, French writer, d. 1794

Tuesday, September 13, 2005


This week's Illustration Friday topic.
This is a print of a copper etching I made using a soft ground technique.

Monday, September 05, 2005


Visiting the White House in Washington, D.C. was a representative of an all-white talibangelical lobbying group.
Upon opening the door of a guest bathroom near the Oval Office, she was met with a sight so disturbing, so unspeakably unsavory that she was immediately driven mad, and as a result has become unmindful of her appearance and is now unable to make her weekly trips to the hair salon.
What she witnessed was sordid and repellant to such a degree that her mind shattered and she instantly lost all fashion acumen.

A pig-pile of pudgy writhing amply lubricated flesh heaved upon the slippery floor. Nearby lay what appeared to be several hastily discarded blue Armani suits.

Later that day, a sharp eyed leftist blogger was watching a quickly called and unannounced press conference and noticed that two administration officials, Karl (Puffy Svengali) Rove and Scotty (Piglet McMoonface) McClelland, who appeared flushed and out of breath, were wearing identical rumpled, stained blue suits.

The blogger’s keyboard smoked as he broke the news that these blue stained suits could bring down the administration.

(Since Roots is the Illustration Friday theme this week, I decided to draw a madwoman who is no longer interested in having her roots touched up. I drew this at the beach today and I was trying to think of a vile sight that could drive someone mad. When we got home I painted and scanned it. Pencil, ink and watercolor)

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