Moving On…

No moss at my feet,

Never steady… got to move…

Train keeps a rollin’.

I thought I’d try something different with illustration so I decided on a train. This one took me two days, so it was no walk in the park!

I’ve been taking a break from writing because I’m trying to spread my focus into many areas so that I’m not obsessing on just one thing.

Speaking of obsessing, during my time away I read the book CHAOS: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties, by Tom O’Neill. Continue reading →

Fantasy Dance

Vivid mirages,

Boundless energy erupts,

Kind of magical.

I have to say that this new style is pretty addictive. I get to use much more of my imagination when using brushes, and there are so many to choose from. The leaves are actually a leaf or palm style brush, painted in white so that they merge into the background.

After I painted the woman, I moved her to my iPhone for a little more paint effect and some much brighter colors. Then I combined the original and the jazzy version, and added some transparency to see more detail in her face – which then created the ‘double vision’ look around her upper body, which kind of reminds me of movement.

One of the reasons the dancers and flowing skirts are so fun is because – even if ever so briefly – I get to live (and dance) vicariously through these ladies.

Anyway, I’m happy that I was finally able to complete the Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge: Kind & Vivid which kind of conveys my thoughts about this ‘living vicariously through my images’ idea. Like the haiku says… it’s kind of magical.

That’s about all for now. Thanks for reading, or viewing… I hope you enjoyed!

Until later,

Moonlit Dance

-Art & A Haiku-

When moonlight dances,
A gentle song ere day breaks,
Evening comes alive.

I’ve been thinking about this one for a few days now, after seeing Ronovan Write’s Haiku Challenge: Break & Dance. My main goal here was putting the image together – and it took me the better part of the day.

I needed a break from the story, and I love the energy of this woman. I need some of that!

The original that was used as the basis was so beautiful that it was hard to tell if it was a painting or a photograph – I think it may have been a book cover. I’m so happy with this one – it might even end up framed. I’ll have to see how it prints. Anyway…

The haiku has several meanings, and one of them is my tendency to be a ‘night owl’. All day long I yawn, and want to take it easy, and then… when the clock strikes midnight… it feels like morning again. So weird. Lately though, even my night time energy is low. I’m starting to worry that 60 is the new 80. Sheesh!

Anyway, that’s about all for now. I hope you enjoyed the art and haiku… and I hope that your evening, or your morning, is like a moonlit dance.

Until next time,
Peace & Love.

“A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.”

Oscar Wilde