“Oh gee, How doth the busy bee Improve the shining hours By making honey sweet and good From all the pretty flowers. Oh my, How doth this lazy I, Improve (?) the shining hours By drawing things And painting things With my nimrodic powers.” Poem by Wanda Gág I, too, revel in my nimrodic… Read more »
The Power of Suggestion, Rules, Parameters, and the Glob Like Layers of Learning or Why Telling Me What to Do is Now a Thing You Get to Do (for a price)
When you think about creativity, as an abstract thing, I always used to think it was something akin to absolute freedom. The freer one was, the more creative one could be. As I have aged and grown as a person and as an artist, I’ve found that creativity is often enhanced by limitations. Limiting your… Read more »
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My coloring book fans are goofy! I guess that isn’t surprising. In the Artsy Fartsy Coloring with Shoshanah Marohn group on Facebook, I’m running a contest where the prize is that you get to tell me what to draw! Tina won (there can be more than one winner) and she wanted me to draw a T-Rex… Read more »
from Birds in Beards 2: Dead Poets Edition Thoreau is kind of a cheat. He wasn’t a poet. I just thought, what a weird beard! “This is the only bird whose note affects me like music. It lifts and exhilarates me. It is inspiring. It changes all hours to an eternal morning.” -Henry David Thoreau,… Read more »
According to my friend Rui Afonso: XVI century… self exiled in military in North Africa due to an unrequited love. Lost his eye but lived to write the Epic poem that tells the story of the Portuguese Discoveries. Poems don’t translate well, but here is a poem of his in Portuguese (Don’t speak Portuguese? Learn it!):… Read more »
From Birds in Beards 2: Dead Poets Edition: When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d BY WALT WHITMAN 1 When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom’d, And the great star early droop’d in the western sky in the night, I mourn’d, and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring. Ever-returning spring, trinity sure to me you… Read more »
Available in traditional paper, or a PDF to print at home on, say, watercolor paper or colored paper. It’s a little bit different from the first Birds in Beards, mainly in that the poetry is a lot better. I used all of the best old timey poets in the public domain, so they are high… Read more »
I’m working on a new coloring book. It’s portraits of colorists. Do you like to color? Would you like to be in it? Email me your picture with your favorite animal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Working on the cover image now. Zanimal colored it for me.
Marilyn colored a sneak preview I put out of Birds in Beards 2: Dead Poets Edition. Didn’t she do a fantastic job? Love the crazy hair color! Birds in Beards 2: Dead Poets Edition is probably going to be ready in the next couple of weeks. It’s cooking. It’s getting close! Soon. No comic today,… Read more »