I had an epiphany this morning, standing at the sink. It was foggy and wet outside, and my small life suddenly made sense again. (more…)
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The Illustration Friday word of the week is metamorphosis.
They say a person’s face becomes the roadmap of where Life’s journey has taken them. Do you sometimes feel as I do, when looking in that not-so-friendly mirror, “What a long, strange trip it’s been…?”
A 1993 commission for the Sutter Center of Progressive Endosurgery of Sacramento, CA. You’ve seen this image posted here before (ages ago) but ’tis the season for Frankenstein… 🙂
Posted in Interviews and Features, News, Wisdom, tagged Ann Schmiesing, cover art, Disability Deformity and Disease in the Grimms' Fairy Tales, Grimms Fairy Tales, Silver Hands, The Girl with Silver Hands, The Handless Maiden, Wayne State University Press on August 29, 2014| 5 Comments »
“The Girl with Silver Hands” (a painting inspired by the “Handless Maiden” tale from the Brothers Grimm) is now appearing in its latest incarnation: gracing the cover of the soon-to-be-released scholarly study, Disability, Deformity, and Disease in the Grimms’ Fairy Tales by Ann Schmiesing. The book is published by Wayne State University Press and will be (more…)
The Illustration Friday word of the week is journey.
Said so succinctly by these folks:
“The voyage of discovery lies not in finding new landscapes but in having new eyes.” ~Marcel Proust
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” ~T. S. Eliot
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” ~Anais Nin
(Quotes from True Work: The Sacred Dimention of Earning a Living by Justine Willis Toms and Michael Toms)
Hmmm…now where have you seen this image before? A double-fudge sundae to that person who realized quick-smart that it’s my blog’s logo. (And it has also graced the home page of my old Artspan.com site). It’s one of my personal favorites, and I’m pretty sure I’ve never shown it in its entirety here on a blog post before.
Posted in Creativity, Illustration Friday, Relationship, Wisdom, tagged Autobiography in Five Short Chapters, Dan Millman, Illustration Friday, repeat, The Emperor's Pear Tree, the process of Change on July 19, 2014| 6 Comments »
The Illustration Friday word of the week is repeat.
Have you ever been stuck in one of those no-win situations where the same unwanted (read: bad) results repeat over and over despite your well-intentioned and best efforts? Of course you have. It’s an all-too-human scenario that frequently—and maybe even necessarily?—precedes “learning,” that grand goal of Life. (more…)
The Illustration Friday word of the week is fragile.
I had a close encounter with a yard waste bin today. Who knew those unwieldy, chest-high squarish things that weigh a ton when full could be lethal weapons in their own right? One moment I’m attempting to push an almost-full bin across a bumpy lawn and the next moment I’m on the ground feeling shocked and fragile with a wrenched and smashed knee, a banged head and (more…)