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Monday, 14 November 2016

Far From Here

The ironic thing is that is the title of an idea I've been working on for the last few months. It has been the Weekend of the Long Blank Stares.

But now, right now, Suzanne.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016


I voted. I didn't really think about it. The act of voting, that is. Just like I forget, all the time, that it takes about five minutes to walk from my desk to the graves of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Would that upset them, not thinking twice? Maybe it would make them smile instead, that it is so basic and normal a right that one hundred years later kids can grow up and hardly give it a second thought. Maybe that too is some silent, semi-oblivious, semi-forgetful, and unconscious way of giving thanks.

So thanks, SBA, FD, and others. I was sorry to forget you this morning but the hundreds and hundreds of people lined up, walking by, stickering your graves, and honoring your memories and life work, helped me remember.

Go to it, people, come on, you beautiful and good country. Still some time. V o t e.

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Back to some pastels

What a medium. Learning that paper type is absolutely everything when it comes to pastels. Here's an image - revision number 9,651 and counting - from The Story that Never Ends (this is code) on the slickest, smoothest paper I've used yet. Only problem is that it sadly does not take masking fluid very well, whereas the card stock from before was excellent.

Friday, 14 October 2016


 I'd just be curious to know if you could see yourself as clear as someone who has had you on his mind. 

Keep writing and writing, sir! Love.