Sunday, October 05, 2014

Illustration Friday: Silence

Almost 10 years ago I discovered a cool site... IllustrationFriday.com. It's a place where a word... abstract or concrete... is given as a challenge for folks to visualize in art. The art can be digital or traditional. Really the only requirement is that you have a blog or webpage on which to post the art and to which a link is provided at IF's site.

Back in 2005, and for a couple of years after, I posted links darned near every week taking on the topic of the week, and it was my introduction to a form of social media. Folks would comment on the various blogs, and for a time little support cliques sprouted up here and there, and it was all very cool.

It's probably still very cool, and please don't take this as a trite little muse of melancholy. In 2008 or '09 real life got very busy for me, and my submissions to IF dropped off to only one or two a year. I still check the topic of the week and browse. But I've lost touch with most of the folks who used to comment on my stuff and on whose stuff I would comment. The newer format has made it a little harder to follow folks, I feel. I imagine there are still groups of folks who check in on each other, and it's good to see the site thriving.

So, all that said, and looking over it, it probably needn't have been said. Doesn't really say anything. But it would take too much effort to go back, highlight it, and delete it. Maybe that notion of deletion dovetails well with the subject this week... silence. This week's IF topic is here, and I'll post it.

Peace to all, and don't go deaf.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Illustration Friday: Egg

After a night on the town, Mr. Dumpty made a poor choice of routes home.

Peace to all, and designate a driver (or leader).

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

March 29, 2013

The Long & Unwinding Road
(with apologies to the Beatles)

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Illustration Friday: Swim

Not having learned to swim, Gerard never really enjoyed time spent in the water.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Illustration Friday: Eyeglasses


Don't know why, but the first image that came to mind with this week's topic was one of John Lennon wearing shades. (Well, Elton John's wild performance glasses also popped into my head, but I chose to go a little more understated.) So I started searching for some source material on Lennon and sunglasses, the chosen one being the well-known Bob Gruen shot... with its associated story of his asking Lennon to wear the $5 NYC shirt just purchased from a street vendor.

Peace to all, and go find yourself some cheap sunglasses.