Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Illustration Friday: Five

This week's topic at Illustration Friday is 'five.' So five card draw (or 'stud') jumped to my mind immediately. And probably the most famous hand played in that game was the 'dead man's hand' held by James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok. On August 1, 1876, in Deadwood in the Dakota Territory, he held two aces and two eights (much debate on what the fifth card was... lost forever to history) when he was shot in the back of the head by Jack McCall, ending the life of the notorious gunfighter and sometimes lawman.

Peace to all, and sit with your back to the wall in risky situations. 

Monday, September 25, 2017

Illustration Friday: Juice

Okay, so Tang isn't really juice, and Buzz Aldrin said it sucks, but it just came to mind when the 'juice' topic was presented for this week's Illustration Friday challenge. And walking on the surface of the moon would tend to get one pretty juiced.

Peace to all, and remember: breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

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

March 30, 2013


Friday, March 29, 2013

March 29, 2013

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

Thursday, March 28, 2013

March 28, 2013

Where RVs Go to Die

March 27, 2013

Books on Nightstand