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Sorry to be so absent. This shelter in place time is really taking it out of me. Oddly, now that we approach the traditional 40 days (the source of the word “quarantine”, after all) I find myself feeling a little … Continue reading
What am I doing in these troubled times? Loafing around on social media, glomming on to a random image that calls to be in a strange way, and spending way too much time turning the central figure into a character … Continue reading
This blog supports the ancient institution of the doodle. I certainly respect deliberate doodling, as a form of art practice, diary keeping, creative development, or meditation. But the doodles I am saving here are the boredom doodles, the thinking about … Continue reading
This guy is only a few hours old– he’s very sophisticated for his age, just ask him. You may have to wait for the reply. I have no idea what his voice is like; he may even end up being … Continue reading
The first post of the new year, reflecting the last events of the old: Thin moon at twilight, Pruning the Japanese maple. I’m in a haiku. On Pruning Maples Pruning the Japanese maple At twilight, under a crescent moon. I’m … Continue reading
(Our annual holiday daily blog begins again, with the introduction to the Official Kekionga Christmas Episode.) These photographs were taken last year, when the powers that be in our town in Northwest Indiana decided, for reasons best known to themselves, … Continue reading
I’ve made up my mind. I’m going to buy an iPad and install Procreate on it and use an Apple Pencil to draw some little doodle comics. I’m not planning to replace my natural media cartooning– I bleed wet ink … Continue reading
I can’t believe Inktober is almost half over. I gave myself a fairly steep challenge this year: to draw my entries at approximately the same size, using a template and to include both one or more spirit rocks and the … Continue reading
The saga of the cat continues. So far he is still “the cat” or maybe “The cat”, and I thought I had his formula down as 1 part Bill the Cat, 1 part Fat Freddie’s Cat and 2 parts the … Continue reading