The tipping point was this Washington Post article; however, I can’t tell you how long I’ve been bothered by those who think they can hide their hypocracies behind their “pro-life” signs, especially when it comes to this idiotic wall! See also: https://portfoliolongo.com/2016/04/02/big-wall/
Face Value* by comparison.
*…with several significant exceptions.
Croz has been collaborating and harmonizing with some beautiful voices lately; namely, Becca Stevens, Michelle Willis, and Michael League, the Lighthouse Band. Listen to all four do Woodstock (live) here.
I started with Croz and Becca on my iPad Pro in Sketch Club (Google images reference photo).
Then I moved on to Becca, Croz, and Michelle in the same way (reference photo by new friend Valerie with permission).
One of these days I’m gonna get Michael League in there!
It’s a few days after the fact, but I thought I’d post a story about how one of my digital paintings became the poster/flyer for the Merced Art Hop, July 15, 2017. It all started back in May of this year (2107), when Kevin Hammon, one of the two founders of Art Hop, click here for details, contacted me and asked if I’d put together a drawing for the flyer for the upcoming July Art Hop. Kevin and Kimberly Zamora hadn’t ever asked an Art Hop artist to do the artwork for the Art Hop flyers; they wondered if I’d be interested in the opportunity to do something to convey “…the July Art Hop theme:’Environment & Renewable Energy’….” Indeed, I was interested and excited; but, it took me a few days to get back to Kevin. In a subsequent phone conversation Kevin elaborated on the renewable-energy theme and listed a few of the energy sponsors, and right away an image came to mind. Within minutes I cranked out the following in Tayasui Sketches (the actual Art Hop Flyer flyer can be found below the original,artwork):
What a treat, especially since I was a Merced Art Hop artist, stationed at Cue Spot Billiards, at this quarterly event on July 15, 2017.
I feel somewhat compelled to mention that the Etch A Sketch frame is an actual stock frame image in Sketch Club. I find it a hilarious icon since it’s kinda’ like the original iPad!
Sketch Club, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, iColorama
I don’t usually name names, so I won’t identify any of the other members who make up a clandestine cell of hedonists known as the NIMs, which stands for Nothing in Moderation or nihil moderate, NIMSTERS, Nimsticals, Nimrods, Nimphiles, and quite a few other clever monikers. Members of this profligate group of revelers, while not armed, should be considered dangerous, when it comes food and drink. I am a member of this group; there are others, and that’s all I’ll say.
Ideally, we meet in person at semi-annual, extravagant NIMfests; however, in recent years we’ve been forced to convene online. Our NIMfests usually have themes. Several years ago, for example, bacon was our theme; this year one of our themes was TV Shows.
My contribution to this year’s NIMfest is a series of four digital, iPad drawings all done in Procreate over the span of 10 hours on December 30, 2016.