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July 14, 2023

Asking Questions


Over on my Newsletter, pretentiously titled "Travelogue of an Artistic Mind" [insert eye roll here...need to rename that thing!] I asked my dear subscribers (maybe you?) what they wanted to see in the future. Amazingly to me, over half wanted to read this Chatter McChatterson yammer on about Art and Life - sort of what I do here.

Which made me wonder what do YOU want to read here every week? 

So guess what? Survey time for you, too!

Note: IF you happen to subscribe to both AND you don't want to weigh in here as well, I totally get it. But. I'm thinking I'll do a sort of monthly recap on the Newsletter so if there are very specific things you'd like to read WEEKLY, please let me know! 

Clear as mud? Awesome! Let's get to it!

Click HERE if the survey doesn't show up!

July 7, 2023

When Life infiltrates Art

Have you ever been reading a book that creeps into your every day? 

Such is The Bees by Laline Paull.
And I'm not entirely sure why it's scraping at my consciousness? But it surely is. And now I have bees on the brain. Maybe because I've always thought of bees as a rather benevolent insect. Helping mankind, stinging only when necessary, pollinating our food, if bees die, we die. 


The book focuses singularly on honey bees calling all OTHER insects The Myriad, mostly dangerous to their hive, in particular, wasps. And spiders?!? Oh. I don't know, that they've been anthropomorphized into a caste system so like our own has made me sad? unsettled? even cranky? (why does every.freakin.thing need to reflect US?!?) I guess, maybe, I just don't need another reminder of what an utter failure humanity is right now. *sigh*

But I digress.

As is often the case, I use art to make sense of what's going on in this giant, whirling dervish of a monkey brain of mine, so I've been printing illustrations of  bees and drawing bees and gel printing bees and adding bees to other papers. Bees. Bees. Bees.

And per usual, I have no idea where this is headed. But. I just primed to larger canvasses/boards so maybe BIG bees?!? Stay tuned. 

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