A paper book is not immortal. Some have lasted through the ages, and now historians and scholars visit them in climate-controlled vaults, handling them with reverence and cotton gloves. But in the twentieth century, books came into their own, as cheaply printed and widely distributed as possible. You could pick up a candy bar and… Read More The Book Afterlife
The second section in what will be a three-parter this year. It’s been very busy, and I had a small health hiccup that set me back a bit for time – which is why the blog went quiet for a couple of days, sorry. Life, work, and family: they all have priority. However, I have… Read More Inktober Part 2
I write. That’s the point of the blog. I also create art, take photos, and learn. I’m passionate about all of those, but they have ups and downs. It’s my birthday, and I’ve been thinking about the future and what lies there, just out of sight. I was listening to a podcast by professional photographer… Read More Pursuing Passions
I’m taking part in Inktober again this year. It’s a great challenge, and since I was already trying to do daily sketches, I’m doing it daily in 2017! In the past I’ve managed once a week, I think, so this ought to be fun. I’m also using the prompts the originator of the challenge, Jake… Read More Inktober: Part I
This was originally published at According to Hoyt in June 2014. We meet today, my friends, to attempt to solve a crime. A crime against all of humanity, one which is extinguishing the life from Art, Philosophy, and even Ethics. Unlike with a human life, the existence may yet be restored to Beauty, but it… Read More Repost: Who Murdered Beauty?
Artwork from the last week or so. Mixed bag of traditional and digital!
Ars longa, vita brevis, occasio praeceps, experimentum periculosum, indicium difficile Art is long, life short, opportunity fleeting, experiment treacherous, judgement difficult This is the first part of a series of essays I’ve long wanted to write, but it wasn’t until I saw the full of the quote I knew best as ‘ars longa, vita brevis’… Read More Ars Longa
I stopped and put gas in my vehicle’s tank this morning. As I stood there watching the numbers tick upward, I was thinking about many things – cosmetic defects on my beloved beater car, learning new skills, and the need for my mind and body to take time to refuel, and not just with the… Read More Refueling
Yesterday’s post was about coping with chaos, so it seems fitting to follow up today with the benefits of orderliness. I am a creative soul, and we’re not known as neatniks for a reason, I’ve discovered. I’m not fond of stereotypes, but it seems there’s no escaping this one! Or is there? Ofttimes the clutter… Read More A Sense of Order
I occasionally post an image of my artwork on facebook, and people surprise me with the ideas they pull out of the art. So this is a place where you could come, look, and possibly find the spark of a tale. All of these pieces were created using Mandelbulb 3D version 1.8, with… Read More Visual Story Prompts
I’ve always found something strangely fascinating about those blackboards or whiteboards with huge incomprehensible equations scrawled across them… But I have to face that although I passed calculus, it was by the skin of my teeth. I can catch glimpses of the beautiful, elegant thing that math is, like looking through curtains out into a… Read More Math is Art
I’ve been doing Inktober this year. I can’t manage it every day, some days are just so busy that I can’t even sketch a quick doodle. Others, like yesterday, let me fill pages. One of the things I’ve discovered and am having fun with, is that my kids appreciate my art. My Otaku Princess requested… Read More The Ink Life