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After a long hiatus, i have posted new drawings. View them here.

This spring was terrible for both stress and creativity, but the reason -- a trade show in Atlantic City -- is now over and I feel the desire to create is slowly returning. I had missed at least four workshops and had several where the drawings were so awful that I began to dread going. Last week's drawing -- my first since the show was over -- was only marginally awful but last night's work seems to show some promise. Perhaps it's because I am also writing again. I had thought that writing and drawing would compete for my energy, but they seem to be complimentary, at least so far.
Red Planet

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I climbed the mountain and stood on the peak shouting "world, look at me." I believed my cries echoed off the barren escarpment only to find that the voices were not my own, but those of a thousand others clamoring for thier own position on the mountaintop. So I left.
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Absence

I don't post much anymore for several reasons. The first is that I feel that much of what I have to say has been said before and little will be resolved by repeating it. Second is that a few of the few friends i have added have unfriended me or deleted their accounts so there are few, if any, people reading this.I primarily keep this journal live as a way to allow the members of the __worthwriting community to contact me since I have been moderating that community for close to a year. Finally, whenever I do feel I have something to say of interest, i try to incorporate that into a more creative form of prose which may or may not get posted.

That said, major events in my life should be noted here as well. Last Thursday I was rushed to the hospital for what appeared to be a kidney stone. After several hours of testing which would have made the Marquis de Sade envious, they determined that it not only wasn't my kidney, but the problem lied with my appendix, which appeared to have ruptured. Needless to say, they took me straight into emergency surgery and removed it. When I came to, the surgeon told me that it looked like the appendix had not ruptured after all but he took it out anyway and sent it off for pathology tests. I do know that the pain is gone [except for the soreness from the operation] so I am hopeful that was the culprit.

I suppose I should try and make this a more recognizable LJ entry but i haven't broken up with anyone, fallen in love with Johnny Depp, hung out at the mall with Buffy and her abusive boyfriend, been accepted to Harvard only to have my past sexual history cast a cloud over my scholarship, or even been to a club where i heard the best punk/metal band ever made up of three quadrapalegics and a rabbi. I promise should any of those things happen to me, I will post it here as soon as the asylum finishes their evaluation.
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Just finished This one was inspired by a windy day last month. It was originally called "Monday Wind" but I changed it to "January Wind". Maybe I'll change it back ...like it makes a difference anyway.
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Graduation!

It happened. I have my diploma. And it only took 22 years to get it. The last time i set foot on the college campus as a student was in 1982 and my diploma finally arrived this week showing me as a 2004 graduate. It even had a little gold seal on it that says "cum laude". I suppose 22 year old honors are still honorable. I am nonplussed by the whole thing. The diploma states that I have earned all the "rights, honors and priveledges" that go with it. It makes me think of the trophy in "A Christmas Story" only not quite as funny.

As I always shamelessly promote on fridays new drawings posted.