Eagle Eyes

Originally posted on Storyshucker:
“And class don’t forget, tomorrow we scratch!” Miss Martin struggled to be heard over the deafening combination of dismissal bell and scuffling feet. Earlier that week, each of us in my seventh-grade art class had prepared scratchboards by brushing layers of India ink onto 8.5 x 11 inch sections of art…

Visceral Reactions

Originally posted on Just Sketching:
13 January, 2019. I’m finally getting around to scanning some of the past week’s sketches. This is from my kinda-sorta on-again-off-again sketch series of skies. To be perfectly clear, these little sketches are not intended to be anything other than a quick impression. I’m making little attempt to be realistic…

comfort market food

Originally posted on tangerine drawings:
I re-read Tamar Adler’s An Everlasting Meal over the holidays. (I also re-read at least 16 detective novels, of which I had forgotten the endings, and started to see the world in Dalziel and Pascoe tropes.) When I returned to Paris, the leaves outside my window had crinkled and crisped…

Forgetting the Madeleine

Originally posted on Longreads:
Frances Leech | Longreads | May 2018 | 13 minutes (3,315 words) ? I have friends in Paris who are now 4 and 6 years old. When I ring the doorbell at their apartment, I hear a clamor of footsteps and shouts of “Frances” and “Frances-madeleine” as they fight to open…

Beyond Words

Originally posted on Pen Your Heart On Paper:
“Some of my friends claim that there’s more to this poem than what meets the eye.?I wonder why. I mean, I was pretty direct and plain with my words. ?Dimension in another dimension? “ It is what it is. Right?? Dear sleep, It’s no news that we’re…

of witches and madeleines

Originally posted on tangerine drawings:
I wrote about madeleines and Hansel and Gretel and Chihiro and Cheburashka, and the witches in the background, in a story for Longreads. Above is a draft of one of the illustrations, one of my favourites. On the recommendation of a friend, I have also been listening to a series…

Far Distance 12”x12”

Originally posted on brian sostrom:
This acrylic painting is one of three in a series. Yesterday I sold one of the set but the buyer agreed to let me bring it to the Astoria show, June 9th, which was great! I was not planning on another show so soon and had signed up for a…