The Word Man and I are looking forward to the book launch of Fiddling at Midnight’s Farmhouse on June 16th at Christ Lutheran! His launch is one of a series of literature readings that are hosted by Christ Lutheran.
Clyde came up with the name Rough Draft Coffee House. We celebrate creativity in a coffee house atmosphere.
The name that Clyde came up with goes great with a writers joke I saw on the internet this morning. Why are writers always cold? They are surrounded by rough drafts! Love it!
I am working hard at getting all the files of the illustrations for Fiddling at Midnight’s Farmhouse to the publisher today and tomorrow. I have nineteen illustrations plus the cover and a few of my paintings on my website are going to be used for the book, too. I have some very expressive paintings that Clyde thinks will work well with certain poems. Lots to do but I can see the finish line! YES!!!!!
Please click on my latest Youtube! I will have a new one in the next blog!
I am working away on so many things that I keep getting mixed up and have to tell myself what to do next. I just finished another Youtube so I can get that up soon and I have done a lot of Social Media Marketing but there is always more of that to do. I can’t get to a painting today but I hope to do a few more illustrations for Fiddling at Midnight’s Farmhouse before I send all the files to the publisher next week.
I have a Bridal Shower to go to tomorrow so I will have to try to get one done before that. In a great movie, Mom’s Night Out, the main character has a sign on the inside of her cabinet that says Keep Calm and Mommy on.
I guess I need one that says Keep Calm and Art On.
Field of Beauty Original 40″ x 30″ Oil Painting $2430
Commercials, commercials, commercials. I don’t watch a lot of TV but when I do I am overwhelmed with ads. I especially hate the drug ads with their wonderful advice to ask your doctor if the drug is right for you. I never go to the doctor unless I absolutely have to and I let him proscribe the drugs, not TV.
Clyde has a great re-write for the one that claims her loss of energy is restored due to the drug.
Before I started doing these commercial I was poor. Now I am rich and I don’t care who buys the drug.
I am going to try to modify the cover illustration for Fiddling at Midnight’s Farmhouse. The publisher said the only way the painting can be cropped is without part of the moon. I am hoping I can bring it down a little without disrupting the spacing that she has established. I was hoping it would fit perfectly but it doesn’t. She is going to have the entire painting in the book for one of the poems.
Fiddling at Midnight’s Farmhouse Original 20″ x 16″ Acrylic Painting NFS
I am real pleased with my latest illustration for Fiddling at Midnight’s Farmhouse! I was going to change it and let Clyde decide between the two for the book but now that I have it online I think I will probably just move on to the next one.
Heart Cloud Stage One Original 9″ x 12″ Acrylic Painting NFS
Trying to get a few more illustrations done for Fiddling at Midnight’s Farmhouse but I really am getting tired and a little low on ideas. I will check out some more poems today and hopefully get one done today and one tomorrow. I will be glad to get back to my Skyline paintings, Kendall Expressions, and my main work of this beautiful area.
Returning The Bowl Original 9″ x 12″ Acrylic Painting NFS
When I started this blog I really didn’t know what to say other than stuff about my artwork which is difficult. I communicate through pictures, not words. After a while I just wanted to have some humor so I started this section of the blog. I thought I would probably burn out and stop trying for funny stuff even though Clyde supplies me with a lot of it without trying. It is just the way he is.
I am pleased that I keep coming up with funnies here. Sometimes I do borrow from other sources but I still keep this section going and I think as long as I have a blog I will keep on laughing as I write.
To cease to learn is to cease to live. Well, to cease to laugh is also to cease to live!
In honor of my main contributor to this section here are some great bird jokes.
What did the chicken say to the duck when it was about to cross the road?
Don’t do it. You will never hear the end of it.
What did one bird with binoculars watching people say to the other bird.
It is a legitimate hobby.
What did the Blue Footed Booby say to his friend about his feet?
Yeah, I wanted black but this is the only color they had that fit.
There sure are a lot of image thieves on the internet. One of my paintings is still on a Hong Kong based site. They are selling canvas prints of it. They have a US office but the lawyers still couldn’t do anything about it. I know of one artist that just doesn’t even do reverse image searches. He would rather ignore the problem. I am not giving up.
Blue on a Rock Original 9″ x 12″ Acrylic Painting NFS
Well, I guess it is nice to know my recent uploads of illustrations for Fiddling at Midnight’s Farmhouse are well received. I just filed another infringement case. This time it is for Eye Crater. I hope the lawyers can do something about it. So far several of my paintings have been taken down but there is still one on a Chinese site for sale as prints. Time to send a DMCA notice.
I have hit a slump today and I am determined to stay out of the studio. I am so tired I just want to sleep but I never take naps. I don’t sleep that well as it is and if I take a nap then I will be wide awake tonight. I am getting a lot of computer work done and then I will barricade the studio door so I can’t get in. Sure. That will be the day.
Have a great Saturday everyone!
Check out one of my latest Skyline Beauty paintings that just passed the 500 hit mark!
Washington Lights Stage One Original 9″ x 12″ Acrylic Painting NFS
I now have fifteen illustrations for Dancing at Midnight’s Farmhouse which is scheduled to be in print January 2017. I still have time to do more as the revisions are going very fast. I revised four today. We are also considering some of my paintings in the Suggestions gallery. Some of them would work well with this book.
Heron Shadow Original 9″ x 12″ Acrylic Painting NFS