Category Archives: Art

Remission You Say

That piece of art right there is how I’ve felt for over 9 months now, but my Oncologist says I’m in remission. Which with Multiple Myeloma means I get to go on maintenance for, probably, the rest of my life. Maintenance means I get to keep taking the Revlimid on the schedule and dose I am on now, I only have to go to the hospital every 2 weeks for my Velcade shot, instead of every week. My Zometa is on the same 4 week schedule til the end of the year, and then I’ll be getting it every 3 months (this is the med that strengthens my bones which the Myeloma has eaten away. Big news is no more Dexamethasone, which means I might be able to sleep weekends, and not be up at 2:30 AM. đŸ™‚
That’s my really big news for the week.

Trumpasaurus Rex

I heard it was Trumpos birthday ( a couple months ago), and that he was turning 72. I thought: “Well dinosaurs are still ruling the earth, aren’t they?” That started the seed of the idea… Well a couple months later here’s the finished product.

Trumpasaurus  Rex. 11×17 ink and markers. 2018

Here’s the original pencil sketch.

Sketch

Letters To A Young Poet

I was told that this translation (by M. D. Herter Norton) is the best, and I couldn’t tell you different, as I quite liked it, and haven’t read any others. I will say, that I think I got more from the Chronicles section, which explained what Rilke was doing during this period, and a bit on his relationship with Rodin. For instance Rodin’s advice “il faut toujours travailler” (you should always be working), which is good advice for any artist.


Raven Tree Totem

Raven Tree Totem 11x14 Ink on Paper
Raven Tree Totem — 11×14 Ink on Paper

Did this back in February, but it’s been packed away, since then. A Raven totem on a dead, but standing tree, basically it was symbolizing my (still) holey spine, and ribs, with the Raven as a symbol of luck and revival. If you subscribed to my newsletter you would have seen this already. You can do that by clicking here or use the form on the right side of the page.

Tom Sawyer


Today in history, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer was copyrighted by Mark Twain.

I haven’t read this since I was a kid, but a lot of it stuck with me.
This is part of my People Who Made America Great series.

The novel has elements of humor, satire and social criticism; features that later made Mark Twain one of the most important authors of American literature. Mark Twain describes some autobiographical events in the book. The novel is set around Twain’s actual boyhood home of Hannibal, near St. Louis, and many of the places in it are real and today support a tourist industry as a result.