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Doodle Tuesday

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Fictional family portrait.

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New drawing

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The Monday Poem: Meet Iconic People For Narrow Ideas (updated)

I’ve now finished 9 out of 13 pieces of my art poem, Meet Iconic People For Narrow Ideas.

This is the complete poem:

Meet Iconic People For Narrow Ideas

 

A real-life fantasy, this is my idea, my thinking

Amazing, but is it here now? Awe-inspiring at a new level

Captivating Everyone, cheerful is this life, and this Now

 

Some of the pieces are available in my Etsy shop.

 

I use chance operations to create all of my poems and drawings. I’d love to hear from others who do the same.

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Art Brut III

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In this third installment in the occasional series Art Brut (for further information please refer to the previous posts Art Brut and Art Brut II) I am concentrating on four extraordinary 20th Century African-American artists from the Southern States of the US.  Each artist concerns and insights are very different from one another, but they do share some of the overriding attributes common to art brut ; notably the urgent necessity to create, an obsessional desire to give shape and form to the inner realms of experience and vision as well as being late starters, who then prolifically produced exceptional works in a white hot blaze of inspiration.

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Minnie Evans worked for most of her long life (she died in 1987 at the age of 95) as a domestic and gatekeeper at the Airlie Gardens in Wilmington, North Carolina. On Good Friday 1935 Evans heard a…

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The Thursday Album: Ghosteen by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

This week’s album is Nick Cave’s Ghosteen.

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The Wednesday Painting – The Death and Life of Monsieur Sebastian Melmoth: Au Théâtre du Grand Guignol (2001–2003)

This week’s painting is Paul Laffoley’s The Death and Life of Monsieur Sebastian Melmoth: Au Théâtre du Grand Guignol (2001–2003). Paul Laffoley was an American artist and architect. It is said that he spoke his first word, Constantinople, at age 6 months and that he then remained speechless until he was four years old.

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Doodle Tuesday – Awe-Inspiring At A New Level

This is the seventh piece in my poetry series, Meet Iconic People For Narrow Ideas.

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This is the whole poem:

Meet Iconic People For Narrow Ideas

 

A real-life fantasy, this is my idea, my thinking

Amazing, but is it here now? Awe-inspiring at a new level

Captivating Everyone, cheerful is this life, and this Now

 

I use chance methods to create my poems and drawings.

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Literary Visual art

The Monday Poem: Meet Iconic People For Narrow Ideas

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These are the first six pieces of my art poem, Meet Iconic People For Narrow Ideas.

This is the complete poem:

Meet Iconic People For Narrow Ideas

A real-life fantasy, this is my idea, my thinking

Amazing, but is it here now? Awe-inspiring at a new level

Captivating Everyone, cheerful is this life, and this Now

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Literary Visual art

Doodle Tuesday: Amazing

Here’s a new drawing.

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This is the fifth part of a poem.

This is the complete poem:

Meet Iconic People For Narrow Ideas

 

A real-life fantasy, this is my idea, my thinking

Amazing, but is it here now? Awe-inspiring at a new level

Captivating Everyone, cheerful is this life, and this Now

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Literary Visual art

The Monday Poem

These are the first four pieces in my art poem, Meet Iconic People For Narrow Ideas.

 

This is the complete poem:

Meet Iconic People For Narrow Ideas

 

A real-life fantasy, this is my idea, my thinking

Amazing, but is it here now? Awe-inspiring at a new level

Captivating Everyone, cheerful is this life, and this Now