Monday, August 22, 2011

Blank page

I had to delete something .So then I am left with this blank page with no ideas and no reason to write .
At least when she sleeps she  keeps still .

learning to draw

You will find a few drawings below

Click on the picture to enlarge

I had to to mess with the contrast because pencil drawings don't come out well on the scanner

Don't spill paint on the bed !!!

Paint Bedroom before bedtime

Jean and Charles

Jean Lafleur and myself


Most of the time my life sketches are quick studies because the subject is not aware that I am drawing them and they just get up and leave before I'm done .
When my subject moves too much I give up.On this occasion she was concentrating on her nails  and stayed fairly still (for her )

Spying in the park

Park Bench  

Detroit river looking towards Belle Isle Man fishing

Copied from book "Drawing from the right side of the brain "
was instructed to turn upside down and then copy, a trick that forgers use .
Also included a view through my balcony door with cup
Isaac Asimov magazine  , " Writers Digest "cover, which I found at the Windsor bus station dated 1986 .His essay inside discusses the role of the writer with the advent of the personal computer .It was like I found a piece of History lying discarded on the floor amongst soiled bus tickets and sandwich wrappers

Attempt to Draw Bill Mahr and lady Gaga from tv
Friend bob and Cleo kitten
Friend Greg with soda
Krystal waif, life sketch
Copied from photo ( Jen  ,left,and Madison )
Jean Lafleur life drawing

Jackson ( son of Jen )

Life on life's terms
Where is the sun today.

That shadow on the wall tells me where

Early on the street quiet houses sleep

And a car pulls in from night shift

He sits on the veranda with a cigarette for company

Not ready for the lonely day

behind a screen door a dog  sits staring

And I  stare back rocking gently on the swing chair sipping coffee,

Thinking, this is beautiful ,

But I have to go in and do the dishes

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Smoke room

Throw the dice
Shall I throw the seven ?
Just pick em up
What about the craps
O K bet the craps
Just throw the dice
I'll try and throw eleven
Be happy with a six
Heck I threw a craps
I told you bet the craps
Now I threw a seven
So you lost the dice
What about the money
Forget the money you didn't win
I want to try again
Forget it lets get a coffee