Friday, February 14, 2014

illustration - jennifer davis

Monsters and dreamers and gorillas, oh my!  Have a look at the art
of Jennifer Davis.  She's known for being fond of putting animals
into human situations, starting her paintings with the eyes since they
are the "soul" and anchor of a painting, and completing much of a
piece before suddenly painting over all she'd done.  "I enjoy the
repetitive labor," she says, "finding the bravery to paint over it and
uncover something fresh." (LazyCobra)

In that way, painting may have a common thread with writing...
Repetition, starting over, multiple drafts, discoveries...


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

food for thought - g.k. chesterson

In the fairy tale an incomprehensible happiness rests upon an
incomprehensible condition.  A box is opened, and all evils fly out. 
A word is forgotten, and cities perish.  A lamp is lit, and love flies
away.  A flower is plucked, and human lives are forfeited.  An apple
is eaten, and the hope of God is gone.

- G.K. Chesterton

Monday, February 10, 2014

on writing - raymond chandler

The faster I write the better my output.  If I'm going slow I'm in
trouble.  It means I'm pushing the words instead of being pulled
by them.

- Raymond Chandler

By Patrick Gonzales