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04-26-2001, 03:23 PM
Amy, you should have all these wonderful little drawings framed! They are worthy of a gallery showing. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif


04-26-2001, 04:43 PM
OMG. wow.


"Art is neither a profession nor a hobby. Art is a way of being." Frederick Franck

04-26-2001, 04:46 PM

thanks...they are sketchbook stuff...not for sale...but I am working on some paintings in the same vein http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif


04-26-2001, 04:47 PM
lol cindy.

04-26-2001, 07:02 PM
is there a hidden message to this?/perhaps she feels empty??


04-26-2001, 07:24 PM
First of all, this inspired me to write my first post on this site (and a wonderful one it is). I LOVE this and the boy (no S). Looks like you are successful with your work in doing just what art is supposed to do; stir folks up (sometimes in a nice way, sometimes not). I would like to see the paintings and I wish I could by this and the boy for my best friend, she'd love 'em. Keep it up!

04-26-2001, 07:27 PM
These last two sketches of yours reminds me so much of one of my favorite movies, "Harold and Maude".
I agree, these would make a strong series show, both in drawings and paintings.

You either make the right decision or you make the decision right.
Hold yourself accountable for your life." Mean Dr. Phil

04-26-2001, 08:45 PM
thanks people... http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif


04-26-2001, 08:50 PM
Once my spirit, on seeing birds fly, flew. Now it is by artifice held, as I consume myself, tending to time.


04-26-2001, 08:52 PM
John...you fing ROCK!!! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

04-27-2001, 01:56 AM
"Once my spirit, on seeing birds fly, flew. Now it is by artifice held, as I consume myself, tending to time.
John, did you originate this? was it inspired by Amy's picture or predate it? You two seem to be on the same wave length!

David Acres
04-27-2001, 03:45 AM
John & Amy, very cool! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
I'd like a book of these, with verse supplied by John?
Keep on rocking! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Dave Acres...
Merely a student of life!:)

'The artist is no more than a receptacle for sensations, a brain, a recording apparatus. But if it interferes, if it dares, feeble apparatus that it is, to deliberately intervene in what it should be translating, its own pettiness gets into the picture. The work becomes inferior.... Paul Cezanne...

04-27-2001, 09:47 AM
Amy...compile these...put them in a volume.
I really like them!

04-27-2001, 09:59 AM
I think the ordering of these for publication would be fun - the verse, too. Surely there are some small press - even larger press - people who might be interested in these.

Good luck!


04-27-2001, 10:15 AM
Originally posted by AmyH:
John...you fing ROCK!!! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

You both f*ing rock.

And if that's an original poem by John, I smell collaboration.

I'd be interested in seeing these as paintings, but to me, they really scream to be done in intaglio... something about a metal plate, sharp needles & acid bites fits them. I'd make their surface a bit more scuffed, almost like its a drawing you'd find blowing on the floor of an abandoned room.

If you have Flash, check out www.mypetskeleton.com. (http://www.mypetskeleton.com.) Some etchings here remind me a bit of these (although his are quite a bit more Gorey-Burtonesque.

Jeff G.

"There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot." S. Wright

04-27-2001, 10:25 AM
I think you should submit to New Yorker! Or Village Voice...

Jeanine Jackson
Stamford, CT

04-27-2001, 01:25 PM
Another stimulating one that I like.

I agree, Jeff, and it in the midst of heavy tempera activity that "*empty*..." had me unravelling the pouch of prickly pointy drypoint tools and sandpaper, files, rusty nails, sketches and memories...aaaaaaaaaah...copper is so living sometimes...just hard and soft enough.


"There is a crack in everything...that's how the light gets in."---Leonard Cohen

04-27-2001, 01:31 PM
"The Stranger" sounds perfect!

Jeanine Jackson
Stamford, CT

04-27-2001, 01:56 PM
I cannot top what John said.....perfect!

Something exciting is about to happen! ( I think I cap I think I cap?)

04-27-2001, 06:11 PM
hi bri...yes copper...yummy

jeannie...the stranger IS perfect...I met my husband in that magazine... http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

yes cap...i agree

04-27-2001, 09:00 PM
Amy - you might be interested in looking at Deborah Barrett's(sp) work: http://www.lindahodgesgallery.com/artists/barrett.html

04-27-2001, 09:36 PM
thanks mame,

cool stuff...i am familiar with hodges gallery...used to chat with her on occasion when i worked in pioneer square, eons ago...though i doubt she'd remember me...had not seen Barrett's work before though. Gaylen Hanson was one of my favs back then.


04-27-2001, 09:37 PM
Yes the verse is mine. Thanks all.
I love the way Amy's drawings trigger stories. I think they are like a window into a common psyche held by us all. This is what we find so interesting in them. Like seeing our dreams(nightmares? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif) as drawn symbols.

Thanks Amy.

04-28-2001, 12:49 AM
Hey!! thanks you guys http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif...


I have been waitng for the universe to all come into place, so i can get into that printmaking co-op i talked about a while back...going to check out the site you posted.


there is a mag in seattle called "the stranger" tis the big subculture/music/arts mag here...I'm going to submit stuff to them at some point...its a bit wild for the new yorker no?


they are in a book/volume...my sketchbook http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif


06-06-2001, 11:08 AM
There's Two Artist Who I Think Could Really Relate To This.Matisse And Dali. It Has The Simplicity Of Mattise And The Nature Of Dali. Your In Great Company!Yet It's Origonal Enough To Break Away And Stand On Its Own .Great Job.

There's No Shame In Trying And Failing. Only In Failing To Try ...... Self Quote (Danny Meazell)

06-06-2001, 03:52 PM
I kinda feel sorry f'de birdy in this one, the way you hung im over that candle http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/frown.gif
b'ta still like it http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/evilgrin.gif