April 9, 2012 10 p.
No life drawing for me tonight. Marta came today to discuss her latest landscapes—tiny precious scribbles of line and block[s] of color. I look forward to seeing how they translate up in scale
She brought a book to cheer me: "Hello Kitty Through the Seasons: Photographs and Haiku," Jennifer Butefish and Maria Fernanda Soares (photos); text by Kate T. Williamson.
We laughed and laughed over the images and odd haiku. Until this one, accompanying a photo of Hello Kitty in scuba gear face down and soggy in a tidal pool.
Staring politely,I float above a starfishand avoid the sharks.
Words to live by.
[Image caption] April 9, 2012 6:40 p. window #1 trees not fully leafed out…had to work fast to get fast moving cloud.
The journal is a 7 x 10 inch handmade journal containing Nideggen paper. The pen used is a Preppy fountain pen. The pencil used in the drawing is a Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer Watersoluble Colored Pencil and the sky is rendered with gouache.