The world and music in general have lost a genius. Paco de Lucia revolutionized flamenco and brought it to the world. There will never be another like him. RIP maestro.
The Clash - London Calling (1979)
Laundromat Adventures. I drew this last night in my sketchbook at a spiffy new laundromat that my wife and I discovered. Free wi-fi, free coffee, and lots of unsuspecting victims to draw. Huzzah! #fineart #sketchbook #sliceoflife #laundromat
Hypocrisy should be on a list of modern day sins; it is absolutely one of the worst traits a person can - utterly disgusting.
What you see here is an idea that came to mind while working up a completely different drawing based on this same idea. The creative process is really a roll of the dice sometimes - you never know what you’re going to get. Often, you end up with gems that you couldn’t have imagined prior to picking up your pencil or pen.
I drew this today as I sat in my local Starbucks; It’s my reaction to an unfortunate incident that occurred earlier in the day. Translated, this reads, “MF’ing Hypocrisy.” I wrote it in Spanish because I felt that it would have more impact - it sounds stronger to me in Spanish. In Spanish the word puta is very vulgar and depending on how it’s used it can either mean whore or f’ing or MF’ing. This idea isn’t meant to come across as nice, it’s meant to be vulgar. It’s intention is to get a reaction.
I did this on purpose because too often nowadays people have no reaction whatsoever to any type of subtlety; they just don’t get it. I believe that people need to be jarred by what they see otherwise they will not react. It’s as if you have to club them over the head to get a reaction.
This is but a start; I’m not sure where this idea will go. All I know is that it’s something that I need to do; it’s a direction that I want to follow in my work. For some it will come as a bit of a shock, for others, it will be a new texture, a new side of my work.
Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Everything
we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we
deny, denigrate, or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What
seems nasty, painful, or evil, can become a source of beauty, joy
and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden
one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
- Henry Miller
Gertrude Stein in her Paris studio, 1930
Marie Laurencin (French, 1883-1956), Self-portrait, 1905. Coloured pencils and black chalk on paper, 20.3 x 13.5 cm.