Fun Scenes!

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sunrise on the range, Saturday, May 18:  wowza!  and this was just a piece of what was going on out there.  when i rolled in around 4 a.m., it was full moon and clear skies!  decided i would wait up, watch the moon set and the sunrise: time well spent!

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good ole Bleue Eyes, chilling on the range, Saturday afternoon, May long weekend.  and gosh it was chilly alright!  i had a birch blaze going full on all through Saturday and Sunday too!  nice to cook a pot of soup on the wood stove top!

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Ten Mile Point, Manitoulin Island, Monday afternoon, May 20th.  on the road back to the slab, singing the blue blue blues…

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blazing east bound on highway 17, heading into the night, listening to “Ace of Spades” and wondering where is it all going…

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Pages 32/33, Book 3, Found Poetry.  i’m making some fun and very weird poems from Robertson D’s big words!  i’ll share one with you soon.  i’m also drawing pow wow dancers in this one seeing how Bob’s rambling on about Sioux Lookout, “natives”, “indians”, and the snooty Toronto idea in the Ontario North West.  i wonder if Bob met a real indian…  i mean really, where’d he do his research for this one?

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Book 3, Found Poetry, using The Cunning Man.  we’ll have some fun with this one and we won’t be in a fuss around it.

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Saturday morning in Ottawa

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she won’t be happy until she scares the living CRAP outa me…  (i’m putting the icing on a novel project and here we are now, this morning, with a brand new idea for horror…  )(where did THAT come from?!!!)

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waiting at the diner in Westboro, hoping she will show, Friday night, an artist in the city, alone as usual…

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“Afraid to Wake Up”, acrylic on canvas, 22×28 inches, from September 13, 2000.  Private Collection.  (so nice to see you again my friend, so much has happened since September 13, 2000 man.)

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Found Poetry Book 2, started on December 20, 2018 and finished on May 9, 2019!  an enjoyable project, telling too!  i thought i was finished with the idea, Found Poetry: repurposing hard cover novels from the goodwill but the other day i came across a brand spanking new, never been opened copy of Robertson Davies, The Cunning Man.  i guess it was too well written for someone!  i grabbed that one off the shelves for 2 bucks and we’ll see what we can do with Bill’s flash words, the quality paper of 1994, and an Anishnabe’s wild and unruly hand of savagery!  go Daddy!

 

on the range

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before sunrise:  May 4th, and gosh darn cool!  me and poochie were out there on the snoop, i was shivering as i came over here in my city jimmy slap, poochie was decked in full on winter wear, and folks it was:  QUIET!  nothing but the river.  what change from the madness that is the capital city in full manic human madness.

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that’s pretty telling…   (downtown Tehkummah this afternoon…  )

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its where i got my Ph.D.!  thesis:  how to win friends and influence people and where it all went wrong…

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untitled:  sharpie marker and ball point pen on bristol board, 22×28 inches, art work by yours truly.  April 25.  not sure where we’re off to with this composition so like my instructor (RIP) used to tell me: do more than 10.

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dream landscape:  sharpie marker and ball point pen on bristol board, 18×24 inches, artwork by yours truly!  May 2.

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Indian Fighter, acrylic on canvas board, 18×24 inches, summer 1999. artist collection.  (one of my personal faves)

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there she is: the mother of my children, famed daughter too, MSW, historian, and ceremonialist, high priestess.  we shall remember Mother’s Day which is coming up fast.  you ladies out there who have been blessed with sons and daughters, i am there with you as a father.

(photo:  i think that is up there on highway, well i know they call it the James Bay Road, but Jimmy Boy runs east of the almighty and you can visit places like Eastmain, etc., we went all the way to Chisasibi for a gig.)

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a real indian in indian country: father’s day is coming up too and i happen to be one of those!  i’m fine though on one of those limestone beaches on the south shore of Manitoulin Island, or on my own stretch of water front, where we can, indeed, stretch our legs!

At the Art Battle

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Hey that was FUN!

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Didn’t make it out of round 1!  Hey like I keep saying:  there are some serious and heavy duty painters in there!  But I’ll let you in on something:  no matter how big the house, or small, when it’s show bizz, I always get the butterflies.  And the butterflies come with shaking hands!

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Thought I’d try a twinravens landscape, Tehkummah Winter Scenes.  I took 2 shades of blue and a black but what I should have done was taken a splash of green!

Many thanks to my friend Hedra for these photos of yours truly in action.  I’ll have a video posted to my youtube very soon!  And if you get a chance:  check out an Art Battle! It’s a very cool show!

Art Battle!

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HEY!!!  we were called up!  and so we GO!!!  i have to tell you i love these live art painting events!  i love to watch them but i also love being in them!  no time to ask for sweet Tash to visit me in dreams, no dream visits by lovely Stacy from Malibu, no time for any of that fun stuff, we’re called up and i’m out the door in about 15 minutes.  wish me luck!

sunrise on the range

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ultra wowza!  we sure don’t have a view like that back in the slab!  that’s the open range where eagles fly and the river is alive with sound and movement!  it is a grand and glorious Sunday morning, April 21st!

Back Home on the Range!

wow!  we’re here for the weekend, first time since Thanksgiving and gosh is this quiet paradise, tucked away, a place of big medicine!  what changes in scenery in a short 8 hours!

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Friday evening, 8 p.m.  Home sweet home!  yesterday at this very hour we were breaking out of the capital city:  dreaming of a place down the road!  we arrived around 4 a.m.  i opened the car door and all i could hear was the river.  ooh la la!  i needed to hear that.

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30 years, where did they go?  it was raining this morning so we had a chance to look around at the many things we left behind.  one of the fun photos we have here.

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“Going Anyway”, words and music by Mark Seabrook.  (we’re still looking for that vocalist!)  poem on the fridge door with assorted love photos.

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“Killers: A Self Portrait on January 24th”, acrylic on canvas, 36×48 inches, 1990, artist collection.  ah yes…  one of our fave paintings, on display in our living room.  one of my personal faves.

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“Rescue”, acrylic on canvas, 24×36 inches, 2000, artist collection.  this one too, in the living room where we can see it always.  one of my personal faves.

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untitled, acrylic on canvas, 18×18 inches, 2019, available.  this one was left on the table back in the city.  we have a series of these in the works, some with smokey grey back grounds, more photos to come.  it was inspired by a sketch in the Found Poetry, book 2.

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Found Poetry, Book 2.  we started these books way back on December 20, 2018 and mine will be, well.  we’re down to about 25 pages to go.  a book of very spooky poems like “The Clone Trees”.  this drawing made it to an 18×24 inch canvas and it might make it to a 24×36!  (we’re using Golden Heavy Body Acrylic, our Stevensons acrylic days are over.)

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tonight, Friday, April 19, 2019: at home on the range, in super peace and super darkness! gosh i have missed times like this!  that’s a birch blaze and it is a beautiful thing to see, and smell!  and here comes the moon!

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Bank and Somerset, Ottawa: last summer’s amusements and we’ll be back to those soon enough but i’m wondering if we’ll have our toes tanned as well as we did last year…  ha ha.  where we’re living over there, me thinks it isn’t one of those places for catching a few rays, not how i like to catch them!

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Portrait of the Artist as a Middle Aged Man:  that’s at Toogood Pond Park, Unionville, Ontario, not far from the Varley Art Gallery of Markham.  i love looking forward but i love looking back!

now its time to go see that MOON!