Hey all. I'm sure you've been deluged with news of superstorm Sandy and its impact on East Coast. Up here in Massachusetts we prepared for the worse, but the landward turn of the storm left us relatively unscathed. Better to be over-prepared than under!
As you may have noted my art output is still at low levels (for me). Since late June I've been struggling to regain my artistic inspiration. Where my brain is usually prone to and prolific about forming images and stories in my head, my recent efforts have been like watching a screen of static.
Instead of continuing to beat my head against the wall to get something to come out, I decided to lose myself in the project of expanding my understanding of samurai cinema beyond the boundaries of just Kurosawa (gotta finish watching "Red Lion", tonight…). I fully understand if it's not something for everyone, but those samurai cinema buffs among you (there's gotta be one or two) can relate
Sometimes when you can't win a battle head-on, you just need to figure out way to flank it! So… the battle continues, though with more katanas than lasers at the moment.
My webcam choices aside, I haven't been saying much about the current political season. That's not an easy silence to maintain!! But let me just say, regardless of your political inclination, get out there and vote! This election is more than just a choice between two men. Things like the balance of the Supreme Court hang in the balance, losing or maintaining the hard-won health care rights of all Americans (working and retired-to-be), as well as the direction of our energy and environmental strategies for the next four years hang in the balance. The two paths are quite divergent so this is not a trivial election. Get informed and don't sit it out.
OK, now onto dessert: cool DA art finds! It's been a while since my last blog, so I've stumbled on many new (for me) things since then. Click the thumbnails to visit the deviations' pages and see them in all then embiggened glory!
And finally, a shout out to old friends/freelance art commrades now rediscovered on DA: Bryan Gibson [link]
and Mike Vilardi [link]