Friday, April 21, 2017

Motor moths

Stuck in traffic looking at the sled dog in front of me...


Thinking about moth art possibilities....



Collision inevitable.







And yes, Elantra does sound like a moth.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Mailed 47 moths. Can't stop. Too many moth ideas yet to try...

Diaphania costata?



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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Young ladies at the lake

On a gorgeous noon hour I walked down to the lake, watching red-tailed hawks, knobby geese, families, and photoshoots in progress. "The lake" is very manicured, not a wild body of water, and the feeling is of stepping into Seurat's painting, you know the one.


A bevy of young women were assembling, each wearing a gray dress of their choice, all different shades, styles, and bits of sparkle. Some wore wraps of chiffon. They might have been insulted if I complimented them on their moth attire.


Gorgeous in gray
My moths are assembling for the crowd-source project, but I'm not quite ready to let them go.





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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Speed moths and flashbacks

My first attempt with my latest art toy, the Speedball Stamp Making Kit was great fun, a victory for process, if not for product. Came through uninjured, unlike my only school projects with linoleum and wood block printing.  The Speedy-foam block of pink rubber looks like school erasers and/or Bazooka bubble gum.

Bored students have poked, scraped shaped, and eventually printed preteen truths with pink Pearl erasers for generations. As defacing goes, it's a better outlet than carving cuss words in the desktop, plus the perps, mostly named Bobby and Tommy and Chuck, learn to write backwards and drill with dangerous straightened paperclips.


 So with the glee and terror of a seventh grader the Black-dotted Glyph moth prints were begun.

Black-dotted Lithacodia Moth - Maliattha synochitis

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