How Much Will We Burn In This Fear? – The Hollow Ones #41

Made on May 28: The news was amazing this morning. It started with the local statistics for Covid-19. The radio voice did their best to make it sound absolutely devastating and punctuated every word with fear! Aside from my belief that the statistics don't merit the fear attached and that history will this was over-dramatized … Continue reading How Much Will We Burn In This Fear? – The Hollow Ones #41

In a rain of 80s new wave music – The Hollow Ones #39

Spotify has caught on that I'm nostalgically in love with New Wave music from the 1980s. I didn't follow it as a teenager growing up then, but I didn't follow my own tastes back then. Friends had way too much influence over what I experienced. Thank goodness I've fallen in love with my own likes. … Continue reading In a rain of 80s new wave music – The Hollow Ones #39

Frankie Goes Dancing – The Hollow Ones #38

For those of you old enough to remember them, you will also remember why Frankie Goes To Hollywood was a common guilty pleasure. They were on my daily mix from Spotify today and I started remembering one of their live shows back in the 80s... Lavish light shows full of pastel & neon lasers; sound … Continue reading Frankie Goes Dancing – The Hollow Ones #38

Burning Man During Covid-19 – The Hollow Ones #37

An obscure Joe Strummer song was playing on my Spotify daily suggestions and it reminded me of The Burning Man: both the movies and the festival. I suddenly started going through the list of cancelled summer activities I've been hearing on daily downer reports (aka the news) on the radio. thinking how some bands and … Continue reading Burning Man During Covid-19 – The Hollow Ones #37

Teaching Art – Getting Ready to Go Online

Course review: Illustrating Expressive Portraits in Procreate by Maia Faddoul REMINDER: SKILLSHARE IS STILL OFFERING AN EXTENDED FREE TRIAL PERIOD OF 60 DAYS! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS! REGISTER NOW!!! I really enjoyed this course. At first, I had concerns that I wouldn't follow because it was all done on … Continue reading Teaching Art – Getting Ready to Go Online

Uncertain Frequencies

I've held onto this one for a little while because I couldn't figure out what it was telling me. All I got from it was uncertainty and anxiety. The colours are chaotic. The blending is choppy and frustrated. The piece makes me angry and anxious. It fills me with strife. I want to scream at … Continue reading Uncertain Frequencies

Feeling Kinda Blue – The Hollow Ones #36

I let the feeling wash over me, through me, and out of me. It went right to the paper and I was left with a feeling of joy. This is what blues music dies for me too. I acknowledge the emotions of the medium and let it wash away the sadness. What is left is … Continue reading Feeling Kinda Blue – The Hollow Ones #36

Bossa Nova Love – The Hollow Ones #34

Ok, so I think I still have more of these in me. I did this one spontaneously a few days ago. My wife has been dancing around the house and making me and my daughter giggle. The house has been full of music and love. I don't know if I unconsciously chose to keep the … Continue reading Bossa Nova Love – The Hollow Ones #34

Isolation Fantasy Blues #9

I've started teetering over the edge of boredom and the need to do something is growing into a near frenzy! With dozens of pages left to fill from the music sheets, chosen for these pastel drawings... well, here are a few more... staying with the fantasy of being able to live with quiet, if I … Continue reading Isolation Fantasy Blues #9

Isolation Fantasy Blues #8

I've started teetering over the edge of boredom and the need to do something is growing into a near frenzy! With dozens of pages left to fill from the music sheets, chosen for these pastel drawings... well, here are a few more... staying with the fantasy of being able to live with quiet, if I … Continue reading Isolation Fantasy Blues #8