Friday, June 14, 2013

one page picture book


For anyone who's wondered recently if I'm still drawing and painting, the answer is yes. Essentially, I'm still working on the story I mentioned a few months ago but doing multiple sequential pictures isn't a simple process for me. I don't want to be making excuses but it's also not that easy to focus with a loud work crew often only a few feet away.

Anyway, just for the fun of it this afternoon I decided to paint a drawing you may remember having seen a while back. It's a story that pretty much tells itself but in case you'd like hearing my take:

A little boy who's been out in the woods has met a new friend. Both of them are wondering if they'll they'll be able to slip home safely without being noticed by any suspicious adults.

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  1. I don't see anything unusual, anything to raise suspicions. Kid and friend look perfectly normal to me!

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    1. The same thought had occurred to me :-)

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  2. With reference to the boy's friend draped over the shoulder, you're not peering at me through the little pinhole camera thingy on my computer are you? That's exactly how I sometimes feel first thing in the morning! But I have to agree with Martha, I can't see anything unusual, 'cept maybe that fella by the gate. He looks decidedly.... you know!

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    1. Although the boy's new friend is a very healthy and attractive member of his species, I'm quite certain you're unlikely to be green. I think the fellow by the gate may have seen such appearances before.

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  3. I always look forward to paintings.
    the Ol'Buzzard

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    1. I'll try to supply more of them.

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  4. The boy could come here anytime with his new friend. It would be so refreshing to meet someone with a new frame of mind and another vision of our world. Optimistic, I hope. After all, there was already one warm hearted and fun meeting!

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    1. I feel the same way, Claude. I had no history of painting pictures of and about children prior to blogging but it seems natural now. There's nothing contradictory about being well informed and staying positive; I just feel sorrow for those who deny magic. It's us who need it - children have their own.

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  5. This is the problem I face when I try to walk around with my little friend Aileen the Alien... Your art always has something other than just a picture. I do like it very much.

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    1. I have the same problem going out to the grocery store with Crow.

      Thanks for saying that. I'm glad you do.

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  6. What a great pic and story! I, too, try to slip by suspicious adults, especially the one's with police uniforms and drug sniffing dogs.

    ---Nunly


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    1. More proof it's always a good idea to stay underneath the radar.

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    1. That's one of my all time favorite Brian Eno albums :)

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  8. Well, you know anyway this painting gave me a big smile, don't you, Susan? :)

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  9. I love to see this with color added! and as always your story telling is delightful! xxx

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    1. I'm either getting lazy or just plain too distracted by the workmen to get much done lately but I'm happy to know you like this one. This shortest of short stories deserved a little color.
      xoxo

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  10. :0)

    A perfect bedtime story after a long day of book keeping - sweet and gentle as it is brief. Goodnight!

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    1. Just enough reading to help those weary eyes close :)

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  11. //any suspicious adults// Boy...it took me years, but I can now proudly say I am a suspicious adult. Well, mostly adult anyways.

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    1. In my opinion, you're a very suspicious adult.

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    2. Ya, well who asked you? ) Say, are you gonna eat all those french fries or can I have some? .... and why your books are not in great stores like Noble Barns &such is beyond my comprehension (which, to be hoohnesst, is a very short distance)

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    3. They're too cold for me now anyway.

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  12. Hi Susan,
    Your art and the small, small diamond of a story drew me 25 years back in my life. How I wished i get a friend like this and hid him under my bed!
    Thank you and hugs! Be well!

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    1. Your comment brought me a big smile. I'd love to hear the story that mine seems to have prompted you to remember.
      Many felicitations and hugs back!

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