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Monday, February 13, 2017

Drawing a Bigger Breath

 For Christmas I received a really cool sketchbook from my sister, except, in my eyes, it seemed more like a 'blank book.' What's the difference? Rather than being just a repository for random, unrelated sketches, it felt like an actual book, bound and everything, just waiting for its pages to be filled in. It was similar to previous blank books, which were like journals with unlined pages, that I used to fill with my comics when I first rediscovered my vocation and love of cartooning, only this one was bigger!

There is something about a big blank book, with all its empty pages pregnant with potential, that makes me begin to salivate. It always has. I have a big blank book from when I was a boy that I began filling in with creatures of my imagination. I didn't get too far in that one, but I still remember the absolute thrill and excitement of so many empty pages to fill in. 

It's different from drawing a comic on a plain, individual piece of paper. Though the quality may be better in that case, because there are logistics to drawing in a book, such as the changing height from the table top depending on how deep into the book the current page is, and having to constantly and clunkily shift the entire book around to get at the correct drawing angle, but there's something about watching the natural progression of pages building on each other, feeding each other with a desire or expectation for what is to follow, until you realize something you couldn't have even imagined at the beginning suddenly exists where nothing had before. Talk about a sense of accomplishment!

Anyway, since I began my original Drawing Breath comics in a smaller blank book, I'm calling this one Drawing A Bigger Breath. Here are the first three pages of many more to come.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Year To Date

For those of you just joining us -- In an earlier comic I posted with Gerb and the gang, it was made known, to Gerb's surprise, that I was taking a year off of dating. These are a continuation of that one...

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

A Star To Guide Me

With all the changes and challenges of this past year, it is now a time of deep healing for me. Part of my healing journey has been these incredible weekly Singing Bowl Sound Baths I talk about below, put on by the amazing Kathy Murphy of MauSOULeum. So if you're in the Seattle area, check out one or both of her Meetups in Redmond and Seattle

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Here's looking at You

I actually had this experience, and drew the comic of it, a couple of years ago, but knew I wanted Henna designs around the edges, and I lacked the confidence to come up with them on my own. So it sat for awhile.  Fortunately I have a friend, Holly, who is an amazing Henna artist (check out her Henna By Holly Facebook page to see for yourself!) so I finally asked her for help. She sent me a couple different designs to work with, which were gorgeous and, for some reason, a little intimidating to me.  So it sat again for awhile.  

But recently it has been a time for me to reconnect with things I'd become disconnected from, and to complete things I'd started and not finished.  And so it was I picked this one up again a few nights ago, and finally forged ahead, discovering in the process how addictive Henna art really is.

Monday, June 6, 2016