I was sitting on the couch waiting for my painkillers to kick in, grateful that the dentist knew immediately that I have an abscess and will need a Root Canal. Grateful because I was imagining going to the dentist and Dr. Coco (yes, that’s my dentist’s name) telling me he didn’t know what was wrong and couldn’t do anything about it. So I’m sitting on the couch and I see this girl holding the side of her face (no great feat of imagination there) and from the fingers of her other hand the phases of the moon are making their way out the window (although, it seems they circumvented the window in my drawing). So that’s how My Moons started. It ended with the flowered wallpaper in the bathroom eking its way to the moons and everything else came in between.
What can I say about my drawing Familiars. I was feeling witchy when I made it. I did realize after I was done that the girls dress looked like something I had when I was a kid. Mine was navy blue and orange (or red) with an attached belt, stretchy material, probably polyester. Might even have been a bathing suit. I can only imagine there was something magical about it to have popped up in this drawing.
Both My Moons and Familiars are
for sale. Sold. They are pencil on 9×12 archival paper and are $25 + $5 shipping each. If you’re interested in either of them, just email me here or at firstname.lastname@example.org. I take checks and paypal.