I choose the drawings, Jon took photos and I brought the photos to A&M Printers this morning. In a couple of days I’ll get back the proofs for the first pack of note cards of my drawings. If they look good, I’ll have them printed. About 40 of them will go to the backers from my Kickstarter Project and I’ll sell the rest.
I’m also selling three of the original drawings that I’m making the note cards from. They are $25 each + $7 shipping. If you’re interested in any of them, just email me here or at [email protected]. I take checks and paypal.
I drew Magic Stuff over the weekend. I’ve been confronting (or not confronting) some dark places in me lately and I started this drawing thinking about just that. When I had finished it, I realized it was about trying to get my power back. This girl has her broom and her cat and is working some kind of magic with her bare hands. One of those hands is reflected in the mirror affirming where her power really comes from. Magic Stuff is for sale.
It was years ago during one of the first hikes I went on alone. I was on the Tongue Mountain Range, in Lake George and I was scared. Not of the Rattle Snakes that are said to be along the trail, not of any real danger. It was the murderers and rapists from every bad horror movie I had seen growing up that scared me. But I was determined to go hiking by myself (even though I had my dog, Skunk with me, I still considered this being alone enough) determined to overcome this fear. I had made it over a mountain and got to rest on a giant rock overlooking Lake George. I shared my chocolate bar with Skunk then headed back, not wanting to linger too long. On the way back, when I knew I was getting close to the trail head, I finally relaxed enough to stop and look around me. Not far away I saw a young tree about twice my height. As I looked at it the words, “I didn’t know I was that skinny” popped into my head. I was seeing myself as one with the woods. A feeling of well being came over me as I realize my fear of the woods had nothing to do with the woods, but with what I brought to them. She saw her reflection for the first time is for sale.
I originally drew Tree Woman at the Ted Talk where Jon was a speaker. I redrew it over the weekend so I could use it as a note card. The original was much smaller and many of the pencil lines were smudged. It’s pretty much the same as the original except for the green window on the top left which I added along with the color. It’s about being grounded and receiving the earths creative energy and using it well. Tree Woman is for sale.
I drew What I Know a while ago. I’ve written about it before and feel the same about it now as I did then. That girl knows something and when the time is right, I’ll know it too. What I Know is not for sale. This is the drawing that I’m keeping for myself.