Get to Know Me — II (A Sampling of My Art)

The following were all created using the iPad’s “DrawSomething” app.  Most of them are not very good, but I think they have an honest simplicity and a fairly vibrant use of color:

Angel Another Eye Apple Bad Luck Bird Book Broccoli Broken Heart 1 Christmas Diamond Heart Dinosaur Dominoes Eyeball Art Flower in Vase Frankenstein Fuzzy Creature God Green Me Hand Happy Octopus Kleenex Lava Light Man on Moon Mermaid Moon and Stars More Flowers Muscle Tattoo Old-Fashioned Telephone Open Door Peacock Pencil Rainbow Clover Rudolph Satan's Minions Saturn Stars with Tree and Moon Unicorn

The following were a select few of my pieces done using professional colored pencils.

Abused Pigeon-Hole Therapy SHAME I Am That Karma Boat Mom and Dad Shame who_am_i

When I fled from the UK, one of the things my wife stole was my collections of colored pencils and art accoutrements.  I replaced them with this:

Colored Pencils

This is the unfinished piece I’m currently working on:

Drawing in Progress

I need ideas for what to use to complete the drawing.

When I was still in college, I dabbled in water color and oil painting done on canvas, and a few other media choices.  The first are water color.  The third is my dog, Zee, sitting in front of one of my oil paintings.  Unfortunately, mold in a humid closet destroyed all my old paintings.  The fourth photograph is stuff I did on scavenged pieces of wood.  I had also done a whole bunch of drawings with ordinary lead pencil and charcoal  I can’t find them, so I will have to look further.

DeathDilemma Zee and One of My Paintings - About 1977Coillege Art

Now, the following is epic.  After my short relationship with the woman diagnosed with NPD (and Histrionic Personality Disorder with Schizotypal Tendencies), I fell into a great depression, and my kooky (psychopathic?) mother decided that the was to help me was to send a letter to President Clinton, and to all the senators and representatives from Arkansas.  I was so appalled, I turned her letter in a work of art:


And this is me, working on one of the drawings with colored pencils pictured above, just as I’d started transitioning:


Art is very helpful for healing, as is writing and music.  Give it a try, even if you think you have no talent or have never had classes.  I’m not very good at it us, but it does give me an outlet to express how I feel.

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2 Responses to Get to Know Me — II (A Sampling of My Art)

  1. The letter from your mother is the most wonderful thing ever.
    The ipad stuff isn’t bad either. Or the “Blind and Cripple” piece.


  2. DogDharma says:

    Thanks, TFR. I have no illusions about my art, but it does bring me joy. The letter written by my mother was so troubling, I had to do SOMETHING with it. 🙂


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