Wednesday, April 25, 2007

sketchbook: graffiti

After I had glued the WIP pic of the painting I'm working on into my sketchbook the page looked empty and sad, so I played with the graffiti theme. I added bits of things I found around the studio too, like the kissing couple (wrapping paper). The eye top right is from a printout of my angel reverse painting at the left.


There are some voices I love listening to, and one of those is Richard Burton. What a voice! If you would like to hear him reciting Dylan Thomas' "Under Milk Wood" in full you can listen here.

A silly poem
Spike Milligan
Said Hamlet to Ophelia,
I'll draw a sketch of thee,
What kind of pencil shall I use?
2B or not 2B?

Yellow Springs Bike Trail


Angela said...

It's sooo kewl looking! Your very inspiring and I love the idea that you added things found around your studio to it! Great work!

jafabrit said...

Thanks angela, it seems I am pulling all sorts of elements together, weaving back and forth. That in itself sort of fits with the theme of fragments and quilting all the pieces together.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Very creative. It makes for great looking ... especially after reading your post. As usual a great read.

Susie Q said...

Oh wow. These pieces are so fantastic and that portrait on wood just blows me away.
I can not wait for the art stroll...we are planning on being there. : )
I have seen that part of the bike trail a few times!

Ooh...Ruchard Burton's voice was like syrup. Buttery syrup. I love Alan Rickman's for the same reasons.


dinahmow said...

Oo...the Burton voice.I listened to that tape over and over when I was learning my "Milkwood" lines.
Ee, lass, now tha's got me right steamed-up (slinks off singing "Little Willie Wee.")

jafabrit said...

thanks nancy, oh susie, I just hope I get enough done for the exhibit.
thankis for dropping by dinahmow.

Dr.John said...

That was a cute ending to the blog.

Cynthia said...

I need to come back and listen to Richard Burton later...but glad that I wasn't disappointed to see you playing around with grafitti imagery. The addition of the wrapping paper couple makes it.

Margot Potter said...

You make amazing art. It's soulful and colorful and deep.

I love mixed media, layered, assemblage style art. It's fascinating how the brain works when we free it from the one dimensional.

Wonderful stuff!

the domestic minx said...

Oh I think we are cut of the same cloth...
Richard Burton's voice is so deliciously velvety. I absolutely loved my records of War of the Worlds because of his voice. Beautiful...
And Spike Milligan!! Oh what a genius. I have a book of his poems. I love the one about the little froggy..

I just love what you have done with your work. It is gloriously layered and textural.

Thank you again for Richard Burton. It has got my day off to a deliciously syrupy start. mmm

the domestic minx said...


Sadly, the link to Under Milkwood is dodgy...
(It's got too many http things going on..)
This is how it should look:

Don't want anyone to miss out on the luscious and syrupy Richard...

ta ra luv xx

jafabrit said...

thanks minx, I redid the Milkwood link. I adored spike milligan and saw him live at the Newcastle Theatre Royal. It was just magical.

thanks dr.john, cynthia, margot.

herzeleidknits said...

Beautiful work!

jafabrit said...

thanks for dropping by herzeleidknits.