Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Surprise, surprise.

I am stoked to share this video and images for our new WeGiveBooks campaign in Haiti. But... I gotta wait till I get the green. Light, that is. 

Soon, though. I promise I will post it just as soon as I am able. 

In the meantime, I will share a piece I have been thinking about for a few weeks. It has grown on me in its simplicity and narrative.

I was painting for Brian's CD cover. Brian is a very old and dear friend so I didn't want to screw this up. So, I did a number of paintings to find my way, and this was one that came out quietly. It was too young for the music, but as it sat in the corner of my studio, it began to grow in my mind as a piece that magically expresses my feelings toward this field of children's book writing and illustrating. 

Most of this work is done in the dark. 

Possibilities, hopes, dreams, pipe dreams,  delusions... all created by the luminous writer/illustrator while the rest of the masses slumber. 

Most of this work is done in the dark. 

No prospect for success, let alone compensation. Yet, we advance. We crawl together like the melted bits of that one bad guy in Terminator 2. We crawl in the dark. We persist, against all odds and, truly, against common sense. We bloom in the desert. In the dark. We shine bright at night. 

We explorers of the unborn. 

The unborn idea.