Thursday, August 20, 2009

Don't Forget to Play

Even though I should be workin' like a dog in these last two weeks before school starts back up again and my first of four fall shows is hung, I couldn't help creating yet another page in this particular journal. After all, one can't give up playtime all together. That would just be craziness! Meet Mr. Douglas Dodo, a typically reserved sort of fellow who has decided, just this once, to let down his guard and have a little fun with life. And lo and behold! Once Doug loosened up, life got a bit brighter (as did Doug's wardrobe.) In fact, Mr. Dodo has become quite the advocate for periodic playtime no matter how hectic the work schedule. I think I'll take the hint and continue to play here and there in spite of the chaos swirling around me...good chaos, but chaos nonetheless. Never fear - Through it all, Lost Coast Post will continue publishing at least five days a week, bringing you all the art life news that's fit to print. So stay's about to get wild!

Note: A previous commenter asked if I use a graphics tablet or draw on paper and then scan/manipulate...what you see, is what you get. I draw directly on my watercolored background with a pencil and then start coloring. Once the body is finished, I color the head and glue it in place. Other than scanning to get a picture of the finished product, no computers were harmed in the making of these journal pages...this is all me...


  1. Mr. Dodo's happy wardrobe is as colorful and fun as his spirit! And . . . I adore the fact that it was created in a computer free zone! He's magnificent, Michelle! You can't help but smile when you look at this page. Thanks for starting my day with a smile! Hugs & Love, Terri xoxo

  2. You continue to amaze me with your wealth of talent, this piece is so beautiful and intricate! I have to say that I, for one, truly appreciate how you also describe to us techniques and products that you use, you are a true teacher, always sharing with us. I REALLY appreciate the fact that everything is hand done...I also love the physical part of art, making marks and touching, I do not photo shop, I guess I'm old school that way. When I was in college, we never even had computers....WOW...guess you can tell how old I am!!! I like it that way! Thanks Michelle!!

  3. Wonderful! Mr. Dodo is quite charming and out-of-the-box handsome! I'm in awe of your talent!


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