|Ink and watercolor in moleskine|
So imagine my joy when, eager for folks to draw, I discovered a crowd of fellow super heroes and nerds weaving in and out of the Florida Super Comics store in Davie.
Discretely I parked my Kentmobile. Wielding my trusty Moleskine, with my faithful sidekick Pigma Micron-cron-cron-cron (that is an echo in case you haven't figured it out) at hand, I captured those characters on paper and instantly transformed them into the comics they craved! Wham! Bop! Zowie! I colored them later - take that! And that!
Excuse me. No. Pigma Micron-cron-cron was home that day, I think, and it was my SKB SB-1000! Zap!! Kerplooie!
Okay, so my memory's not so good.
But I have never felt so powerful.
|Ink and watercolor in moleskine can turn a boring speech into an event!|
You, mere mortal, imagine if you can the power to turn boring speeches into events, and still hear not a single word being said! Kapowie!
It is, my friend, the POWER OF THE PEN. With the pen, I can explore and never leave the room, I can learn and never crack a book, and I can create and never be bored again! And if I do it right, and if I do it enough, it will be like when Gandolf the Grey became Gandolf the White! Yeah!!! Well, no, not yeah, excuse me. Shazaam!!!
And being as super as I can't help being, I have Super Friends as well - Friends from All Over The World. And one of the Superist of the Super Friends is Mari of Colour Blob Design in Ontario, Canada. I won a prize at her blog, thanks to her trusted sidekick Charlie: two beautifully hand-made travel tags that you can see here.
But what really blew my mind was the hand-painted envelope that it came in! It was a blast of color and shape that only a super person could create, for sure.But that wasn't enough for Mari. She gave me tea fashioned by the Inuit people (formerly known as "the Eskimos") - how cool is that?! - and a beautiful handwritten postcard with a picture by a member of the Group of Seven, a cadre' of artists that I hadn't even heard of, that you can read about here. Thank you, Mari! I was blown away! Shazowie!! (Note: Lest you think that Supers needn't thank other Supers, manners are necessary even when the world is saved, thank you very much.)
|Acrylic, by Mari Brown, on an 8-1/4" x 10-3/4" brown envelope|
Now I must go. I have images to catch and stray lines to save. UP, UP, AND AWAY!!!
[What was that?! Was it surreal? Was it abstract? Representational even?!
Who was that masked artist?
I dunno but I'm sure glad he's around!]