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[art] Paintings of me and The Child

John R. White, author of Tales of the Airship Neverland, made some paintings of me and [info]the_child. This is a four-panel work, drawn from existing photos of us.

Youth
Youth

The Fight
The Fight

Life
Life

Legacy
Legacy

I am very moved. Thank you, John.


Paintings © 2013 John R. White. All rights reserved, reproduced with permission.

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[art] The Child makes Christmas cards

These were on some of [info]the_child‘s gifts to various family members. I adore them.

Red Light
My card, accompanying a framed photo she’d taken, developed, and pulled an archival print of; in my case an extreme closeup of a car tire

Love
Mother of the Child’s card, accompanying a handmade beaten and cut copper bracelet

Film Strip
My sister’s card, accompanying a framed photo she’d taken, developed, and pulled an archival print of

Christmas Tree
Lisa Costello‘s card, accompany a very nice scarf

Puzzle Pieces
Dad’s card, with a handmade wooden puzzle

Once Upon a Time
The Niece’s card, with a very nice Cross fountain pen she had coveted

Music
My (step)mother’s card, with a handcrafted beaten copper bowl [info]the_child had made herself

Chinese Food
[info]tillyjane‘s card, with an illustrated Chinese cookbook and a request for lessons in Chinese cookery

There has been discussion of her opening a card shop on Etsy. I am so proud of her.

Art and images © 2012 B. Lake, all rights reserved, reproduced here with permission. Scans courtesy of M. Lake.

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[writing|art] I’d like to write a story on your arm

So I’m thinking about an art-fiction project. Somebody would have to be very chill to collaborate on this with me, so I don’t know it if would work out, but here goes.

I want to write a fairly surreal piece of short fiction, something on the far tilted end of New Weird. And I’d like to publish it by having it tattooed as a full sleeve on someone’s arm. I envision the words spiraling down from the shoulder to the elbow to the wrist.

The really hard part is I’d like to encode something a lot shorter by having every 7th or 10th or 14th word be red in the tattoo, and have the red words constitute a micro fiction embedded within the main story.

I don’t know if I could get anyone to commit to this — that’s a lot of needle time, and a lot of spend with the tattoo artist, which I can’t afford to underwrite these days — but I think it would be cooler than hell.

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[art] Dreaming Cat, by the Child

[info]the_child made a get well card for Lizzy Shannon (who’s recently had surgery), and I loved the picture she drew so much I asked her permission to put it on my blog. She told me not until Lizzy had seen the card first. Well, card has been delivered, and so now the rest of you get to enjoy the image.

Dreaming cat, by the Child

Dreaming Cat, by B. Lake

Creative Commons License

This work by B. Lake. is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

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[art|child] Idea of a Bird

Idea of a Bird

© 2012 B. Lake, reproduced with permission

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[art] “Spylie” by the Child

Spylie by the Child

“Spylie” by the Child. © 2011 B. Lake, all rights reserved. Reproduced with permission.

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[art] “Nothing Found” by the Child

nothing_found

“Nothing Found” by . Medium: iPad 3G, Brushes app.

&copy 2011, B. Lake. All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission.

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[art] “Eyeice” by the Child

eyeice

“Eyeice” by . Medium: iPad 3G, Brushes app.

&copy 2010 B. Lake. All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission.

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[art] Happy Birthday, Octobers

There are many October birthdays among our family and friends, including ‘s aunt, her grandfather and . So she made this art, entitled, “Happy Birthday, Octobers”, for all of them.

Happy Birthday Octobers

“Happy Birthday, Octobers” by . Medium: iPad 3G, Brushes app.

&copy 2010 B. Lake. All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission.

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[art] “Poem” by the Child

A Poem

“Poem” by . Medium: iPad 3G, Brushes app.

&copy 2010 B. Lake. All rights reserved. Reproduced with permission.

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