The Mad Moose that Carried the World in its Antlers

Fall painting of a description of a drawing of a moose with swirly antlers that my sister Marion described, made by an Anchorage tattoo artist. The image in my head was quite different than what she was actually talking about, so I had to make it.If I’m able to find the other painting, I’ll share it–but so far, googling “Swirly antler moose tattoo” hasn’t found the right one. Acrylic paint on cloth.

Energized by a late-night banana-and-ice cream dinner after welding class (not my normal fare) I decided to take another look at the wannabe-artist project I had started last summer just before fellow artist Nichole Feemster and my July first Friday art show at the Ranting Raven.

And, enthused by the fact that I had my own (very small) artist blog, I started reading other peoples’ artist blogs. And I found out, why, in another blogger’s opinion, most artist blogs fail:

“Your typi­cal artist’s blog usually con­sists of little more than a pho­to­graph of the latest art piece, with a brief desc­rip­tion like, “I pain­ted this yes­ter­day. I like how the pur­ple dog clashes with the green sofa.” Or whatever.”

In short, most are impersonal and boring. Which mine probably is (hopefully was?) too. I’ll try to write down my thought process a little more–even though it isn’t really my style, even though I have done blogs in the past to provide an online visual gallery.

Another transformation of the Mad Moose after I discovered the effects of Adobe Illustrator and began my free trial (which kept me up until 3 am one night).

Another transformation of the Mad Moose after I discovered the effects of Adobe Illustrator and began my free trial (which kept me up until 3 am one night).

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