A Tale of Two Stomachs
“Spin a Yarn”
I have taken this week’s Illustration Friday topic and expanded it from the original “yarn” to the more colloquial “spin a yarn”. This term is kind of aphorism for storytelling in general, so what follows is a short discussion on storytelling.
A Very, Pronounced Nose
If you are one of those people, who just happen to have an oversized and/or distinctively shaped nose, you might consider yourself lucky. (or you could get a nose job) First of all you are not alone and secondly having a big nose might be considered a sign of distinction. In fact, throughout history there have been many important personalities that went through life with a slightly larger than normal protuberance located directly above the oral passage. Fear not you are not alone. Following are some caricatures of famous people with big noses.
For Bob Hope, his overly large nose was a source of one liners and self depreciating jokes. Throughout his popular career, Mr. Hope constantly made light of the fact that he had an unusual facial feature.
Prince Rogers Nelson died last week and it wasn’t til his death that I realized that Prince was his real name, not a stage name. Though he looked many years younger, Prince Nelson was actually 57 years years old, approximately the same age as my youngest brother, who happens to be a big Prince fan. It’s always sad to see someone younger pass away, especially someone who probably had a lot of creative music left inside him. Nonetheless, his musical output was prodigious and plentiful and as a result there will be lots of Prince recordings and videos to enjoy for years to come.
About The Drawing
Done primarily with art markers, this quick sketch depicts PNR standing on a mountaintop holding a traveler’s umbrella to shelter himself from the “purple rain”. It is meant as a tribute to a talented artist, who was able to ascertain a certain amount of greatness which his fortuitous skill and talent. Not many are able to do this, thus Prince is pictured alone.
One’s childhood should be a time when children are allowed to seek out the natural world (and other things) on their own terms. In this modern world of ours, this natural curiosity is more often repressed.
The moon displays Synchronous rotation, meaning it undergoes one rotation for each orbit around the earth. The result is that from planet earth, we always see the same side of the moon. This scientific explanation may explain how over time viewers from this planet have attributed human facial characteristics to the “face” of the moon.
I am going on a summer vacation of sorts……at least until around Labor Day.
I wrote be writing very much, but will occasionally post an image or three in coordination with Illustration Friday or concerning my travels around Montana.
Unti then……..Happy Trails