Archive | November 2014

Entitled: Shifter

 

It’s been a while since I’ve down an abstract image.

 

This is based off a concept for a story I can’t seem to realize. Her name is Artica. She’s an ice titan. One day, she hunted a wolf on her sister’s territory. Said sister called it poaching, and punished her by sealing her into the wolf’s skin (think selkie coat), transforming her into a wolf for the night. The enchantment is fueled by moonlight, so the spell dissolves with the coming of day. Then Artica can work her way out of the wolfskin, then carry it around in case she ever wants to transform into a wolf again.

The trees are reminiscent of a kind I saw during my road trips in the west; my cousin tells me they are lodge-pole pines. I always thought they made an interesting image.

 

This is really the sort of thing that can only be accomplished with a loose concept and a lot of improvisation. Art takes risks. If it looks beautiful but chaotic… I guess that’s only fitting.

 

It is possible I’ll squeeze one more image out of myself before I go into another semester of school. It’s been lovely to work on something I can actually finish, unlike, for instance, my writing projects.

A Poem: The Minstrel’s Lament

It turns out that I actually do write poems when I have nothing else to do. I wrote this while I was waiting to go to work yesterday:

 

And so I taught my tongue a rhyme today

But then for naught I sung the time away

Lest I be caught and hung for crime some day

I think you ought have flung a dime my way

 

Mind, I don’t think it’s a really brilliant poem. I’ve taken too many literature classes to believe that. Still, I think it worth the time. It’s nice to celebrate the small successes in creative endeavors