Friday’s Thought – Theme and Variations

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“Satisfaction lies in mindful repetition, the discovery of endless richness in subtle variations on familiar themes.”

(George B. Leonard)

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From My Sketchbook – The Winter Blahs

Of course, I can never be sure what any of my subjects are thinking.  For sure, my own “winter blahs” have probably bled into this past week’s slightly glum sketches.  But sunny days (and a much need break) are just around the corner for me.  Look for some new cartoons to be emerging soon!

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cartoon-of-woman-with-funny-shaped-head

cartoon-of-man-with-glasses-and-long-beard

cartoon-of-seating-man-looking-down

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Friday’s Thought – The Beauty of Imperfection

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“The human heart likes a little disorder in its geometry.”

(Louis de Bernieres)

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From My Sketchbook – My Peeps

Yes, these days my “peeps” – or the people I’m drawn to sketch – are the ones with unusual expressions and, often, quirky outfits.  Don’t get me wrong; I’ll still admire the rare specimen with the perfectly proportioned face, luminescent skin, elegant figure, and beautiful clothes.  But artistically speaking, it’s the humanity in the rest of us mortals that catches my attention and inspires me.  (Not to mention that there is charm and often humor in that which is unique.)

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man-with-goatee-sketch

woman-with-the-pom-pom-shawl-and-sunglasses-sketch

quick-sketch-of-anxious-looking-man

 

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Friday’s Thought – Shades of Meaning

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“The color of truth is gray.”

(Andre Gide)

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New Marital Advice Cartoon Available in My Shop at Etsy

Perfect for anniversaries, Valentine’s or just an every-day reminder to the one you love…

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(To purchase this card, please visit my shop at Etsy.)

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My Favorite Things – A Snow Day in Manhattan

I was supposed to meet a friend for lunch today, but most of the city was “cancelled” this morning due to a large winter storm.  So I suited up in my warmest winter finery, pulled on my rain boots, and headed out with my camera – the first time in a long while that I’ve had an afternoon free to shoot pictures.  I wasn’t the only one out in Central Park, but the blanket of snow, blustery wind and flurries made it still feel very isolated and peaceful.

Here’s what I saw…

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brown-burr-in-the-snow

the-beresford-in-the-snow

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three-men-on-the-swings

twig-in-the-snow

snow-covered-iron-gate

across-the-reservoir

snow-swirls

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