July 5, 2017

Keith Haring, Pisa, my photographer friend, snakes, synchronicity, and a NEW DRAWING

Posted in creativity, drawings

I’m a big fan of reptiles.

Earlier this year, I wanted to create a huge painting for my living room so I drew a few sketches of a SNAKE slithering amid rocks and cactuses.

Months later, the 48 x 48 inch canvas hangs on the wall over my couch: blank, barren, empty.

But now that my mojo’s back, I figured it would be good practice for me to start with a drawing before graduating to the Big Canvas. Last week, on Wednesday, I made a new SNAKE sketch for my Project Hallway.

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I’m also a big fan of Keith Haring.

On her recent trip to Italy, my longtime friend Sylvie Robert stopped in Pisa — to see the famous tower — where she unexpectedly came across a mural created by Haring in 1989. She shared this photo on Facebook… especially for moi.  😎

Thursday, Sylvie came over for supper
and brought me THIS:

When I saw the SNAKE on the Keith Haring magnet, my goosebumps got goosebumps — amazing synchronicity!

Bursting with gratitude and boosted by Haring’s energy, I created the second drawing for my Project Hallway:

“DANCING SNAKE”
Black ink & Prismacolor pencils on cardboard
9.5 x 7.5 inches

2 frames down and 6 to go.
Having fun is FUN.

LOVE YOU!
XOX

P.S.: If ever you’re in Pisa, check out the art/shop/café where Sylvie bought the magnet. They also have a Facebook page.

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6 comments

  1. Nancy McBride says:

    SO STINKIN’ FUN!
    LOVE IT! YOU’RE ON A slithering with feet roll! WHOOT!

    July 5, 2017 at 8:20 pm

  2. Mudd says:

    Aloha Nancy!

    Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment — you ROCK.

    And this is all because of you, ma belle amie. I’m a born-again-artist!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE
    XOX

    July 5, 2017 at 8:31 pm

  3. Marta Szabo says:

    I love the new snake with her colors, her sweet face, and her dancing toes.

    July 6, 2017 at 2:49 pm

  4. Mudd says:

    So happy to have you visit and leave a comment, Marta — merci ma belle amie 🙂

    LOVE LOVE LOVE
    XOX

    July 6, 2017 at 8:06 pm

  5. Lori says:

    You know what I really love? The way I see your inspiration for the painting, and I can see it in your work, but it’s still so profoundly YOUR work. It’s so clearly your voice. I love it so much!

    July 7, 2017 at 9:03 am

  6. Mudd says:

    Thanks SO much, Lori… I’m touched by your words.

    Merci.
    Merci.
    Merci.

    LOVE YOU
    XOX

    July 7, 2017 at 9:20 am

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