Gorilla House LIVE ART Battle: February 27, 2013

I wasn’t up for rushing on Wednesday night…so I took my time, arriving about fifteen minutes before the spin.  My spiritual offering for the night would be from Isaiah 11: 6-9.

“The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. 7 The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox.8 The infant will play near the hole of the cobra, and the young child put his hand into the viper’s nest. 9 They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.”

This had nothing to do with the serendipitous fact that we were moving out of February and into March, purely coincidence, as it would turn out and so now, as I write, I ponder this…

“If March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb?”

The three concepts that flew off the wheel on Wednesday were…

1. From The Little Prince by Ste. Exupery…”I discovered an extraordinary little boy.”
2. Time Machine
3. From Henry Rollin’s Solipsist, “Gonna dye my hair.  Gonna pierce my face.  Gonna get me some tattoos.”

I didn’t even think about these…just went forward with the inscription of Lewis Carroll’s words and Isaiah 11…and pulled out my new intense watercolour pencils.  These didn’t produce the desired effect, although I managed to create a bit of texture and some nice line into the background.  Shortly after, I pulled out my acrylic paints.  I will use my pencils another time,  in my sketchbook where I have a better tooth and a white surface.

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

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It was a pretty focused evening of painting…even peaceful.  Again, there were several new people.  I especially enjoyed chatting with Mark and Victoria, driving all the way from Silverado.

I treasured time visiting with Elijah…it’s been a long time since catching up.  Thanks for the hug, Rich and for the story of your son…and for the most beautiful painting.  Thank you, also, to Tony for purchasing my piece at auction.

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Peaceable Kingdom by Patti Smith

Yesterday I saw you standing there With your hand against the pane
Looking out the window At the rain

And I wanted to tell you That your tears were not in vain
But I guess we both knew We’d never be the same
Never be the same

Why must we hide all these feelings inside?
Lions and lambs shall abide

Maybe one day we’ll be strong enough To build it back again
Build the peaceable kingdom Back again
Build it back again

Why must we hide all these feelings inside? Lions and lambs shall abide

Maybe one day we’ll be strong enough To build it back again
Build the peaceable kingdom Back again
Maybe one day we’ll be strong enough To build it back again
Build the peaceable kingdom Build it back again

Build the peaceable kingdom Build it back again

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