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Zombie Receptors in My Brain! / acrylic abstract

I’m not sure what kind of receptors these are. They could be zombie receptors or ET receptors or Bigfoot receptors or anything. All I know is, my brain has receptors.

Just kidding, I don’t believe in brain receptors so I like to make fun of them. Every time I hear on TV about brain receptors for opium or nicotine or murder or something I laugh to myself and say show me the receptors.

This is a mono print with extra palette knife textures added in pink and white.

Witch Flying Past Moon / acrylic abstract

Is this a witch to you or something else?

This is a close up of the mono print above to show that thick texture and colors smearing together. I like to put blobs of three different colors on the palette and scrape the palette knife through them only back and forth a few times on the edge to mix them slightly. Then I scoop some up with the palette knife and blob it onto the paper and press another paper on top of the first one. When you pull them apart you get these nice smears and veins in the paint.

Then it’s fun to decide what it looks like. If I used this small section and decided to cut it out of the bigger print I could enter it in a show as a very small landscape, call it “moon over mountains” but I probably won’t.

I think I’ll do another one. They’re so fast easy and fun!

fish print fun / acrylics

I might be able to cut these out and use them in a collage. I should experiment with different paper. I’m not sure about this. They seem a little weak because the edges are all broken up. Maybe I could outline them. Would that be an improvement or would an outline mess it up? So many decisions! I’ll do a few more and decide later.

This one isn’t bright enough. I used a squirt of gold acrylic straight out of the tube and also had red, white, silvered and yellow. My palette knife was mixing the colors as I scooped up random blobs and tried to make fish shapes. I could brighten him up later with something shiny glued on. I tried to make tiny black eye dots on a few of them.

Don’t stare at this guy! He’s sensitive! hahaha. I mean be honest, would you know this was a fish if I didn’t tell you? I think I can do some kind of plastic surgery on him.

This is my favorite one because the paint made veins that could be fish bones.

These are my wax paper printing plates. I used my palette knife to blob the shape of the fish on the wax paper then turned the paper over and pressed it down on the blue watercolor background paper. The wax paper makes it easy because you can see through it so you can see where the fish is going on the blue paper. There’s also the possibility that I could save these wax paper fish and use them somehow.

E.T.s come to Richmond / monoprints and story

As soon as they stepped through that bright light portal people loved them. They looked like a delicious tossed salad and smelled so fresh. They communicated through mental telepathy that they were here in peace and said,”Take me to your leader.”

The governor rushed right over to meet them and they promised that they could increase our crop yield 1000%. Imagine getting a real ton of tomatoes from each plant, 50 foot tall corn stalks with 100 ears on each, pumpkins large enough to be made into housing! They could do all that because they are actually vegetables themselves and they want to put down roots in Virginia.

The governor gave them the key to the city. Then the next day they were shopping downtown and some kids started chasing them with bottles of ranch dressing and forks. Suddenly the portal reappeared and they vanished.

I hope you enjoyed the story. If the mono prints look like something else other than aliens tell me what you see!

It’s raining and I had some fun with these prints but I’m not finished with them. I want to do a larger collage using them and make something deep with layers of paint. I’m not sure yet how I’m going to do that. I’ll have to wait a few days for this to dry then I might cut these and rearrange them.

What’s so bad about overthinking? / monoprint

the warrior

I often hear people say, “Don’t overthink it.” when someone is mentally stuck on any certain subject. I never studied psyche so I can only tell my own experience. I’m an over thinker and I feel fine.

If you have a busy life you might feel like you have to decide anything right then so overthinking seems bad but if you retire you have time to reflect on everything and you can figure out a lot of your own life’s problems and the problems of others. Then you can learn from it and accept it. That’s when you get some peace in your mind. You have to go over it again and again in your head. until it goes away.

The same goes for small problems. Take your time deciding, make the better decision. Don’t let anyone rush you.

This kind of life I’m living would drive you crazy if you were an extrovert. I’m neither an introvert or an extrovert so it took a long time to get used to. Now I kind of like it. I’m free. And because my life is so simple I have endless inspiration and something else money can’t buy, intuition. It’s not ESP, it comes from trying to figure out whatthehell happened and seeing trends. Do you know what I mean? A person that never contemplates never gets intuition.

algorithms sucking marginalized people down rabbit holes / monoprint

This is a problem that recently came to my attention.

There are a lot of people out there who are not a part of society in general. They don’t have close ties to friends and family to run ideas by and help them decide what’s real and what’s fake on the internet. They also have more time on their hands to look up a topic and follow it online.

When someone like that does a search on a subject like, is the world flat? they find cool pictures of a flat Earth. They keep looking at flat Earth pix, because it’s more fun than looking at a real photo of the Earth from space. Then the algorithm thinks they want to see more fake news topics and they get led to more and more things like conspiracy theories, fake news, etc. That person might not realize it but they are being fed nonsense by the computer. It is becoming a danger to society. People are becoming more radicalized because of this.

waves and dunes are the same thing. / mono print

this is a close up

Waves and dunes are the same shapes. They both are always moving but you don’t notice the dune moving. They’re so much alike you could dress a dune up in wave colors, tell people it’s a wave and everyone would believe you.

this is the full view of my mono print.

I want to paint waves but it’s too hot to hang around on the beach. I used my sketch of a dune and did a palette knife painting of it with wave colors from memory, then folded the paper in half to make a mono print.

this is my palette knife painting before I smooshed it.

Dunes are like waves in another way, they’re breaking.

In my dune sketch there is some plant life on top of the dune and the sand breaks below the vegetation. So instead of painting that part green I used white and it would put the white water of a breaking wave in the right place. It’s me dressing a dune in wave colors.

This mono print is a variation of the dune painting I’m working on and hope to finish tomorrow if I can get up early enough to be at the beach before it gets too hot.