Thursday, February 13, 2014

Steen - Favorite Love Story

I had a list of couples about twenty long and I couldn't choose any one over the other.  I love each of them for different reasons, but one trope I always come back to is the knight/noble lady.

Lauren Saint-Onge - Favorite Love Story

The Dark Tower Series by Stephen King is my favorite book series of all time.  The fact that Roland Deschain is so emotionally detached at the start of the tale and by the end, transforms into a feeling human being, is fascinating to me.  Someone who has learned to be alone for so long, accepts friendship, as well as the ability to love and depend on other people again. And I think that's a great kind of love story.

Love Story - Marc Scheff

This week, again I'm doing double, or quadruple duty.

I read this story, "Magnets" by Thais Miller from Nautilus mag, about a love through time, like a mini Cloud Atlas. It seemed like a fun one to take apart. I also decided to do it on a 5.75" square postcard, so I can use it for the Mail Me Art project. Then my friend, DJ 80 Bugg emailed me about her new album, Escape to Mount Cyanide. The imagery I had in mind fit, so I did this up and it will be included with her new CD. I also kept the original drawing intact to put up for sale on my private collectors list.

"Escape to Mount Cyanide"
acrylic, ink, pen, pencil, on a very small postcard

Chris O'Neill - Favorite Love Story

MJ is one of the biggest reasons the ol' web-head gets out of bed in the morning. Pete has always prioritized keeping his loved ones safe over everything else.

Carly Janine Mazur - Favorite Love Story

5" x 7" oil, acrylic, and gold leaf on board
One of my favorite love stories is a Russian folktale called The Tsarevna Frog--The Frog Princess. The story is about a prince whose destiny is determined by firing an arrow towards whom he's to marry, a frog, who in the end turned out to be more than he could ever ask for.

The whole story can be read here: The Tsarevna Frog.

Lee Moyer - Favorite Love Story

A natural-born sequel to yesterday's loving couple, no?