Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Early Childhood Development -

"Every Nerve Was Shattered"
digitally manipulated drawing & digital drawing by Mick Mather
While working on the post for a weekly Moody Monday piece (adding another image of my youngest granddaughter, Leighlund) I stumbled into a file of her drawings that I've been able to squirrel away, scan, save and keep as a documentation. Tonights image is based on one of her scribbles that I've already manipulated 10-ways-2-Sunday and I doubt very much if I'm finished with it yet. As I write this, it occurs to me that documenting the entire process of a single drawing might make an interesting booklet. That said, my plan is to begin work on that project sometime very soon. As I move ever closer to taking a leap into the emerging field of designer/writer, a small number of self-published books is already coming to a boil on the back burner and ready for the next step in the process. I'll keep you posted.

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Blogger SusuPetal said...

Well I'll be waiting for the promised posts! Interesting!

That picture reminds me of the Finnish ceiling decoration, which is put in the ceiling during Christmas time, it's called "himmeli" and it's made of straw. Here are some photos.

The colours in your pic are very warm, I like them much.

12:16 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Hmmm ... our poetry book, Leighlunds and Poppa's drawing book and the ongoing "No Waitin' G" Series. Where am I going to find the time?

Loved the photo's by the way. I sure do see what you mean! :)

12:53 PM  
Blogger hpy said...

As Susu said, the colors are warm and delightful.

12:06 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

I'm glad that you think so too and thanks again to both of you. :)

5:19 AM  
Blogger Trijnie said...

I would not get lost in this image.
I like it, its warm indeed

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, now this is cool Mick! It reminds me of Pick up Sticks. Do they even still make them? It was one of my favorite games as a kid.

3:27 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Thanks very much for saying so. There's a long line of images that led up to this piece. The warm tones, seemingly heated by the central light, was what hit me too. I hope I don't sound too full of myself, but this is one of my own images that I keep coming back to over and over again. Sometimes, we surprise and amaze ourselves I think.

shani thomas:
I'm delighted that you bring this up. The original title for this was "Pick-Up Sticks" and a whole series was planned. Perhaps it's still being planned since I have a few other artworks waiting in the wings that feature this particular look. One of them, in fact, will be a public sculpture using this theme if I can find the funding.

5:00 PM  
Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

Wow, love this too. I am really drawn too the warmth and colour despite the harshness of the title. I love the title though, it is very appt and the colours for me work well with the concept of human antamoy (sp!)
Good luck with the book and yes please keep us posted!

1:08 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

lisa sarsfield:
Thank you so much. As I've mentioned here and there since deciding about the drawings and my manipulations and the small booklet, the project seems to have taken on a life of its own. As before, stay tuned. :)

4:40 AM  

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