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The Snail Queen’s Soliloquy

March 17, 2011


Many writers and philosophers have made brilliant and erudite attempts to comprehend and court the ‘soul’ of imagination, but it remains a capricious creature, cultivated solely on its own terms. When, in rare moments, we are attended by one of its minions, it is a privilege to be treasured and shared. So, with barely more than what was given to me, this sixth drawing from my Codex Gastropoda series comes courtesy of The Snail Queen who crashed my dream with her little quatrains:

I am of the water that flows through me
Weaving my hair like the silk of the sea.
Memories color my undulant waves
Tales of seafarers, pirates and knaves

But these are only artifacts of Time,
Barely a ripple in this vast sublime.
With purple-black ink I’ve filled my fine quill,
Hungry for visions to appear at will.

In your dreams I travel through phantom worlds
Mining images that briefly unfurl
Savoring some that speak to the ages
Leaving others for you to grace your pages…

Autumn Alchymy

September 23, 2010

Today, I present to you a selection of designs for licensing from The Alchymy Collection: Designs for Eclectic Environments™.  As I wrote in my post of July 16, I am working with Sally Heflin of PaperRoad Art Licensing, developing portfolios of illustrative designs that can be applied to many different products and venues. These designs may be adapted to clothing, fashion accessories, textiles and wallpapers for personal, domestic  and corporate applications. A diverse sampling from my licensing design portfolios may be seen at: http://www.paperroadart.com/en/portfolios/details.asp?navid=2&artistID=67
Since today marks the onset of the autumnal equinox, you might imagine a new look for your home or office that includes wallpapers, table runners and coverings, upholstery fabrics, prints for framing, floorcloths, perhaps even ceramic tiles to brighten up a kitchen or workspace. If you are bored with the often mediocre standards available in big box store catalogs, I promise you that together, we can make your home and/or office more about you than you ever thought possible. To begin, here is an overview of the collection and selected thumbnails for autumn from the Four Seasons Portfolio of The Alchymy Collection for 2010.