Tue, 14 February 2017 Let Love Rule
I created this Valentine’s Day image today, from a photo I took recently.
Whatever you think about the commercial qualities of this ‘holiday’, take a moment to consider all the people who love you today. And let them know how much you value them.
And if you are feeling unloved, take this to be your Valentine’s Day [...]
Thu, 07 April 2016 Dual national
I was born in the USA, and when I was three my parents whisked me and my brothers and sister back to Ireland. I don’t have many early memories of America, but I’ve been told I returned to Ireland with a Southern accent (the last place we lived was in Georgia).
My mother was always ‘Mom’, [...]
Mon, 04 April 2016 Stark visions
It struck me recently that I’ve been a member of Flickr, the image-hosting web site, for 10 years this year. At this point I’ve a cache of over 3,000 images online. I’ve taken at least ten times that many, but I don’t just dump everything I take online. I like to be selective. In some [...]
Mon, 29 February 2016 the lowdown
Thanks to British author Simon Bestwick for asking me to be part of his Lowdown series of artist conversations on his web site.
Since my ego construct occupies my mental headspace most of the time (ah, in dreaming, then it can go all askew), I can become bored with my own musings.
I ponder and [...]
Tue, 12 January 2016 Be dazzled by this glittering life
Sparkle in the dying light of stars.
You too will join them as effervescent dust
Tue, 22 December 2015 From Light to Dark
It’s the shortest day, and these long, wet winter nights can be trying. So I treasure the moments (especially if they are brief) when the murk lifts and light wins through.
Earlier today the weak midwinter sun lit up a flower in a bouquet enough to offer solace after another stormy night.
There’s also been rolling torrential [...]
Sat, 07 November 2015 Old Weird, New Weird, or Just Plain Weird
You can hear a recording of the ‘Old Weird, New Weird, or Just Plain Weird’ panel, which I participated on during the 2015 World Fantasy Convention in Saratoga Springs, NY. It’s hosted on the Project Radio web site.
The line-up was: moderator: Thomas F. Monteleone, and panellists: Ellen Datlow, Michael Kelly, me, Anya Martin, and Scott [...]
Thu, 01 October 2015 Viva cartoons!
Chris O’Halloran from the Irish Comics News web site contacted me recently about contributing to ICN’s series, ‘Art Picks’, in which comic book creators talk about work that has influenced and inspired them.
You can see my choices up on their web site now. One of the things I talk about is how illustrated books formed [...]
Tue, 16 June 2015 non-spoiled day
Yesterday the last episode of Game of Thrones aired on this side of the Atlantic. When I woke up I remembered to be careful before I started my daily scan of my various feeds. The previous Monday I’d forgotten this precaution and had stumbled into a spoiler quite quickly.
I noted on Twitter:
Ah yes, Monday morning… [...]
Thu, 05 February 2015 a new road to an old house
The modern curve of asphalt brings new traffic to the castle – but will it be thankful for the company, or ponder methods to return to its solitary ways?