Bothered

Listen, girl, do as you’re told.

&

Don’t you dare tell this man what to do.


I am obstinate.

&

You are obstinate.


Perhaps, in this context, considering past experiences, it is now made clear why this mentality bothers me so. I am stubborn and willful while men are determined, steadfast and intractable. All these are synonymous with each other, so may I kindly suggest you take your semantics and condescension and swallow it with a side of your own pride.

There's a chill in the air.

Hello, Chill Breeze

There's a chill in the air.

There’s a chill in the air.

I brought my bonsai plant inside; I'd be fraught with guilt should they catch ill during the brisk night.

I brought my bonsai plant inside; I’d be fraught with guilt should they catch ill during the brisk night.

Polyp investigating.

Polyp investigating.

This morning I jogged barefoot through a light drizzle, the damp cement and fallen leaves a wonderful sensation beneath my feet. I managed to put in almost two miles, which isn’t bad considering how long it’s been since my last barefoot run. My calves are already voicing their painful joy at being exercised so.

Most of my bonsai prefer warmer weather, which means the jade, baobab, tree of a thousand stars, Japanese elm and pomegranate all get to join me indoors. They’re all scraggly and a little unkempt as I am still learning how to properly keep bonsai and I don’t like trimming them in the throes of Texas summers. I’ll wait until spring to prune them; hopefully they’ll not mind.

Spicy Globe Basil

Of Earthquakes & Hummingbirds

The racket of a jostled screen door woke me at 3:30 this morning. Upon a cursory survey of the house I returned to bed but could not return to sleep, so I made some tea and did some drawing.

This band is probably the first boyfriend band my boyfriend’s band met. They’re a pretty cute band couple, if I do say so myself.

From left to right:
Nicholas – Drummer
Josh + Vocals
Christopher- Bass

They play around Dallas frequently, so be sure to keep an ear out for them.

Baby TJ 5 minute drawing.

Baby TJ
5 minute drawing.

Princess Mila 15 minute drawing. I really need to practice drawing smiles.

Princess Mila
15 minute drawing.
I really need to practice drawing smiles.

Scholar Nico 15 minute drawing.

Scholar Nico
15 minute drawing.

These three cuties are siblings. They may also be my god children.

Spicy Globe Basil

Spicy Globe Basil

{ If you’re smitten with this photograph, why not buy a print of it from Society6? }

The sky offers thick, grey clouds and a drizzle of impending fall this morning which delights me! I’m eager to wear sweaters and sip hot tea on my front porch.

I’ve hit 100 faces for the month of September, which means I only have 200 left to go! I don’t want to totally flood my blog with faces, so will only post my favorites here. The collection can be viewed in its entirety on my Facebook Art Page or my Flickr Stream. Just click the links and find the albums designated to my 1,000 Faces.

How are you challenging yourself lately?

Prostinaut!

Prostinaut! Faces 88, 89 & 90

Prostinaut!
Faces 88, 89 & 90

The boys of Prostinaut! I did a mediocre job capturing their likenesses, but it was a fun drawing regardless. 

If there are any guitar players in the DFW area who can handle playing in a post punk/punk band with plans to continue recording and playing shows please send them a message to arrange an audition.

From left to right:
Justin – Drummer { My fellow. Little Pixel Heart }
Tommy – Frontman/Singer
TJ – Bassist

Yesterday Evening

Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr. 5 minute drawing. "Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences."

Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr.
5 minute drawing.
“Men who are in earnest are not afraid of consequences.”
Face 78

W.E.B. DuBois 4 minute drawing. "Most men today cannot conceive of a freedom that does not involve somebody's slavery." "It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity."

W.E.B. DuBois
4 minute drawing.
“Most men today cannot conceive of a freedom that does not involve somebody’s slavery.”
“It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.”
Face 79

Medgar Wiley Evers 2 minute drawing. "When you hate, the only one that suffers is you because most of the people you hate don't know it and the rest don't care."

Medgar Wiley Evers
2 minute drawing.
“When you hate, the only one that suffers is you because most of the people you hate don’t know it and the rest don’t care.”
Face 80

Failed attempt at James Howard Meredith 5 minute drawing. "Nothing could be more insulting to me than the concept of civil rights. It means perpetual second-class citizenship for me and my kind."

Failed attempt at James Howard Meredith
5 minute drawing.
“Nothing could be more insulting to me than the concept of civil rights. It means perpetual second-class citizenship for me and my kind.”
Face 81

Kwame Ture also known as Stokely Carmichael 5 minute drawing. "The masses don't shed their blood for the benefit of a few individuals."

Kwame Ture also known as Stokely Carmichael
5 minute drawing.
“The masses don’t shed their blood for the benefit of a few individuals.”
Face 82

Kwame Ture also known as Stokely Carmichael 3 minute drawing. "There is a higher law than the law of government. That's the law of conscience."

Kwame Ture also known as Stokely Carmichael
3 minute drawing.
“There is a higher law than the law of government. That’s the law of conscience.”
Face 83

Ella Josephine Baker  2 minute drawing. “The major job was getting people to understand that they had something within their power that they could use, and it could only be used if they understood what was happening and how group action could counter violence…”

Ella Josephine Baker
2 minute drawing.
“The major job was getting people to understand that they had something within their power that they could use, and it could only be used if they understood what was happening and how group action could counter violence…”
Face 84

Ella Josephine Baker  2 minute drawing. "Strong people don't need strong leaders." "Give light and people will find the way."

Ella Josephine Baker
2 minute drawing.
“Strong people don’t need strong leaders.”
“Give light and people will find the way.”
Face 85

W.E.B. DuBois 5 minute drawing. "When you have mastered numbers, you will in face no longer be reading numbers any more than you read words when reading books. You will be reading meanings."

W.E.B. DuBois
5 minute drawing.
“When you have mastered numbers, you will in face no longer be reading numbers any more than you read words when reading books. You will be reading meanings.”
Face 86

Medgar Wiley Evers 5 minute drawing. "You can kill a man but you can't kill an idea."

Medgar Wiley Evers
5 minute drawing.
“You can kill a man but you can’t kill an idea.”
Face 87

Whitewashed

Today I  Googled a few music videos and Game of Thrones stills for references for my faces and noticed when I draw upon popular media I find mostly white people, slightly more men than women, many of whom closely resemble the next fellow on cast. It’s nothing I didn’t know, but actually seeing so much of it grossed me out.

This afternoon I returned to looking up notable figures to draw and will return to drawing friends tomorrow. The sameness of media is horrifically boring. I’ll rely on media when I need to crank out a spare hundred or two faces to make my self-imposed deadline on time.

Small Morningtime Drawings