Archive for December, 2020

Recent Work, Take Two

December 31, 2020



These drawings are mostly from November and December of 2020.  Since the pandemic hit, in mid-March, I’ve done over 1000 drawings, averaging over 100 drawings per month.  Usually, I do a few when I get up.  If I’m working my day job I wait until I get off of work and do a few more drawings after dinner.  I had to change my routine and my discipline in major ways.  For years, I’ve drawn on the run while on the bus, in restaurants or while waiting in line to get into a show.  I don’t do any of those things anymore.  Someday I will, I hope.

Winged Creature


From March through August 23, I did 500 drawings, numbering each of them on the verso.  On August 24th, I started a second series of 500 drawings.  I just crossed the mark of the second grouping of 500 yesterday, on December 30th.





My sketchbooks are primarily in these three sizes 6 by 6 inches, 4 by 6 inches, then too 3.5 by 5 inches and 2.5 by 4 inches.  On October 23rd I started a new series of drawings in some slightly larger drawing pads.  These are 6 by 8 inches.  I’ve done a lot of larger work but it’s harder to store.  It takes up too much space, unless it’s done as street art.  Then you don’t have to store it at home.  The four horizontal drawings directly above and the first vertical drawing directly below are all from the 6 by 8 inch sketchbooks.



From July, my first grouping of selections from my sketchbooks:




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The November Issues of the Poetic Express

December 13, 2020


November was another strange month.  I was glad that 45 is on his way out. Generally, the election results weren’t too bad. The pandemic is still seriously on the attack and I’m still attempting to hide from the virus. It’s a difficult life but some have had it far worse than I have. I’m still being an artist.  I keep busy and am writing, drawing and performing.  I’m still working my day job too, mostly at home but sometimes at the library.


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Here’s a separate version of the November 2020 SURREAL THEATRE:

We taped around ten new puppet performances in November.  We’ll keep at it.  I did the puppets, music, voices and staging.  The camera work, end credits and closed-captioning are by Jennifer Gariepy.  I’ll do a new blog post going into detail about my approach to puppetry in the next few weeks.

Over 20 performances are available to view:

From November 22, 2020, a meeting of a secret society, recorded and revealed: