It’s Sunday, so I must confess my Ed Sheeran addiction…

pencil drawing ed sheeran fan artBefore I assault you with my backlog of dark, moody paintings, I thought I’d ease you into things with something a bit more peaceful. This is Ed Sheeran, a singer/songwriter from the UK, who is fairly new to the music scene. I find him inspiring because he is a driven, self-made (musical) artist who’s seen his efforts pay off. His music is mostly anguished folk/pop/hip-hop and resonates well with my tortured soul. ūüėõ

This is a pencil sketch from my sketchbook, with digital filters added. (I sketched this from a photograph, which didn’t have a source attached, but if I figure it out, I’ll post it here.)

Update: Here’s a nice, brief video summary of Ed’s career, created by James McConachie:


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It’s Back! Alice in Wonderland Piano @ The Richmond Beach Library in Shoreline, WA

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Looking mad as a hatter…

Piano Time in Shoreline, WA is back! ¬†While I didn’t have time to commit to painting a new piano this year, I’m proud to say that my Alice in Wonderland piano is out of hiding and has found the perfect home. ¬†For all of August, Wonderland will be on display at the Richmond Beach Library in Shoreline. ¬†I can’t think of a more appropriate home than a library! ¬†Best of all, it’s art you can touch. ¬†Visitors are welcome to come and play the piano. Unlike my cat, this toothy-grinned beast won’t bite…

Here is a link to all my Alice themed work, including progress photos from painting the piano:

The Richmond Beach Library is located at 19601 21st Ave N.W., Shoreline, 98177

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Red Right Ankle

Red Right Ankle-The Decemberists drawing leg sock Heather CarrThis is the story of your red right ankle
And how it came to meet your leg
And how the muscle, bone, and sinews tangled
And how the skin was softly shed
And how it whispered,
“Oh, adhere to me
For we are bound by symmetry
And whatever differences our lives have been
We together make a limb”
This is the story of your red right ankle
(from The Decemberists “Red Right Ankle”)

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I’ve been sick for the entire month of February, so other than finishing up a commission and doing an interview, I’ve done nothing but doodling in my sketchbook. ¬†The commission that I was working on was an album cover, so I’ve had the process of pairing songs and images running through my head…
Next week I’ll share with you my interview, a solo show I’m doing for the month of March, and, hopefully, the finished CD for The Northerlies.