Awaken pen awaken

Awaken pen,

Awaken,

 

Let the impure ink you drip

Drop with the blood of your

Fallen comrades

Seeking Justice

In this world

 

Awaken pen,

Awaken,

 

Let your sharp tip

Slash through the layers

Of your bourgeois hypocrisy

Ha ha!

Write and awaken!

 

Awaken pen,

Awaken

Can’t you hear

Mother’s cries?

Tears dripping down the “motherland”

Where dissidents are Silenced

Into the void

Of echoless mountains

 

awakenpenawaken illustration final version

 

Awaken pen,

Awaken

Wake up from your slumber of ages

Can’t you see the trail of bodies, bones and dust

Left through your ageless sleepwalking?

 

Awaken pen,

Awaken,

Write if you feel like it

Draw if you feel like it

Dance like a brush

Ruptured in joy

Allow your ink-tears flow

Into those coarse sheets of paper

Let words rise and fall and flood

Yes let it flood so new seeds can be sown

In the coming Spring!

 

Fooling around with Cartooning

Perhaps during these ‘troubled’ times it’s alright to make fun of whatever that comes to mind with my amateur cartooning skills. I ain’t no pro cartoonist but that doesn’t stop me from having some fun and making fun of people and events. Enjoy! It is much necessary to go out and use that inner compassion to help make the world a better place for all of us but that doesn’t stop us from enjoying life with all its flaws and stupidity and beauty.

ousting-nixon-parody-inspired-by-chester-gould

“Ousting Nixon Parody”, Watercolour and Ink, Inspired by cartoon legend Chester Gould in his Detective Dick Tracy cartoon published in 1948 on Chicago Tribune

american-scream-cartoon

“American Dream Scream” Watercolour and Ink

the-orange-one-cartoon

“The Orange One”, Watercolour and Ink

Feelings of a Deer

Feelings of a Deer

This oil sketch was developed through an exercise with a white deer cardboard statue. I thought that instead painting the statue as it was, I would use colors to give life to this deer head statue. What if this deer had feelings? I remembered the paintings of Franz Marc, German expressionist, who made the famous painting “Fate of the Animals”. Here is a link to that painting. http://www.franzmarc.org/images/paintings/fate-of-the-animals.jpg