Art

The Greatest Loo in the Galaxy

To say I’m a Doctor Who fan is a bit of an understatement, as anyone who’s read my first book, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy: The Discerning Fan’s Guide to Doctor Who, can tell you. So I was rendered somewhat dumbstruck when my wife surprised me with a visit to Brooklyn’s The Way Station. The main reason for my dumbstruckness (dumbstrickenness?) was that I had no idea the place existed or why it was so cool until we walked through the door and I spotted a police box parked at the far end of the bar — this despite the fact that my sister-in-law had mentioned the place in a fairly lengthy email outlining all of the attractions we might visit on our weekend visit to her neighborhood. And while the fact that I was so surprised might also suggest that I don’t always read lengthy documents that I claim to have read, it also underscores the value in not reading such documents. After all, had I read my sister-in-law’s email, I would not have had the pleasant surprise of discovering what I can only describe as The Greatest Loo in the Galaxy.

From the Sketchbook

As I was putting yesterday’s post together, I found some of the following images in my sketchbook. I’m guessing I worked on them last summer.

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Spring Break!

I’ve been on Spring Break this week and have done my best to have fun with a bit of writing and painting — mainly painting, as my output this week might suggest!

Of this week's paintings, this is my favorite.

Of this week’s paintings, this is my favorite.

Brown Trees

I like this one, too. I was going for a washed-out, rainy look.

I like this one, too. I was going for a washed-out, rainy look.

I painted this one about a year ago. I wish I could remember how I did it!

I painted this one about a year ago. I wish I could remember how I did it!

Here, I tried something a little different.

Here, I tried something a little different.

Here's a close-up of the image above.

Here’s a close-up of the image above.

When I had leftover paint, I'd fool around with images like this one.

When I had leftover paint, I’d fool around with images like this one.

And this one.

And this one.