The ihet Spring Garden Special

ihet – issue 225 – april 2017

An experiment. Adjustments three through eleven. Images of two paintings disassembled, co-mingled, reconstructed, photographed, and drawn on.  Ink Jet print on copy paper, graphite and color pencil.

The Acacia tree has gone crazy.  It’s an African Fever Acacia that produces round fuzzy yellow flowers . . . acres and acres of them.  A carpet of them. Keeping on top of this onslaught takes tools. For yard work it’s the rake. I prefer metal tined, long wood handles, and having several rakes of different widths, help make my raking more productive. The tree, besides being a prodigious flower producing monster that’s covered with needle sharp thorns, the tree’s expansive mottled shade and lovely green ever exfoliating bark marks it a gem of a tree and the time spent tending it . . . well spent. Illustrated are the protagonists. The tree, the flowers, and one of the three rakes.

April. Just under the wire.  Thanks for reading.

Charles

Just Like Swimming

#224 – March 2017

Feeling the motion minus the progress, so put down the brushes and taking a different tack.  I’m a patient painter and moving forward often requires a few steps sideways. It’s going where the fun takes me, and for now, I’m in the woods, delving into collected odd lots, piecing things together.


water and shadow

Thanks for reading.

Charles

Memory’s Rustbelt Memoir

#220 – Tuesday, November 8th.

Seven days below the rim, and I remember the best thing was, taking time to do nothing at all.

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“And the moral of the story is that you don’t remember what happened. What you remember becomes what happened.” ― John Green

Thanks for reading.

Charles

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Toltec Beach (looking down River), The Royal Arch, and Toltec Beach (looking up river).