11 pending papercuts

” I was inspired by Dave Pender’s 100 days project (thepender) in which he is creating a comic book character each day, how cool!” – B. Stones

and i was chain-inspired by  B. Stones’s blog project (Papercuts) – set up as “a way to hone a new craft and to see how my style in a new medium develops over a period of working each and every day” … which lead the way back/onwards from Papercuts to thepender, where i picked up Day 008 and turned it into a Warhol-like comic collage.

9 Days And Nights

“She held on to the coat throughout the night. Stood on a rim on the castle wall looking out over the valley, smelled everything, wished her coat would turn into wings.”100 Days And Nights, Day 1

about #9: the photo picks up on the comment and link from Marcus in “6 Bratislava”, the start of his medieval story lead me to an old place with a winged woman near here. a color-image of the place is up at romanix was here.

8 Freedom

“I’m not the only one in my family who could fly but the only one who embraced it. .. My wings make me just that little bit different than everyone else. Just that little bit.” Freedom

reading Susan’s Freedom lines made me revisit the bird image i added to a mail recently. so this is #8. the story is up on Talespinning, which in fact is only a part of Susan’s awe-and-persistence-inspiring daily story project 365 stories in 365 days

the photo is taken at  the lava cliffs of Lanzarote island, the seagull sailed right at the cliff line. there is more about this place in a blog entry: Los Hervideros, and in a mini you-tube clip: wave.

and an additional link: the theme “taking flight” seems to be in the air. here’s a series of images i just came across: “Releasing their words into the world” by Jean Morris.

6 Bratislava

Bratislava is a city i hadn’t planned to visit. it was a trip to Vienna that brought the idea to step further eastwards: Slovakia is just 2 hours from Vienna.

now i returned to the city in an image, inspired by karen bozik’s 100 days blog ancestral drawings along several East European countries: “these 100 watercolor drawings will trace my armchair travels starting from bratislava, through hungary, serbia, bulgaria, and ending in istanbul.”

there’s more about my own trip, here: Vienna, Bratislava, Istanbul. (yes. ending in istabul, too, alas only via armchair travel, and without watercolor).

4 Photoshop

“This is a bit sketchy but my 4th submission. The original 4th drawing came out so-so.. This is photoshop.”  – 100 Days of Reflection, day 4

Nicole’s portrait of a woman in red/green brought a hunch of a memory. and yes, there it was: in the photo file of my first visit to Leipzig. the photo of a woman who wore nothing but red/green body paint above her navel. the photo came out so-so. photoshop did the trick and added the mystery touch.

(more about that Leipzig visit: East West Real Life)