I'm still playing with the ball point pen. The pen you use truly can make a big difference. Some leave blobs of ink and some struggle to even leave a mark. Looks like if I want to produce art like Andrea Joseph, I might have to invest in quality pens.This little fairy was executed with a UnitedHealthCare freebie pen!
Not only is he a prolific artist, but also a writer. I would read his GRIFFIN & SABINE TRILOGY first. It is a correspondence between a man and a woman, both artists, they use their own handmade postcards to write to each other. The book is filled with collage art. But the charm is the interactive element, letters that you the reader can take of the envelope, unfold and refold. You become an intimate part of the romance and mystery that follows. Bantock uses the most ingenious vechicle to present his art.
Those books are just plain fun, but a must read is his autobiography - THE ARTFUL DODGER -
a real insight to his creative process. This is one of my favorite art books!
If he sees his shadow, be prepared for six more weeks of winter weather. If there is no shadow to be found, then spring is just around the corner!
So - today is Groundhog Day - a regular holiday in Pennsylvania. Tens of thousands of people travel to Punxsutawney before the sunrise. They have to park miles away and take shuttles into town. And from what I understand, the average Joe can't even get near enough to see Phil, the world's most famous groundhog. Punxsutawney Phil emerges from his warm burrow at about 7:30 am to greet the tens of thousands of people who have made the trek to Gobbler's Knob, outside of Punxsutawney, PA.