Let there be illustration

Worked more on the Garden of Eden. I think the tree flatness is getting somewhere. Need to think about the snake. Output the complete Creation Myth and am thinking of how to play this out as a children's book. You have six days of God making and doing, a day off and then the next week his shenanigans with Adam and the troublemaker, Eve. So, out of 14 spreads--I think we can do this...and it can be lush and lovely. The kick in the booty is the Indian Art which I have glued to my elbow. Paulie Z recommended Persian painting as well..which is a bit different, but their trees are more sinuous...less symmetrical, winding and filling the frame...crowding the frame...less like wallpaper (which I adore).

Genesis Chapter 1 v.20-22:
20 ¶ And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.
21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.

Think of that picture...

Genesis Chapter 1 v.24-26:
24 ¶ And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
26 ¶ And God said, Let us make man in our image, 1 Cor. 11.7 after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

There's another--chock a block...pack in the animals...

Today more Christmas and prep for my trip to Danville. R and Bruce looked at real estate yesterday. Alex and I took naps. K. wrote a paper on David McCullough's 1776. Very quiet day.

Sent a note to the Society of Illustrators (NY) to find out how to submit work to their show. Cannot find the link, cannot find the application. As soon as I find out, you will know. Just got a note. They are doing it all online this year...but do not have it up.

Don Hair, the treeman is here for more cutting and grinding today. He is taking down half a tree that was struck by lightning...and dying. Should be interesting to see what happens. More work on the bathroom and laundry room.

I was listening to left wing talk radio on Friday. I love it that Sarah Palin has been crowned with the name, Caribou Barbie...which works for me. It was reassuring to listen to these people call in. Race is not an issue--but class is. Interesting that this poppedup. Leadership is assumed, but having aspirational people who have education and "class" was a thread that ran through many of the caller's commentary. I wish there was content with these Republicans--its more about finger pointing outward--in a cheerleadery way. Have we all become so dull to realize we are in the state we are in because of the Republicans and the numb house and senate (peopled by shills both democratic and republican). If we are taking change...lets talk intelligence and world status. Throw all the damned bums.

More later.