New Week

Harrowing of Hell: The End is Near, Q. Cassetti, 2011, pen and ink with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS5Poor Harold Camping. He isnt answering his phone and is collecting himself that the Rapture didnt happen. His wife reportedly says he’s “somewhat bewildered” and “mystified” that nothing happened on May 21. Poor Robert Fitzpatrick spent his life savings of $140,000 to promote the end of the world —

I’m trying to warn people about what’s coming,” Fitzpatrick told the Daily News.

“People who have an understanding [of end times] have an obligation to warn everyone.”

Fitzpatrick spent his money on 1,000 placards on subway cars and several more on bus shelters around the city. They read: “Global Earthquake! The Greatest Ever - Judgment Day: May 21.” Poor guy. No escalator ride to heaven. He is stuck down here with Camping and all the rest of us sinners.

I am busy researching what the personification of hell looks like. The best results have come from images searched under the “Harrowing of Hell”. I love all the medieval and renaissance imagery that has this crazy head with people being stuffed into the mouth either inspired by human heads or a critter/fish/cat type of grotesque. Look at the jewel to the left. I love the big head, the big Christ with a bizarre cross/lance and all the heads of the sinners, seemingly pretty content to be in the mouth of hell. There is a funny tranquility to this image that I find funny and cute. I have always looked for this hell head when studying paintings as I am so charmed by them. So, I plan a bunch of pix to express my love and delight.

Alex is busy at an amusement park today with his Physics class. Kitty has her last week off. Rob is busy as a bee. I have work to the ears….and am sitting in my office with a green light coming in through the window as all the trees have blown out and we no longer have bitty spring leaves, but big, summer leaves.

The Time is Nigh....6 p.m. right?

Rapture Day 2011 from the Time is Near, Q. Cassetti, 2011, pen and ink adjusted in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS5Well here we are. Rapture Day dawning just like every other one…the birds in the trees, the expanse of green and thankfully, no rain for this momentous day of days.

Must got off to marinate chicken for our last supper before the great shaking and burning happens as we sinners will be left to fend for ourselves in the last five months of our lives. It is nice to know t hat Mayor Bloomburg declared that alternative side of the street parking woud be suspended if the good are taken away from us…at least for Sunday.

Poor Harold Camping, the originator of this chicken little, sky is falling threat. What happens tomorrow? I guess he pays his billboard fees, his tee shirt bills, and collects his donations and starts declaring another fun thing to look forward to. From what I hear, there is another Rapture planned for 2012…so there is time to really get in gear for that.

However, I am delighted with the topic and plan a few more images just to laugh at.