Blue Moon Birthday + Drawings + A Sneak Peek!
September 13, 2012 § 11 Comments
For a person who loves the moon as much as I do, I am one lucky fellow. This year on August 31, 2012 my birthday fell on a blue moon. A blue moon is when there are two full moons in a single month. It is very rare and only occurs approximately every 2.5-3 years (or every 33 months) hence the phrase, “Once in a blue moon.”
Because I am fortunate to have a birthday at the end of August, this will continue to occur throughout my life– the next time being August 31, 2023 and again on August 31, 2042. Lucky me!
Here are some recent sketchbook drawings.
This week I am headed down to the sunny, coastal forests of California for a two week printmaking expedition deep in redwood country.
While I am there I will be working with a fellow artist friend whose hand and skill I greatly admire. Pictured below is a sneak peek at a preliminary drawing for a linocut print of a lion which we will be working on. It features a duck. Can’t we all agree that ducks are strange and fantastic creatures? They fly. They hang out on the water. What more can you ask for?
I will be sure to post images of our progress as it happens… Thanks for reading!