“Euphemism”

Sketch for the Day- eu·phe·mism [yoo-fuh-miz-uhm] noun 1. the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt. 2.the expression so substituted: “To pass away” is a euphemism for “to die.” EX. Baby butterflies are born from a caterpillar blowing bubbles from a hooka….. I decided to add to the list of Euphemisms for baby making- the stork, the cabbage patch, the birds and the bees, etc.

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“Maestro Blininni and the Fish Choir”

Sketch for the Day Maestro Bellini appeared in a mediation one day. This is one of the sketches, that has me stumped when someone asks, “Where did you get that idea?!”  All I can say is that it bubbles up from the depths of my creative unconscious and I no longer argue with the muse. If it shows up it gets space on a page. Sometimes I eventually even paint it. I’m particularly fond of

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“Bor Falklighten, Ostrich Rider at Large”

Sketch for the Day This is a preliminary study for a recurring character that will feature in a lot of my future paintings. He’s loosely based on a friend of mine, Rob Falk.  Bor is a traveler tourist and adventurer who gives a balloon to all whom he meets. In addition he leaves one tied to things for the surprise of the lucky soul who happens to find it.  If there’s a balloon in a

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