There’s yet another piece lodged in my brain, and it won’t let go. I am out of paper though. Eeesh. So, a first draft of I Have Seen The Moon will have to suffice for now, plus, painting! :D A good occupation for a wet, glaucous day. Click for full size.

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  1. says

    Something most ancient, to be sure. :D

    I don’t mean to be mysterious, but this is inspired by something I don’t have permission to share, so, whatever you see, that’s what it is.

  2. blf says

    The mildly deranged penguin was puzzled for a moment, but after full immersion contemplation in several barrels of vintage port, finally recognised it as a reggae-inspired diagonally-flipped copy the sixty-fifth painting in van Mumble’s famous ninety-one paintings series, Still Life Studies of a Glob of Snot. That particular painting in the series has no known name.

    The confusing point, she gurgles, was it was never actually painted by van Mumble. He(?) only ever verbally described it to a local illiterate mayor, who indigently refused to fund what it is said she called “baby snail slime”. (So the work is sometimes called van Mumble Baby Snail Snot.) The various existent sketches were often assumed to be fanciful, but an original sketch was brilliantly traced down to a van Mumble student known only as “Nfa!” (said to be “Not fecking again!”).

    The subsequent sketches, paintings, and sand sculptures all clearly have a common origin in Nfa!’s sketch, which is presumed to be based on van Mumble’s verbal description. Other works attributed to Nfa! are quite faithful reproductions of known original van Mumble unique visions. The prevailing hypothesis is Nfa! worked as a bar wrench at van Mumble’s favourite drinking spot, which seems plausible since upstairs was the van Mumble studio & dragon hatchery. Most van Mumble originals were never sold, and vanished in one of the many fires.

    The fact there is a place in Wales (dragon country) called a similar name (Y Mwmbwls) is perhaps coincidence, but there is the puzzling point Nfa!’s writings are all in an archaic form of the Welsh language.

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