Wednesday, November 05, 2008

November 5, 2008 Bonus Blog Post
Went home for lunch and had a bowl of homemade green chile (Hatch, New Mexico chiles) and then went out to the studio and whipped out six sketches of bandidos.

If someone gave me truth serum and asked me to name one positive thing about the scourge of meth upon our culture, I would be forced to admit this: I appreciate the mug shots that run in the Arizona Republic of meth addicts. Case in point:

Can you spot the meth addict? Yes, that's him in the lower, right-hand corner. Of course, he wasn't wearing a sombrero, but you can't make up a face like that. The others are from old movies (center, left) and a book of photos on the Mexican Revolution.

I'm striving for authentic, individual types without resorting to the stereotypical bandido. Not easy to do. I guess I'm trying to create new stereotypes. Gee, I wonder if ol' Waldo has anything to say about this?

"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

Which leads us to this quote:

"Even a blind dog finds an acorn once in a while."
—Old Artist Saying

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