Archive for the ‘Illustration’ Category

Those Pesky Immigrants

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

Columbus Day is an opportunity to ponder immigration, an especially rich subject during the current election season. The image below, created for this holiday, is part of the all-media Op-Ed exhibit at the Art League Gallery at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, Virginia. Come to the opening reception October 13th for a look at a range of opinionated work.

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Pack Your Bags, Voters

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

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Julep Season

Monday, August 1st, 2016

A poem by Jack Peachum in celebration of a summer classic. Better stock up, as we head further into this election season. Here’s a recipe from Epicurious that includes as an ingredient a homemade mint syrup which can be used in other drinks as well.

Aug2016

But, surely, the tree in Eden was a giant mint plant,
promising knowledge profane and sacred,
the doorways of Eternity opening—
summer air pushes heavy around the house,
ice clicks in the teeth,
the mixture’s smell invites you in
to where the mint lies on the tongue.
And in the distance,
bourbon-taste and sugar against the palette
sweet as remembered Sunday mornings.

— Jack Peachum

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Francine

Under The Greenwood Tree

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

For June, a poem from As You Like It, Act II, Scene V.

June2016
Under the greenwood tree
Who loves to lie with me,
And turn his merry note
Unto the sweet bird’s throat,
Come hither, come hither, come hither:
Here shall he see
No enemy
But winter and rough weather.

Who doth ambition shun,
And loves to live i’ the sun,
Seeking the food he eats,
And pleas’d with what he gets,
Come hither, come hither, come hither:
Here shall he see
No enemy
But winter and rough weather.

—William Shakespeare

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Jan

The Green/Greed Space of Woodley Park, Part Four

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Part Four of a comic on a current neighborhood issue, and, for now, the conclusion. To Be Continued…

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Sondra

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Jay

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Tony

The Green/Greed Space of Woodley Park, Part Three

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Part Three of a comic about a current neighborhood issue. See May 21st for Part Two.

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Wendy

The GREEN/GREED SPACE of Woodley Park, Part Two

Saturday, May 21st, 2016

Part Two of a comic about a current neighborhood issue. See May 20th for Part One.

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Tom

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Daniela

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Chrissy

The GREEN/GREED SPACE of Woodley Park, Part One

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Part One of a comic about a current neighborhood issue. Sometimes you just have to laugh…

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Month of Mary

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Our parish church, Holy Trinity, asked if I would create a painting from which prints could be made to thank this year’s catechists and which could also be used for Mass cards. The statue of Mary in Holy Trinity School’s garden seemed a suitable subject for the month of May.

Hallie

A Paean to Spring

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

For the first of May, a poem by Moses ibn Ezra (1060-1138), Jewish philosopher, linguist and poet from medieval Andalusia.

May2016
The lawn has on embroidered robes,
The trees are wearing checkered shifts,
They show their wonders to every eye,
And every bud renewed by spring
Comes smiling forth to greet his lord.
See! Before them marches a rose,
Kingly, his throne above them borne,
Freed of the leaves that had guarded him,
No more to wear his prison clothes.

—Moses ibn Ezra

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Mary

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