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The Artistic Biker is me, Jonathan "Blade" Manning.
A treasure troll of a man, with hobbit feet and a sharp pointy head.
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Art Journal: First of May Rated PG

May 3rd, 2010

When I looked at the calendar and noticed that May Day was going to be this past weekend, I couldn’t help but start singing Jonathan Coulton’s “First of May”.  If you are unfamiliar, it is a delightfully naughty song about outdoor lovemaking starting because of the warmer weather.  The lyrics are NSFW or kids, but I love this song anyway.  You can check him out at http://www.jonathancoulton.com.

There are a lot of layers in this week’s art journal entry.  It was going well but when it was “finished” I wasn’t quite satisfied.  I was going to stop at the Satyr and the Nymphs, but then read a blog post by Barb The Craft Junkie.  On her Craft Therapy blog, she posted Sarah Whitmore’s Rules for Making Art.  Rule 9 leaped out at me:

9. Don’t ever fall in-love with one part of a piece and “baby” it. A great teacher once told me, if you find yourself falling in love with one corner…paint over it until it is the same as the rest.

So that’s exactly what I did and added two more layers.  :)

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Peace, Love & Motorcycles!

~Blade





The Artistic Biker is me, Jonathan "Blade" Manning.
A treasure troll of a man, with hobbit feet and a sharp pointy head. You may see me traveling up and down the highways of Oklahoma looking for the next place to sketch, paint, sing, dance, write, photograph or simply meditate. I have begun a journey that once set upon, there is no turning back. You can share in my blunt force journey through the art world on my weekly U-stream broadcast
The Artistic Biker Live!

Thursdays from 6-8p central
Also, check me out on Teh YouTube!
You can "LIKE" me on Facebook!
And on Twitter, I'm @BladeTheArtist

One Response to “Art Journal: First of May Rated PG”

  1. Barb on May 6, 2010 11:21 am

    Thank you so much for the blog/link love, AB! I love your spread, it is so gorgeous and full of life. Glad the “rules” worked a little magic for you, too. ;)
    Peace & Love,
    ~Barb~
    .-= Barb´s last blog ..Multiplicity =-.

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