Artist’s Journal: NUMBER 34

“I’m sorry, old mother, but I’ve not a sou to spare,” he said to the Gypsy.

“I’ll take the hat,” said the Gypsy. “And you can go back to your room, out of the storm, and make a picture of a vase of flowers.”

“And what will I get for my hat? Will you tell my future?”

“I’m not that kind of Gypsy,” said the Gypsy.

“Will you pose for a picture if I give you my hat?”

“I’m not that kind of Gypsy either.”

Sacré Bleu: A Comedy d’Art by Christopher Moore

Calligraphy pinup DRAWING - A-SERIES - 1 - 2013

The future.  It’s in the next second or tomorrow if you’re lucky enough.  Imagine how two things may be connected through a third.  A straw hat, a gypsy and the future.  Vincent van Gogh wanted to know, just hours before his death, “…what will I get for my hat?  Will you tell my future?”

There’s a bit of obvious irony there.

I saw the image on the left pinned to a wall and I couldn’t resist.  I took a photo of it.  There was something about it.  Would it tell my future?  I’ve been looking for something to help me to continue to evolve.  I thought this might be it.

Why?  I don’t know yet.

I began using it as  jumping off point; a template.  The image to the right is the first drawing I did to try to figure out what it is about a brown piece of paper with some scrawled words on it that’s so intriguing to me.

This odd bit of paper and its hidden message and the possible outcome of a new and better body of work.

I don’t have a straw hat and there’s no gypsy around so I’ll just have to figure out the future for myself – for now.

Posted on: 10/01/2013, by :
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