ragtags studio central: sarah's random this & that

random means "having no definite aim or purpose," (1655), taken from "at random" (1565), "at great speed" (thus, "carelessly, haphazardly"). In 1980s college student slang, it somehow, and sadly, acquired a distinct sense of "inferior, undesirable." (Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper) Well, okay, fine, Mr. Online Etymology Dictionary person, but THIS is the 21st Century. It's a whole new ball of wax.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Dark Secrets revealed, or, I'm "Remorseful. . ."

Hey Kidz! Check out the September/October 2007 issue of Somerset Studio. It has MUCH to recommend it, not the least of which is the 5 page article in Melange by Sylvia Luna, discussing one of the coolest projects in which I have been lucky enough to participate. And, is it merely odd coincidence OR ??? (dadadadadadadada - insert spooky music here):
Check out my canvas, shown on page 5. Okay, YOU may not have noticed it, but I certainly did: mine is the 13th one featured, and what have I told you all before is my lucky number?
Yup, that's right.

We were each required to also compose a suitably Gorey rhyme to accompany our illustration. Here's mine:
Remorseful for all of eternity,
Alone, sad Safronie sat.
In her hands sharp shears and some pigtails.
Little Lizy must now wear a hat.

I used this antique Addams Family style album to showcase the documentation for The Gorey Detales. Included is all our correspondence from Sylvia, and copies of everyone's art, with rhymes attached opposite. Black masking tape secures everything.