Fly Lord

My Friends,
What can I say about this sketch. Today I subbed as a teaching assistant in an English class. I had the privilege of listening to an intelligent teacher discuss, William Golding’s timeless masterpiece, Lord of the Flies. And since listening only requires ears, my fingers kept a pencil and paper bizzzyyy.

Mr. Golding never ceases to inspire.
fly lordThank you. May your dreams be free of buzzing bugs.
For some reason I think Fly Lord should be playing aΒ fiddle.

28 thoughts on “Fly Lord

    • Ah, thanks Heather.
      I love drawing just to draw – with no intention of doing anything until it becomes something – if that makes sense. I think I stop making complete sense at 8 pm πŸ™‚
      Thank you – too kind you are πŸ™‚
      AnnMarie πŸ™‚


  1. I always crack up whenever I see Golding’s title because I always think of a student writing a book report about “Lord of the Fries,” which might be the McDonald’s founder bio. But anyway, AM: This drawing is FLYtastic! I mean, I looked at it and did an audible gasp. Then I thought, “Man, if I tried to draw while I listened to someone lecture about a novel” — well, my “drawing” would look like squashed flies on a sheet of paper. Mr. Golding definitely inspired — and you hit a home run! This is brilliant.


    • lol! I actually read Ray or was it Roy Crocs (sp) bio – McD’s founder years ago. I can’t remember why. I think I purchased the book because the golden arches were on the cover and it probably smelled like something fattening πŸ˜‰
      This fly was fun. The teacher was reading from chapter 11 – terrible things happen in chapter 11. Without his specs, poor Piggy was doomed. I don’t know if I agree with Golden …man reverts to animalistic behavior in the absence of authority…and we are really rotten at the core…
      I like to think we’re only really rotten if we allow worms into our souls…
      After I had this post finished, I thought, gosh – this chap really should be playing a fiddle – next time. Thanks for the kind words, Deb πŸ™‚
      AM πŸ™‚


      • Besides judging a book by its cover, I often buy a book for its smell. πŸ™‚ LOL You know, I read Lord/Flies for my 1st blog (about books) because I’d never read it and felt that I should. I will go on record saying that I really did not like the book, and in fact felt sort of grouchy as I read it. I can’t remember all of my “problems with the book,” but there were many — and I agree that Golding presents a very pessimistic view of society (an understatement, that). Your chap does look like a fiddle-player! πŸ™‚


      • Way back when I was an art director the cover approval process was an arduous process. It never ceased to amaze me how the cover of a textbook – and remember back then school books were covered with brown grocery bags – mattered more it seemed than the actual text! Whether a mass market book, a text book or a car it’s all about curb appeal. Perhaps, we should have added a scratch and sniff component to the literature series πŸ˜‰ I agree, Deb, Lord of the Flies puts one in a foul mood. I often find myself transported to that island wanting to yell at those boys.
        AM πŸ™‚
        It’s Thursday!
        I think at some point he does need a fiddle πŸ™‚

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      • I learned a very similar lesson about “curb appeal” when I worked at an advertising agency, AM. One day I was fussing about copy when the art director walked into my office and told me that what I wrote didn’t really matter — it was the visuals, the picture (=1,000 words) that mattered. And she was absolutely right. For worders, it’s sad; but it’s true, too. I still think if you marry wonderful images and wonderful words together, though, you’ll get amazing progeny! LOL


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