fake smells

behind studio walls
tech lights flicker
trapped little flames attempt escape
desk ticks
white noise suffocates
beneath night’s cape
foxes hunt
coyotes beckon
stars breathe
should go out and play
with the ‘rousing moonlight
and the wild dogs
who don’t give a crap
about silly jar candles
with fake smells

foxFox in Prisma done 2008


31 thoughts on “fake smells

    • Thank you, Fawn. There are some pretty spectacular candle scents πŸ™‚ Truth be told, I always have a candle burning in my studio, it makes me feel peaceful. My candle is what inspired this little piece.
      Though, I could do without my daughter’s powerful incense taking over the house (on the way to taking over the planet I think ;))


    • Thank you, Deb. I have to get back to doing larger wildlife pieces – they are a bit consuming.
      lol – maybe you’re onto something – scented fugglies – I smell a Shark Tank idea brewing πŸ˜‰ – I had 3 candles goin’ today – bleak outside


      • I think you all got the rains we had (sorry ’bout that). And yes, you need to do those gorgeous larger pieces indeed. You really get to the essence of the animal, which is something that many artists just can’t seem to do. I think you understand animals better than other artists, actually. Yes, let’s Shark Tank-it! The fugglies, I mean! We’ll get rich and just eat bonbons and forget about how difficult writing and making art can sometimes be! Oh, that would be good! πŸ™‚ On the other hand, we’d better keep writing and (you) painting, πŸ™‚


      • Yesterday there was a wicked storm that lasted about 5 minutes but what booms and shrieks (the thunder and mine ;))
        Today is gorgeous!
        Thank you re:art. I need to do more and keep improving…maybe these particular renderings wouldn’t take as long…
        I think if I ever actually was on Shark Tank – I’d cry. But the bonbons do sound enticing πŸ˜‰
        DInghies must keep rowing ahead…
        and just like that we’re back to water metaphors πŸ˜‰


      • Ah, “wicked,” gotta love that Eastern adjective! πŸ™‚ Hope you pointed your dinghy in the right direction today, pulled up the anchor and began to row toward peaceful, inspiring waters. And yes, water, as long as it isn’t in one’s basement (which it isn’t, thank God) is good, πŸ™‚


      • glad all is as it should be in the homestead – dry and proper floors and walls – always make for happy homemaking πŸ™‚ I must have seen Martha Stewart’s picture today somewhere πŸ˜‰
        Still purging studio – coming across old writing in files – what fun – ya know I read some of my own writing and think,”What the hell was going through my mind…” – and then I think, “geez, if I think this what would others say” πŸ˜‰
        wicked is a wondrous word indeed! Probably why the play is so successful πŸ™‚

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    • Morning, Bob.
      I got away from Prisma pencils a bit because in reality I see myself much more as a painter who rarely paints (lately anyway) I get impatient when it comes to doing fur in pencils and I don’t want to deal with the details of it. I appreciate realism, but for my personal style, I prefer a much looser approach. I thank you for the ‘eye’ thumbs up – I do believe the poetry rings true – the soul is in the eyes – so I focus on them, then I just want to finish the darn animal up and rush the rest πŸ™‚

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    • Hi Debra,
      Thank you so very much. I truly appreciate your thoughtful words here. I was getting a bit too removed from my art… I’m learning to find balance between art, writing and all that stuff in between πŸ™‚
      Have a fabulous weekend. I’ll be back soon. I do miss the blog πŸ™‚

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