Sunday, March 15, 2009

Economy Monster

Here is an illustration I just did for the East Bay Monthly for an article about handling finances during the current situation. It happened to coincide with this very helpful post on Elephants and Redwoods, most of which is a quotation for some very current thinking from 1932.

Something else I found helpful recently which I'd recommend to other artistic types trying to gain some focus for bloggers who are interested in marketing with integrity are these blogging tips on Superpunch. The site itself is recommended for those who like their cute with a dollop of creepy.

18 comments:

Malachi Ward said...

I love it. It's always cool when drawings are constructed from numbers and letters.

flawsnall said...

okay...here i go again...with pleasure and the good kind of addiction...this piece (hmm, just said in my head "i b4 e x-cept after c")

--that can't be good...

anyway...this piece speaks dear to me too, as much as the Hamlet one (sigh---). I'm gearing for a late summer/early fall t-shirt purchase. your work is touching.

equally affective (e-noun/a-verb, sorry)--is your latest pic. all i could do was smile and say "she's beautiful!" it's pretty paramount.

ArtSparker said...

Aw, thanks you guys -

E, I find that as I get older I make more spelling/usage mistakes.

Eric Barclay said...

Wow-- really great concept. Love how you did the floor, too. Excellent design.

Straight_UP said...

Your best yet!

Fantastic!

paulahewitt said...

i like this - the monster looks a bit sad and pathetic. i like the floor too, but didnt notice it, i confess, until mentioned in another comment

grrl+dog said...

oh that would be me... hand me that extra bucket of creepy to drown out the cute.

bindu said...

Great illustration! Love the monster.

Reya Mellicker said...

Nice! The illustration, not the "economic downturn" as we euphemistically call it.

I liked Jon Stewart just telling the truth - that NO ONE KNOWS what's going to happen. No one.

Keeping my fingers crossed.

tangled stitch said...

I love the illustration, very impressive. Thanks for the link to Superpunch for the blog hints. I came looking for a tale about the store that only sells embroidery thread, didn't find it but enjoyed reading your blog anyway!

ArtSparker said...

T.S. - the store is in San Francisco on Sacramento Street, it's called Needlework if you are ever in S.F.

aimee said...

wow, wow, wow. powerful image and beautifully done.

Adam said...

Interesting link you provided but...

"During my first year blogging, I was lucky to see 2,000 page views in a day."

2000...a day...and he's complaining about that??

notmassproduced said...

clever - what are they standing on?

J.G. said...

Gosh, I keep coming back to this image! There's something about it . . .

I'm liking the Shakespeare themes, too.

Tomás Serrano said...

A very good illustration. Who is the girl? She seems control the beast...

Bee said...

Oh, that is wonderful!

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, coooooooooool! Fanastic, and just perfect for the current atmosphere!