Good morning. Many thanks to all of you for being so understanding about my absence the past few days. I'm starting to regain my footing a little bit and I'm back to work. And so are you! You've sent a great big crop of excellent Open Source Monsters---all of whom follow below.
If you'd like to join in on the fun, please don't hesitate. All creatures are welcome! Here's how it works:
Download OPEN SOURCE INK BLOT 17, print it out, and have at it in any way you like: Draw, paint, origami, film, sculpt, write a screenplay about it. Just scan, photograph, or otherwise document the result and send it my way at email@example.com and I'll put the result on the blog right here.
If you can, please make your file 480 pixels wide.
If you can't, don't worry about it. I'll resize it for you.
You might also want to give the World's Tallest Monster a try. I just posted some cool new segments from Eliza Loon and Pete. Take a look at this link.
I made a little drawing for my dad's birthday today (that I can only reveal on his birthday, of course, but you can look at last year's post on the subject right now.) I went in a new direction with this new one and it came out nice, I think. It was good to make a drawing again. It's only been a week since I did the last one, but it felt much, much longer. Even over such a short pause I forget how good drawing is for my soul---the lift that comes with creating something from nothing---wresting a little bit of order from the chaos. It's a good feeling. Soon I'll make some new drawings for you, and you'll know once again that 344 LOVES YOU
The Snowgods sent an animated blot:
And from me... tonight's book map... a measly three new spreads, but I also spruced up the table of contents with more splattered ink, and.. well... no... that's it: three spreads and the revised TOC. But it's something...