This week's theme at Illustration Friday is "muddy." I'm feeling this one as snow melts and the driveway and walkways become mud pits. I also feel a sodden metaphorical weight as obligations increase, health stumbles a bit, and suddenly I don't seem able to do as much as I would like.
I'm afraid that my output on this blog is suffering for it not being my highest priority. But for Illustration Friday the last few weeks, I might not have posted at all. Still, I remain firmly committed to at least one blog post a week and will try to ratchet up the frequency. But who can say?
In the interest of keeping any and all who might be reading this post updated on all things Bungy in the blogosphere, here's a short list of links where you can find me (as well as items of interest):
- I've been contributing a bit over at the "poemicstrips" blog, including a very exciting project putting together an issue of Xerolage on the theme of dialogue balloons. Check out the open call for participation here and then check out the other beautiful work on the blog. Consider posting a link in response to the current Poemic Inquiry prompt "What might a love/romance poemic look like?"
- @Platea recently completed is sixth project, "PlateaKnit." It was a wonderful collaborative project thematically linking fibre crafts with networking and producing a crowdsourced knitting pattern on Twitter. You can read about the project here, and check back at the blog as we anticipate a wrap-up post soon including lots of pictures of the works people produced.
- I follow Artspark Theatre regularly. Recently, one of my comments was highlighted there as both a post and an invitation to others to do art. I'll be posting my contribution here soon to Susan's Valentine's challenge. Artspark Theatre is another one of those gems of a blog that never disappoints. I only wish I could post with something more like Susan's frequency (and, well, depth).
- I've been following Andre Molotiu's "Abstract Comics" blog, including both amazing artworks and really sophisticated analysis of classic comics. I comment regularly there, but lately Andrei's post about similarities between our contemporary reception of comics compared to 18th Century debates over musical form has really got me thinking.
- Finally, Piotr Szreniawski has started a new blog for "experimental comics." It's new and eager for both regular readers and contributors. Why yet another blog? Well, his thinking is that many of us are doing work with comics that aren't quite poemics and aren't quite abstract comics. This is a place to share that work under the broader rubric, "experimental."
So, did I mention I have a day job? Quite a busy one, too. And yet, somehow we make time for the work that matters, whether it happens at work or on our own time. Maybe I'm less stuck in the mud than just really committed to getting my hands dirty.