Friday, June 30, 2006

Land of the Free (Ghost Print)


LAND OF THE FREE G/P © Scott Monteith

Monotype Print 13 1/4" x 9 1/2"

I am only as free as I allow myself to be, no matter where I am or who I am with. the only real limitations I have are those I put on myself. I will be free.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Osay Canuc


OSAY CANUC © Scott Monteith

Acrylic On Canvas 10" x 8"

I asked for rain and boy did I get it. yesterday as I started the bitter kiss entry I had to cut things short due to a thunder and lightning storm. everything is coming a couple weeks earlier than last year. spring sprang early, as did the desert bloom and now the rain.

the storm and lightning brewed for about 2 1/2 hours before the electricity went out. another 4 hours before it came back on. the summer storms have started ... now I just ask they keep to weather and no personal storms.

the "road closed" and "road flooded" signs should be coming out of storage today. one will state the road is flooded and in a quarter of a mile another will block a lane from town now until September ... Im not joking. more road flooded signs will be posted along the highway for passerbys to wonder if its a joke.

the rain accumulates in the washes bringing a lot of loose gravel on to the road as well as some big rocks and occasional boulders. I suppose the signs are supposed to make people more aware but when your driving through a hot, dry desert they seem a little outta place. and if it is raining I think when a person drives around the sign and keeps on going adrenaline takes over.

at any rate, I asked for rain and I got a lot of it.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Bitter Kiss


BITTER KISS © Scott Monteith

Mixed Media 18" x 24"

there is a catch-22 to everything. a yin and a yang. a damned if I do and damned if I dont. if I dont try I am surely damning myself. this picblog is me making an effort to put myself out there, to participate, to share.

(the background for the drawing was inspired by a New Order video clip, Bizarre Love Triangle. the video was done by artist Robert Longo and the blue swirl in the video was a shot of a toilet being flushed. Longo also did the Megadeath video Peace Sells ...But Who’s Buying? "peace sells" appears at the top of Disenchanted, which is a song by the Church. theres even more music trivia in disenchanted.)

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Pray For Rain


PRAY FOR RAIN © Scott Monteith

Monotype Print 12 1/4" x 9"

its been another hot, humid day here in the Mojave Desert. I think we are in for a week or two or ten of more but the rain should be coming soon. the swamp coolers arent much help on days like today - yes, I said swamp coolers. a swamp cooler will either have a rotating belt or filters that water goes through hydrating outside air as its sucked indoors - if its all hooked up right. the desert air is usually dry as a bone so air conditioners arent much use other than for bloody noses, dry eyes and higher bills - except on a day like today with the humidity. and thats why I would rather it just go ahead and rain. now some of that relates to my print and some of it doesnt but its all me and no one else.