Sunday, November 7, 2010

Theme: Medicine

The definition (from:


any substance or substances used in treating disease or illness; medicament; remedy.

the art or science of restoring or preserving health or due physical condition, as by means of drugs, surgical operations or appliances, or manipulations: often divided into medicine proper, surgery, and obstetrics.

the art or science of treating disease with drugs or curative substances, as distinguished from surgery and obstetrics.

the medical profession.

(among North American Indians) any object or practice regarded as having magical powers.

Here are some synonyms:
anesthetic, antibiotic, antidote, antiseptic, antitoxin, balm, biologic, capsule, cure, dose, drug, elixir, injection, inoculation, liniment, lotion, medicament, ointment, pharmaceutical, pharmacon, physic, pill, potion, prescription, remedy, salve, sedative, serum, tablet, tincture, tonic, vaccination, vaccine

And for the nerds amoung us:
The Latin word for medicine is medicámentum, if for the chest it is called narthécium.
Or is it rememdium? Ahhh Latin......

Does anyone know of a good English/Latin online dictionary?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Jaw Bone and Stone Beast

Oh Joy! I have a jaw bone. So don't even think about touching my pine pitch or I'll pinch you with my pincers and sort of half bite you...Well, at least I'll scare you with my jagged sharp teeth.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Story About Protection

Once upon a'll have to make it up yourself. The End.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

a bone in the hand is worth two in the ground

both - 22" x 36"
mixed media on stonehenge

"leave all your luggage and baggage behind
you can't carry it with you if you want to survive..."

-florence and the machine

Monday, November 1, 2010

themes for the end of fall

I cordially invite all members to participate in a new theme: BONE.

Do with that whatever your big hearts desire...


christyn m hall

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


8" x 10" (each)
watercolour and ink on stonehenge

protection is an
full of anti-oxidants so
when I breathe in life-giving oxygen
i won't die.

christyn m hall is

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Shall we get this party started, again??

I hope someone will want to play, I mean draw, with me.

Let the theme be: Protection

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Animal voices:

Animal Voices by Leslie Wiegand
I intended to make a bird house with this, but instead it's just some kind of box. I was thinking of the video with the birds when I made the left panel, not so much the right. It may be hard to see, so if you can't tell what's going on in the right, there's a wolf howling into a loud speaker, a window with a view of a tree, and a bird on a branch. I collected the images out of book catalogs. There's a quartz pendulum, and chakra stones... Geneva's exploring those things so I am excited for her to get the box in the mail...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Just incase:

Not inspired?, well here's another theme to try:

All you rockers, all you rollers,
all you out there,
pushin' baby strollers...

Out on a Limb

This is our new theme, hope it inspires:

Out on a limb.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Another kind of theme: Betrayed Man Builds a Shed

Betrayed Man Builds a Shed

There was more to it than he expected. Wood is forgiving but it has secret flaws. And because a sharp point causes the grain to crack, to split rather than collapse, he spent the morning blunting the heads of nails against the pavement. One nail, three scrapes. Nonsense thoughts fell into time with the comforting moderato triplets of the scratch:theblackeyebro – kenshoe applesauceverylost.” A shallow wound lined with concrete dust was carved into the walkway and the jar filled with slender nails. He did far more than the job required. He did them all.

Then there was an unnerving silence in the yard. Everything was as it always was. His bicycle leaned uncourageously up against the hose ring; at the bottom of the eaves trough the fluttering husk of a beetle was shackled by something microscopic; the eggshells in the compost quietly broke down. All the buried things in the earth were dead. But there was life beneath the plywood: pill bugs and centipedes quickly embraced and crawled over each other’s bodies on the panicked green-brown lawn. These sheets would form the body of the walls, perfect brittle squares cleverly pre-treated with an inviolate white undercoat. They communed with the 11:14 sun and blazed their shapes onto the back of his retinas. In their unblemished wholeness they shamed his broken heart. So when the plywood lay flat against the pine, and the pins broke the skin with one smash, he felt through them the satisfaction of crushing something delicate.

By Jay Brown. My buddy who just moved away :(

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Spheres of Influence

15" x 22"

graphite and conte on stonehenge

When I was a child I was
astonished to find
that only yolks
came out of my fridge eggs.
I dreamed they'd birth dragons and dolphins and griffins
And I would
have at last found Magic.

christyn m hall is

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Domestic Zoomorphism; A Transformation

One day they're just a nice normal heterosexual couple. Then she becomes a crazy coyote and he's hoppin' around as a rabbit. Next thing you know there'll be a bunch of little monkey's running around.

by Geneva Jacobs

Pigeon Holed

By Leslie Wiegand

Eeek! Now I must transform in to my day job self. Off to work...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


18" x 24"
conte on newsprint

I have felt, as of late,
heavy and opaque.
Such dense dark glass like a foggy fog fog
So i captured some Light
and i stuck it in a jar
and watched as it transformed into

(this piece is best viewed from a distance)

christyn m hall is InkyBlackRaspberry