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

Saturday, March 20, 2010


My lovelies, with spring in full bloom "transform" is the theme of the week.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


March 17, 2010 Leslie Wiegand
Bunny was looking at me, confounded. More to come...

Moon Shine

14" x 18"

I was playing around with a new technique here. They're calling it Expressionism.

Exactly Geneva, exactly: Mother Bitch. I am loving this piece you did. It makes me feel like the foamy hands of my personal cheer team are coming for me in the night.

christyn m hall is

Confound It!

in other worlds words Mother Bitch.

by Geneva Jacobs

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Tilt o'Wirld

So, I don't know if it's the rain or the planetary rotational shift but I feel a bit dismantled. Plus, my writing skills as of late mimick heavily those of a grade-2-er (I mean you no disresepct if you are in fact 8 years old right now). I propose a theme: confounded. (is that how you spell kunnfoundid?)


christyn m hall

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Black Gold Rain

18" x 24"
conte on paper

All I could think was black gold
black hair
black hair like an oil slick.

there's another version @

christyn m hall is inky black raspberry

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

Next Topic: Gold Fever

I have heard it said that once you touch a peice of Yukon gold you can be infected with gold fever. It'll get into your blood stream and you will be hooked on the north and constantly driven by the urge to get your hands on more. Gold, good old gold.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Not quite tickled but pink

I did this because what I wanted to do wasn't working. It's a self portrait done without acutally looking at myself. I should try drawing myself smiling more. Maybe I should just smile more.

by Geneva Jacobs

pickled tink

14" x 18"

i swallowed a beating heart and
found that
my toes performed ablution
by tap tap tap
in the glowing light of moonrain

i don't know what this is. i think it is probably best left to the cosmos to pin upon it's giant fridge.

Tickled Pink

By Leslie Wiegand
Pen and pencil crayon, 9"x 12" piece of paper.
Tickled Pink to draw tickled pink!! What a great topic! I started with hair, and worked my way outwards, arms, wings, raccoon, slugs, bear, bunnies, then came the pink. ooh what fun.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010

"What's wrong Bear?"
"I don't know Bear, I feel funny, like I may have done something wrong, like maybe I hurt someone, or maybe it was a bad dream..."

by Leslie Wiegand

Friday, February 26, 2010


By Leslie Wiegand
I decomposed, from a photograph, the elements of these Derby Girls. Decomposition takes lots of time and energy!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tickled Pink

Hello Loverly Ladies...

I have been astounded as of late by the many many (many) shades of PINK available in this life. And as such, I am sending out an invite for you all to create under the theme: Tickled Pink. I look forward to seeing what manifests from your limitless-ness...

Christyn M Hall

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Big Fish Little Fish

12" x 12"

"big fish little fish swimming in the water..." PJ Harvey

A fish is content to be just a fish.
Its story never differing much, from moment to moment.
I wish sometimes to be a fish.
Content to be just
sculling in the sea.

This piece was inspired by my friend Karen who asked me to paint her energy onto a canvas. This is what came out. Karen is turquoise and indigo and bright orange-red and to know her is to feel like a Big fish swimming in contented waters.

Christyn M Hall is Inky Black Raspberry

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Theme

So I am a bit Tardy here... I will post a couple of things tomorrow to make up for it.
For now, a new theme:


I am thinking a discussion between two people, places or things, a dialogue, a relationship, a bond... maybe between you and the piece or a story in your head.

Ps, I know what you're talking bout :) and Geneva I see a naked Goliath storming the campground of love!

Friday, February 19, 2010


This is my decomposition peice. I'd like to hear what you think is going on here.

Geneva Jacobs

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

strange little girl

24" x 18"

theme: Decomposition: This piece may have been influenced by a little trip to Betsey Johnson this afternoon. This aforementioned journey may very well also have been the influence behind the insipid anger at my shortcomings with finances. (And the fact that shortcomings do not produce archival rose-print cotton-spandex corsets to those afflicted. Hmmph). Which got me pondering my decaying, angry heart and the path upon which it is set to stop it’s rhythmic ticking, one day. But, not TOday and so TOday i painted this decaying bird-zombie Woman with whom i feel a very lovely and terrifying affiliation, in that flesh-rotting art-making delightful sort of way. You know?

Christyn M Hall is InkyBlackRaspberry

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Neurotic Neurons

By Leslie Wiegand
I am a little in overdrive, overwhelmed, like I am on the right path but it suddenly turned into a freeway. I think I need a nap, but no rest for the wicked. Got to head down town and pay some gratitude.

Theme: Decomposition

1. the act or process of decomposing.
2. the state of being decomposed; decay.

Composition is important to works of art. Is decomposition any different?
There is a chance this theme could just fall apart, as the definition itself implies.

We'll find out next week.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Bright Gray Matter

Whoa. Brain activity.
Left brain. Right brain. Reptile brain. Exploding brain.
Welcome to my psychedelic brain activity.

by Geneva

setting up the machine

Mixed Media Collage on Prepared Canvas

unplug the power cord
go to sleep
sllleeeeeep p p p.

Christyn M Hall is InkyBlackRaspberry

"Brain Activity"

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Blue Grass

By Leslie Wiegand
Oh I didn't have as much success with this one. However, it was very satisfying to just run my blue filled brush along in lines, and getting sketchy with the pen was fun too.
We've got wallpaper, gold leaf, acrylic paint, pen and pencil crayon in this one.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

First Week Of February 2010

I've been to Pender Island twice this week. I want to say alot more but I'll just let this peice speak for itself. Except to mention that rock concert light shows, with smoke machines and the whole nine yards, really brighten up my gray matter. gjj

PS - Christyn, thanks for the next theme. I'm so happy you're here.

May I Suggest A Thematical

Hey fellow draw-ers.

i was thinkin' that neurons are pretty cool. How would y'all like to have 'brain activity' as a theme?

see you in a week. Or less.


a flash of sun

There was but
a brilliant moment
of sunbeam
and it filled me with such ecstasy
that i just nearly burned my lids
staring through
gilded eyes

Christyn M Hall is InkyBlackRaspberry

Monday, February 1, 2010

This week something different

Since we didn't post a theme to get us all thinking. Lets just do a timed peice. How about an hour? Reflect on your week or where ever you're at (just like at the beginning of a yoga class) and let it pour out onto the paper. Alternatively, do whatever you feel like on one peice of paper. We're very open here in the Drawing Club. See you again Wednesday.

Thursday, January 28, 2010


By Leslie Wiegand
My concept here was to show the tree is absent from the paper, meaning we use paper and wood willy-nilly and forget where it comes from. I applied the wallpaper, drew the tree, cut it out and peeled the paper back before it got too dried on. For the cameo I let the paper dry completely, cut and peeled off only the top layer then painted and drew the face, gold trim was last.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Absent turned out to be a difficult theme for me. There is however alot absent in this peice, mainly everything that was there to start with. Then there is the horse that isn't really there, the net that caught it is there but the horse somehow got away. Just like an octopus. Apparently, they can shrink themselves to get in and out of fishing nets. (Leslie told me that.)


24" x 24" graphite on paper

i rely so much on colour I decided to make it absent

Christyn M Hall is InkyBlackRaspberry

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Embrace what you've got :)

By Leslie Wiegand
I had piece of wood I used as a palette, with some black marks on it, and low & behold... a long nosed rascal emerged, and I embraced it! Human foot, lashes, hairy butt and all. The leaves are golden, like money... I thought of what my dad had once (or twice) said to me 'Do what you love and the money will follow'. Well my rascal loves mice and tree hugging, and I am embracing who I am, and what I do, and all that I love.

Hey where is everybody?

The next theme is : Absent.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


This is something I've had a hard time finishing. It is a wedding present for my friends Marlowe and Chad. They were married in September. Marlowe has, for years, wanted me to paint her something with sunflowers. Well, they're in there. Other than that "embrace" seemed like a good theme to incorporate for reworking this painting into something I'm more inclined to actually give them.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Next Topic: Embrace

Thanks Christyn, for the idea... can't wait to see what everyone posts!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


by Leslie Wiegand
Octopi are incredible contortionists, magical in fact. Mysterious too. In the ocean just at the end of my street, the pacific giants are living their magical mystery lives and I want to bring your attention to them... especially since our untreated shit is being dumped right into their home every day! Makes me want to #2 in my yard with the cat, or better yet on the parliament steps.

All Wrapped Up In Myself, Yikes

the longing of lions

24" x 24" Charcoal on Newsprint

I have a a fascination with
rippling under skin
contorting like snakes, burrowing
through sand
saving the warmth of the sun
offering it up
to the UnderWorld.

Christyn M Hall is InkyBlackRaspberry

Monday, January 4, 2010

Next: Contortions

Thanks for the theme Wiggins. I think we'll need until next Wednesday for this one.
Let's see your most flamboyant and flexible moves on January 13, 2010. Please don't leave me lonely.