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.