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skellytons and candy, it must be halloween!

Posted by Anj Marth on 10/29/2011

some tattoo work from today. so, so fun. color and black and grey, from one extreme to the other.

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a few more things for the speakeasy art show…

Posted by Anj Marth on 10/28/2011

just one more of the works I’m finishing up for it! Starting to get nervous and excited. the pre-show butterflies are starting up. will people like the stuff? will I sell anything? will I get too drunk to know?

and how on earth will I manage to explain my damn self, let alone my artwork, to a room full of people?

hopefully the music is loud. See you there.

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Dr. Seuss and childfree artists.

Posted by Anj Marth on 10/26/2011


today’s clients and collectors brought my mind around to dr seuss.

I am childfree, and do not feel comfortable around, nor interested in, kids.

They disturb my mind in many ways. I do not have interest in them.

I do however remain childlike as myself; my life is lived even now as a Ville Villekulla, a bright and giddy place full of friends and art and craft and fun, and freedom. I like the way I dreamt I would live when I was a child. I have built the life of my youthful daydreams into reality around me like a coiled shell.

It satisfies me.

Dr. Seuss had little interest in children. He found them disturbing to his peace of mind, he stated that he was opposed to the population boom, and he rarely made time for children in his life. He and his wife had no children, didn’t want them.

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He lived in his imaginary world IN REAL LIFE, and the cares and concerns and woes that a child requires would not allow those things to stand. So he stayed away from children, for the most part.

Adults are just obsolete children and the hell with them both.””~Dr. Seuss

He did not enjoy the noise and commotion of children, and thought that perhaps if they were encouraged to use their minds and their imaginations instead of screeching and leaping around, they would become more capable and interesting adults one day.

“This book is to be read in bed.” 
― Dr. Seuss

Theodore Giessel was a very active man with unlimited skills in doggerel and inking strange creatures to fit. He was childfree- he had no children and wanted none.

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Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.

He once said “You have the kids, and I will entertain them.”

While he was uninterested in children in person, he tapped in to their inner, imaginary abilities with his books and art. His own unfettered imagination, his freedom artistically and in his daily life, allowed him to live easily and create his work steadily.

He feared fascism, opposed racial discrimination, was concerned deeply with overpopulation, and was in favor of legalizing abortion. He was a liberal democrat, and was not averse to the socialist movement.

“I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.” 
― Dr. Seuss, Yertle the Turtle and Gertrude McFuzz

I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues. -the Lorax

I myself don’t want children and have little or no interest in them. However it has been brought to my attention repeatedly that some of the art I make is loved, and well-loved by children whose parents have purchased it from me. The animals I draw hang in nurseries and in playrooms. The kids love the colors and the animals, and make up stories about them.

When I was very young, I had a set of animal cards. I loved these more than anything. Imagining all the animals in the wild, how I would meet them or get to pet or talk with them. Their behavior, learning about their way of living. It fascinated me.

I think that feeling and wonder I have for the creatures shows through enough, that imaginative children can feel it, and find it, and build their own inner worlds from it. I hope they can.

Finding your imagination is a wonderful thing, and while I am against having more children at this time for anyone (7 billions! It’s mindboggling!) the children that are here, should be able to let their minds grow, and teach their brains to wander and imagine.

In short, neither I nor Dr. Seuss hate children. We simply prefer not to have them in our immediate personal lives. And while I do not want children of my own, I find that I can even so contribute to their growth and their futures by showing them that an imagination is the best thing in the world to carry with you.

(all quotations from Dr. Seuss page on brainyquotes.com, all artwork available at my art shop.)

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spidery.

Posted by Anj Marth on 10/23/2011

These are all sold. I have some prints (also here, here, and here) of these available but not the originals….. And yes, these came from a nightmare.

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get your own tree from me!

Posted by Anj Marth on 10/22/2011

I’m doing commission trees right now, if you’ve liked the trees I’ve been posting.

email me at resonanteye at gmail dot com, to get one!

You pick the colors (up to 3) and the species, and whether you want roots,trunk, or branches to be the focus of the artwork. The one pictured here is a pink and grey oak…with the trunk the main focus. right now I’ll do a 9×12″ for under a hundred dollars- larger sizes, or full sized trees, may be more.

I’m looking forward to making these; I love drawing trees.

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bright, bright bright.

Posted by Anj Marth on 10/21/2011

best color combination I’ve found in weeks, right here. total eye-fuck.

I also drew some birds last night; a barn owl, grey heron, and jackdaw. That art is already up for sale over at the etsy page.

I’m gearing up for my gallery show in november. I always get down to the wire with making stuff and have to rush at the end. I somehow manage to get everything I want up finished.

I’ve got a few more skull mounts to post in the next day or so, also.

And, halloween is coming. My favorite holiday! Man I cannot wait. This is also my anniversary with Hawkins, he and I started seeing each other on halloween, so now it’s a doubly awesome holiday…this year is gonna be a good one I think.

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morning glory show over!

Posted by Anj Marth on 10/15/2011

thanks to everyone that bought some art! I’ll be listing the pieces that didn’t sell yet over on etsy today, so if you saw something you liked but didn’t get it, you might get a second chance.

here’s a few pictures of them, to tide you over until I post some more bones and things.

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Franky!

Posted by Anj Marth on 10/09/2011

image

did this at the Portland expo today.

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skinny women are evil, fat women are lazy. (or, SEA CREATURES UNITE!)

Posted by Anj Marth on 10/05/2011

I don't care if you're skinny and covered in shag rug. I love you anyway.

Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of stuff addressing the lack of larger or fat women in advertising, as symbols of beauty. It’s good in a way to see more of this, because the focus on one body type in media can be really disturbing. The implications that anyone bigger than the models is sick, lazy, or unhealthy; that fat women are all ugly, these aren’t right and need changing. I really think it’s good to raise awareness about body image, and to show women of all different sizes as beautiful and feminine.

That said, I also find it disturbing that many of these essays portray thin women as “anorexic” “unreal” and “nonexistent”. Look, I do know that the use of photoshop and the like has made images of impossible women pretty damn common. And yes, a lot of celebrities have eating disorders. But this isn’t always the case. By portraying thin women as unhealthy, sick, or unreal, you are continuing body shame. You are doing the exact same thing to other women that media has done to you, and it’s just as rotten.You’re continuing the cycle of abuse. Yes, you. You were hurt, so now, you’ll hurt others. For shame?

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