Carl and I were not thinking about Valentine’s Day when we decided to host a joint 60th birthday party in early February. We had in mind a spoof on Charleston’s annual Southeast Wildlife Expo: Come go wild with us and wear a mask and your best leopard skin duds…
There were 3 projects to choose from (more on this later). One was to write some responses to a sequence of drawings I made about a sleeper, his dog (wolf or fox) Blue, and the Boo Hag. (You can learn more about the Boo Hag from an earlier post).
After carefully transcribing their literary offerings, I scribbled and painted on the paper and cut it up to make collages.
Here they are.
Rich texture, not legibility, was my original goal. I usually don’t place words strategically in a picture. A few fragments of text are visible here and there, and on the last image you can pretty clearly make out “Wake up” in the background and “love” on the sleeper’s back. This is just where they fell.
So—I guess this must be the tale of a guy whose canine friend fights off the Boo Hag, allowing him to get his mojo back (hopefully he turns some color other than pink, in the process). I may have to write a story to go with it, based on our friends’ commentary.
Pretty absurd, and sweeter than usual for me, but Happy Valentine’s Day!