I took my drawing of the Turkey Drumstick and typeset the word “imagine” in Garamond Light Condensed and put them together. I’ve always felt that an important asset that adolescents lose when entering adulthood is the free thinking ability to pretend. I, myself, never stopped picking things up and pretending that they could fly… So – If you can – let your kids watch their cartoons, play with their food, and live in a world of their own thinking. Adult pressures eat you up as you get older. It really is okay to pretend. That bit of brain elasticity is key in creative problem solving later on in life.
Somebody might even go on to become an Artist… perish the thought. Or, as my Dad used to say “Grow up will you Bill?” Nope. That does not fit my current agenda.
Been drawing my friend Henderson from some portraits I shot and that will probably show up here in the next couple days. He hasn’t seen it and it will likely be a surprise. Last night I listened to the old Dragnet radio program streaming in as my entertainment while working. A couple others afterward as well, with the likes of Orson Welles. So many of the early TV shows came directly from the radio.
Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Still don’t have a new job lined up. Resumé is out and I’m trying. Really trying to locate an Art oriented job. Quite important. I was miserable doing something else. Different sensibilities than mine. That’s all. I am pleased that last night I sold prints of the Spring Soft little Bunny, Lady Cardinal, and the Sunflower in color all to a single discriminating buyer from Scottsdale, AZ. I sure appreciate the business. Thank you very much.
As a matter of fact – Considering employment… I’m uploading my latest Resumé to this blog and anyone who has a great idea that I should pursue… Feel free to download the PDF file and pass it along to potential employers. My laundry is done and I could start somewhere else as early as tomorrow morning. Or tonight in a pinch. The contact info is all right there. Hire me… Please. The link below works fine. Curious? Download it.
This should be a link to download my William C Beauchamp Resumé Beauchamp2018A
Today I posted my Bunny on Fine Art America and it can be found here Bill’s Art – Feel free to check it all out. Notably it’s all for sale. I’m job hunting right now and surely could use your business. In case anyone decides to do so – Thanks in advance. Even greeting cards are available. The coffee mugs look nice. I like the Shower Curtain too.
tshirt ©2018 William Beauchamp
totebag ©2018 William Beauchamp
shower curtain ©2018 William Beauchamp
notebook ©2018 William Beauchamp
Pillow ©2018 William Beauchamp
Mug ©2018 William Beauchamp
Many marks to make. Many drawings to do. And I will too. You betcha.
excerpt above: ©2018 William Cauffiel Beauchamp, Tucson, AZ
Purple ©2018 WBeauchamp
Sun Grid ©2018 WBeauchamp
Took some shots waiting for the sun to go down last night. I enjoy the product and will shoot some new ones today. Dust is off the capture device now so I will escalate the activity in my available time. Got a haircut yesterday and I feel more like myself today.
Today I got up and cleared some old images from my memory cards and charged the rechargeable batteries for my camera. It was supposed to be overcast with showers this morning but it really couldn’t seem to make up its mind. While I couldn’t see the sun it was apparently there anyway. We had a wide rainbow under cloud cover. The sun broke through occasionally and I talked my friend Will Henderson into letting me shoot some simple portraits of him. I shot Olympus RAW format ORFs and some are below this text. I didn’t want anything too fancy – just reference images. They turned out alright.
Beauchamp Sunflower Drawing – Prints
Will write more as time permits. My guts are uncomfortable today. Bit of Crohns flare up for a week or so. This is still unfinished but in progress…
©2017 William C Beauchamp
more to come…
I’d been looking through a bunch of historic photos and I decided to see what Winchester and Remington Arms Companies had for Advertising those bygone days of big game buffalo hunting. Nothing that I saw concentrated on the Buffalo. Looking at more photos showed enormous piles of buffalo skulls and deep piles of hides ready for market. There was a lot of waste for sure. These were amazing times with conflicting events. First airplane flights were being made while buffalo were still being indiscriminately harvested. America was surging forward and we all thought we’d never run out of Rubber Trees or Beaver skins or Buffalo? We’d seen photos of Buffalo herds so large that they eluded description. Run out of these things? Sure… Just like we’ll run out of clouds in the sky. It didn’t seem very likely. Ladies hats and Herons or Egrets… Surely we’d never run out of these vast natural resources. Redwood forests. Carving homes out of the wood of a single giant. Keep the coal coming too. We’ll need to make more rails and power those trains that will bring our bounties home. Take it all and don’t put any back. Living off the land. The dust bowl. Take. Take. Take.
There was and is a romance to hunting and fishing. The guy against the elements. Doing battle with the beast and bringing it home for dinner. Squirrels and Rabbits in West Virginia or Whitetail Deer or Black Bear. Opossum and Raccoon. We could never run out of all this stuff. Could we? Greasy luck to Whalers!
Salmon in the Northwest and Alaska. Vast stores. Canneries. Thank goodness we learned how to grow Corn and really grow it well. Oil bubbles right up out of the ground. How could you ever run out of that? Tuna Salad Sandwiches… Don’t have to worry about them right. All kinds of different brands right there in the grocery store. Even comes in seasoned pouches now.
I guess my bubble popped when I heard that there wasn’t a square inch on the surface of our earth that hasn’t been mapped and photographed now. Nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide. There goes the romance of getting “off the grid.” Nothing is off the grid anymore. Every trail seemingly has an end. Things are not forever. Whether we fantasize that or not.
This is also available as a Beach Towel… How ’bout that?
I will continue to dream of the good old days when Mother Earth was a Supermarket.
She still is – but the shelves need stocking again. Innocence lost…
I’d like to recommend another significant Digital Resource.
BellyUp for Blues
Awesome Blues of the Ass Kicking Variety…
I listen to it while I draw and write. I’ve discovered songs by Joe Bonamassa there, Stevie Ray Vaughn, BB Chung King, Thunderhawks, old time Blues by Robert Johnson, etc. It covers the entire Blues spectrum. Absolutely the best.
It is a station worth your time and worth your donation dollars too.
The American Buffalo. A primary food source for indigenous peoples and source of hides utilized in manufacture of clothing and construction of the Tipi as well. Imagine if you will a herd when migrating that so affected the earth that clouds would rise to darken the sun as a Dust storm in the making. Such a monumental presence… As part of the Scorched Earth Policy… they were hunted to a point so close to extinction – it still is amazing that men with guns were so very effective in wiping them out. Without the Buffalo, there would be very little reason for the Native Americans to remain in the area. The hunting grounds were forever ruined.
It is this incredible loss that I wanted to commemorate by drawing the Buffalo Run image. It predated environmental impact studies. The prairie grasses that were their fodder are likely gone now. The fertilizer that fed the plants, buffalo dung, was also gone. It was the noticeable tip of the iceberg.
These are some simple videos of my drawings and my advertising work. I hope that you enjoy them. Some took a great deal of work, while others evolved very quickly. I’d love to evolve a project with you. Call me and we can talk about it.
All artwork shown here is ©2017 William Beauchamp