After my last post, I received this link:
Prints available at www.jameshance.com
Me: HAHAHAHAHA! Brilliant!
I'd never even heard of James Hance before and yet, as a huge fan of Firefly and Muppets, I'd never pictured this particular combination of what he terms "Relentlessly Cheerful Art". (He's right. I keep grinning. The tagline totally slays me!)
Isn't it funny how inspiration can come from all sorts of things bumping into one another in unexpected ways? Cruise around James Hance's site to see what I mean: it's the sort of geeky wonderment that can combine Jim Henson and Star Wars with Mercer Meyer and Joss Whedon. It's awesome, surprising, silly, and fun! And that is how art comes together. It's the only way I can explain how the TV show '24' bonked against the cult classic, 'Quantum Leap', and tumbled into a half-remembered anthropology caricature, a bunch of Marvel comics, and a sculpture on the wall of my favorite Mexican restaurant and somehow creating a fictional person in a fictional world that now lives on the shelves. It's that same sort of magic that makes me love things like Weird Al Yankovic songs (especially his polkas) and Ursula Vernon's "Pearaphim"--things that I never thought of going together but obviously certainly should! It tickles the delighted, twisted cacklings of my mind. *hee hee hee!*
Prints available at http://ursulav.deviantart.com
Anyway, this just goes to show what happens in the "if you have lemons, make lemonade" scenario: take a Wembley day and climb aboard a Firefrog instead! (Or perhaps a "lemonlope" or "Rat Nouveaux"!) I am forever thankful that I am fortunate enough to be a part of a creatively wacky writing community that steps up to carry one another from the doldrums to hilarity. Props to the folks on my Resource List and special thanks to those who take a stand for others & can appreciate the humor!
So this post's for the lovers, the dreamers, and me.
(And thanks to Robin Bridges for the link!)