Fireflies & Laserbeams

Getting the Pencil Back in Shape

Sunday October 18, 2020 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | Art | Leave Comments

I haven't drawn anything in quite awhile. I want to get back to doing pastel chalks, but was afraid I wasn't up to the task, so I decided to start with a pencil drawing to warm up the skills. I really wanted to switch to pastel chalk with this one, since the colors are going to work well and there is lots of shading to do with them and the background will pop a lot when I finish it I hope. Time will tell. I did have fun working on this with my best friend working on a painting just across the room. I look forward to more of this in the future!

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New Tattoo

Wednesday October 14, 2020 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | Art | Leave Comments

Got this a few months back. The blackbird has some significant importance to me. You can look back a few posts to see why. It's my first tattoo but probably not my last.

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Timid Monsters

Tuesday August 6, 2019 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | Art | Leave Comments

Yes, Timid Monsters. Found a new favorite little thing at GenCon this year. Bought a couple for my wife and she loved them! Frolic Tiffin These are just a few examples of the cool art by Trish Czech.

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Thursday May 5, 2016 | By Hieronymus Hawkes | Art | Leave Comments

        I have no evidence to back this up, but it's an interesting thought experiment for me. Hillary had an appetite for politics since her middle teens, active in young Republican groups. Her world was rocked by MLK and she changed to the Democratic party by the time she had graduated college. Picture a young, ambitious woman turning twenty-one in 1968, the most incredibly dynamic social and political year in modern history. The world was changing and she could feel it in her bones, but it wasn't yet time for a woman president. She wouldn't be thirty-five for fourteen more years. And yes, society was changing, however, it probably still wouldn't be ready in 1982 for a woman president. But what if ... what if she could find the right man to polish?
        Enter William Clinton. He's brash and full of energy and has political aspirations of his own. He's someone she could use to her advantage. He had great potential. He wasn't perfect, but she could fine-tune his lesser qualities, groom him for greatness. Law School and introductions with the right people put her into powerful circles of influence, and not by chance, but by subtle manipulation.

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