Friday, March 11, 2005

Greetings from a Dreamer...

Ooo - the possibilities hidden in the virgin entry of my blog! I will try, as Hank Hill would say, "not to squeal like a girl." (Get your mind out of the gutter.)

Who knows what I'll end up talking about on this thing, although I'd like to focus on two things: art (be it visual or written) and issues of faith. Don't worry, "faith" will be from my own confused, pagan perspective.

Speaking about art, Michael Zulli is doing one last painting based on Neil Gaiman's Morpheus. The painting is four by two feet and will be a formal court painting, based on the Rococo style in France and Britain. The underpainting is being done and it's already awesome! I only wish I could afford what I know it'll go for when it's sold.

Morpheus is one of my favorite characters of all time, mainly because Neil succeeded in making him (Him?) and the worlds he inhabited seem so "real." That is the mark of a true artist, in my book, when you can take a story and make the reader believe it is an accounting of a real being's life for a time as well as make the reader truly care what happens during the time "they" share.

Well, that's it for now. I wouldn't want to bore you on the first post. Thanks for reading and hopefully, I'll see you again.


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