Sunday, November 14, 2010

160/Sunday Sketch - astral bodies


if the sun & the moon
finally met, instead
of chasing each other
& spent the day together,
what they would do?

would their love making
tear our world asunder?

What can you say in 160 characters? Say it, and tell Monkey Man.

And a self portrait for my friends at Sunday Sketches.

118 comments:

slommler said...

Love the sketch and with the words...fabulous! That would be an interesting scenario!!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Lorraine said...

Wow...all the chakras in love...this is special, you're awesome

Candie Bracci said...

Oh..my..Goddess!Don't want to answer to the question.I just will say that the drawing is awesome!!You are really talented Brian!

Perhaps,the moon and the sun should never meet,because if they do so,Earth will be shaking,people are perhaps not ready for such strong love.

Harnett-Hargrove said...

HUGE IDEA! -J

Shell said...

The infinite power of passion...in words and paint. I simply love this.

TechnoBabe said...

I thought the sun and the moon already engage in lovemaking.

Monkey Man said...

Such a creative soul you are. Original graphics and a Sunday 160 with an Earth shattering question. Thanks for playing along.

moondustwriter said...

Interesting I wrote a poem about the love of the sun and the moon
but it could be a cataclysmic event - wowza

well penned and painted my friend
thanks for catching my typo

smiles from the Moon

moondustwriter said...

If you get a chance can you link up the piece you wrote about homeless to One shoot today? :)

Marlene said...

This is wonderful, and thought provoking for sure. It is a question pondered but should never be answered.

Katherine said...

Wonderful piece of art right there Brian!
As for the Sun & the Moon making celestial love .. I think it's best that never the twain should meet because it could have a cataclysmic affect on us earthlings but it is a lovely idea!!

Vicki Lane said...

Wonderful sketch-- and excellent question.

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

I believe the effect would be cataclismic. For now doesn't the moon eclipse the sun at times? Even though it's body is small it can have an affect even on the sun, that's a powerful thought. The moon can darken the sun in effect, but the sun still shines on, we just cant see it.

Love the colors in the self-portrait!

adeeyoyo said...

I bet it would!!! Love your drawing - stunning.

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Colorful & expressive painting.
Pls wish my Angel a Happy Married Life
Trichy Temple Tour

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Brian,

The portrait depicts your colorful personality and I must admit you are very talented in painting as in writing.

When the sun and moon make love the world becomes dark so that we can't see what is happening.Amazing thoughts which needs great study.

Best Sunday wishes to you and your wonderful family,
Joseph:)

Claudia said...

their love making definitely would
tear our world asunder..so better they both stay on their assigned seats..

Heather said...

This is Fabulous...The power of LOVE...also, great self portrait too! ooh, such a thought to ponder....xo

Nessa said...

A very thought provoking 160.

Your self-portrait is wonderful. It is as varied and multi-layered as you are.

Suggestion: What ever image program you are using should have a watermark feature. You should put at least your name on your images when you post them. I also like to include the date (more for my own information as a handy way to know the date a photo was taken or an image completed.)

Debbie said...

your words and painting are amazing..interesting question too.

Katerina Galati said...

Very good sketch and your words fit perfectly with it!!! Love the colors and the way night and day become one...
Happy Sunday!!

DJan said...

I always feel behind the curve when I get over here and find several dozen comments ahead of me. But this one, I can't resist telling you how much I love both the sketch and the poem. Very talented person did these!

Mona said...

Hey Salvador Dali II :)

The moon is on fire, it will burn for a while and then turn to ashes once more...

( As for the question, the answer depends on who goes to whom. If the sun comes to the moon, the answer is yes, and if it is the other way round, we will have no lunatics on Earth)

Fireblossom said...

I think they would be like my old dog Daisy, when she chased a squirrel. If the squirrel didn't run fast enough, she would slow down, as if to say, "Go! Go! You're supposed to run, then I chase you!"

Brian Miller said...

arent we all lunatics mona...

Deborah said...

Oooh wonderful and the sketch is ... ooh wonderful too :o)

Raven said...

Ooooh I love this one!

Anonymous said...

Great question! Love the poem.

WrightStuff said...

Perhaps it's best that they go on chasing each other for a while longer!

Interesting self portrait. Bold and brave!

Strummed Words said...

Love your 160! Let's hope that lovemaking never happens!

Daniel said...

Nice work. Great way to start my day.

Betsy said...

Oooh...lovely art!! :)

"If the sun and moon finally met instead of chasing each other..." Now I must admit that is a thought I have never had...very interesting...you are so creative.

Hope said...

wow! love the sketch

thanks for sharing

Lori said...

Nice picture and words Brian...always making me think. :) Happy Sunday!

Joanie M said...

Very cool! Not sure I want to find out!

Tracy said...

Now I am looking forward to your sketches as much as your prose. Brian, Brian you should write a book!

5thsister said...

Not only do you paint with words but with actual paints too! I love the color of both the art and the the prose.

Rabbit said...

I really dig this.

It reminds me of Plato's Symposium in which he described us - as people - originally being two persons, two pieces of the same soul - I had never considered it in terms of the Gods perhaps also being split.

Great think piece.

natalee said...

That was just wonderful...ps ilove the portrait..... ahhh my talented friend

Jehanne said...

Good poem, I like it :)

Tina said...

Wow. Amazing art. Just loved it. The more I looked at it, the more layers I found. Great reveal there.
And good question about the sun and moon. Made a great 160!

annell said...

You have created colorful forms for my delight, and also enjoyed thinking about the sun and the moon! Thanks

TALON said...

The duality of your artwork goes beautifully with your words.

An endless game of tag...loved it!

Magpie said...

Oh, what thoughts to ponder on such a glorious morning. Maybe they have secret trysts we never know about.

Myrna R. said...

Brian you never cease to amaze me. I wish I could take some kind of futuristic nano capsule that could travel through your brain. It must be beautiful.

Blessings.

Susan Deborah said...

You ask questions that were pondered upon by many for generations. We are all connected.

A happy happy week ahead.

Joy always,
Susan

PattiKen said...

Very nice, Brian. Let's hope not, and that there is no Interplanetary Interference to mar communication. ;-)

Tom said...

yes...

and sometimes our frivolities tear lives apart too

Teri said...

I love how multi-talented you are Brian. And your art is just as complex in feeling as your words. Asunder...haven't heard that word in a long time!

Lorenzo — Alchemist's Pillow said...

I am sure they would 'eclipse' all our notions of love ...

Valerie said...

Almost a touch of Picasso there, Brian.

EVA said...

Great sketch.... I am oddly humming "you are the sunshine of my life...."

Dianne said...

yikes!
the gravity alone would send us spinning, but the fireworks would be fabulous!
mine is up, HERE

watch out for Venus, Mr. Mars
Di

Lenora said...

It most certainly would - but what a way to go - perhaps our world would be destroyed then again perhaps pure balance would achieve something altogether new! You have so many styles of painting! Incredible!

nimaruichi said...

Hmmm, one wonders; there are so many ifs in life.

Liza said...

WOW...that's all I've got.
I'm speechless!

(ps...Lorraine's comment sums it up oh so well!)

Nelly said...

Love the sketch! I am racking my brain trying to come up with something clever......I got nothing, I am stumped.

David Waters said...

Wonderful art work, and when paired with the words...explosive;)

cheers

Missy said...

Lovely self portrait and and words.

kkrige said...

Hmm, what would happen? an interesting ponder

Julia Christie said...

Great colors and love the muted edges of this piece! Interesting poem too.

Anonymous said...

this was lovely. Well done, the sketch was beautiful.

Helen said...

You have posed a most thought provoking question ........ and stellar art to go with it.

She Writes said...

I am inclined to believe they enjoy the chase more than the meet. Fickle, huh :)?

G-Man said...

BOOM!!!

Thats what would happen...

Pat said...

You are such a romantic! I love it! And I love the bright colors of the painting versus the darker half!

signed...bkm said...

Now that is something I never have thought about...the sun and moon meeting...great thought provoking 160....bkm

gospelwriter said...

woohoo! what an imagination you have! and I bet it would "tear our world asunder" - hopefully in a good way :)

Kate Hanley said...

Just got caught up (I was away this week), all the posts are great. Love the sketch and the poem - gives me something to think about when I rake.

Alice Audrey said...

My mind is way too littoral for this one.

Bernie said...

Now I wouldn't thought of this Brian
.....:-) Hugs

Sophia said...

Wow! This is CRAZY-wild! Loving the concept of your painting and the words that tie it all together.

Hey....before I forget...if you haven't checked it out, you should check out www.zoetrope.com. A GREAT outlet for writers of poetry and short stories.

shewriting said...

it just might "tear our world asunder" since natural order would be disrupted. Nice 160, cool sketch!

Friko said...

No, surely they'd make lots of wonderful stars?

tracyhsays.com said...

Yes...but we would go out in a blaze of glory! :) Nice one-60, Brian.

joanny said...

Mars and Venus would be jealous lovely pondering for a Sunday morn.

cheers,
joanny

lakeviewer said...

Yes! The thought, the juxtaposition, the question.
The sketch is marvelous.

Madame DeFarge said...

Great sketch. Let's hope they never meet - some loves are destined never to be.

liv2write2day said...

Brian, this is an "oh wow" poem which is what I just said aloud perhaps distracting the hubby from the niners.

http://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2010/11/14/sunday-160-fear-mongering/

Miss Nikki said...

Awesome way of integrating a self portrait with the sun & moon story. Very Van Gogh'ish too! Nice!

secret agent woman said...

It would surely be an earth-shattering event.

Jannie Funster said...

I hope the sun and moon stay 240,000 miles apart for a good good long time!!

xo

SY said...

talk about daylight savings

A.Decker said...

Trippy painting, man! Very appropos of the text.
My first reaction is, love the colors. Feels masculine with a great deal of respect for the feminine, like - as if I didn't already know this from your writing - you're well in touch with your feminine side.
I also very much like the interplay of abstraction and representation, like an intersection between worlds.
Very felt. Very personal. Good work. Do more?

June_Butterfly said...

What an explosion of love it would be!Do you think we humans can handle it?haha!

Fabulous words...Wow for the sketch!The one frustration of my life!!I wish I could make my hands draw something worthwhile to share!!

Love this,Brian!

A.Decker said...

Candie! Where can I see a larger version of the ID pic in your comment here? A skull in a still life; I really want to see that.

McGillicutty said...

Maaaannnn what a thought... love your originality!!!

gayle said...

Oh Wow!! Love your words and sketch!

Caty said...

wow, that's got my mind spinning. I wonder what would happen? :)

blueviolet said...

That's a union I don't want to happen!

Kulio said...

ohhh, did you paint that??

and interesting thoughts :-)

sheri said...

hello dear brian :) your 160 was so beautiful...thought provoking...you never fail to amaze me! thanks so much for stopping by...it felt really good to get a hug from ya!

Joanna Jenkins said...

How do you do that?!?! So thought provoking in just 160 characters AND a self-portrait. Very impressive.
Cheers, jj

CM said...

What a concept! Wouldn't it be interesting to see what would happen if enemies/foes did this, spent the day together instead of chasing each other?

The sketch...ok, I admit I didn't take time to read the other 92 comments, so maybe someone else already said this, but here's my take of your self portrait (not trying to psychoanalyse, I promise ;-)...The face in the background is the REAL you, the face in front is the mask you wear. Am I close???

In any case, amazing sketch and we all wear masks sometimes :-)

Angie Muresan said...

Brian, Brian... Is there anything you aren't good at? Love the art, love your words.

the b in subtle said...

they DO meet sometimes. haven't you ever heard Total Eclipse of the Heart? ;) Is this your self portrait? It's amazing, Brian. I love this particular piece of writing. I think they'd both see stars :)

Kaylen said...

Great pic!! Is this yours???
So you're an amazing poet AND an artist!

nance marie said...

they would make waves

Ed Pilolla said...

sweet blend of words and image.

Zuzana said...

Oh, I love that painting/drawing.;) You should do this some more Brian, you have a true talent.;)
An of course your poetic words are always enticing; yes indeed, I wonder would happen if the sun touched the moon...
xoxo

Jag said...

That's what I call ART! Nicely done!

budh.aaah said...

Vivid colors with an even more vivid picture of words :)

Anonymous said...

brilliant question and poem brian. some things are not meant to be, right?

technically speaking moon is sun's daughter :)

his own born.

trisha
mydomainpvt.wordpress.com

Birdie said...

wow Brian, so beautiful! the poem and the drawing as well, love those colors on it!!! happy day :-))

the walking man said...

Nah the moon would orgasm and the sun would explode. The earth would just be left holding the camera.

ShaylaF said...

The colors you used give a dreamy effect to your artwork. I love it!

Paul C said...

Your art complements the poem beautifully. There would be fireworks or the most charged northern lights that would engulf the whole world.

sheila said...

They would collide and we'd all be dead.


:o)

Mighty M said...

It would be an explosive meeting for sure.

Love your sketch.

Kristin Dudish said...

Always so cool to see your images and read your words!

I am loving your vibrant colors (you must be taking some funky vitamins!) hee hee

Jill said...

Alright...in my "perfect" world SURELY their lovemaking would bring peace and joy to those who have never experienced its beauty.

Love the color filled sketch.

gautami tripathy said...

Thinking about that....

echoeing parenthesis

Tammie said...

wow, what a thought..... what would happen.
I love the colors shapes and ideas in this piece, wonderful!

Sh@s said...

Awesome. This made me think as i had never ever thought what would happen if that were to happen.

Titanium said...

Likely, it would be the death of all of us... but for that nanosecond prior, what an incredible moment it would be.

Syd said...

Nice Brian. You are quite a good artist.

Goofball said...

I don't think they would like each other, ....opposites attract? i'm not sure

Marla said...

Yep. You're a boy alright.