“We Sail Tonight For Singapore”
Hello once more, fellow Tumblights! (This is my name for Tumblr people now. Something between ‘Tumblr’ and ‘Lights’. Or possibly ‘Blights’. Which isn’t much of an insult coming from the undead, after all it takes one to know one, right?)
Anyway. The last time I posted ‘Fresh’ art (i.e., something I’d made within one month of posting), I mentioned Tom Waits’ “Singapore”, that fiendish travellers’ tune, the percussion of which is simply the sound of Waits bashing a chest of drawers with a two-by-four, on a loop. It appears I still had it in my head a few weeks into my arrival in Hohhot, as I found myself sketching out a couple of pictures based on the first two verses.
The bearded gentleman featured in my earlier digital painting can be espied on the left of the “Mad as Hatters” picture. He also has a Desdemona on his hat. And why wouldn’t he.
(Sadly, I have not yet been able to purchase a cheap scanner, and have had to make do by snapping my art with a digital camera. Forgive me dear Tumblights. Forgive me. I hate to make you suffer.)