Monday, August 17, 2015


Driving around town this week Greta noticed a man on the sidewalk with the iconic lips and tongue on his t-shirt.  She said, " I don't get it."  I said " Its the Rolling Stones!"  That iconic image will forever say...The Rolling Stones...without a word.  Graphic design, done well, can be genius.

Images vs Words, Instagram vs Twitter, a good book vs a good movie.  One is not better than the other, both have the potential to express powerful thoughts and emotions, reveal what's in the heart, and share the human experience eloquently.  Myself, I am drawn to the image.  I would rather draw than write. I'd pick up a book of beautiful photographs over a book of poetry...not that I can't appreciate a well written poem or story!

But that's just me. What about you?

pencil, ink and watercolor.

Nadine is our kind host this week.  Thank you for the invitation, Nadine!  I need a kick in the pants sometimes. 


nadine paduart said...

here's kick-in-the-pants saying hi! you're too right, this rolling stones image could well be stones-related forever... for the longest time i didn't even take kind to it, either. why on earth a tongue? and then years later i finally got it its to do with jagger's mouth. well. slow, moi, sometimes... hee hee... thxs for playing, rachel. so lovely to hear from you. will reply soon-ish. n♥

Carole Reid said...

Yep, that tongue is Mick's and will always be (well at least for me and now my grown kids too).
Poetry needs to be spoken out loud to reach me but images capture me in a second.
Nice to see Nadine's kick in the pants worked!

Patrice A. said...

oh yeah! iconic!!

fits the theme perfectly
and to be honest
i didn't mind you being a bit late
because now i came here every day
and saw your fine fine frieda again ;^))


Sharmon Davidson said...

Rachel, I'm with you. While I am an avid reader, images are my first love; I, too, would rather draw than write. A picture, sometimes, really is worth a thousand words.

nadine paduart said...

hey, hey... we're here again...
we can't leave be, can we?
a new drawing theme sits ready for you, if you like.

Anonymous said...

So great to have you back!