"Drama iz Butterhorns" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

[It means nothing.]


"Eat (St. Conjunctivus)" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Felt pen, paint pen, and metallic marker on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments, color, and layers.] My cousin, Zeke, introduced me to St. Conjunctivus, the floating Eyeball Saint, and we really hit it off. After seeing The Residents in concert, we went to a planetarium, where Conjunctivus showed me the star where he originally formed himself out of cosmic dust. It was quite an evening! (Plus, we had milkshakes, which were awesome!) ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



"Fame Factory" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Felt pen, paint pen, color change marker, colored pencil, and sticker collage on reclaimed cardboard with minor digital color tweaking.] Handmade postcard inspired (very loosely) by the atmosphere of Warhol's Factory. (Which one of these characters do you think represents Billy Name???) ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



"Uncomfortable Topics" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Digital drawing created in a free app on my phone!] There are a number of subjects with which the majority of conversationalists will be less than enthusiastic to engage. This is a pictorial representation of some of these topics. ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



"Primitive Style" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Crayon, felt pen, and color change marker on construction paper with digital drawing, embellishments, and color.] Mind on paper. (Sorry. But not COMPLETELY sorry, cuz I feel better.) ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



Just a note. I've been publishing on WordPress for 13 YEARS. That seems like a long time...

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Another just-a-note. It appears that I've started posting junk to YoooTooobs, for no particular reason. BAD stuff, which is funny to me.

Here's a cuss word:

And here's a tedious video in which I try to talk to my granddaughter about art and philosophy. (It's almost unwatchable, so enjoy!)


9 May 2023


"species of small" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Ballpoint pen on paper with digital embellishments and color annulment.] I don't know. Maybe this is a texture experiment. All I know is I like it! ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



"Dirty Duo" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Felt pen and crayon on construction paper with digital embellishments and color.] These suckers are AWFUL! Don't let them trick you into thinking they're the good guys! ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



"The Basement" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Felt pen, crayon, colored pencil, and paint pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments, color, and MOSHing...] Don't go into the basement. (I'm fairly certain that there is a portal to a trippy, psychedelic dimension on the third step from the bottom that draws one into the PSYCHO-REALM... Might be the fourth step from the bottom. Not sure.) Either way, you'll probably need to wear sunglasses when you go down to check the laundry... ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



10 May 2023


Art that I own that I am very pleased to have in my collection:


"the book of dissociative glitch" by wondermundo

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"Robocop Spam" by Norma Xelda Jara

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"Hope / Esperanza" by Norma Xelda Jara

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"POP SPAMstraction" by Ernesto Asch

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"Karen Kevin, 2022" by zamartist.tez

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"Devil-May-Care" by Botz

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I think I'm going to switch from sharing OTHER ARTISTS' works to sharing some of my OWN stuff... Yeah...


"Aggro Performance" by Felicity Echo Hanson & Richard F. Yates

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[Digital photo of an aggressive performance artist taken thru black mesh.] This is my primary collaborator and force of nature, Felicity. She will be four-years-old in about a month. (I'm a bit older than that...) Curious to see how her creative trajectory unfolds! ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool) & Felicity Echo Hanson (Toddler Terror)



"Skull in Flames" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Crayon on construction paper with minor digital color tweaking.] You can't cook a fire demon, and you should know that! ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



"Mummy" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Ballpoint pen on notebook page with digital embellishments and color.] I've kept this one under wraps, but it was time to air my dirty laundry and try to come clean! ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



[Posted to Typed.art]:

NOCLIP. YESCLIP. (Inside-outside-insideout)


Sitting in room. Evening. Waiting for Mariah to get home. I had a list of things that I had hoped to get done today. It is not a long list. I will transcribe it:

[ x ] Make bed [ x ] Shower
[ x ] Fold laundry
[ x ] A.M. pills [ _ ] P.M. pills
[ _ ] New Typed.art post {Working on that one now.}
[ x ] New art to Tezos {the blockchain}
[ x ] One new art to NFT Showroom {on the Hive blockchain}
[ _ ] Go outside {I have failed at this one. It's currently 6:11 P.M. Will I complete this before the end of the day???}
[ _ ] Cut up cardboard boxes {to use for art}
[ _ ] Back up laptop (P.M.) {This is something I'll need to start right before bed. It's going to take some time...}
[ x ] Share other people's art

I finished some items on the list, and I might still get one or two more completed before crashing out for the night. I babysit my granddaughter tomorrow and Friday, so I won't have much (ANY?) time for "GRANDPA WORK" until this weekend, after tonight. [Keeping the kid ALIVE is a full time occupation.] I'm pleased to have accomplished a FEW things, anyway.

That's the funny thing, I really enjoy my WORK: drawing, writing, creating weird things, etc., but most people see it as a "hobby" or something that I am better off doing in my "FREE TIME." (I'm probably projecting, a bit...) It certainly FEELS as though I don't get much time for MAKING and SHARING stuff, but I sneak in weird little acts of NOTHINGNESS when I can. Filling up the eternal void with bad jokes. It's a never-ending task, but one that I'm pleased to attempt!!!


---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



"Down the Tubes" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Ballpoint pen on notebook page with digital embellishments and color destruction.] Sketch. I do these pretty much all day long... It MEANS nothing but is built out of fragments of thought, internal sound, and micro-movements... ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



"B-Happy" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)


[Felt pen, brush pen, and metallic marker on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color tweaking.] You probably already know where I'm going with this one, but B-HAPPY (or BE DESTROYED!!!) Got it? ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



12 May 2023


"Goblin (Keep Your Eyes Closed)" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Digital drawing created with my phone, then run through the MOSH-inator, THEN more digital drawing is added over the top!] They are out there. They are watching. If you stare into the ABYSS, THEY stare back... ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



13 May 2023


It was all so long ago, I barely remember it. I barely remember that I remember it... (I should have some cereal! Later!)

---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)