Look, Up in the Sky! by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

Hey peeps! Is the world finally getting brighter? No? Good! I'm more of a GLOOM IN THE DAYLIGHT than GLOW IN THE DARK type! Ha! Here's some ARTZ and stuff... Good luck!


1 Sep. 2023


"Lucy Overload" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Photograph of a torment demon with digital drawing, embellishments, and color.] I'm not sure which deity I pissed off (or amuse), but I ALWAYS have a torment demon that does its damnedest to keep me from concentrating. The most recent incarnation of this creature is called Lucifer (we call her Lucy.) She doesn't very often sit still long enough for me to get a photo, so the blur on her image here is accurate. She is usually in motion... ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



"Skull (2023)" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Crayon, felt pen, brush pen, and colored pencil on notebook page with digital embellishments, drawing, and color tweaking.] Sometimes, my journals become more grade-school coloring books than the works of a writer / scholar / editor. I WISH I could make myself do the ENTIRE journal in this wild, colorful style (instead of dreadful, diary entries about my worries and complaints of the day...) Oh well. Maybe when I get older and more senile, I'll feel better about coloring in my journals more frequently... ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



"The Line Has Been Crossed" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Digital drawing created in a no-longer-supported, free app on my phone.] It's true. It happened. The situation will never be the same as it was before. ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



2 Sep. 2023


Gigantic MUNGO notebook: FINISHED!

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Started on 23 Jan. 2023, the final page was filled on 1 Sep. 2023. That means it took me SEVEN MONTHS to fill this book! (Gosh!!!) My notebooks are freewrite spaces, notes and to-do lists, taped in and drawn in artwork, plus all my silly complaints and jabberwalking... I've kept a notebook, pretty consistently, since high school in the late 1980s, but I have diaries going all the way back to 1979 or '80, when my Mom brought me home a locking diary from a trip she took to Reno. (I don't have the key to the lock anymore, but I still have the book!)

Anyway, with that monstrosity filled, it's time to start a new book... Here's THAT:

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Because that last one got so out of control, I went with a slim book this time. Will it last longer than a month? (Probably.) Meanwhile, because people constantly give me journals, I have about 15 or 20 OTHER books laying around, if this new, thin book fills up overnight... Yep...


3 Sep. 2023


"UFO (I'm Thinking About Packing Up)" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Liner pen and ballpoint pen on notebook page with digital embellishments and color.] From the notebook that I just finished filling. I realize that the "official term" is "U.A.P." now, but I'm going with the classic UFO... I also still like to think that Pluto is a "real" planet. Dada doo doo! You know what I mean? ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



"Object with No Potential" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Construction paper and tape ridiculously made into a too-small paper "chain," which was then photographed, and the image was run thru the MOSH machine...] This object was created while I was sitting at the kitchen table a few weeks ago. After being created and photographed, the object was destroyed. Why did I make it? Why did I photograph it? Why did I manipulate the photograph? Why did I destroy the object in the end? I...DON'T...KNOW... ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



"Process Incarnate" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)

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[Mixed media including brush pen, paint pen, liner pen, paper and cardboard collage, and packing tape on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color tweaking.] One of my many, MANY hand-made postcards. I think I wrote down who I sent it to, but off the top of my head, I can't remember who it was. Fun??? ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



"Makeover" by Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool) & Felicity Echo Hanson (Toddler Terror)


[Felt pen on reclaimed cardboard with digital embellishments and color.] Felicity helped me give this character a very ENERGETIC makeover! It should be obvious to everyone that her contributions help this young creature feel more confident and prepared to take on the world... (Not OUR world, but a world with lots of monsters in it...) ---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)



Time may be slippin' slippin' slippin' into the future, but if we ain't careful, we can allow ourselves to be left behind! Behind... Heh. Heh... Like a bottom... (Sorry. Butthead moment.) Thanks for stopping by!!!

---Richard F. Yates (Holy Fool)