Iris the Art Muse, my lifelong invisible friend, became visible when I started my 30-day Drawing-a-Day challenge in February of 2014. I thought it would be nice to have a place to collect all the drawings, with links to the original post in each caption, updated as I add to the collection. I’ve recently put together a book of her adventures, and yes, they are for sale — $10 plus whatever it costs to ship wherever you are. Email me if you would like to order one.
(note: the links in the captions will take you to the original posts of each cartoon, with little stories of how they came to be. The images are in chronological order of their creation, not necessarily the order they appear in the book.)
Iris expresses consternation at my rash vow. Me: “Come on, Iris, it’s only 30 days!”
Iris: “Hey, what about that drawing a day, huh?”
Me:”You’re not getting off so lightly, Muse — I borrowed a pencil off of our fiddler!”
Be careful how you label things in the studio. Iris is a muse who needs a lot of chocolate.
Since we watched the Canada Day fireworks from the studio, Iris joined in. She was very excited and jumped up on the table for a better view. Mak, who has his own short comic and makes occasional cameo appearances, was curious but couldn’t see what all the hoopla was about. I think he’s nearsighted.
Iris has had her consciousness raised around the issue of colour (see previous comic); she launches her campaign to put things to rights.
Iris gets her wish to be in colour; and where more appropriate place than in the garden?