A Piece of Art I Just Purchased, Featuring, Uh, Me

Artist Lee Moyer, along with three other artists, is currently doing an exhibition at the Keep Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. For Lee’s part in the exhibition, he’s done science fiction and fantasy writers as tarot cards, using such luminaries as Neil Gaiman, Madeleine L’Engle, HP Lovecraft and… me, among others. It’s nice company to be in, and also, I like the illustration a whole lot, so I bought the piece of art. It will not go in my office — that seems a little on the nose — but it’ll go somewhere suitable in the house. And who knows. Maybe I’ll use it for my next author photo.

Speaking of which, back to the writing.

36 Comments on “A Piece of Art I Just Purchased, Featuring, Uh, Me”

  1. M.A. Kropp – NH, USA – I am a writer who is also a wife, mommy, and grandmother. I live in MA in the USA. I write mostly fantasy and science fiction. I speak sarcasm fluently. I am Irish and a ginger- that is fair warning. Puppies and kittens are my friends. I like good food, good drink, good friends, and good books.
    M.A. Kropp

    That is awesome!

  2. Hope Griffin Diaz – North Carolina – So, to borrow from a popular shirt, I love Jesus but I cuss a little. Well, a lot. In fact, I just don't believe Jesus really gives a shit about the word fuck. He does care if you say f you or go f yourself. But a general adjective? Nah. I am married to the love of my life, Louie (aka Luis) and have an adult child, Christy. My mum, Nancy, is still with us and active in our lives. I love to read, I fancy myself an amateur gardener, I am owned by a large black purr machine maine coon cat named Samwise aka #SamSam and a Border Collie/Australian Cattle dog mix named Daisy. I knit. I craft. I sew. These are at my leisure and are hobbies. I don't take commissions nor do I do alterations. I'm an aspiring human being. I battle several mental illnesses including depression, major panic disorder, agoraphobia, germaphobia, claustrophobia, and some other assorted illnesses. I also have fibromyalgia and have had numerous traumatic brain injuries (into the double digits now). I am not able to drive at night. I don't know where this blog is going ... if anywhere.
    Jada Hope Diaz

    Definitely use as your next author photo! It’s brilliant.

  3. “…it’ll go somewhere suitable in the house.” With a humidity-resistant frame and glass, the bathroom is a possibility. Intimidate your house guests!

    (This comes to mind b/c of the time long ago when Hilde and I were in the home of a well-off, fervent Star Trek fan whose husband wouldn’t let her hang her ST posters beside the Picassos. Excusing myself to use the facilities, I found it’s really hard to take a dump when William Shatner is staring at you.) (“Did you! Remember! To Flush!?”)

  4. Hank Roberts – California – I'm Nobody! Who are you? Are you --Nobody --Too? Then there's a pair of us? Don't tell! they'd advertise --you know! How dreary --to be --Somebody! How public --like a Frog -- To tell one's name --the livelong June -- To an admiring B[l]og! [Parody, with apology to] -- Emily Dickinson____ http://www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/711.html ____ Avatar stolen from illustration by James Donnelly of THE BASIC LAWS OF HUMAN STUPIDITY by Carlo M. Cipolla, www.cantrip.org/stupidity.html or http://harmful.cat-v.org/people/basic-laws-of-human-stupidity/ or 'oogle it. _________________________ DISAMBIGUATION: not Hank Roberts the Internet Guy/Vlogger; not the cellist [hankrobertsmusic]; not the camping stove maker; not the angler; not British [hankroberts.org.uk]; not a corporate nor a union officer; not from Chicago; not at Southern Pacific; not the award-winning educator at peacemakersinc. You see the pattern. => If you may know me, ask; likely I owe you a long-borrowed book, an apology, thanks, and applause.
    Hank Roberts

    Can anyone type in the unreadably small text wrapped around the margin?
    I’m sure I ought to recognize it as an excerpt from something.

  5. Hank Roberts – California – I'm Nobody! Who are you? Are you --Nobody --Too? Then there's a pair of us? Don't tell! they'd advertise --you know! How dreary --to be --Somebody! How public --like a Frog -- To tell one's name --the livelong June -- To an admiring B[l]og! [Parody, with apology to] -- Emily Dickinson____ http://www.cs.rice.edu/~ssiyer/minstrels/poems/711.html ____ Avatar stolen from illustration by James Donnelly of THE BASIC LAWS OF HUMAN STUPIDITY by Carlo M. Cipolla, www.cantrip.org/stupidity.html or http://harmful.cat-v.org/people/basic-laws-of-human-stupidity/ or 'oogle it. _________________________ DISAMBIGUATION: not Hank Roberts the Internet Guy/Vlogger; not the cellist [hankrobertsmusic]; not the camping stove maker; not the angler; not British [hankroberts.org.uk]; not a corporate nor a union officer; not from Chicago; not at Southern Pacific; not the award-winning educator at peacemakersinc. You see the pattern. => If you may know me, ask; likely I owe you a long-borrowed book, an apology, thanks, and applause.
    Hank Roberts

    search – Scalzi “narrative will close” – did not match any documents.

  6. It looks like concept art for an as-yet-to-be-released card game.

  7. That’s why you’ve got shoulder tendonitis, it’s from malletting trolls!
    Everyone should have a trophy wall in the house for pictures like that. My wife decreed mine should be the downstairs toilet.

  8. Looking at it again, the raised eyebrow makes you look a bit like Wil Wheaton doing an impression of DeForrest Kelly.

    Or is it just ‘I’m drinking my first coffee too dam’ early this morning?’

  9. Red shirt: Check!
    Mallet: Check!
    Cat: Check!
    “You messed up with the wrong writer, you asshole” facial expression: Check!

    Yup, it’s 100% you. And it’s a very well done work. Totally worthy :)

  10. What does the bordering text say? Is it from the Tarot or does it relate to you or your work? Are you representing an actual piece of the Tarot?

  11. Sorry for not realizing you answered that the text in the border was from _Redshirts_. Based on that it sounds like you are almost representing Fate!

  12. > So, Ace of Wands? Or Knave?

    I can’t believe I have to explain this: Scalzi is among the Major Arcana. You’re making a category error.

  13. I’m not trying to be nasty or snarky in the below, it just shows that there is nuance in most things:

    I’m glad to see that you can still count H.P. Lovecraft’s company to be ‘nice’. I wouldn’t mind to be in T.S. Eliot’s, though I’m not sure about Celine’s or Wagner’s.

  14. bmcraec – Bowen Island, BC V0N 1G0, Canada – Technology. Communications. Design. Type semi-geek. Passionate about sharing knowledge. Publishing veteran. Tech is best viewed from a societal change & architecture perspective.
    Bruce M Campbell

    Transcribed via zooming and squinting:
    On the right:
    “Sooner or later, the Narrative will come for each of us. It’ll use us however it wants to use us. And then we’ll die from it. Like Fixx did. Like Margaret did. Unless we stop it.”

    On the left:
    “There’s no way to hide from this. There’s no way to run from it. There’s no way to avoid Fate. If Narrative exists — and you and I know it does — then in the end, we don’t have free will.”

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