Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Edge Of Where

Pen& Ink Fine Art By Doug Ashby
The image of the edge.....the edge of what though, was creeping into her dreams much more often. Maybe it was the monotony of the journey. Perhaps it was that she was missing all that she has left behind. More then likely it was a little bit of both.

She couldn't help but feel though that this recurring image in her dream meant something. It didn't feel ominous in anyway, just the opposite really. Still she couldn't quite put her finger on what she was supposed to glean from it.

The journey forward still had considerable time left before their arrival. Maybe she will discover more about what this dream is revealing, if anything at all.

As in the past, if you have read my blog before, you know I like to put a little bit of creative verse writing in to go a long with the artwork. It's funny just last night on facebook my college professor asked if I ever did this. That made me feel good as I still look up to her for guidance on what to do artistically from time to time. It was a nice feeling to know I was doing something she would have suggested to me.

This artwork is a bit of a departure for me as I do not do people often. I feel it is something I need to do more of so that I can build some strength in that area. I believe it adds a more distinct idea as to what I am trying to communicate. Maybe.

As always this artwork is for sale. It is drawn with Micron Sakuru archival ink pens on heavy weight, acid free, Canson Cream Fine Art Paper. This combination is guaranteed fade resistant for 200 years, in case you want to hand it down. The cost is $150.00, of which half will be donated to Project Bread. Check out my shop page for more info. If you are interested please email me directly at

As always I welcome any and all thoughts on the art so do not hesitate to get in touch.