Archive for April, 2010

what if – part 14…

Posted in computer art, what if with tags , , , , , , , on 2010/04/29 by greenteadoodles

getting cosy

It’s story telling time back at Cindy’s boudoir… This one took a while – there’s a lot of detail! Hope you enjoy!!

As for the others of this series, I’m looking forward to seeing what Tom will write for his humorous accompanying poem in the comments – don’t forget to check it out!!

UPDATE: The poem has been posted in the comments – time to get Cindy out of the house and … well, I’m not sure where exactly…!!

image (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer


what if – part 13…

Posted in computer art, what if with tags , , , , , , on 2010/04/25 by greenteadoodles


Important! (especially if you’re Tom) Don’t read below until you’ve formed your own idea of the image.

OK here’s my theory… The birds of the island are suffering from some kind of environmental malady which causes them to lose the ability to fly. The Brogga-dan-oan are trying to help. They recognize that flying is a joyous thing for the birds so when they first see signs of the illness, they catch them and take them flying/walking. Otherwise, within a few days, the birds would fall – likely into the ocean – becoming food for fish. The Brogga-dan-oan are trying to figure out what is causing it and restore flight to the ones who have lost it… but this is just one option – we’ll see if Tom comes up with some completely different reason for the strange goings on a-shore a volcanic island…

and speaking of volcanoes (and apropos of a comment my cat typed the other day) check out “How to name a volcano“!

UPDATE: The new poetic instalment is now in the comments and is quite a different take on the plot than I had been thinking – I’m sure you’ll find it intriguing!

image (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer

what if – part 12…

Posted in computer art, what if with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 2010/04/21 by greenteadoodles

an " 'island fling"??

OK that’s a terrible pun but I couldn’t resist. Remember that the island folk had a Celtic sounding name and then there they were dancing… so the highland fling came to mind… and yes, they’re out walking their birds. Not sure why… Hopefully Tom can help with that when he sends in the next poetic segment!

I have added a category for the “what if” series so if you’re just starting, you can click on it to see all of them without distractions and for maximum amusement value – check the comments!

image (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer

what if – part 11…

Posted in computer art, what if with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 2010/04/18 by greenteadoodles

a helping hand... or fin!

Well, we left our little Coracle taking on water and in some trouble… but I think she has the sense to have a backup plan and friends to help her out of difficulties when they arise out in the expanses of the seas – not really a “silly cow”!! And don’t worry, she’s just having a little nap while her friends tow her to the island! Well, OK she may be a bit embarrassed…

Please click on this one to get a good view – this setup isn’t kind to horizontal format drawings!

Here’s a another link from Cute Overload – I picked it because it seems almost weird enough to fit into the world of our story…

Looking forward to the next instalment of poetic story? Don’t forget to check the comments!

image (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer

what if – part 10…

Posted in computer art, what if with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 2010/04/14 by greenteadoodles


I guess it’s not really that scary when you keep the scale of the ship in mind… and I have the feeling that a creature like that would not be days from shore so perhaps they will make landfall the next day!

Let’s see where the story goes next when Tom has a chance to post a new poem in the comments!

UPDATE: Please read the comments for one of the best poems yet!

image (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer

why there’s a rabbit on the moon – final page!

Posted in Chinese culture, computer art, why there's a rabbit on the moon with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 2010/04/12 by greenteadoodles

A brief break to the ongoing “What if” poetic tale, to finally bring you the last page for the Rabbit on the Moon series!

As ever, you can see it en fran├žais on le 12 as well!

images, text variant and formatting (cc) 2009 & 2010 Hilary Farmer
French translation on le 12 courtesy of Maxime Dallaire – thanks Max!

what if – part 9…

Posted in computer art, what if with tags , , , , , , , , , on 2010/04/11 by greenteadoodles

too much traffic!

The little ship is a bit concerned about all the traffic out there. I’m not sure that the whalatuns are exactly as per the poetic description in Part 8 but that’s how they came out! As usual for this series, stay tuned for the poem to come in the comments from Tom Radcliffe.

For a change of pace, here’s a link to a particularly interesting piece of art, Blank Stare. The artist has a whole series of paintings of people looking at art. (Click “home” to get to her main page to see more.)

image (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer