"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars..." -Jack Kerouac
I have extrapolated a few favorites from
Some of My Best Friends
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  1. Breathtaking work. "She was simply impervious to change, somewhat like an evolving roach resisting DDT" Oh, how I wish I could have written that line,

  2. these are absolutely fabulous...each one striking in its own way...nice.

  3. god jayne, this quote of jack's takes me back... i remember thinking 'yes, yes, YES!' as i read them. he was one of my first heroes...

    as alan has said about your work, breathtaking... these faces are exquisitely expressive, as are the words.

  4. I agree! that is a great line! evolving roach resisting DDT!! priceless as are the drawings! and great kerouac
    quote too!

  5. Oh, Hell, yes. These the type of character studies you were referring to?

  6. Kerouac's quote is perfect my aim to be one of these people... wearing summer gloves and a red hat, drink brandy and run my stick along the public railings....

    It might be a bit exausting...I have nothing to loose...except my youth and pride, both have gone.... a long time ago..

    As you can tell Jenny Joseph sums it up for me ~ 'WARNING'

    Great post ~ Julie

  7. Yes, Jeff, I tend to fill in faces (mentally) when I read your work ... -J

  8. I like these, especially the window watcher*!*

  9. You make me YEARN to draw.Fortunately, I have your drawings at which to gaze! :)