Time for more Month of Love! Here are weeks three and four!
Month of Love – Week 3: Keys
As I thought about keys, I knew I wanted to show them in their glorious variety. I thought I had a plan, but then I saw the brilliant cover that Michael Kaluta had recently made for Joe Hill’s Locke & Key. There was no way I was going to compete with that!
But then I thought of a scene in Return to Oz – the game of finding things – and I remembered Silver, the Clockwork Girl of Oz. I’d invented her (and several other Oz characters) years ago for a still-secret project with old friend Keith Baker, and it struck me that she summed up much of what I was feeling. I hope you like her as much as she would like you.
Week 4: Metamorphosis for Month of Love
A Wind in the Door by Madeleine L’Engle
Meg Murry is changing, and so is the cancer that is eating her younger brother alive.
So too is the the ‘Drive of Dragons’ that Charles Wallace witnesses in the wood.
Metamorphoses bring risk but, if we are true and brave and kind, also opportunity.
February marks the return of the Month of Love!
By Lee Moyer – www.leemoyer.com
2017 Month of Love Challenge: Secrets
Secrets are a thorny subject for me, largely because I find secrets to be almost universally pernicious. If people just talked honestly, then so many things would be better (and so many films and plays nipped in the bud).
But then I realized that there is a kind of benevolent Secret – The Secret Kingdom.
In this case – Shambhala, and my chance to tip my hat to the late great Russian Mystic and Theosophist Painter, Nicholas Roerich. Roerich sought Shambhala and painted many astonishing pieces high in the Himalayas (In egg tempura. In winter. The mind boggles!) Years ago I led a bunch of wonderful NY artists (including Month of Love founder Kristina Carroll) on a walk from Midtown up to Roerich’s secret museum on the Upper West Side. Come to think of it, I loved sharing that secret.
by Lee Moyer – www.leemoyer.com
2017 Month of Love Challenge: Innocent
In “Beasts of the Southern Wild”, the radiant Quvenzhané Wallis embodies not the weakness, but the power of innocence. I can only hope she (and the filmmakers) enjoy this work as much as I enjoyed theirs.
I was lucky enough to participate in the Months of Love and Fear challenges with Steen.
With each piece she contributed I grew more and more impressed.
I do not know Steen, but hope to one day rub elbows – maybe some of her astonishing sense of character and design will rub off!
Thus far the year has flown by with work and travel and guests.
I’ve worked on book covers, theater posters, logos, and more but through all that have still found time to do some personal work.
Month of Love this year came during one of my busiest stretches so I was unable to go all out and post every single week as I love to do. However the two pieces I did have time for are two of my favorites this year.
As with most of the US, I have been swept away by Hamilton and wanted to create my own homage to it’s ground breaking beauty. I hope to continue with more pieces in this style as a series.
Joseph-Désiré Court, 1791
My sweetheart Venetia posed for the Dominatrix, not her usual style and the outtakes from our photoshoot are quite entertaining.
Our dear friend Accalia was here from Canada for the Rachel Brice Elements program and posed for the Goddess Allatu.
Hopefully the second half of 2016 will see more personal projects as well as business as usual!