Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Autumn


Autumn
Originally uploaded by ka2rina

Hand-painted Rainbow House

Photo by Doug Millison, co-author of the new prose+comics scrapbook novel now previewing at http://TheConcreteJungleBook.com, near his home in El Cerrito, California.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

"Fighting Spirit" from Little Mo's streetart scrapbook

Collage in progress, by Morris Armstrong Jr. proudly a.k.a. "Little Mo" author of the new prose+scrapbook novel now previewing at TheConcreteJungleBook.com. Original: 9 X 12 in., newspaper clip and acrylics on paper. Follow Little Mo at Twitter.com, twitter.com/LittleMo92. Doug Millison, twitter.com/dougmillison is managing the project. This photo is not a final version for publication. All rights reserved.

Postage Stamp Cupcake by Migraine Chick

I love this cupcake collage made with foreign postage stamps!

Monday, September 21, 2009

"MAD CHA RAW" from Little Mo's streetart scrapbook

After he lost his parents, Little Mo found solace in his mother's scrapbooks, which she created during those long anxious hours while Big Mo was on duty as a Dallas police officer. Soon enough, Little Mo was adding new pages to his mother's scrapbook, to tell his own story, as he begins to break out of his autistic shell and deal with the trauma.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

two towers


two towers
Originally uploaded by sparkleface

From a member of the The Concrete Jungle Book group at http://www.flickr.com/groups/tcjb/, sparkleface captures the concrete jungle in its brute glory, in a grief art journal

Self portrait by NiceArt with Zhe155, Kris Trappeniers and Mauro

In the concrete jungle, city walls serve as scrapbook pages for Morris Armstrong, Jr., proudly a.k.a. "Little Mo" - check the read/write/collaborate preview online at http://TheConcreteJungleBook.com

"Teddy Takeover" an edgy scrapbook page by Hattie Heart

Makes me feel good to know that SO MANY PEOPLE out there are mashing up and tagging up so many edgy scrapbook pages!

"Words plug you in" by Morris Armstrong Jr., proudly a.k.a. "Little Mo"


For Little Mo, as he tells it in his new prose+comics scrapbook novel now previewing at The Concrete Jungle Book, learning how to express himself in words has been a struggle…and a revelation. Because, you see, Little Mo experiences the word in images, one of the symptoms that resulted in a diagnosis of "autism" at an early age. Please click the image to see a larger version.

"Summit 7777"


Summit 7777
Originally uploaded by Original Bliss

Some of us climb mountains and bring them into a soul journal, like Original Bliss, creator of this fine page. After he lost his parents, Little Mo lost, then found himself in his scrapbook, now you can preview it at http://TheConcreteJungleBook.com & help spread the word. Please Share this to your Profile.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Never forever- ©opy®ight


tournez manège


tournez manège
Originally uploaded by Francoise MELZANI

Mirror, mirror…


Little Mo thinks way too much about his Aztec roots in The Concrete Jungle Book. Click the sneak-peek image in this post to see what he's thinking. He's likely to enjoy this object in an exhibit that sounds good:
Your face is reflected in the black mirror, but you can't see yourself clearly. Your features swim in and out of view, like a vision in smoke, in one of the eeriest objects (and that's saying something) in this autumn's sensational blockbuster at the British Museum.
It is easy to imagine why mirrors like this, made from a highly polished sliver of the dark mineral obsidian, were coveted by magicians in Renaissance Europe after the conquest of the indigenous American civilisation that made them. There is an occult quality to the image of yourself that materialises for a moment, making you wonder exactly who you are. Did Moctezuma, last ruler of the Aztec empire, suffer that same anxiety when he gazed into his black mirror? It was said he saw disturbing omens there – signs of strangers coming. Premonitions of imminent catastrophe.
The black obsidian mirror captures the mystery and tragedy at the heart of the British Museum's new exhibition. Moctezuma's story is one of absolute power – and abject surrender. The real emotional power of this show comes at the end, when you see the armour and banners of the Spanish soldiers who destroyed this ruler and his world, and are confronted with a detective puzzle. Why did he make it so easy for them?
But this is what really makes him think, as he ponders the violence of the concrete jungle: 
Moctezuma's passive acceptance of Cortés suggests he simply didn't see the use of fighting. Maybe he was a wise ruler doing his best for his people by urging them not to waste their time against impossible odds. Obviously that was never going to get him a reputation as a Mexican national hero.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2009/sep/17/moctezuma-aztec-ruler-british-museum#

Berkeley, California streetart


THIS IS THE DEVIL


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Lucky 07

by Morris Armstrong Jr. proudly a.k.a. "Little Mo" author of the new prose+scrapbook novel now previewing at http://TheConcreteJungleBook.com. Scrapbook and origami papers (thanks, Isabelle!), photograph. 11 x 14" original

Cupcakes Love Cherries