Egghoven Over-Easy And Symphony No.9 Well Done

Egghoven, No.9 of the Lesser-Known Dumptys. 8"x10" archival ink on 11"x14" Bristol Board.

Hello!!! How are you? I hope you are well. As for me I am not well. I have so many problems and I am suffering...etc.etc. Please send money. Okay. Forgive me, I am being facetious. I am well, as well as can be. Today is Saturday and you know what that means? I am at home with my family. I love love love love being with my family at home. I don't know why I feel that way. Well, firstly, I love being with my family and we could be anywhere, I would still enjoy the time but being at home just makes me feel extra comfortable and extra happy. This is my refuge. Never mind that I am on call, I am still at home.

I want to talk about politics. Okay never mind. Whew! That was close. Hahaha!

Let me talk about religion. No? Okay. I know drawing some religion's iconic prophets would send death threats my way but what about Buddha? I grew up surrounded by Buddha's portraits, statues and statuettes. How many Buddha bellies have I rubbed? How many incense sticks have I burned in temples? I can't count. Buddha is such a lovable and comforting figure. Most images of Buddha look Chinese but do you know that Buddha was an Indian? His real name was Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha. He was a spiritual teacher from the Indian subcontinent. My daughter was very impressed when she found out  that I knew that. While reading her World History book in the kitchen, she asked "Mom, do you know where Buddha was from originally?" I blurted out Buddha's name. She smiled. Yet she is still not fully impressed with me. She said I am weird. She saw me drawing during the concert in the dimly lit auditorium. Anyway, I don't think I can draw Buddha as an egg. I like Buddha and his teachings.

However, this is Egghoven. I am very much aware that I labeled him as No.9 of the Lesser-Known Dumptys series. There is a reason. I modeled him from Joseph Karl Stieler's painting of Ludwig Van Beethoven. I also drew him after I finished drawing Egglina, No.8 of the series. I will post Egglina at another time.

Egghoven was drawn with a special blogger-friend in mind. Hint :) Hint :)

When I draw an image of person, in this case it is an egg with a face, I always draw the nose line first. When the face is completed and I am satisfied with it, I draw the other facial features. I decided to give Egghoven hair, lots of hair. Well, guess what happened? My son thought I was drawing myself! It is because of Egghoven's hair. If I don't tame my hair it will go wild just like that. So in order to make sure that I am not mistaken as the egg above, I gave him/it an unshaven face but not a full beard. 

So that is Egghoven for you, writing his Symphony No.9. That's exactly what happens with composers too. They compose from a box of jumbled notes and then they lay them out on music sheets and they end up in music instrument stores... Okay. just kidding! 

Look what happened to my beautiful, neatly trimmed and professionally maintained patio garden. My son converted it to a container-vegetable garden haven. Tomatoes, peppers, asparagus, herbs, Brussel sprouts, snap peas, pumkins, watermelons, etc...He is using every space he can find. The pumpkin patch is right at the front door. Aahh, I can't complain. 

Have a great weekend! Tsup!


Tam Hess said...

He he you make me giggle! LOVE LOVE your humor. Egghoven is great...from what I can see he doesn't look like you. Wild hair, clean shaven or not :) Oh Ces! I just LOVE you...wish I could hang around and draw fun pictures in odd locations with you. :) :) Now I'm off to the zoo to finish drawing my tree picture...

Tammie Lee said...

wow, your son has been busy. i bet the plants will thrive under his loving watch!

love your egghoven, you are a gem with wit in art and words.

Steve E said...

OH MY GAWD! Ces, when I saw Egghoven's likeness an hour ago, I was thinking--
there IS no "best-of-the-Series" Dumpty. Each is a true masterpiece of inspiration, thought, perspiration, and "only-Ces'" genius (seriously). (And YOUR signature appears where the word
"Steinway" might've been!) MARVELOUS!

I have never...NEVER been so honored, my friend...so glad you no-named me. But I knew who it is
you meant. Ces, you not only HAVE friends. You HONOR them, by BEING a friend.

YOU never take credit for your genius. Your work is dripping with God's guiding hand. This pertains also to your career, your family here and over there, and your writings, paintings and drawings. How GREAT that is! True humility! I will not tell anyone, since YOU don't.

And Egghoven, with his "always-in-hand" notebook (like Ces!) is a delight--you got him drawn before he shaved that day. And Symphony NUMBER NINE! "The greatest of the great", scholars have described.

Ces, I showed Anna some of your forgotten Dumptys...and told her I'd much rather spend a day with the Viking's family (and Ces) than tour the White House, to dine with the next president...Ooops! No politics HERE! Right?

Now, about religion? Let's see, I'll use the word "righteousness" which might mean well-intentioned. Most of us 'religious' peeps are well-intentioned, as is the monkey who lifts a fish from the river "to save it from a watery grave." Enough about THAT!

Hey, you are a wonderful writer, and exciting artist, and a true friend-of-the-Universe. God was kind to have let our blogs meet.

Steve E said...

Did I not mention the gardening efforts, and the photo excellence? Shame on me! Again, it is the way God intended. Nothing ever perfect--but always growing.

Even my weeds are important, although I cannot for the life of me figure why...

k.h.whitaker said...

Owwww, Egghoven is wonderful! I love it and the garden looks incredible! I am sooooooo jealous. I only have a few tomatoes planted. Ah well, there is always next season. :)

Ces Adorio said...

Oh Steve, you leave me speechless sometimes. How do I respond to something like this. I just drew and egg. with stick legs and arms . You are too kind to me. Seriously Steve, it is just a drawing. It is not a vaccine or new generation of cephalosporins or methicillin. Thank you. Sometimes I just say "wow" after reading your comments. Thank you. Wow.

Ces Adorio said...

Thank you. The kids and I have been doing vegetable gardening photography. Heheh!

Ces Adorio said...

Tam, thank you. Wow, I am honored. You are so pretty. I would look good drawing with you. Tsup!

Ces Adorio said...

Very busy indeed. We are going to have hundreds of tomatoes. I love photographing the flowers and the buds. Thank you.

Ces Adorio said...

Thank you Karen. I am happy to see you. Take care. Tsup.

Bella Sinclair said...

AAAAAAAAHHH!!! Superb! Oh, I love his hair. I strive every day to get my hair into that state. Really! And he is the epitome of sartorial excellence. That vest! And that cummerbund! Whoever dresses him should get an award. Even if it's just for squeezing his legs into those skinny skinny pants. Oooh, this is an ink feast! And I loooooove Steveroni's response. My cheeks hurt from grinning.

That garden is incredible! So healthy and thriving from a lot of very hard work! I see a lot of tasty salads in your summer. YUM!

Ces Adorio said...

Heheheheh. Your comment just made me imagine how he got into those pants without breaking. Heheheh! Tsup!

Tam Hess said...

Ces! OKay here is the plan..you and me at the zoo drawing tons of trees :) We have a lot of trees here in Oregon. :)

Ces Adorio said...

I know you do!!! I have been to Oregon and went to the forests. WOW. So beautiful and sacred. Yes, we should go to Willamette National Forest :)

Jack Foster said...

I love this series and I adore Egghoven! His facial features are so distinguished. That hair ROCKS and your wit and humor put all your posts way over the top. I really enjoy stopping by for my dose of Ces. Ahhhh now I feel much better! Thanks!