Bob's ART du Jour

Hi, I'm Bob Eggleton and this is my painting and "life in general blog" but mostly paintings. Usually they're for sale. Anyway, if you like something contact me at zillabob@cox.net and ENJOY!!

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I am a Hugo award-winning fantasy/SF artist who works on both publishing projects and film concept work(such as Jimmy Neutron and most recently, The Ant Bully) but I have a passion for landscape work, small paintings and exploring the properties of paint. This blog will mostly showcase my "painting-for-the-day" as kind of a personal voyage. I'll also be inserting sketches,photos and ideas of projects I am working on, that I can, when I can, so look for those every so often(usually as paint is drying!)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Seagull for Mom...

You have to see this. For my Mom's memorial John Davis and his wife Kim came up from Dallas which to me, meant more than I can ever say. My Mom had this thing with Seagulls. Whenever I did a seascape painting, she always said "I think it needs a seagull or so". They always landed in her backyard, and we saw them as motifs in her home and, pulling into the Funeral Home parking lot 3 weeks ago, a flock of seagulls(not the group from the 80's) took to the sky. As we're led to the showroom to pick out an urn for her ashes, the one that lept out at both my wife and myself was one with seagulls on it. It was the nicest one. And, the song I picked for her Memorial-one of two-was by Neil Diamond....from Jonathan Livingston Seagull just by happenstance. I saw this as messages from the Great Beyond. John also framed a nice print of this for me. He's a friend that I've officially known for 9 years, and he's now a brother.

Anyway, here's John's blog. This guy's pix are among the best I have seen of the deeps of space.

http://downthewormhole.blogspot.com/2009/02/seagull-for-pauline.html

4 Comments:

Anonymous Annie said...

The picture is just perfect. I get a great deal of comfort knowing that you have such friends.

(Raises a glass to you Mum and the Seagull nebula)

3:26 AM  
Blogger Bob Eggleton (Zillabob) said...

John is amazing. Not only do we work together but we're the bestest of friends. It's a lucky feeling.

5:20 PM  
Blogger thebonebreaker said...

That is awesome Bob ~ very, very cool!

9:35 PM  
Blogger Bob Eggleton (Zillabob) said...

Thank John on that one. The symbology is getting pretty more than coincidence at this point...

12:08 AM  

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