A ‘Throw Back‘ photo caught my eye when it was posted by ‘Friend-Not-Yet-Met’, Bill Elliott. As many of my FB Friends know, such a collision of image and timing – can generally dislodge a story, poem, haiku or some sort of textual creation.
This event, was no different.
Taking the image and recreating it as an eLITHOGRAPH and composing a few lines of verse to fulfill the promise of story – combining them – I built the following full image montage – recapping Bills illustrious career as a top sporting life illustrator, painter and spokesman for outdoor activities.
eLITHOGRAPH: ‘Fishing ELIXIR’ measures 17″x15″.
Thanks to Bill Elliott for the inspiration and the ability to fill, quite nicely, another slot among my Facebook Gallery, “
‘Artist in-Situ’, as well as permission to create from his original image.
Every cowboy has his list of tales, especially those he makes when he enters a new location. Even more interesting will be the new towns, cowtowns.
This little story is inspired by a photograph, taken by Kent Reeves, Cowboy Conservationist & Photographer, and mulepacker extraordinaire, who has his own interesting photographic essay going. He does have a most interesting list of folks to record. Like the gent in this image, Fiddlin’Pete – Peter J Watercott. I have never heard Peter fiddle, but I can just imagine the sound echoing off that big-brim hat being a sweet low tune calling me back to the sagebrush alley where I belong.