Fishing ELIXIR

Fishing ELIXIR, verse by les booth; reference photo by Bill Elliott | eLITHOGRAPH  17″x15″

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.

Enjoy.  – AOJ





Cowboy Tales: Beginning

Fiddlin’ Pete Watercott – captured by Cowboy photographer, Kent Reeves – partnered with les booth to produce this eLITHOGRAPH, Cowtown Tales story. More to come …

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.

Do enjoy. The image is poster size 32″ x 20″.

Read the text in larger format .. at this address:

Thanks to Kent Reeves and Peter J Watercott for permission to indulge them in my scribble fantasies. Hope y’all enjoy.

This is the first in a series of images and story built around the theme, ‘Cowboy Tales’. Look for more coming in the near future.  – CreXpoCon

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Cowboy Tales: Cowboy, Fiddler & Fuchsia Haze by les booth is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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