Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 1 to 13 of 46

Thread: Looking at my copy of Art & Fear...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    SPACE, MUTHAFLIPPER
    Posts
    1,493
    Thanks
    2,741
    Thanked 1,044 Times in 378 Posts

    Looking at my copy of Art & Fear...

    I bought it used. There was a lot of nice things marked with a hi-lighter.

    Only recently did I realize that the previous owner of the book signed her name on it. "Lynn Stafford - Seattle, 2007".

    Then I came across this: http://www.helpfindthemissing.org/mi...tabase/?p=1933

    Bellevue, WA ~ The 45-year-old Bellevue teacher and author, is missing after her van was abandoned Tuesday 1/13/09 on a late-night ferry run from Seattle to Bainbridge Island. Her van was unattended when the ferry arrived at Bainbridge Island. Her purse and keys were found on an upper deck of the ferry.
    UPDATE: 12/03/09 Sadly Lynn was found deceased, please remember her and family in a prayer.
    What if it's not a coincidence?
    Blog Thing: http://www.velda.me/
    Twitter Thing: @velderia
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote


  2. Hide this ad by registering as a member
  3. The Following User Says Thank You to velderia For This Useful Post:


  4. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    HELLsinki, Finland
    Posts
    4,853
    Thanks
    345
    Thanked 2,690 Times in 1,647 Posts
    Then your book is haunted. Or at least you have a story to tell about your book, whether it's true or not. Could just as well be, her family may have sold her old stuff away.
    "I eat comics and poop stylization"
    Comic!
    Sketchbook (Critiques, no compliments please.)
    Tumblr
    Website
    Livejournal
    DeviantArt
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  5. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    517
    Thanks
    100
    Thanked 170 Times in 116 Posts
    Unfortunately, jumpers on the ferry are not rare. Pretty sad.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Washington (state), USA
    Posts
    461
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked 143 Times in 127 Posts
    that is tragic. Winter is nearly here, fellow Seattlites and Bellevuans - time to fight off the S.A.D. once again.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    221
    Thanks
    207
    Thanked 106 Times in 71 Posts
    At the risk of sounding callous, if you buy used things, you're likely to eventually own something that was once owned by someone who is no longer living.

    The fact that the person who used to own the book is dead doesn't in anyway change the book or make it more/less important. It used to be somebody else's book; now it's your book. Nothing really changed.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Washington, US
    Posts
    1,195
    Thanks
    1,571
    Thanked 716 Times in 343 Posts
    I found a ink and watercolor painting in a thrift store by a man in Seattle who is no longer alive. His story wasn't as tragic as that girl's, he just died of old age.

    His name was Ralph H Clemmons, he apparently lived with an Ila Clemmons, and he was a member of Seattle Co-Arts

    Looking at my copy of Art & Fear...
    My Sketchbook

    And then God said, "Let us make man in our likeness and our image. Let us make him ridiculously hard to draw so that poor artists everywhere will have to spend 10,000+ hours failing repeatedly before they can begin to capture the form and likeness onto a two-dimensional surface." And there was man. And it was good. And artists everywhere lost their minds.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  9. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to manlybrian For This Useful Post:


  10. #7
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Hudson River valley, NY
    Posts
    16,211
    Thanks
    4,879
    Thanked 16,685 Times in 5,022 Posts
    Sometimes fear wins.

    Tristan Elwell
    **Finished Work Thread **Process Thread **Edges Tutorial

    Crash Course for Artists, Illustrators, and Cartoonists, NYC, the 2013 Edition!

    "Work is more fun than fun."
    -John Cale

    "Art is supposed to punch you in the brain, and it's supposed to stay punched."
    -Marc Maron
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  11. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Elwell For This Useful Post:


  12. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    casa bonita's
    Posts
    859
    Thanks
    1,721
    Thanked 766 Times in 348 Posts
    it's only a coincidence if you get rolled on a ferry........
    is it a coincidence? that you were both artist..... wait a i minute it never said what she taught? wait are you saying because the book is titled art&fear your spooked.......i still wear shirts that were given too me becuase the men who wore them are dead.....
    so don't fret Mon frer
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  13. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to j.s. sabastian For This Useful Post:


  14. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    London, england
    Posts
    885
    Thanks
    320
    Thanked 242 Times in 164 Posts
    Her ghost carried the book to a young (or old, I don't know) artist, full of potential, in the hope that someone would carry on her legacy.
    Or its a different Lynn.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to Barefoot For This Useful Post:


  16. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    SPACE, MUTHAFLIPPER
    Posts
    1,493
    Thanks
    2,741
    Thanked 1,044 Times in 378 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    Sometimes fear wins.
    I think that's a somewhat healthy approach at looking at it instead of looking at it like she was fearless and naive. She hi-lighted this on chapter 3, page 23: "When you act out of fear, your fears come true". That sentence means a lot to me more now than when I first read it.

    Quote Originally Posted by RyNSWOrLD View Post
    Her ghost carried the book to a young (or old, I don't know) artist, full of potential, in the hope that someone would carry on her legacy.
    Or its a different Lynn.
    I don't think the book is haunted. Maybe the eerie feeling comes from human chemical imbalance + seeing these markings that I didn't create, that another person dead or alive did create it.

    I won't rule out the fact that it could be a different Lynn, but another thing that suggests it could be the same Lynn is that she wrote some questions on page 13, (The part where there's a list of doubts) like "Will my reader understand?", "Does my work offer the reader an opportunity in growth?"

    Edit: Err... 22 is kind of young... Right? D:
    Blog Thing: http://www.velda.me/
    Twitter Thing: @velderia
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  17. #11
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    906
    Thanks
    106
    Thanked 332 Times in 273 Posts
    O: That's very intersting. Creepy in a cool way.
    I would be just like you reading everything she highlighted, searching for clues to understand more about her.
    ---
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  18. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Voodoo_Mama For This Useful Post:


  19. #12
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    717
    Thanks
    932
    Thanked 291 Times in 208 Posts
    That's both interesting and sad. On the plus side this thread provoked me to buy a copy (finally!) Hopefully it'll help with getting out of my funk that's lasted since around '09.

    PS: 'Course 22 is young
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

  20. The Following User Says Thank You to Slothboy3000 For This Useful Post:


  21. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Olympia, WA USA
    Posts
    2,042
    Thanks
    1,882
    Thanked 495 Times in 332 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by velderia View Post
    I bought it used. There was a lot of nice things marked with a hi-lighter.

    Only recently did I realize that the previous owner of the book signed her name on it. "Lynn Stafford - Seattle, 2007".

    Then I came across this: http://www.helpfindthemissing.org/mi...tabase/?p=1933



    What if it's not a coincidence?
    holy fucking shit. CREEPY.

    I bought that book, i thought it sucked

    looks like she thought so too
    ---- -
    sehertu mannu narāṭu ina pānāt šagapīru ningishzidda
    abrahadabra
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. SketchBook: FEAR.
    By Gray Goose in forum Sketchbooks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: April 22nd, 2010, 02:02 PM
  2. Art: fear
    By Amerkokh in forum FINISHED ART & ARTWORK
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: November 30th, 2006, 10:33 AM
  3. Portfolio Question. Hard copy VS digital copy???
    By Spacemanchuck in forum Artist Lounge
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: February 9th, 2006, 09:50 PM

Members who have read this thread: 0

There are no members to list at the moment.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • 424,149 Artists
  • 3,599,276 Artist Posts
  • 32,941 Sketchbooks
  • 54 New Art Jobs
Art Workshop Discount Inside

Developed Actively by vBSocial.com
SpringOfSea's Sketchbook