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Smurf degrees of smurfaration

 A little story about how I drew a smurf and it morphed into several other artistic ideas.

It all started with this drawing...

Photo by Tom Ray in Madison, Wisconsin. A cartoon of a smurf.

First, I drew this smurf on my tablet

I woke up with the Smurfs cartoon theme song in my head. Then I felt like drawing a smurf for some reason. I got out my drawing tablet and drew the picture above.

Then, I turned it into a little virtual graffiti on Google Maps

I was looking for a place on Google maps and saw a big ol' house. Then I got an idea to try some virtual graffiti on it.

Photo by Tom Ray in East Johnson Street. An image of a cartoon on a house and outdoors.

So I drew that smurf on the side of this house for some reason.

What do you suppose is going on in that house?

Then I started thinking how the people living in this house had no clue I was doing this. But I also had no clue about them. 

Then I got the image of a "Rear window" Hitchcock movie-type thing in my head.

Photo by Tom Ray in East Johnson Street. An illustration of a house at night.

So I drew a picture of that house at night for some reason.

I made a video of what was going on inside

This drawing reminded me of a scene from a video I made of the song "Go on for miles" for my band Lorenzo's Music.

I just felt like this couple was breaking up inside the house I drew for some reason.

Then it occurred to me this thought process all started with that drawing of a Smurf I did.

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Big lamp.

All the fake campy stuff there really appeals to me for some reason?

Biking scar.

He seemed fine and it was healing over. But it was huge.