thursday image prompt 6/5/08

Enjoy. Take in any direction you wish. Backstory later. This one dedicated to the funny, talented, joyful and beautiful lakota, naughty lakota, naughty naughty naughty lakota.

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26 Responses to thursday image prompt 6/5/08

  1. Lakota says:

    I love this one Rikki – but then you knew I would didn’t you?
    It captures the both the passion and confidence of women being comfortable in their sexuality.

    You are one of the most amazing and prolific painters i have ever encountred… and trust me – i know ALOT of artists. Is it okay if I print a copy and hang it in my office?
    ~pouncing on you for a hug~


  2. rick mobbs says:

    thanks lakota. I (we) loved the story. (my life partner and I read it together and laughed, even tickled each other a little bit. she is 8 and 1/2 months pregnant. we are pretty happy. join us for tea, won’t you? we have lots of room. you are welcome to stay over. there is this little room up in the attic…)

    of course, print the image. i love what you do. you make the world a better place. if you like i can send you a larger file, or burn a cd and send you a file (150 mb or so) you can use to make a high resolution copy.


  3. What community you have created here. It is very compelling and exciting, what is happening here.
    Thank you!


  4. Bo says:

    Rick, I really want this print, really really. And as a desktop too. And I know about artists’ worth and time and I’ll send you an email cause it’s worth some of my bucks.


  5. Paul says:

    Woohoo, there’s a definite resemblance there, around the eyes. I might do this one, hmm, I’ve always had this polymorpheus perverse desire to test the boundaries between erotica and pornography, maybe now is the time.


  6. rick mobbs says:

    jump right in, Paul. Someone said that the difference between erotica and pornography is a 200% mark-up. I think there are boundaries but they do give a little here and there. Go ahead, test those boundaries!

    Hello Bo, I emailed you back. I would love for you to have one.


  7. Lakota says:

    ~shivering with anticipation~
    i can’t wait to see what GingaPaul does with this.
    hmmm… is is suddenly hot in here?


  8. randypepper says:

    Rick, Its time to have some prints made so you can start selling some of these wonderful images. I know how you love to give your work away but as a early benefactor and owner of many pieces of your art-I think you should be selling them.
    How about”Red Boots” as an image prompt. I love it when people write about pieces I own.


  9. rick mobbs says:

    Just as a general f.y.i. everyone, randypepper is someone who, when I was broke, I could call and say, “Hey, your painting is ready.”

    And she would say, “Oh yeah? How much is it going to cost me this time?”


  10. rick mobbs says:

    and “Red Boots” is a great idea. If I can’t find a good photo maybe you could scan the original for me?


  11. johemmant says:

    red boots, sounds wonderful.

    Here’s my funny take on this one:


  12. rick mobbs says:

    jo, you amaze me. more later.


  13. Paul says:

    I agree with Randy, Rick. What you are doing here is fantastic, openhearted and truely in the spirit of creative communities but it must be timeconsuming. You could use Cafepress to put these images on tshirts and other objects, including posters and there are other free services like that too. I use Cafepress for my shop, it’s free, it works well, no complaints from customers and once you have set it up, it takes no time or energy to manage. The first product I made was a coffee cup with the quote “Because a community that doesn’t support its artists will soon bore itself to death.” (if you get my meaning).
    Anyway, hope everything is proceding according to plan, re the new arrival. Congratulations again!


  14. rick mobbs says:

    Paul, thanks for the tip and the kind thoughts. I’ll look into Cafepress. It would be fun to get the images out, and maybe even work with the poets to collaborate there as well. Food for thought.


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  16. Paul says:

    Sorry, I know this is not the kind of thing you are trying to inspire but I felt after all this time I should actually do one. Sorry.


  17. rick mobbs says:

    as I said elsewhere, that will do just fine el senor gingatao. if it is okay wit chu i may put a little xxx beside it so as to draw the attention of the church ladies. don’t want to leave them out you know. and by the way, welcome aboard! it’s about time!


  18. Birdie says:

    Hey Rick, LOVE what’s happening here, the bulging belly of community much like what’s happening at your home. You are birthing on many fronts.

    I am writing a story for this painting. Do I send it to you? Post it at my blog? Do you want it to post at your blog? It is a long story, be warned, and strange as hell. But then again, all things New Mexico are one foot in this land, one foot in some other ether.



  19. Z says:

    This is such a brilliant idea, and I love your paintings. I’ve posted my take on this one here:


  20. rick mobbs says:

    Hey Birdie, am thrilled you wrote something and that you like what is happening here. Tell that man of yours we can also post music if he feels inspired to make something or play something to post.

    Go ahead and post the story to your site then leave a comment here saying you have it up. people can then click back to see it.

    I will also link to it so people can see your link without having to go to the comments.


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  22. damyantig says:

    Rick, I just posted on your prompt. As you will find in my post, I did try prose, but it was poetry that pushed its way out.

    I am not entirely happy (cos I am trying to practice prose, *ruefully smiles*) but then your painting spoke out in a poem, and I just had to listen and write it down.

    Hope all is well on the “new arrival” front. Wishing you lots of luck:)


  23. rick mobbs says:

    damyantig, You can try to stop but I don’t think poesy will let you ignore her for long. Your prose is terrific. I find your poetry beautiful and moving.


  24. damyantig says:

    Er…Rick, I don’t think I wrote the poem, the woman in your painting did, she spoke to me, I swear.

    Thanks for believing in me though, and my friends (also my husband) would laugh if you tell them I have a poetic soul.


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  26. OK, Rick! Here’s one more for the road! I wish you the best of everything with your show, your baby, and all the good things in your life! Be well!


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