Be prepared to be assaulted by ideas, peppered with puns.

Ned wearing Oriental dragon print shirt, standing in front of nightclub stage curtain pointing up, as if to make a point. The associated text is positioned above and below his image.

Welcome to a Work in Progress

You’d be amazed at what goes through my mind. I have my idiosyncratic way of seeing and saying things. Flights of fancy, works of whimsy, Ned’s nebulous (or notorious) notions. All that amazing stuff goes through my mind…

As much of it as possible I intend to publish here. There’s a lifetime’s worth of “Conceptual Artistry” to be shared and I’m just getting started.

Percentage completed as of September 2020:

9%

What’s already here is worth your while, so explore with a sense of delight and anticipation for what is yet to come.

… and while you’re at it, why not …

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During these days of COVID-19, we are all on alert for the lessons to be learned. Lessons can be learned best, I believe, with laughter, even in times of tears. Those little bits of laughter – I’ll do my best to bring them about. Join me on the journey if you wish. All are invited, all are welcomed.

Topical & Timely

In the news for August 22, 2020:

https://www.sfgate.com/california-wildfires/article/Woodward-Fire-Point-Reyes-Marin-helicopter-rescue-15507228.php

from the article:

A rescue team used a 100-foot line to save the two firefighters, who were just 75 yards away from the fire when the helicopter arrived.

“Do you want us to take them with us still?” one of the firefighters asks of their gear.

“No, I’ve got to get you out of here,” the rescue team member replies.

Photo of fireman, backlit by a conflagration, overlaid with text: 
Firemen will rush into an inferno to rescue a brother fireman, while leaving equipment behind to burn. That's the true origin of the phrase: Bros before hose.

Tasteful & Timeless

Picture a circle: at 11 o'clock the phrase, "Dance is Romance," arcs across the top. At 8 o'clock and 2 o'clock are two silhouettes. At 8 o'clock is a long-haired woman, in a wide-stance back bend, arms extended gracefully above and behind. At 2 o'clock is a lithe man, arms also extended, one towards the woman, airborne in a bent-leg ballet jete. Between the two silhouettes stretches the word, ~ between ~. Arcing underneath, in the 5 o'clock position, are the words, "Space and Time." This circle of expression floats against a backdrop of mist and above a mist-drenched tiled courtyard receding in visibility. In the foreground, a wet brown-brick plaza frames a central, fountain-like pedestal supporting a planter with a burst of pale red blossoms, the only color in this mist (and mystery?) shrouded image.

Imagine a circle: at eleven o’clock the phrase, “Dance is Romance,” arcs across the top. At eight o’clock and two o’clock are two silhouettes. At eight o’clock stands a long-haired woman in a wide-stance back bend, arms extended gracefully above and behind. From the two o’clock position leaps a lithe male dancer, airborne in a bent-leg ballet jeté, arms also extended, in front and behind.

Between the two silhouettes stretches the word, ~ between ~. The words, “Space and Time,” bend beneath like a chair-rocker at five of the clock to complete the circuit.

This circle of expression floats against a backdrop of mist and above a mist-drenched, tiled courtyard receding in visibility. In the foreground, a glistening cobblestone carriageway frames a stone pedestal planter with a dense spray of pale red blossoms, the only color in this mist (and mystery?) shrouded image.

NEW FOR SUMMER 2020:

The Quipsy-Quote Card Collection

Assortment of Quipsy-Quote Cards, some hard copy, some on various device screens laid out on a wooden table

Accolades for the
Quipsy-Quote Card Collection

I love it! Clever, alliterative, brain and tongue twisting, inspirational, humorous and always filled with delightful surprises! Ned always delivers more than you could ever expect.

— Catherine Grillos, Singer & Entertainer

NEW FOR SPRING 2020:

Smartsy-Artsy Postcards

Not just “Artsy” but “Smartsy-Artsy”

~ OR ~
View all the Postcards in galleries below:

Smartsy-Artsy Postcards ~ Portrait Orientation

Smartsy-Artsy Postcards ~ Landscape Orientation

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is

  • REAL (at least in my mind)
  • RAW (mostly: some items Flash Pasteurized by the Heat of Passion)
  • UNFILTERED (that explains the murkiness)
  • THE ORIGINAL, SEMINAL IMAGINATION WEBSITE
    (not some “imitation imagination” site)

ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES

Two mayonnaise jars side-by-side on a grocery shelf. One has the original label saying, "Best Foods - Bring Out the Best - REAL MAYONNAISE." The other has an altered label saying, "MAYO NASAL - Blow Out the Best - S'NOT MAYONNAISE." Next to the two jars in large white text is the admonition, "There are times when it's BEST to ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES."