Alida's Art Journal

And Other Things

Alida Saxon
20 October 1973
External Services:
  • seian@livejournal.com
Let's see, I'm an artist of some skill and ambition. I'm a writer, but more often an editor. At some one point I intend to reverse that order, and include more publishing. I am a cartoonist who wishes there were more hours in the day to do everything I want to accomplish.

I've got an orange-tabby manx-mix cat who gets his way too often and who keeps me laughing even when I don't want to.

I am clever and bold at times, and I am annoyed when I am not. I don't look perfect, I don't act perfect, but I try my best and hope in the end it's enough.

Here you'll find the art and other creative doings in my day to day life. Personal works in progress, things planned, sketches or ideas I'm driven to post about. And on occasion a peek at the progress of commissioned projects, if the client allows. Updated at least once a week, but I'm pleased if I can get something in every other day.

The media I work with most is colored pencil and graphite, but I can also be caught doing paintings, printmaking, comics and sometimes even three dimensional things like bookmaking, sculpture and jewelry. Check out my gallery.

While anyone is most welcome to add me to their friends list (thank you!) to keep an eye on the work... like my website, please do not pull images or text from this journal without writen permission. I've seen some godawful things done to my art over the years, and I'm not eager to experience more. Blah blah blah, copyright notice, all rights reserved.


Seian Horse (The). A possession which invariably brought ill luck with it. Hence the Latin proverb “Ille homo habet equum Seianum.” Cneius Seius had an Argive horse, of the breed of Diomed, of a bay colour and surpassing beauty, but it was fatal to its possessor. Seius was put to death by Mark Antony. Its next owner, Cornelius Dolabella, who bought it for 100,000 sesterces, was killed in Syria during the civil wars. Caius Cassius, who next took possession of it, perished after the battle of Philippi by the very sword which stabbed Caesar. Antony had the horse next, and after the battle of Actium slew himself. Like the gold of Tolosa and Hermione's necklace, the Seian or Sejan horse was a fatal possession.
            (From Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable)