Monday, October 18, 2010

Recent Doings...

I offered to do photo coverage on some of the alumni events for the Dean's office so here are little layouts of some of those shots. The first group is from the opening of "The Original Art of the Funny Papers" at XL Projects downtown. Brad Anderson and Robb Armstrong were two of the attending alums. The second group of photos is from an Industrial Design Alumni panel discussion held downtown at the warehouse.

Friday, October 15, 2010


If I were in or near Nantes, France, I would go see this exhibit. I love photography. With a dash of political protest, a hint of passionate humanitarianism and a fair amount of wit, it's delicious.
I'm reading One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest and couldn't be more enthralled. Ken Kesey is a new literary hero and I haven't been this struck by a book since Tropic of Cancer.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


New Job! This one, thankfully, is longer term ("indefinitely") and may actually be what keeps my portrait project alive. It let's me sleep a little more and it puts me in contact with exactly the people I need help from to make the project happen. Thanks Karma. And thanks University College.

Animal Figure Drawing is a go! I will be leading a group in animal figure drawing next month. I'm looking forward to the details on this one, and in the meantime, I keep drawing. Thanks, Richard Williams, for introducing me to the ball-point pen as the most important drawing tool. There are no mistakes in ink. And thank you, Julee Cruise and David Lynch, for the best Twin Peaks soundtrack ever and for the perfect weird music for today.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

the hum of fluorescents

My accidental sketchbook is a Steno Book. And it is being filled with animal appreciation relaxation sketches. I've been doing this all day. I'm done with people portraits for a little while, unless the project gets a surprising and sudden second wind. And I've never really worked on landscapes or animals in oil before. I think it could be really beneficial. I'm grabbing a tent and heading out to the High Peaks Saturday. Maybe I'll even take a day off.
And I think this illustration is fantastic! In a humorous, fun way.

We Shall See

Latest news: today I await a call regarding an animal figure drawing class. I might end up teaching it. It would be the most fun I've had earning money...ever.

I feel discouraged, as participation for my big project isn't turning out to be what I hoped. So, in the meantime, while I figure it out, I'm making a quilt and doing linoleum prints of dogs to give to my friend as a house-warming gift.

I saw a Cyrus Mejia exhibit up at the Community Folk Art Center. It was titled "Dogs in Transition." It reminds me art can be fun while still having a purpose outside of itself. I needed that.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


The doodling journal has begun again.

Reading Nordic mythology on wikipedia all day...and it finally makes sense...using mythological characters in art. They are ready-made symbols of human experience.