Saturday, January 31, 2009

Art School Sketchbook: The Pressure

Seriously.

*Ed Note: the roses were a find that was left behind in the media workshop garbage. I should explain that back then, we horded things like xeroxes of fonts, architecture mags, letraset, color swatches, paper samples, and SO much more. In later posts, I will delve more into how we presented our design projects without the use of computers.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Art School Sketchbook: Intro

Digging into my old journals, has me craving my Art School sketchbooks....

(click pic to zoom.)
There is SO much content in each page, that it's hard to choose which ones to show you.
For example, this page has notes from the person sitting next to me:
"Would you like to go to the poster show together, Oct. 21?"
My response: "I'd like to, but I can't plan that far ahead."
WTF!? Why couldn't I just say YES? If someone asked me NOW, I'd certainly say YES.
I wish I could go back in time to so many of my no's & change them to YES.

There's also a simple line drawing I did of our teacher, (who I might have bad-mouthed at some point) 
leading this other person to defend her.

And the question that has been answered, finally, all these decades later:
"Artists NEVER buy pens– then where do they get them from?"
They steal them.
xoh :-)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Graphic Design Trix



This is my favorite new trick.
It's a website that shows you your selection of text in every font that's open on your system.
How groovy is THAT?
xoh

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Journal Excerpt: The Moon has Teeth

Winter, 1984
Some serious adolescent angst, right there.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Moody Monday 1/25/09

Sadly, I am always in the mood for grubby little varmint scraps.


Friday, January 23, 2009

Happy Friday!

Mr. Hanky would like to know what you all have on tap for the weekend.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Journals Part 1

I have a box of journals... maybe 40-50 of them. 

I started keeping them from the year I turned 15, until the year I moved in with Hubby.
20 years of my life is recorded, described, and inscribed in here.

Though I was inspired to photograph them, I wasn't prepared to see them. 
Or read them.
It's as though the emotional content had a voice... and this voice was so loud,
that my head exploded. 

So I decided to put everything back inside until I'm ready to open them one at a time.
to be continued....

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Calm Mom Flash Cards

                One of my most faboo bloggie friends gifted me with this groovy swivel notebook.

                           I decided to make flash cards for the kids. (Well... really for ME.)

                                                 These save me from having to say the same things over & over again.

All I do is point to the page that corresponds to the situation at hand.

It's working for now...

But I have a feeling the novelty will wear off really, really soon.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Moody Monday 1/19/09

shock.

awe.

inspired.

etched.


(click all to see detail.)

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Dreaded Eyelash Bug

AKA: House Centipede. (small-medium sized)
Click pic to see close-up.

video
This is the LARGE-SIZED House Centipede, which I filmed 2 years ago.
The eyelash disguise is NOT working in either of these instances.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Pancake Art Series Continued...

If you give Edvard Munch a pancake...

He will scream for more syrup.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Note from Mina



Hello!
The bread was so delicious. Try it with a little cream cheese
– wonderful as eating cake.
Thanks so much.
Love Mina

Mina with her red bag on.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Surveillance 101

Diner Cook: 1/11/09
Rule No. 1: Always make sure it comes out a lil blurry. 

Monday, January 12, 2009

Moody Monday 1/12/09

A walk in the snow...

Stopping for an Alpha Cap  "T," Small "s"


Running in the gutter.


Snow-Blind Justice.




Hope.


Despair.


Perpetual motion.





Saturday, January 10, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009

Back to the Desk

Take a look people... I found my desk!

Remember what it looked like before?


Now the question is... how do I part with all of these extremely important things? 
Like that Marinated Artichoke jar. 
What's on your desk?





Thursday, January 8, 2009

Monday, January 5, 2009

Moody Monday: 1/5/09 Random Rain

This is from a few weeks ago.
I've got nuthin' folks.... It's been a long holiday break, and I need to catch-up on a TON of work.
When the school bus comes this morning, I'll be doing the Snoopy Dance of Happiness.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Keeping Busy...

Gotta keep those varmints busy...

especially when it's 14 degrees outside.

On New Year's Day, our only plan was to watch the chia grass grow.
So when Elena called, and asked us if she & Mr. O can come over, we were THRILLED.

She brought over a bunch of stuff to make sock puppets...

which made the varmints squeal with glee.

shot some hoops...

played some serious dominoes...

and played, and played.

For that, we are eternally grateful.
Thanks El & O!
It's been a really great year so far :-)
xoh