It Takes a Village to Raze a Mother: Musings on the Artist/Parent/Academic Network and Pregnancy Updates at 27 Weeks

Posted on Feb 18, 2020 in art, Blog, life, offspring, Uncategorized | One Comment
It Takes a Village to Raze a Mother: Musings on the Artist/Parent/Academic Network and Pregnancy Updates at 27 Weeks

I’ve been wanting to update again for a while, but time is very cramped. I don’t even have the time now! But I will begin this, and save a draft, and keep it going over time until it’s done enough to share. It’s honestly been a month since I began writing this, but whatever it […]

Pregnancy Piss and Vinegar

Posted on Jan 8, 2020 in Blog, life, offspring | No Comments
Pregnancy Piss and Vinegar

A dear friend of mine requested to hear about all the down and dirty shit of pregnancy that folks don’t normally talk about, so I’ll give you my gripes and realest reals I can here. My first time around, I spent a lot of time trying to make a show of not being pregnant. Writing […]

Print Nugget 2: Al A. Poopy’s Revenge!

Posted on Jan 7, 2020 in Blog, life, offspring | 3 Comments
Print Nugget 2: Al A. Poopy’s Revenge!

We announced to the world on Christmas Day, 2019, that we are expecting a second child in May 2020. Its due date is May 17th, to be exact, the day after our University’s Spring Commencement. We had been debating have a second child for some time, and are thankful to have many privileges that afford […]

The Reading List, 4th Edition

Posted on Jan 28, 2019 in art, Blog, Readings | No Comments
The Reading List, 4th Edition

Another post in my journey to document previous reading suggestions on the Facebook Group, Printmaking Professors Network. You can see all of these posts under the category “Readings” here, http://orangebarrelindustries.com/main/category/blog-2/readings/.  I’ve been sharing my progress in documenting this back onto the Printmaking Professors Network, so I’ll begin today’s list with a comment by Phyllis McGibbon […]

The Reading List, 3rd Edition

Posted on Jan 23, 2019 in art, Blog, Readings | One Comment
The Reading List, 3rd Edition

This is continued from a series I just began to document my back-logged “read but don’t remember that well” and “to read” lists, inspired by online groups like Printmaking Professors Network, Printmakers Open Forum, and the infamous Tabs-my-husband-Blake-leaves-open-on-our-computer. You can see all of the posts in this series, here: http://orangebarrelindustries.com/main/category/blog-2/readings/ There is just SO much […]

The Reading List, 2nd Edition

Posted on Jan 23, 2019 in art, Blog, Readings | 4 Comments
The Reading List, 2nd Edition

I decided to start keeping track of my rambling reading and to read list on this blog. You can see my first post, here: The Reading List, 1st Edition. An Illustrated Guide to Guy Debord’s ‘The Society of the Spectacle’, “The spectacle can be found on every screen that you look at. It is the […]

The Reading List, 1st Edition

Posted on Jan 22, 2019 in art, Blog, Readings | One Comment

I decided to use this blog to share and keep track of some of the art-related articles I’ve been clicking on, reading, or planning to read soon. Some of them I find open in tabs because B. has been reading them. Others come from great Facebook groups like Printmaking Professors Network and Printmakers Open Forum. […]

Collaborative Books from Sketchbook Bootcamp 2018 at TN Governor’s School for the Arts

Posted on Jun 26, 2018 in art, Blog, teaching, Uncategorized | No Comments
Collaborative Books from Sketchbook Bootcamp 2018 at TN Governor’s School for the Arts

Below are the pages from three collaborative accordion books students worked on at this year’s Gov. School sketchbook class. Each class had a small book to work in, and one larger book that students from both classes helped create. Blake built the books, encasing the covers in repurposed fabric from the local Goodwill. Then students […]

Tips and Ideas for Filling a Sketchbook

Posted on Jun 13, 2018 in art, Blog, teaching | No Comments

Below is a list of various topics/themes/prompts/medium explorations to try out in your sketchbook. Every Day Matters Challenges by Danny Gregory, Over 300 mini assignments for sketchbooking: https://dannygregorysblog.com/community/edm-challenges/, such as: 128 – Draw a view through a doorway from one interior room to another. 122 – Draw something where shade is a prominent part of the […]

Introduction, Assignment 1: Pamphlet Stitch Passports at Sketchbook Boot Camp, Week 1

Posted on Jun 2, 2018 in art, Blog, teaching | No Comments

This post is for our students at the 2018 Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts in the Sketchbook Boot Camp Class, week 1. Introduction, Assignment 1: Pamphlet Stitch Passports We begin with a brief book-binding tutorial, where you will learn to create Pamphlet Stitch Books. If you want to do the four-hole variation and need […]