Part II of 939 Drawings: My Facebook Friends’ Profile Pictures in Watercolor & Ink

Posted on May 29, 2013 in art, online | 12 Comments

I have realized that by designing this project to succeed, I have assured that it will be sub par. This is not atypical behavior for me. The artwork I made in my undergrad years rarely met my expectations or showed what I was capable of. Deadlines made me nervous, so I often rushed through things. […]

939 Drawings: My Facebook Friends’ Profile Pictures in Watercolor & Ink

Posted on May 28, 2013 in art, online | 14 Comments

I was at the Office Store a couple of days ago and, as per usual, my sole purpose for being there was just to buy black ink for the printer and boxes full of resume paper. And there’s always something kind of embarrassing about that. Not quite as embarrassing as when you have to get medicine […]

Weekend Travel Journal: From Ohio to Detroit

Posted on Apr 22, 2013 in art, travel | 5 Comments

I finally gave in and decided not to force myself to carry around the beautiful, but gigantic pretentious sketchbook I’ve been working in as of late. I’m still drawing in it at home, but it’s too much to lug around all the time. I have, instead, opted for a small folio Blake constructed in the […]

“Fail Harder,” and Other Thoughts From My Big, Pretentious Sketchbook

Posted on Apr 10, 2013 in design, food porn, teaching | 2 Comments

So, have any of  you Mad Men fans out there seen the documentary Art & Copy? I found it at our local library a couple of days ago and really enjoyed watching it. They interview a variety of ad agency creatives about the business and their career, honing in occasionally on  big campaigns such as […]

All of This Happened, More or Less: Fresh Raw Drawings

Posted on Mar 29, 2013 in art | 4 Comments

I’ve done 3 new drawings in the last 2 days, and I’m working on another one this morning before I head over to the printshop to polish the Challenge Proofing Press. These are very quickly snapped photos early this morning, before the sun finished coming out. I’ll take some better images later. Not sure where […]

DIY Kitchen Printshop Project, Part I

Posted on Mar 26, 2013 in art, DIY | 7 Comments

WE’VE FINALLY STOPPED TRAVELING FOR A WHILE! I loved our printmaking adventures to Nashville and Milwaukee, but I am plumb worn out on the car. Now that we’re home again, in this apartment that is finally starting to feel like home, I’ve gotten started on Kitchen Printshop Project. I’ve been thinking a lot about what […]

A World of Disorderly Notions

Posted on Feb 28, 2013 in art | No Comments

Here are some images from recent sketchbooking. I haven’t been up to much “sketchbook for sketchbook’s sake,” these past couple of months. It’s been more planning, note-taking and preparatory doodling. I find that I don’t have much to say about these pages. Instead, I’ll fill this post with quotes scribbled down in my sketchbook from […]

We All Have 10,000 Bad Drawings in Us

Posted on Jan 19, 2013 in art | 2 Comments

You’re probably tired of seeing these already, but I think they’re complete now. I’ve started on a third one, but it is going slowly. Whether these are successes or not, I don’t know. Probably not, but as Walt Stanchfield wrote, “We all have 10,000 bad drawings in us. The sooner we get them out the […]