a biscuit in the basket

Posted on May 17, 2014 in Blog, life, offspring | 10 Comments

Aren’t you glad it didn’t say we’re moving again? We are in fact, but that’s not why I’m writing this here post. You see, on top of the good news of Hannah getting the tenure-track gig at SEMO in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, she’s also pregnant. I suppose the coupley way to say it is “we’re pregnant”, but […]

We’re Moving! – Why are you not surprised?

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 in Blog, life, teaching, travel | 6 Comments

“Once you’d resolved to go, there was nothing to it at all.” ― Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle “Moving” blog posts have become quite a familiar topic on our site. Blake and I started out in disparate places, he in Iowa (the blue) and I in Georgia (the pink.) All of the orange markers in […]

Exploring the Unknown: Two Lovely Articles on Art Learning and Practice

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 in art, life, rants | No Comments
Exploring the Unknown: Two Lovely Articles on Art Learning and Practice

I came upon links to two art articles on Facebook over the past week or so, posted upon the pages of Tim Dooley and Brian Hitselberger (scroll to the end for the links to the articles.) I kept them open in tabs all last week, awaiting a free moment of concentration to sit down and […]

Mississippi Adventure No. 1: Satsuma Santa & the Weather Machine

Posted on Jan 9, 2014 in life | No Comments
Mississippi Adventure No. 1: Satsuma Santa & the Weather Machine

My colleague Matt, the 3D to my 2D, was kind enough to pick me up at the airport on New Year’s Eve. After I claimed my lopsided baggage, I met him and his 6 year old daughter Eve out in front of the Gulfport airport. “There she is!!!,” Eve cried out upon seeing me. It’s […]

Some Things a Hannah Brings When She is Moving to Mississippi:

Posted on Dec 23, 2013 in life | No Comments

-cast iron skillet -fake fur -real fur -rubbermaid tubs full of old clothes and bedsheets -french press -art books -sleeping bag -spare purse -frayed silk reversible bathrobe with dragons embroidered on it -gallon ziplock bag full of embroidery thread -assorted miniature plastic animals, mostly horses -baby powder -brayer, ink, ink knives -large enamel painting tray […]

Keep the Sunscreen Packed: I’m Moving to Mississippi

Posted on Dec 15, 2013 in life, teaching | 2 Comments

[googlemaps https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=208317487428128910857.0004d9643d4e2b3c1976c&ie=UTF8&t=h&ll=30.467614,-89.055176&spn=3.31395,4.669189&z=7&output=embed&w=425&h=350] Well, I’m finally unpacking my suitcase that I packed to move to the United Arab Emirates earlier this year. As y’all know, that particular prospect didn’t work out. However, I’m happy to say that instead of merely unpacking said suitcase (a task which I put off finishing for nearly 5 months,) I can […]

Stuffed Camel: The Turducken of the Middle East! And Other Reasons Why I’m Moving Overseas

Posted on Jul 15, 2013 in art, teaching, travel | 10 Comments

So, I never thought I’d be saying this, but I’m moving to the Middle East in a month! I never even thought I would live in Northern Ohio, much less halfway across the world. But I’m excited! I’ve just accepted a full time teaching position at the University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. I’ll […]

The Poetry of Unpacking

Posted on Feb 15, 2013 in art, life | No Comments

Sleeping 8 hours a night? Cooking elaborate meals? Catching up on long-lost projects?? What?!? It’s been so long since I’ve had the time to do any of these things. But since moving to Bowling Green, I’ve been blessed/cursed with a bit of free time. Free time also equals anxiety on my part, as I’m bred […]

A Dispatch from the Field: Settling in Bowling Green

Posted on Jan 20, 2013 in art, life, teaching | One Comment

It’s been about two weeks since I made the move up to Bowling Green from Murray. The time has been largely uneventful, both the students and the university have been quite nice so far, but still somewhat traumatic. Not since my last year of grad. school have Hannah and I spent so much time apart. […]

Packing up Again: A New Neighborhood of Blanket Forts

Posted on Jan 6, 2013 in art, life | No Comments

Blake just left for Ohio for the month; his classes start tomorrow. I’m on a mission to turn this apartment back into a shell for some other wanders to inhabit while Blake holds down the fort at our new shell in Bowling Green. By the way, if any of y’all are interested in a place […]