My First Zine: “Dear Google, What is the Cutest Puppy Ever?” And Other Drawings

Posted on Sep 8, 2013 in art, books | 3 Comments
My First Zine: “Dear Google, What is the Cutest Puppy Ever?” And Other Drawings

What do you do when you’re feeling sad and/or bored? Google search for cute animal pictures, of course! Inspired in part by stumbling across Kristyna Baczynski’s work, ¬†those illustrators I was swooning over a few days ago,¬†and the long stream of graphic novels I continue to check out from our public library’s fairly decent collection, […]

Hot Cheetos and Toffees: The Things Students Say

Posted on May 1, 2013 in teaching | No Comments

Yes, at times it can be a thankless, 20-hour a day job where you may want to pull your hair out, snap pencils in half and make your syllabus billboard-sized and in all bold, italicized type. But we love it, anyway. Just kidding… but sometimes it feels that way Sometimes you have students that just […]

Kitchen Printshop Project, Part III: A Peek into Ann Flowers’ Studio

Posted on Apr 16, 2013 in art, life | 3 Comments

Okay, so it’s not just “Ann Flowers,” it’s “Ann Flowers Gosser” now. But “Ann Flowers” is just so cute! She was even a “flower girl” at my wedding. Obviously, over-qualified for the job, but thankfully she still agreed to do it! So, she’ll always be “Flowers” to me. But that “Gosser” guy seems pretty cool… […]

Kitchen Printshop Project, Part II: A Peek Into Hope’s Studio

Posted on Apr 14, 2013 in art | 2 Comments

Vandercook Universal Although I do have great access to a letterpress in town, I wanted to have the ability to print a little bit at home, too. I decided to start a Printshop in my kitchen. I shared some pics of my Kitchen Printshop Project at the end of last month. I then asked some […]

Part-Part Time Job

Posted on Mar 1, 2013 in art, design | 10 Comments

I got this Vandercook 2 up and running today! All it took was a bit of SAE 30 in the “grease nipples” (or so I like to call them) and some rust removal with mineral spirits. Putz is coming in the mail soon. I lucked into working with a graphic design professor at BGSU who […]

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. […]

2,000 Words on Why You Shouldn’t Go to Grad School for Art

Posted on Jan 16, 2013 in art, life, rants | 8 Comments

Okay, so the title of my post is a bit misleading. I’m not necessarily going to advise you, prospective graduate students in art, NOT to go to graduate school. Nor do I necessarily mean to impress upon any other post-grads (“post-ops” seems almost appropriate) a feeling of remorse for having dedicated so much time and […]

Memory Ever Misremembered: More Drawing

Posted on Jan 11, 2013 in art | 4 Comments

I’ve gotten a bit more done on those drawings I posted about last time, and I’ve started a new one. Things are slowing down now as I get involved in other projects, but I hope to get a bit more work in on them this evening. I plan to leave the top drawing in graphite […]

Parasite of the Ripening Fruit: New Drawings in Progress

Posted on Jan 10, 2013 in art | 2 Comments

I’m working on a few drawings in the evenings to get that 2013 into my portfolio! Neither of these is done yet. I’ve just been drawing in graphite and laying in some watercolor washes. I plan on going in with some ink and more graphite. I have another drawing planned out in my mind to […]

The Amazing Hancock Brothers

Posted on Jul 24, 2012 in art | 3 Comments

I had a great time second week at Frogman’s studying with The Amazing Hancock Brothers: Charles + John. We learned down-n-dirty carving, printing, transfer and stamping techniques while chugging coffee and getting visibly winded. I got a 12″ x 12″ woodblock and a linoleum block of the same size carved and proofed during the week, […]