Thursday, October 28, 2010

Be Careful What You Wish For

For IF: She could savour it more, if she weren't in such a hurry to eat!

I just saw the film Eat, Pray, Love, and in the Italy portion of the film (Eat), the Italians tell her that Americans don't take time to savour anything. I think they are right, and we'd be better off it we could.

This little drawing was the result of two class demos on using charcoal. It started with a pair of eyes and a ball and progressed into this.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Changed My Mind

Because this image has toys, and because I can make it the same size and format as the first one, I've decided to change the image for the next quilt to this one. It is from a painting called Dreamer in Training, and comes from my asking my son what he dreamed about in the mornings when he was a little boy. (It feels so odd, that he really isn't little anymore; he's a big boy of 12!) He sometimes said he dreamed of Thomas the Tank Engine, and so this came about. After a few conversations with Kendall folks, I've decided to drop the cat and add a train car, but this is basically the drawing for my next quilt. So far, I've drawn 6 of the panels, which I'll post soon.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Next quilt

I'm deciding between these two designs for my next quilt. Both are based on older paintings; Scaffold on the right and Dreamer in Training on the Left. I'm leaning toward the Dreamer image, because it matches Mrs. so well, and they can be the same size and about the same scale. Nice to have a choice.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

What I learned at Ox-Bow

I just finished a paper containing the information and techniques of lithography that I learned in Mark Pascale's class last summer. I'm going to try to make it available here, just in case, you know, you happen to have a litho lab in your garage and want to know how to use it. I learned all of the stuff in the paper in one week. Wow.

The News

I do have a new image to post, but not today, since I left it at school. It's a little charcoal drawing that is a result of a demo I did for my students.

The news is that the quilt is in ArtPrize, at the YMCA just off the Pearl Street exit on 131S.

And, I passed my "first-year" review at Kendall. Now I can really get busy on the work of the semester.

I'll post the drawing soon.