Friday, September 28, 2007


If you want to be able to draw accurately, just get a copy of the book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" by Betty Edwards, do all the straight forward exercises in the book, pay attention, and just like that, you are able to draw. The right and left side theory is not as important as the exercises themselves. I wasn't aware of the home page till I did a search to make the link, the book can be found for seven bucks on the net and is likely to be found in a used book store.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Playing with Animoto

How cheezeball corperate video, I love it!
All photos by me, I think I have watched it 70 times already.

From our bi-monthly "Lamprey" thing.

If you have just said "Dude, is that Lain?" or "Dude, is that James Clerk Maxwell", the answer is yes.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Jenny Holzer Twitters! How absolutely perfect.

Democrats try to secure the ADD vote.

Yahoo mash-up debates.
I like this format, very organized for quick reference. Good for watching a little at a time, possibly paying closer attetion. The problem is, can people really choose the best candidate if its easier to ignore the ones they are not so hot on? Maybe its a good way chop up long debates/programs after they have aired.

(edit: Earlier, some unfinished version was posted by accident)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Found on the net: Kanchi photo.

Foolie Coolie and Berry, originally uploaded by divi2007.

Internet Subculture

Imagine an entire hotel filled with people who enjoy an extreme and highly organized form of making fun of people on the net. Ok, maybe just one floor of a hotel, but it is happening, in Chicago, at the end of the month. Please collect the cap letters in order from this nonsensical sentence for the link:

when i was Little i Used to Love to go to the Zoo. CONstantly i would rush to DO my homework fast To then COax My mom into taking me.

If this is your thing, good luck. I would assume it was a sting operation, or that some unhinged youtube video "director" would infiltrate, packing heat, and do a big mow-down during the cosplay contest.

They used an image of Kanchi!

Saturday, September 15, 2007


After a minute I am dancing along.
Found on Twitter timeline.

[Edit 9/25 I guess they change the music every few days. Went back and my peppy music and dance was gone, replaced with women who look sleepy]

Monday, September 10, 2007

Jmk (what was his name for here again?) brings his laptop over to the desk and we work together on a project.

Cat. We got her high on cat nip in preparation for Kitten Day. Monday, we're gettin' a kitten! providing the Fe Luke test goes ok. Art historians please note: Jmk likes to drink water out of a mason jar. Folksy ways, duly noted.

Working on collages that seem to please me for some reason. Drawings over flattened security envelope patterns in computation book. Photos soon, much layout-style stuff. Terribly sleepy, but feel like doing one more...

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Monday is kitten day. We're gettin' a kitten.

As the twitter states, yesterday night a long limo stopped in front of my studio and a bunch of drunk women in extremely short skirts and high heels staggered out after someone had projectile vomited. They asked for paper towels. One woman caught some down in the back of her low rider jeans. Her friend helped her wipe it out of her ass, then tried to hand me the towel to throw away. She did sort of turn it inside out for me. I didn't take it.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Here is an example of street art that works. Ok, not the best written account, and I would skip the comments, except the ones from the guy who wrote the article.

Monday, September 3, 2007


I saw an art instillation in a gallery of a woman dressed in business clothes seated at a typewriter, typing. This was years ago, but I still think about it from time to time. She typed for the length of the gallery opening, maybe even started in the morning for a full eight hours typing a stream of consciousness. Gallery goers could check her work, and they did, even returning to the gallery when the page was done to see if they had been mentioned, and what she had typed (she liked my shoes, this was back when I was wearing Swear shoes). It was a nice way to show how hard being an artist is in office job terms, we make it up, all of it.

When I say we make it up, I mean everything, not just the art itself. Being an artist is often like declaring you have become a freelance whatever, that time before your first client. Sure, there are hierarchies, bench marks, determiners, validating agents, etc: galleries, patrons, awards, critics, curators, buyers, the list goes on. That all disappears (or of course, may pile on and hamper the precess) in search for the next thing. Milton Resnick once said, and I am paraphrasing here, that the artist goes down low in the depths of despair when the next idea does not come. It is a terrible place. The artist can make up little tricks and plans that keep working, to avoid such pitfalls, wanting never to visit such a state again. The minute these avoidance techniques are deployed, all chance of growing as an artist is lost. (he didn't mention how to weather nasty comments about the artist really only knowing about makeup or fashion, but I wing it).

Spaced on the last paragraph...

Saturday, September 1, 2007

MSNBC says its ok to poop.

After republican sen. Larry Craig is busted in a men's room gay sex sting, MSNBC assures millions of clenched-up hetro men they are not signaling foer gay sex and that it is OK to poop. MSNBC brought on an expert who gave a definitive run down of what is and is not a signal to initiate gay sex in a men's room. This means sales for Taco Bell's new Grande Quesadilla should remain intact, plus there is new meaning for their slogan "think outside the bun". (also "the fourth meal").