Sunday, August 17, 2008

Back to Basics

I heard once that "its a fool who fails to return to the place of his last happiness." I don't think you can ever really go home again- the wheel is always turning. But I think there's truth in that statement anyway.

I've been talking about and thinking about school for a long time. Wanting to teach, wanting to be taught. Daydreaming about freshly sharpened pencils. And now I'm going to go back. This time its back to playing teacher. I've been hired to teach three introductory drawing courses and Villa Maria in Buffalo, and I don't think its possible for me to be more excited.

Going back to Buffalo feels like going back home for me. I can't wait to get my hands dirty with charcoal again. It'll be awhile before I call B-lo my home- but all things in time!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

nerdy knitting

A friend of mine, Robyn sent me this link tonight and it was just too amazing not to share. The above is the emission spectrum of Iridium, in a scarf form. Yea, I'm not kidding. Go here for the rest of the article. I think it's fair to say that I have perhaps found some of my people...

Sunday, August 3, 2008

here comes the sun..

Like so many others i've been waiting for a sunny day to take photos of my new pieces. I've loved the rain we've been getting, but the cloudy skies don't make for good photos.

This isn't terribly new but I did finally get some photos. I turned my tea stain drawings into tea stained cards with some success. People seem to like them and they aren't hard to make which is always nice. I recently inherited a royal academy typewriter that I want to use to add text to these pieces. Trouble is I haven't been able to find a ribbon for it! I'm still looking but am a bit discouraged. I've wanted a typewriter for years now.

This is my purl bee rabbit, I'm making it for my favorite little girl Marta. It's not finished yet- I rarely make such small things so it's taken some fussing. Marta really loves ducks so I'd like to make her a duck doll too but one thing at a time. Her favorite color is pink so the dress is too. A doll for a doll...