Sunday, July 29, 2012

a week of current loves: day 4

Tomatoes from MY backyard.  Satisfaction.

a week of current loves: day 3

I love how my dad turns small events into adventures.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

a week of current loves: day 1

Washing my brushes with the garden hose.  Barefoot.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

florence + the machine

Parts of this remind me of Hebrews 12:1.  Shake it off.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

my thoughts on drawing

Looseness is fun.  Color is fun.  Quickly responding is fun.  
But sometimes I get lazy.  I get so loose, so colorful and so impulsive that I become sloppy.   

I forget my labor of love involves labor.  
The labor of being present.  
The labor of being engaged.  
The unceasing LABOR of being fearless.  

I'm reminded of Don, my figure model throughout college.  I knew his face well.  So well, in fact, I could render him without even looking at him.  Sort of.  The drawings were never quite right because I didn't look at my source.

Great things, including great drawings, involve paying attention.  So when my false sense of ease sneaks in, I return to the basics.  Pencil.  Paper.  Observed values, proportions and contours.  I engage.  I resolve.  I decide.
And then somehow, I get better.


line/wash experiment

current work