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Notes in the margins

Looking around at a number of places, Tumblr, FB, twitter, and other blogs, I am delighted at the wonder of the world. I hadn’t thought of seflies taken with religious glitteratti, or that there were religious glitteratti. Or glitteratti sites. I have been looking at student works. Many are good. I give a huge discount […]


Clouds on the way home

Clouds on the way home

Another wonderful set of clouds.


Images of daily life in Spokane

Images of daily life in Spokane

Out south of town.


Some Camp work

Some Camp work

Here are some of the pieces from the Camp show. Clay pigeons with stickers of pigeons on them. A great bit of fun.


Exhibits I want to see: Seattle

http://jamesharrisgallery.com/2014/03/alwyn-obrien-2/ I would love to see the objects from this work. It’s a grand idea, and a wonderful place to start.  


Opening on Friday

Opening on Friday

So, i have an opening tomorrow. I’d love to see you. The work is. Well, interesting.


Eastern Washington

Eastern Washington

Love the view as I pass through the high plains. Broad vistas. Amazing sense of space and options.


Traveling

Traveling

It’s very nice to be on the road again. Out of town! Yeah!


To the west side

To the west side

A couple of day to look at new things! Here we go.


Begining to look at art, and a frame of understanding

Here is a wonderful conversation about Basel’s Art Fair. It’s also a good conversation about how the arts art operating at this point, and in this economy. This is a good place to start thinking about looking at contemporary art.  


Classes slim and a metaphor

Five in the first class and then three. Not much. But I took notes and will post them to the class site. Then I have been telling a story about junior high school. It fits into how teaching works. Drop a piece of information. And wait for the impact. Sometimes works and there is the […]


Another layer

Another layer

And after a week and a day, I have this. Adding black for an overlay of interference colors, and white to push against the wall color and the positive forms. Enforcing the rail as a a front. Trying to pull and push the scale edging. Looking and exploring tomorrow, and readying or Monday.


Drawn to the wall

Drawn to the wall

Why make work?

Why make work?

I am beginning to reflect and look at images I have collected and to think about why I make work. As a method of thinking about how and where to start, and a direction to work toward, I have looked at postcards from shows I have seen, and still have the cards for. I am […]


Investigating new tools

Looking into new tools. Trying to make sense of my work. And keep at it all


When Over Whelmed

IF I am over whelmed with information, then there is a shut-down cycle. It maybe long, or not. The SFCC exhibit of Harold, Rick and Richard, while wonderful, was over whelming. Work, work, work! Just do something, she said from the edge of the eye.  


Wegman’s Site

Check out another place for thinking. And the place to work. http://wegmanworld.typepad.com/wegman_world/#


Artisanal Pencil Sharpening?

Maybe I am behind the times on this and much else, but I think… this is a good spoof! http://artisanalpencilsharpening.com/index.html


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Other sites

I am at twitter, facebook, and tumblr. Also, I have a place with Eastern @ sites (dot)ewu (dot) edu/rralston


Working

I have been working, drawing and designing tiles. I am working on the process of casting the tiles in glass. It is not hard, just time intensive. The drawings are thick ink, layered densly for values. I am using a number of felt tip pigma pens to do the drawings. These are also investigations for […]