01/22/2015 § 1 Comment
At the end of last year, I acquired a small daily Moleskine dairy. The scale is pretty small for a sketchbook sorta thing, 2 and a half inches by 4 inches, just big enough to put in your pocket and leave the house without a lot of fuss. My intention is to approach it as a visual diary, trying to record a page a day, based on something interesting that occurred or was said. I’ve started a dedicated Instagram just for this book, called MyTinyMoleskine. Feel free to pop over and see what’s going on. From day-to-day, I don’t know what I’m going to do.
Just to give you an idea of what’s happening over there, here are a few pages that have been posted so far:
06/18/2013 § 1 Comment
So… I’m battling bugs. Living in Florida, it’s kind of inevitable. I’m a real honest-to-goodness native (and trust me there aren’t many), but why the crackers settled here, I’ll never understand. Sure, there are the great winters, fishing, and the beach, but I often feel the summer heat index, humidity and icky bugs trump a lot of the good stuff.
02/27/2013 § Leave a comment
Round one, two weeks ago:
I’ve decided to try to break my charcoal habit and use wet media for a while. I brought a wet media paper pad, a fountain pen, water barrel brushes, and an ink brush pen. I haven’t used sumi or India/China ink with a brush in *forever*, so I knew this would be challenging for me. It’s like I’m starting all over again.
02/13/2013 § Leave a comment
02/07/2013 § Leave a comment
A few months ago, an artist I had not yet corresponded with, Laurence Gillot, sent out an open call for artists to send some postal love to his grandmother, Granny Eliane, who only lives a few blocks away in Nancy, France. Fish-related images would be a reminder of her youth as a fisherwoman. I sent mail to each of them. I think what I received in return eclipses what I sent. « Read the rest of this entry »
02/06/2013 § Leave a comment
I am a fan of Mr. Vermeulen’s mail. I really am. And I’m a horrible monster of a person for not sharing the last few pieces of mail I’ve received. So here are a few envelopes with their enclosed stuff, as well as excerpts from a parcel containing a saddle-stitched, hand-bound zine of his collages. I love that book. *Love it.*