Book Review: A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking

Posted on Aug 27, 2012 in art, books | 2 Comments

I wanted to take a minute and let y’all know about this fantastic art book called A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking put together by my friend Matt Egan and his colleagues at East Carolina University. It features over 100 full color images of contemporary artist/printmakers and is a great way to take a gander at […]

Sneaky Husband Tricks: Another Sketchbook Post

Posted on Aug 26, 2012 in art | One Comment

A sketchbook is for: doodling, to-do lists, shopping lists, important dates, planning Halloween costumes, planning future art projects/shows, drawing challenges, laying out gallery exhibitions, mission statements, waiting for events to start, surviving plane rides, recording interesting quotes from reading, coffee & tea stains, brainstorming, passing notes during lectures, keeping figety hands busy during movies, and […]

RIP Count von Count, Jerry Nelson 1934-2012

Posted on Aug 24, 2012 in Uncategorized | No Comments

My contributions to this blog in the earliest days were inspired by a rediscovery of the Muppets and the inspiration they have provided for me. The sincerity and dedication of Jim Henson and company was always at the forefront of every performance. Another of the great first generation Muppeteers, Jerry Nelson, died Friday at 78. […]

Cacklewood Ceramics

Posted on Aug 22, 2012 in art, online | 3 Comments

My mom, Meg Hogan Campbell, has been a ceramicist for nearly 40 years now. She creates functional work including the best-fitting mugs you’ve ever held as well as sculptural pieces, mobiles, assemblages, tiled works and watercolors. Ceramics is her life. But she’s always had other jobs on the side to get by. She’s one of […]

Animal Attraction: Drawings from 4,000 Animal, Bird & Fish Motifs

Posted on Aug 21, 2012 in art, books, design | No Comments

I wanted to share some drawings I did back in July with y’all from a great book called 4000 Animal, Bird and Fish Motifs: A Sourcebook, by Graham Leslie McCallum. I borrowed it from my friend Rob Stephens when we were at Frogman’s workshop in the screen printing class together. I had a blast looking […]

More Athletic Than a Verb: Drawings 21 July 2008 – 08 November 2008

Posted on Aug 20, 2012 in art | 5 Comments

I’ve been trying to organize our new studio room, so I got started looking back through old sketchbooks. I decided to scan in some in a little black Pentalic sketchbook I worked in between 21 July 2008 and 08 November 2008. First of all, it’s amazing to me that we even have a studio room. […]

Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones

Posted on Aug 17, 2012 in art, books, teaching | No Comments

I’m going to be teaching Life Drawing this semester at Murray State. I’m really excited about the class! These past few weeks I’ve been working on my syllabus and boning up (sorry, I can’t help myself!) on anatomy to get ready to teach. One of my favorite courses in undergrad was Life Drawing. They only […]

Shut up and Draw. It’s Good for You!

Posted on Aug 14, 2012 in art, teaching | 90 Comments

In order to get myself back in gear this summer and prep myself for the drawing classes I’m going to be teaching this semester at Murray State, I delved into the simple but effective EDM drawing challenges. These drawing challenges were started by artist Danny Gregory, whom I’ve been following off and on forĀ  about […]

Dissecting A Frog: The End of Frogman’s Press

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 in art | 2 Comments

After 23 years in Beresford, South Dakota, Lloyd “the Frogman” Menard, professor Emeritus of the University of South Dakota, is closing the doors to his press and gallery and moving to a lovely new Victorian in Council Bluffs, Iowa to enjoy his retirement. The Frogman tried to sell the building as an apartment/ studio to […]