Story Maps: Contemporary Creative Nonfiction

Posted on Sep 29, 2012 in art | 2 Comments

My sketchbooks have always been an integral part of my life, my memory and my artwork. When I was in graduate school, I started a series of screen prints that emulated the relationship between text and image that emerges in my sketchbooks. I called these prints Story Maps. I combined autobiographical narrative with fantastical elaboration […]

DIY Texture Pattern Quilt

Posted on Sep 25, 2012 in art, DIY, teaching | No Comments

This is a project I have used in several forms with my 2-D Design students, and I just recently modified it for my course Art Materials and Techniques for the Classroom Teacher. I thought I would share it with you guys and you could make one yourself or use it as a fun project to […]

More than A Number: 911, Section 64, #4653

Posted on Sep 10, 2012 in art, life | 18 Comments

There are still a lot of things I’d like to ask him and tell him. I felt as if I was just growing old enough to be able to have a real adult conversation with Cole, and then he was gone. The last time I saw him, August of 2001, he came down to visit […]

Easy Cilantro Chicken Salad with Homemade Avocado Mayo

Posted on Sep 3, 2012 in food porn | 7 Comments

My mom makes the best chicken salad because Uncle Nick made the best chicken salad. They passed on the easy and fresh recipe to me in just a few words over the phone. I have changed it through the addition of hot sauce, cilantro, avocado oil and lime juice for this particular version, but you […]

Different Strokes: 45 Images Exhibiting the Evolution of Blake’s Drawings

Posted on Sep 1, 2012 in art | No Comments

I’ve posted many times on here about my own drawing practice, so I wanted to share some of Blake’s work with you. We draw in very different ways. I will do a 100 drawings in a hot panic, scribbling out elusive visions and quick marks before I have a chance to second guess myself. Blake […]