Altered Book Sketchbook Project

Posted on Mar 21, 2014 in art | No Comments
Altered Book Sketchbook Project

It’s been a long time, folks. Teaching full-time, traveling, making art, living apart–I’m keeping busy. Yes, “living apart” fits in that list. Everything takes longer and costs more separately–cooking, washing up, running errands. There’s no backup. I’ve also been cheating on you, blog, with Instagram. Yes, we finally joined the 21st century with smart phones, […]

911 Diaries: More About my 16-Year-Old Brain Than You Ever Wanted to Know

Posted on Sep 11, 2013 in life | 7 Comments
911 Diaries: More About my 16-Year-Old Brain Than You Ever Wanted to Know

I was writing in my sketchbook/journal the very moment I heard about the attacks on 9/11/2001. This isn’t unusual, since I was pretty much always writing in my sketchbook back in those days. As many of you know, my Uncle Cole worked in the Pentagon and was killed that day, but we didn’t know it […]

Sketchbook Party Trick: Inspiring Illustrators

Posted on Aug 29, 2013 in art, books | 3 Comments

John Hendrix Below is a list of random things I overheard or read and wrote down in large text in this red graph paper sketchbook I’ve been working in. They all feel significant to me for some reason. Most of them have drawings beside them and function as sort of captions. They probably don’t mean […]

Travel Journal: New York City

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 in art, travel | One Comment

“Look at the donkey!” –Random Kid upon viewing this Alaska Moose at the Natural History Museum Blake and I have really had a whirlwind summer of traveling! We were just in New York the first week of this month, staying with our lovely friends the Prestons. We had the best time visiting galleries, exploring museums, […]

Travel Journal: Colorado & Iowa

Posted on Jul 3, 2013 in travel, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

We just returned from a whirlwind month of travel to Chicago, Detroit, Colorado and Iowa! But don’t worry, we’re taking off again in a couple of weeks for Georgia, Florida… and maybe New York! We’ll see about that last one… Chicago and Detroit were for just for fun and arts research with Mom&Sue (we got […]

Travel Journal: Drawing in the Museums of Chicago and Blind Contour Kentucky

Posted on Jun 13, 2013 in art | 5 Comments

While visiting Chicago with Mom and Sue, we ate a lot of great food, walked a bunch, and also enjoyed seeing the Field Museum and the Art Institute. I always try to draw when I visit museums and write down any interesting tidbits I come across. Here are a few of my doodles from the […]

Part V of 939 Drawings: My Facebook Friends’ Profile Pictures in Watercolor & Ink: #102-145

Posted on Jun 12, 2013 in art, online | 9 Comments

First off, congrats to newly-minted-father Jimmy pictured above! Facebook can be a real time suck, and sometimes it gets depressing, but I am always glad to hear of good things happening to friends/acquaintances. It can certainly brighten a morning. And jokes. I always love a good joke. And so it continues, this project I began […]

Wake Up! Drawing Coffee

Posted on Jun 11, 2013 in art, design | One Comment

I’m not really awake yet this morning! Up late last night playing Pictionary and then Trivial Pursuit. It was a blast! Mom and Sue are here visiting from Georgia. We spent several days in Chicago, and now we’re exploring Bowling Green. Detroit is up next! I’m working on scanning in more images for my Facebook […]

Part IV of 939 Drawings: My Facebook Friends’ Profile Pictures in Watercolor & Ink

Posted on Jun 5, 2013 in art, online | 10 Comments

Here are just a couple more spreads completed in my recent project. I’ve actually gotten a bunch more done, but haven’t had a chance to scan them in yet! We were in Kentucky to install an exhibition and teach at a workshop for High School Students in Life Drawing and Pronto Plate Printmaking at Murray […]

Part II of 939 Drawings: My Facebook Friends’ Profile Pictures in Watercolor & Ink

Posted on May 29, 2013 in art, online | 12 Comments

I have realized that by designing this project to succeed, I have assured that it will be sub par. This is not atypical behavior for me. The artwork I made in my undergrad years rarely met my expectations or showed what I was capable of. Deadlines made me nervous, so I often rushed through things. […]