POSTED ON Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 18:54

I rediscovered the image of this drawing while archiving some files. But finding the actual drawing has been a bit of a challenge. I was thinking of revisiting some of these processes... especially for the larger drawings. Scaling some of the vocabulary to 4 times the size.

Thinking about how to make the tools to make these large marks. Photos of tool making next week. Looking at industrial felt. Many sketches of these ideas. Now to try them.

POSTED ON Monday, July 19, 2010 - 12:09

It was 9 am and already 82° when I headed out to my studio sunday morning. It's a two mile walk or so. I usually break it up with a stop for a cup of coffee or breakfast on the way.

This sunday Margaret walked with me to Philadelphia Java Company. We had coffee, tea, and some breakfast buns and I ordered a sandwich for lunch. It was a refreshing stop — I headed the rest of the way to my studio alone. The sun was beating down on South Philly a place bereft of trees and almost impossible to find a sliver of shade.

POSTED ON Monday, July 19, 2010 - 11:15

I always carry a camera and a sketchbook. Sometimes I carry a set of colored pencils or aqua pencils and a water brush. These are a few small pieces done by the seaside last fall. I was revisiting them since I have been working on a new series of egyptian waters.

I'm doing sketches like this now by the riverside. Experiencing the rhythms and light.

POSTED ON Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 23:00

These are a few of my moo cards. Almost all are gone except for a documentation set that I've kept. It's almost time to make a new set. Pull out scans of more recent drawings and make another limited set.

Its wonderful to look at them in these grids lined up arbitrarily. They create a whole new retrospective of sorts. New cards on the way this autumn.

POSTED ON Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 01:22

Back in the studio — finally.  It was a most excellent day of drawing on Sunday. I lit the incense, put on my ipod, and drew almost nonstop for five hours.

Stepping back into the groove with a limited vocabulary, ink drawings and iconic marks, made it easy to lose track of everything else but the memories of the ocean. I could taste the salt and feel the breeze blowing off the water. My mind was empty and the drawings came.

I was able to complete four drawings. Here's one.

POSTED ON Saturday, July 10, 2010 - 21:19

I've been living in the space between. There is so much art in my head and no opportunity to be in the studio. The ideas are beginning to take up every last bit of empty space in my head.

POSTED ON Saturday, July 3, 2010 - 11:55

Having a little bit of trouble getting my new theme to work with the old image data uploads. Working on it. I'm into process and you're getting to see the ugliness of it right here. I was using some odd hacks to make this all work before. Much retrofitting going on for back posts but the new ones should be fine.

It will all be fine – soon.

POSTED ON Monday, June 21, 2010 - 17:52

At last a full day in the studio. It has been difficult getting in a rhythm since our move to Old City. Unpacking, settling in, and working have kept me from establishing a time to get to my studio and make art.

Saturday I spent the whole dang day in the studio. Cleaned up the mess I had left before we moved; creating space to make some new work. Lots of time putting away drawing supplies and clearing surfaces for some new constructions I have in mind.

POSTED ON Saturday, June 5, 2010 - 22:54

Just found a supplier for some plastic wheatgrass. I've been looking for it for awhile. The plastic bldes are just stiff enough… yes, I am excited and have devious plans for my 6 x 6 inch squares.

Each 6 x6 square will be a distinct piece.

POSTED ON Saturday, June 5, 2010 - 22:29

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