Teepees + Temples, no. Teepees + Temples, no. 1

Maybe it’s the combination of coffee, Zapp’s Voodoo Gumbo potato chips and this incredible Eyo Beats mixtape from Domino Records, but I’m feeling profoundly inspired and motivated this morning. I just returned from a trip home to Louisiana yesterday evening, and was too sick to go out and celebrate New Year’s Eve last night, so it could also be that the week of busyness and inspiration, followed by some involuntary rest has me fired up. I also can’t discount my uninformed fascination with numbers–not knowledgeable enough to be considered numerology, but obsessive enough to constantly pique my attention–and the fact that in date shorthand today is 1-1-11: There cannot possibly be a better day to begin anything, at least in my lifetime.

Teepees + Temples, no. 2

I’ve promised a couple of friends that I would resurrect this blog, and in fact there were several times in 2010 when a stray post made its way out of the drafts, but last year was, admittedly, a creatively stymied one, at least in terms of what bore sharing. Aside from completing a record with my band Air War, I didn’t really write a lot of music, and though there are a stack of drawings from last year, I wasn’t really inclined to share them.

Teepees + Temples, no. 3

Nonetheless, I have realized that I’m responsible for my own creative health, and it isn’t right to lay blame with my job because I don’t carve out time to play guitar, or allow stress to make my drawings shitty. I have long known that I’m my own harshest critic, but I know now that I’m robbing others of the opportunity to criticize my art. I’m sorry I’ve been so uncharitable. I have resolved to share more work–old and new–through the Minor Seconds blog in 2011, whether I like it or not. I’ve realized that my opinion of it isn’t the point.

Teepees + Temples, no. 4

These drawings were done back in December. Series entitled Teepees + Temples. All are Sumi ink on paper. More archaeology to come, and new nonsense too. Cheers friends, good luck this year.

Teepees + Temples, no. 5


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