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Assignment #7

February 20, 2011

Draw a turd on fire, but make it classy

Assignment was ‘Draw a turd on fire but make it look classy.’

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Sharing a Snack

February 19, 2011

Snacks

Nest

February 19, 2011

Nest

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February 10, 2011

If/Then

 

Assignments

February 10, 2011

 

 

This week I’ve been exchanging drawing assignments with a friend, via txt. I’ve really enjoyed drawing things I wouldn’t have thought of, in environments I haven’t normally drawn in (mostly at lunch, in various spots). Above: today was ‘divine friend in punk rock garb’. 4″ x 2.5″

C’mere

February 8, 2011

C'mere

Come into my Kitchen

January 30, 2011

come into my kitchen

Come into my Kitchen, c. 2005

All sorts of unexpected fruit are setting this January. Unfurling intentions, re-emergent obsessions and semi-radical Acceptance have charmed my first weeks of MMXI.

In particular, I’ve been sucked back into my love affair with Guitar. Something’s different this time though: I haven’t really been writing a lot of music, instead I’ve been learning how to play songs by others. I’d never really tried faithfully covering a beautiful, simple song, and I’ve found the practice of learning tunes I love to be tremendously gratifying and inspiring.

It’s weird to me that I never spent much time doing this before, in fact I consciously avoided it. I’d always been focused on writing my own songs, and even when I’ve covered a song in the past, I felt like it needed to be significantly altered, mutated, overcomplicated, turned into some Other thing that I could inhabit. I feel now like my unwillingness to learn and play a simple song was a misguided ideology, a nutrient-deficient musical vegetarianism. Singing and playing a song with an acceptance of the perfection it’s author’s work has imbued it with–without the need to completely revamp or rewrite it, relinquishing all of the stretching, slicing, fussing and fucking with it, and just enjoying it, As-It-Is–has been a holy and pleasing thing.

I’m not sure what I’m going to Do with this; I don’t really see it as a performance-oriented pursuit at the moment. There’s not really any goal, beyond learning and enjoying. Pleasure and craft. I overlooked the enjoyment that could come from such a normal, rudimentary practice for too long, and I’m giddy about the inspiration it’s providing. And maybe sometime, I’ll play your favorite song for you.

Excavation

January 1, 2011

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

Heat Gift

July 22, 2009

Last night I

True Snow Man

but before that there were some

Parts 1 & 2

and

Landscape 1 & 2

Parrot + Tarot

July 5, 2009

Two things I look at every day

parrot card

tree of life tarot card

Circa Winter Collage, Found in the stacks & scatters

mountain

Latest Artings have been rough…underwhelming results mostly, though I like this tag

7ish

Sorry the blog is so sleepy. Job job life’s tough blah blah etc. I’m going to see ‘Tyson’ tonight. I’ve been quite immersed in cassette tapes lately; mixtapes for friends if you want em.