Posts Tagged ‘ART’

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.’

Sharing a Snack

February 19, 2011

Snacks

Nest

February 19, 2011

Nest

Life Drawing

February 18, 2011

Mindset is funny: approaching a task I’ve done a lot, and done well in the past–but haven’t done much at all recently–I assume I can just sit down and do it as well as ever, with as much ease and fluidity as if I were still regularly practicing. And of course this is not the case. Struggle ensues, results are poor.

And I’m really happy about this: to me it’s a pretty solid indication that innate ability isn’t quite as important as Practice. Skill isn’t pre-ordained, and either permanently available or forever out-of-reach. It can be earned, it can be lost, it can be regained.

Chops. Back to the woodshed…

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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

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.