improvisation in the key of life

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Drawing in the bath

This Sunday's drawing was done upside-down in the bath. I wasn't upside-down of course. Sometimes it's easier (?is 'easier' an adjective in the art world?), well... it's different to draw an image upside-down. Time from blank to this scan is 20 minutes or so.


Thursday, July 13, 2006

Trumpet Day One

I am learning to play the trumpet.
This is Day One

I'm mainly concerned with how to play the spaces between the notes...


Monday, July 10, 2006

what's for dinner?

this is the kitchen

that's it from the other side.

we're designing a fresh kitchen, taking out the interior
wall in the first picture.

i built a fake counter where the range goes

with a turkey in the oven

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Daily Drawing

i'm delving into colored pencil on top of my drawings.
i'm exercising my eyes and hands for the bigger art
projects to come.
this is from this photo of Violet Jane in Maui


Friday, June 30, 2006

Monthly Drawing

This is the monthly drawing:

i wonder what it would look like enlarged and printed on blueprint paper
then colored back in with clay?


Thursday, June 29, 2006

Weekly Drawing

Every week, I am drawing a picture or portrait of a friend and sending it out.
The first drawing is of Violet's friend, Elleke

We got this picture of her in the mail as part of a thankyou card
for her birthday party attendees, so i drew this

and framed it and gave it to them.

weekly drawing, get it?

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


So I made a little movie with Violet Jane. This all started when I told her the story
of the caterpillar and how it "poof" turns into a butterfly. she really digs the poof.
so i caught it with the iBot and iMovie and this is my first youtube video share.
uhh very super simple to do, and look code to cut and paste.

there was a little caterpillar
and it crawled up up up
and it went inside a cocoon
and then one day
it's a butterfly!

did you know caterpillars liquify inside the cocoon? jenn found out when she took
v to the steinhardt aquarium in golden gate park the other day.