Friday, July 30, 2010

multitasking in august

Sorry I've been flaking out on blogging lately. I've had no good ideas lately, so I've been trying to do a lot of reading/seeing things/learning about stuff to get inspiration for the things I'll be making for school in the fall. Excuses, excuses.
Since July is basically over, and I have a critique right when school starts, I do really need to hurry up and make some summer work.

^ Here are quick sketches for a big picture about Germany. It should actually be quick to make

^ a (hopefully) structurally sound box that'll end up looking like those pink columns

Friday, July 23, 2010

post cruise picture (optimal amount of bermuda vibes)

Finally done that one!

I'll have new and very different stuff up soon-- seriously

Monday, July 19, 2010

post cruise picture (some bermuda vibes)

Here's the Bermuda boat picture, once again. Effort wise, it's like 98% done, so I'll have the final version up really soon

Friday, July 16, 2010

public transit

-Here are some photos that'll be the basis of the next thing I'll make They're of the Temple University train station, which I see whenever I commute by train. Sorry if these photos don't really capture the essence of what I like about the station-- someone was being mad protective of their car and really wanted to eat lunch.
I just really think the whole train platform has this interesting postmodern look and is really cool looking, especially the columns-- I guess I'm kind of drawn to strange things. Some say I like this train station so much because it looks like a headband and a pair of pants that I have, but I think that's not the reason, just something logical.
I'm going to make a few sculptural things based on those columns. And then, (since my parents would probably not be down with using my house for this) once I'm back at school, I might make some sort of installation/setting for the sculptures.
-First thing, I'll have to go to Home Depot (a place I fear for reasons I might share later) and get some supplies.
The #1 rule of Home Depot: DON'T FUCK AROUND AT HOME DEPOT!
-I'll definitely have photos of the finished Bermuda boat painting up way soon.

Monday, July 12, 2010

post-cruise picture (no bermuda vibes yet)

Here's an updated version of the painting I started for Friday's post. I really want to move on with something new and different, so I'll finish this one up by tomorrow or Wednesday and add pictures of the finished version to this post.

Friday, July 9, 2010

post-cruise thoughts

Here's the start to the new painting I'm making for my aunt and uncle. Sorry there's not much done yet, I started one and it ended up being unsalvageable, so I started over. Since we just went on that family cruise vacation together, I'll try to give it some "bermuda vibes". Maybe, since they abstained from the actual boat part of the trip, I should also incorporate some subtle "cruise ship vibes"???

Speaking of the cruise, I kind of blame going away for failing to keep up with my blog schedule lately. I think I got lost in some sort of bermuda triangle internet-thing. Seriously though, since I only have less than 2 months until school resumes, I really need to produce some decent summer work (no boats/at&t i promise).

Lastly, here are some of the top moments of enlightenment/genius that I (and goody) experienced while on that cruise::
-"This is such poorly photographied"
-"I knew when we collided. You're the one, I have decided. I'm going to murder you"
(a variation on this ubiquitous song/cruise ship "jam")
-Goody: It's like we're on vacation with Tobias from Arrested Development
Me: At least he's not cool
Me: Wait. I just meant "he's not cool". I don't know what the "at least" was for
-Me: Ben, what animals live in the ocean?
Me: Are there fish in the ocean?
Ben: The ocean is empty
(a very existentialist 3year old)

Friday, July 2, 2010

at&t book pages (carbonite recovery edition)

Here are some more AT&T book pages. I had to weed out the pages I didn't like, and then get it to a page number that was divisible by four, so I decided to make some new ones before publising it-- fascinating. I've such a pitiful job of blogging lately, but I'm definitely getting my act together, in ways. I'm making a painting (on canvas!) for my aunt and uncle which should be mostly done for Monday.