Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Three Things I Love Today

#1. The Dumpster Project - When forced to downsize his huge collection of memorabilia/salvaged art supplies, Artist Mac Premo did so by creating a walk-in collage in a 30-foot dumpster, lovingly documenting and eulogizing its contents on his Dumpster Project blog. Beautiful, touching, and funny.

#2. This quote, from Winston Churchill: Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm.

#3. Collaboration. What a fun way to bring great people closer to you, to get inspired, and to expand your creative horizons. Here's a poster I recently designed in collaboration with my thirteen-year-old nephew:

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Four's the Charm

Finally! I've tried four times to scan this painting, which I must do in pieces. I stitch the pieces together in Photoshop, as my scanner isn't quite big enough to do it all in one shot. Twice my software crashed, the third time the computer crashed, and now, computer repaired and software restored, I can happily report: Success! 

Dreams/Spores (or The Residue of Dreaming)
gouache on 100% cotton paper
18" x 24"

Apparently sometimes you have to go at it repeatedly before you succeed. Fours the charm, I suppose. Which makes me wonder, what else have I tried and failed that is worth another attempt, or perhaps three? A lot of things. Hmm...