Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Loom

more heavy skies make for two ways of feelingFeeler light.
Feeler dark.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009


These are the birds nests of my neighborhood. I drew them this morning.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Backlog pt. 8: Mizzy Gizzy

Earlier this fall I did a residency at a woodsy property outside Nevada City called Mizzy Gizzy...built and dwelt upon by two lovely families (Doug, Vanessa, and Isobel.....Kevin, Cheryl, Ruby, and Chiara) who made my stay cozy, and let me wander around and draw and make a map of their good corner of things.

A month after I did my time, I put up a small art show in the small cabin where I slept (with a lofted bed under a roof that hinges open to the good), and designed a little yarn marked hunt through the woods (Hansel and Grettel style) out to the sites where I sat to draw, and the sites where I began two sculptures, (a big pile of sticks, and a digging circle of rocks) which grew with the help of the crew of buddies who joined me for the weekend.

My friends Terri and Sarah just passed on some fine photos of the retreat that had me excited to break it down and blog it out.


how to make a circle of buried rocks
sarah digging up buried rocks

ghost of terri...
felix the finder


how to make a stick pile
Terri taking her rock circle photograph...cheerleader dreams come true.

(and here's some of my things to boot:)
the map
early morning yarn tying time

this i drew here

this i drew here

anyone else have a cabin for me to draw around? I'll do it please.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Soup Angels

Dear friend Martin Salata is acting as soup angel this Sunday over at Pizzaiolo in Oakland (my favorite restaurant...), serving soup to those who need it for free, and to those who can afford it for a donation towards YEAH!, the Youth Emergency Assistance Hostel. Nothing wrong with that.

And Martin's soup angelhood reminds me of a more perminent installation of soup angels: Dave Muller and Lana Porcello, whose primarly soup restaurant, Outerlands, is now up and running out by Ocean Beach. It is delicious, and thee most perfect complement to the late afternoon, breezy beach hang. And chances are you'll see lots of babies there, cause they just had one and babies are like magnets for other babies. Nothing wrong with that either.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Scouting Outings/Business As Usual

it's been all business around here...board meetings, planning committees, staff orientation etc. here's some looks into two official ribbons think tank sessions.

Scouting Outing 1: Dudes, Daughters, and Dogs.

(here's some dadding that I find inspiring...let's go for the extreme close up and analyze the data)

Scouting Outing 2: Babes, Beaches, and Brainstorming

think. think. think. think.

(i need a vacation.)