Friday, September 26, 2008

October 15, 2008

October 15, 2008

Blog Action Day will take place on October 15, 2008. On that day, you are invited to post about poverty in any way, shape or form. You just have to think about it.

Go here for more information.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

More about the book

The book is getting close (I think) to finishing. At this point I have 25 images created. I dropped it off at the gallery on Friday after work, and Ric is deciding whether or not we continue. It is taking me much longer to create the images than I thought it would. I'm worried about their production schedule, and Ric's worried about the artistic process; which he wants to have be the driving factor, not when they need to publish by. I love him for that.

I had a last big push to finish up 4 different images, and here are the results:

Polar choices
Polar Choices,

Past desire
Past Desire,

Wishful thinking
Wishful Thinking, and finally,

Some Choice
Some Choice. All images, all rights reserved.

One other thing- I found this in the stairwell at work after lunch today-

found list
Seriously, they need to be reminded to turn in the lotto tickets?

Art Opening this Friday

Carol MacDonald Opening

Carol MacDonald is a local artist and faculty member of the college I work for. She's also a kind, intelligent, warm human being. Her work is beautiful and mindful. Please come! The show is in the main gallery of the Firehouse Center for the Visual Arts.

That same evening, another wonderful, funny, warm, talented local artist and faculty member will be having her opening in the gallery's Community Darkroom. Ann Clayton Barlow's work is stunning. Come check it out - below is one of her Industrial Landscapes.

Ann Clayton Barlow Openging

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Education and Politics


Educational background of candidates:
Occidental College - Two years.
Columbia University - B.A. political science with a specialization in international relations.
Harvard - Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude

University of Delaware - B.A. in history and B.A. in political science.
Syracuse University College of Law - Juris Doctor (J.D.)

United States Naval Academy - Class rank 894 of 899

Hawaii Pacific University - 1 semesterNorth Idaho College - 2 semesters - general study
University of Idaho - 2 semesters - journalism
Matanuska-Susitna College - 1 semester
University of Idaho - 3 semesters - B.A. in journalism

You pick, really.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

How Can I resist?


This great quote showed up in my alerts today thanks to the Huffington Post:

According to London's Daily Telegraph, the architects of the Palin Doctrine are a group of people who have been singularly wrong about virtually everything in the last decade -- the neocons, who have been briefing Palin for weeks. She's perfect for the neocons: likeable on the outside, a blank slate on the inside.

Go here for the blog about it.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Turn the page

Vinnie’s book continues to make headway. Although I discovered today that the pages that I’ve been listing on my Flickr account don’t actually match up with the number of works I have created. I must have forgotten to take photos of some of them. I’m finished with 19 pages now, and am completing up to 25 and handing that in by Thursday of next week. At that point, we will re-evaluate and decide if more work is needed and change our production schedule, or if we can just publish as is.

That being said, here’s a look at the most recent stuff I’ve done:

page 8 What you don't know

page 9 Why limit yourself?

page 10 and 11 The Pink O; a mighty breath

page 12 Tethered

page 13 Drawbridge Moderne

And finally, I'm taking part in the Dance Dance Marathon again this year! I start at 6 pm tonight, and go until Midnight. If you are in downtown Burlington, Vermont tonight, swing by City Hall Park and say hello.

ddmarathon logo

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wedded bliss

wedding signs

Look! I was crafty! I made these signs for my good friends Mark and Amy for this past Saturday. Yippee!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Where you can trip gaily along through the sage colored meadows...

My friend Julie is moving to the town of Bishop's Castle in another month or so, and that's on the town's website. It's really, really pretty, however, and a new excuse for me to get my passport. Plus, if Obama doesn't win the election, I'm not going to put myself through another 4 years of Republican control, and will need to leave the country.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Catch Up

So very much has been happening, I need to bring everyone up to speed, and get better about posting again.

First, Bonestock. Yes, we had a blast. The weather turned fine by late in the day on Friday, the clouds finally moving away and opening up the scenic views we were all hoping for.

Friday Evening
This was the view on Friday evening, from the top of the hill looking down over the valley. The remainder of the weekend was picture perfect; sun, blue skies, little puffy clouds.

Saturday AM That's the flagpole at the top of the hill on Saturday morning. We created a wall of art,

Wall of Art on Sunday morning this was the final product on Sunday morning. We listened to fantastic bands,

The Noisy Neighbors; Saturday. like The Noisy Neighbors, and we sat by a raging fire at night.

Big Ass Fire

Could it have been better? Well, a bike was stolen and then found a day later in Northfield, and my tent got moved into the woods and my stuff thrown around. We had folks show up who weren't invited, and they caused some trouble. But, next year we'll do invite only and will post a watch at the bottom of the hill.

After a few days of recovery, I got back into the studio, to continue work on Vinnie's book:

page 5
Page 5,
Page 6
page 6, Virginia's Room, and below, page 7, Big Bad Woolf.

Page 7

Whew! Okay, I'm close to caught up, and there will be more soon...