Monthly Archives: January 2012
a snippet of a northwest-specific poster commission i’ve finally begun!
what started out as a simple solution to not being able to find the perfect wallet 10+ years ago blossomed into a career of sewing and repurposing old bedsheets and perfecting other small fabric wallets and cozies, then even segued into designing my own custom fabrics.
my poor hands, shoulders and back have endured much abuse along the way and really need to retire from the constant pain!
at midnight tonight, my sewn goods line officially retires. want one last piece of it?
david goodsell is a scientist, artist and author who studies molecules in the body and depicts them for everyone to understand.
poetic & colorful, these images are also [apparently] extremely accurate.
“This illustration shows a cross-section of a small portion of an Escherichia coli cell. The cell wall, with two concentric membranes studded with transmembrane proteins, is shown in green. A large flagellar motor crosses the entire wall, turning the flagellum that extends upwards from the surface. The cytoplasmic area is colored blue and purple. The large purple molecules are ribosomes and the small, L-shaped maroon molecules are tRNA, and the white strands are mRNA. Enzymes are shown in blue. The nucleoid region is shown in yellow and orange, with the long DNA circle shown in yellow, wrapped around HU protein (bacterial nucleosomes).”
i found these thanks to a talk by drew berry on TED, which i also recommend!
DIY, baby! i love the idea of purchasing the configuration for things and then producing them on-demand in your own home!
a few weeks ago i was able to visit the monterey bay aquarium for the first time in years. they’ve really upped their game display-systems wise! some areas of the aquarium sported moving video image signage and short videos with animal behaviorists, but the creme de la creme was the tiny drifters media wall!
i was too enthralled to take videos myself, thankfully others have and posted it on youtube!
wesley the owl is a fascinating book! half the time i thought the author/scientist was insane for keeping and raising a barn owl for 19 years. she had to kill at least 6 mice per day to feed him, could only sleep a few hours at a time, and deal with him having sex with her arm?! are you kidding me?!
the other half of the time reading this book i’d be enthralled with the author’s insights into owl behavior, made possible only by living and being intimately involved with one for 19 years.
i’ve just emailed out my monthly newsletter which includes a project for which i’ve been busy hammering out all the logistics for many months: my annual summer one-day workshops have been replaced by a 3-day colossal vacation/retreat!
i’m so excited to bring you the opportunity that many of you have been asking me for: a prolonged taste of the daily life of an independent artist [without any of the headaches]!
for three days in july, 10 guests can stay in the guest house where my art studio resides, and enjoy daily drawing seminars in my studio while local professional friends drop in to cook for us, teach us about native ecology, and many other portland-specific treats yet to be fully confirmed!
yeah, i know it’s been quiet as crickets around this blog, sorry! shit’s been going down [good & bad], but i’m almost through it and looking forward to getting back to a regular schedule again very soon!