Sunday, August 15, 2010

My Summer Thus Far Part 2

Now that I have real work space, my parents have been pushing me to move the remaining stuff that I have squirreled away all over their house. One of the items was a four drawer file cabinet that i have been filling up with drawings, notebooks, and super random paperwork since the 8th grade. I threw out what I thought was a lot of stuff like crazy old drawings and manuals for fax machines, but It's still basically full. Among the wackness were these "Carpads" that I started keeping (and still do) when I first got a car. I found my self on the road a lot between school and home and drawing and jotting notes while driving made it feel like just slightly less of a waste of time. Yes, it was probably dangerous, I had a little suction-cup clipboard which is why all these are tiny notepads, this setup was fine for a while but I eventually bent a coat hanger to fit through a spiral bound pad and hang on my steering wheel at the same time. At any rate, the drawings are absolute crap and the notes are incomprehensible if not completely insane, but the covers are nice right? I might post some pics later if I get a slow day.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

My Summer Thus Far Part 1

It's been a super busy summer for me between teaching every day and everything else I try to squeeze in. Thought I might share a few of the things I've been up to. I spent a almost a full week at the beginning of August, at the Huntington Beach Art Center working on this project with the Summer art camp. The theme for the week was dragons, so naturally me being me, I had them make masks, build a city complete with tanks, and helicopters and such and on the last day, they destroyed the whole thing. It was a pretty awesome week working with the little kids, except this one who blew in my face and asked if his breath smelled better now that he had eaten a cough drop. Sweet kid, my cold is just now clearing up.