Recovering from surgery, I spent time reading outdoors.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Not a pretty sight. Sandy took this snapshot of me in PostOp. My hernia repair surgery went fine. I’m home now, but managing quite a bit of post-surgical pain. A few takeaways from the experience: I had no idea how many people are involved in surgery, all the nurses before, during, and after; I also was surprised by how fast the anesthesia kicked in. One minute I was staring at the lights above the operating table, and then suddenly I’m waking up in the recovery room. There was no sense of time or duration. Boom! It was all over with.
Saturday, August 31, 2019
Huntley Bookstore is one of my favorite places to spend some time on a Saturday afternoon, especially when the new books are out at the start of the semester. This is the sort of footage I plan to use for a documentary film I’m working on.
4k video shot with an iPhone 8
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Friday, August 09, 2019
Sunday, April 21, 2019
The graphic novel I’ve been working on for the past two years has grown to be a nonfiction work about Watergate. The drawing of Nixon above is a good example of the style of art to be found in the book.
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
|William Styron, top row third from right, Yearbook Photo 1940, French Club|
I snagged this yearbook photo of William Styron from archive.org. I graduated from Warwick High School in Newport News, Virginia, in 1975, and while attending there I heard that William Styron was an alumnus from decades before, but I never saw any proof of it — until now.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
I’m trying to find art in the everyday. For example, today I got a cup of coffee at Starbucks and then went for a walk, ending up at the public library, where I spotted a guy reading the newspaper — two drawings without even thinking about it.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
I’m on Spring Break this week and this afternoon found myself at the Claremont Library. I often drop by to look at their art books, today settling on a book featuring portraits by Paul Cézanne, an endless source of inspiration. As for what I’m doing with my own creative life, I’m determined more than ever to find art in the day-to-day, so today I did a quick sketch of checking out at the front counter. I love the new self-service check-out, just scan your card and the books, and you’re on your merry way.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
A friend from Florida sent me five paintings I left behind in her mother’s house back in the late 1980s. These are very early efforts from when I first became interested in painting. Sadly for me I quit painting for thirty years in response to someone’s callous comments about my lack of ability.