Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Doodling keeps me focused.
I'm not alone in this.
But I have gotten increasingly bolder in being obvious about doodling in meetings. I have colleagues who won't sit next to me in meetings because they find my drawing distracting. And I have colleagues who try to sit next to me for the same reason.
The image above is a snapshot of doodles from a meeting last week -- taken with an iPhone and manipulated with apps therein. A field sketch digitally remastered in a "stolen" moment of aesthetic therapy.
I am counting down the days until work lets up and I can get back to bigger projects with better equipment. Until then, I use my need to draw and create to help me keep my focus, to help me pay attention.
(Image made with iPhone apps.)
Monday, March 29, 2010
possibilities. This is the door I walk through to reboot life, love,
Suprise. This is a staged moment -- a moment on a stage. This is a
first rehearsal. A first iteration, before the repetition, before the
Great way to start a show, eh?
I am trying to figure out how to make a blog post via email. The post before this one (also a test) included both image and words, but of course, the words did not come through (except as title). I beg your indulgence if these posts are cluttering your feed, but I don’t know how to figure this stuff out without doing it.
For now, enjoy the short but frequent contributions. And just so this doesn’t become tedious self-referential noodling, here is a little haiku to go with the last post’s image:
Of me hiding in the woods.
The frame makes it art?
Monday, March 22, 2010
So. How does it happen that I make a longish post about still doing art despite the calls and obligations of work, and then disappear for over two weeks?