Thursday, April 26, 2012

reading: poetry, language, thought

I'm returning to Heidegger after a hiatus and I'm finding that considering "being" through the understanding of a "thing" to be a helpful exercise yet again. I do love the questions around art...if you want to learn what art is you might go and look at art, but how do you know if you are looking at art if you don't know what it is?!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

draw something

I hope everyone in Australia had a nice Anzac day and remembered the Anzacs...what an awful cold day for them though!  The first wintery weather for the year hit us here in Melbourne yesterday and it was a bit of a shock to the system...I particularly felt it as I was up early to go to a leather workshop at the hub and out late at the patsyfox drawing salon.
I really haven't turned my hand to any serious illustration attempts since my undergrad fashion days, and I feel the pain every time I try to get ideas down on paper.  I've been thinking about it for a while, but decided to bite the bullet and get some skill brushing help from the wonderful Angie Rehe.
We started with drawing the fashion figure and here's some sneaks at my first attempts...I'm not quite ready to show full illustrations yet, just the bits I like best, plus the first lady was toppling off the page a little as kindly pointed out to me by Angie!

Angie liked the shoes in my second drawing so I'm showing you this bit...her face was a disaster!  We're doing faces next week, thank goodness!

Enjoy what you have left of the last public holiday that we have for quite some time peeps!

Monday, April 23, 2012

crumb bum stupid head

The personal vernacular of hubby P and myself has of late been evolving to the tune of the opening skit of this portlandia ep…

…and we’re currently in the midst of calling each other and the doggles “crumb bum” and “stupid head” at an almost constant and ridiculous rate.  It’s quite fitting really, as I am at the moment lifting myself out of a state in which I felt I was a firm stupidhead and definite crumb bum a lot of the time!  Yes, I’ve been wrangling this darned PhD of mine into some kind of ok shape, and I finally feel that I’m getting there.  A fog has finally lifted, while the hazy melancholic autumn is setting in.  Maybe this is a phenomenon to watch out for…decline pushing other areas of my life into the hopefully sublime!

You might have noticed that this little old blog is looking quite a bit different…it’s been on the back burner for a bit, but the wrangling has been happening here too and it’s finally looking a lot more designerly!  The tabs up the top are yet to be populated…this will evolve over time.

I’m still making lots of lettuces as opposed to growing them, (there are some growing too)…I might make a salad…