July 14, 2009
April 23, 2008
A good example of how paper can translate to the internet/interactive:
June 29, 2007
Originally uploaded by Dave Seah.
I’ve been thinking about doing a grid project featuring grid papers. These charming drawings by David Seah captures a childhood period. I’ve done some, perhaps we all have drawn these space crafts. Although mine are not organized into folders. Thus they are lost, completely gone. Grid papers are good for making Dungeon and Dragons campaign maps. I have a few done in gawdy markers, pencil, and ink. Looking at them elicits this sort of gut response:
Oh wow – I used to draw spaceships all the time (when I wasn’t drawing dragons). This brings back memories – and also has me wanting to track down some of those old sketches.-Anton Peck
David mentions Star Cruiser Yamato (Star Blazers here in the US) as on of the influence. I’m reminded of Starcraft’s Battleship Cruisers with the Yamato Cannon.
It seems Mr. Seah has gone back to the memory bank of the past and re capturing them in a series of two projects. First is the spaceship drawings (http://davidseah.com/archives/2004/09/03/ships/) and second is the Modern Day Spell book. The Spell book is David’s personal scripts for computer games. He has taken the time to re copy some of these into a new notebook. I’m interested in the particular notebook that he uses: http://davidseah.com/archives/2007/06/21/modern-spellbooks/
What can we learn from this? Well organized files help preserve valuable paper. There is a connection, for some, between the old notebook, lost or given away, and the need to recreate them. I’m thinking about copying some of my found quotes from an old book into the new book.
April 18, 2007
This is the work of art is by the talented Cubist Lit on Etsy.com I had asked him permission to post it a long time ago. Now just seems the right time.
March 14, 2007
Originally uploaded by lexly87.
I open up shop on Etsy. Check it out. Elizabeth from Seattle has purchase this one but there are other prints in limited edition.
Prints are now availible at www.ducnly.redbubble.com
A little bit about the book. I bought this blue suede journal from Eddie Bauer clothing store in downtown Portland. It has gold edge, and a fine silk beige book-marker. The line is very faint of the page. It’s almost too smooth.
UPDATE: 7/14/2009 It’s been two years since I posted this. At the moment, I’m working on a Blur book about this project. It will be published tomorrow and I will provide a link for preview.
March 12, 2007
Originally uploaded by Ramon Martins.
Ramon Martins draws on old used vintage Tab Index cards. I thought this was such a good idea. I often want to draw on old paper back pages behind the cover as you can’t age a new paper the same way. Only time can age the paper properly.
March 9, 2007
That’s so cool! It just came in today! what a coincident!
I love it, it’s really nice and it’s still looking for a place around the apartment, right now it’s on the large metal heater with a drawing I made of snakes, a photo of Ducks I got from my husband’s dad and a Ben Frost exhibition invite, but it might still move around, usually it takes a new piece of art a couple of weeks to acclimate here, and they keep moving around afterwards…
Thanks so much
August 7, 2006
August 5, 2006 Saturday
An elderly black couple came into the gallery in the afternoon. He walks with a tri-prong cane. She is a heavy set woman. She complained about pain and took a seat on the bench. She walked to the Hans Hickerson black and white photograph of the residents of Portland, Oregon during the eighties. She said she needed help. Her husband just froze on the spot. I came over and held his arm. We both struggle to walk him to the bench in the center of the gallery. I should have brought over the folding chair. Later they both recovered and walk out of the gallery.
July 26, 2006
Jason Santa Maria has a good post about flicker frustrations.
Here’s my comment to Jason’s Post: well i don’t know if this helps or not but i use delicious to keep track of all of my many groups. Also the comment section is poor because i can’t track other’s response to what i wrote to them. I’m glad you spoke out about flickr’s weaknesses.
Cal is the “Architect” for Flickr.
I’m working on a visual chart of how these interfaces relate to each other. It was about a year ago that I got a pro account on flickr. Flickr links to my Sunday Blogspot and Firefox. I have discovered the joys of tags. Tag has proliferated into blogs which has always been a wish list of features I would like for a blog. Tag has invaded the bookmarks of website. The genius of Delicious is that it has taken on organizing people’s web browsing with tag and then allows users to share their options and preference with a social group of friends and families and links to other communities. Friendster is very influential in this matter. These tools have humanized the experience of web surfing. It proves that people prefer to interact with each other. We are a social being. We love to communicate. Flock promises to be a social web browser. It’s an exciting times to be blogging. There are so many choices out there and the few have risen to the top. It’s a very democratic playing field where people vote, choices in how they navigate and influence an industry. People can vote for the tops stories in a website call digg. People can subscribe to blogs and other news sites.
ways of using delicious:
research my own website and use de.lic.ious to book mark and organized the post on the older blogs that have been buried in www.blogger.com in the days before tagged entries. I’m also using www.Writely.com to organize and archive my writings on-line with tags. Tag is the next best thing to slice bread. www.Flickr.com uses tags to organized photos. i used it the other day to decide my slide collection to submit to art competitions. flickr organized all of the images i tagged as NAP for New American Paintings and then i can post a link or use the blogger button to show on my blog.
I posted yahoo360 the other day on delicious and found that there were 30 other delicious user also uses 360.
using delicious to research blank paper notebooks that i’m interest in with the design cover.
Idea #2 Since I like the style of my Photography website on www.luxtyphotography.moonfruit.com why not start another blog using the same design?
- Entry for June 07, 2006
- Entry for June 02, 2006
above is a link to the paintings i’m thinking of for New American Painting and
Blogged with Flock
July 6, 2006
I walked down to the river. Feebie came with me. She walks into the river and wallow in the rotten smell of fish. I saw a large carcass and one pink plump fish against a dry rock. Even before I cross the road towards the river, I could smell the stench of rotting fish. After awhile it didn’t bother me. I could smell the fresh air upon waking though. Susan had to shampoo her afterwards. Susan drove the Cherokee to look for Feebie and I. She wanted to give me a dog collar and a glove. I did not see Susan until I got back to her house and she pulls up in the Cherookee.
Dr. Underoo’s German Shepard attack Puck, Shannon’s Parrot. Shannon immediately jumps in to rescue her bird. The doctor was frantically shouting in German because the dog apparently only understands German. Dr. Underoo used to speak German with his wife. She’s long gone, deceased, he’s now a long time Widower. The doctor is the largest donor to the art center. This fact obligates the director to have coffee with him every Friday at the center. Today they meet in the Gallery. It is the last time that they will meet in Shannon’s office because the German Shepard will attack Puck again.
Last night after the Gallery Opening, I looked out side to see a bright full moon clouded over with fog. I hear the river rushing below. Susan’s backyard is beautiful. The Rhodanerons are from New Zealand. The prior owner had brought it over. Her son’s room is fill with baseball memorbilias; jerseys pinned to the wall, and baseballs on a shelf.