A couple of weeks ago I headed out to the Oregon coast to escape the city for a while. Our cabin was hand-built and rickety but it had a beautiful view of the ocean. I enjoyed walking on the beach every day at low tide. Since then, things have been fairly uneventful. Most places are on lockdown here in Seattle and the weather is the usual cold, gray, and wet.
The good news is that I've been making good progress on my laser cut posters! Here's a shot of my first piece in the works. Getting all of those paper layers to line up correctly is quite the challenge...
- Werner Herzog's Fireball kinda blew my mind. I had no idea that the cenotes on the Yucatán Peninsula are remnants of the giant meteor that killed the dinosaurs.
- Sonnenzimmer is a husband and wife screen printing duo based out of Chicago. Their posters are a combination of graphic design and fine art. Just my cup of tea.
- Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart is worth watching just for the giant tape loop.
- I've always been fascinated with Harry Smith's typewriter art. I picked up this cool book about his life and art.
- I came across Milton Glaser's 10 rules for life which led me to the book Rules for Aging
- I'm re-reading Daily Rituals: How Artists Work. I like reading about the boring schedules of fellow artists.
- Movies worth watching: Let Them All Talk, I Am Woman, Assassins
- Shows worth watching: His Dark Materials, Big Mouth, How to with John Wilson
If one strives for a sort of enlightened imperfection and stops beating oneself over the head for every transgression, life can seem almost tolerable.
Certainty is a closing of the mind. To create something new you must have doubt.
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