Posted 3 days ago
Everything has already been said and done. But, then, if this is so, why do we need more poems in the world? I once read a Jane Hirshfield interview where she said something quite wonderful. She essentially said we have to keep writing because it’s every generation’s job to put in the present vernacular poems that are called upon for rites of passage, such as poems read at weddings or funerals. I hadn’t thought of this before. Your ordinary citizen should be able to go to the library and find a poem written in the current vernacular, and the responsibility for every generation of writers is to make this possible. We must, then, rewrite everything that has ever been written in the current vernacular, which is really what the evolution of literature is all about. Nothing new gets said but the vernacular keeps changing.

Mary Ruefle (via austinkleon)

Rewrite, redo. Yesterday and tomorrow both have different points of view.

Posted 3 days ago

I found a not-very-accurate color wheel and a few odd sketches in a book it seems I started in 2012. Even though it’s years later, I think I’ll put more stuff into it!

Posted 1 month ago

dwingcomics:

incidentalcomics:

The Problem of Perception

Ditto.

Posted 2 months ago
Posted 2 months ago

A little drawing. An improvement over no drawing.

Posted 2 months ago

Locked in time, locked in text.

Posted 3 months ago

Partial presentation.

Posted 4 months ago
Although you don’t HAVE to keep up your comic-diary over spring break… what if you did? What if it was a page laid out any way you like, with as many panels as you like? You have everything you need to do it.

The Near-Sighted Monkey 

This comment describes potential and has confidence. I’m so glad that Lynda Barry is a teacher for the world through the internet - I love this stuff.

(Source: noahvansciver)

Posted 5 months ago

Buying time

Sometimes it costs more to buy the supplies for making something than it would to just buy the thing off-the-shelf.

When you go ahead and make the thing anyway, despite the higher cost, you’re buying the right to spend time on it, and to be picky about the result.

You’re buying the fulfillment that comes from creating something useful.

Posted 5 months ago

The view from each of the four vehicles parked on the fourth floor so far.

Posted 6 months ago
Posted 6 months ago

Happy new year!

Posted 11 months ago

drkarayua:

phantomeus:

foodnun:

comradewodka:

caramelzappa:

snakesnakesnake

you have no idea how much strange joy this video just brought me

oh my god

i’m so happy watching this

snakesnakesnakesnake

Posted 11 months ago

thegreatravelledknot:

Dancing as drawing, drawing as dancing

Still pondering the relationship between movement and thought. Ideas flow in both directions from the head to the hands…and from the hands to the head.

devidsketchbook:

EMPTIED GESTURES BY HEATHER HANSEN

LA, New Orleans-based Artist Heather Hansen (tumblr) - "Emptying Gestures is an experiment in kinetic drawing. In this series, I am searching for ways to download my movement directly onto paper, emptying gestures from one form to another and creating something new in the process."

Photos by Bryan Tarnowski 

Posted 11 months ago

thegreatravelledknot:

Does moving equal thinking?

Is it possible that we move as a way of forming thoughts - rather than moving as a result of thinking? Isn’t this what we’re doing when we gesture? And sometimes when we dance and draw?

wnycradiolab:

likeafieldmouse:

Dennis Oppenheim - Two-stage Transfer Drawing (1971)

"As I run a marker along Eric’s back he attempts to duplicate the movement on the wall. My activity stimulates a kinetic response from his sensory system. I am, therefore, drawing through him"

Fascinating.