Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Recircled Christmas

I have STACKS and stacks of paper left over from other projects, stolen from airplanes, gifted from old ladies' attics, found roadside, etc. These stacks, which will absolutely kill me, are also where I turn when I need to make cards. Thank YOU, circle template.

This is paper leftover from a coaster consignment for Little Amps Coffee Roasters. The original paper had come from a euro-bin in Florence. Because I'm really, really fancy.

Once, i found maps. I have no idea where. But they are a strange blend of French and German, and I have used them for a thousand different projects and will cry like a child when I come to the end of them.

Monday, December 12, 2011


I taught a cardboard workshop to wonderful, imaginative people in Ms. McClymont's seventh grade art class on Friday. Check out these portraits of Woody Allen. Maybe I'll try to send them to old Woody. (Probably not.)

Woody Allen drawing lesson: by Liz

by Bethany, 7th grade

by Eli, age 5.

by John, 7th grade

by Ryan, 7th grade

by Macy, 7th grade

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Poem for a Wednesday.

In that land there's a winter (The Tallest Man on Earth)

(There's also this song you should hear.)

The Verisimilitude show

(n) (or truthlikeness) is the quality of realism in something.

Midtown Cinema is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month, and the kind folks in charge asked me to create a series of film director portraits.

So I did.

I just like going into strange worlds
(or, David Lynch)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

All things go, all things go (Sufjan Stevens)

Some things:

1. Chicago means "wild onion" in a Native American language. It comes from "shikaakwa". Yes, it does.
2. Ashleigh Hill is one of the smartest friends I have, and I am always interested to hear what she has to say.
3. Ashleigh participated in this little project we have, and I am always grateful to see that people have done that. Feel free.

Text: Farmer Boy, Laura Ingalls Wilder