Year: 2004

  • Knitting Update, Part 2

    Flower Basket Shawl #2 After finishing the baby blanket, gift knitting continued with the second Flower Basket Shawl in a series of three (if you recall). This FBS is destined for my mother, who just informed me that it arrived safe and sound. The yarn (Cherry Tree Hill Cascade) was really lovely with this pattern,…

  • Knitting Update, Part 1

    My apologies! It’s been quite a while since I’ve written in with a knitting update, primarily due to laziness over formatting photos. Since I have now accumulated enough material for numerous posts, I’ll spread them out a bit. Cable Scarf Set Remember the chunky baby alpaca yarn from Yarn Garden? It has transformed into a…

  • Roosters

    The Year of the Rooster is rapidly approaching, and I have spent this past week working on a linocut for the annual Baren Forum New Year’s Card Exchange. This will be my first year participating, and I am already having fun getting little printed treasures in the mail every so often. I chose to base…

  • Weekend Update: Week 14

    It’s hard to believe that the final week of classes is upon me. I’m pretty much caught up with my work. There is still some painting that I need to finish, but I’ve pretty well finished the rest of my projects. Here’s a peek at some of things I’ve been working on in the last…

  • Something in the Air?

    Christmas must be closing in. The Star Trees are now all lit up when I arrive at campus in the dim morning, and when I arrived today, I discovered that campus had been further decorated for the season with tinsel garlands on railings and ornaments and stockings on bare tree branches. At lunchtime today I…

  • Lessons in Bookbinding

    Some of you may know that I have become very interested in bookbinding and repair in recent months, thanks to the opportunity I have had since spring of doing bookmending for Hatfield Library. I took a basic repair workshop at Portland State University this past August, and have read several books on the subject, but…

  • Week 13 Pictures

    We are really starting to hit crunch time. I’m going to keep this brief, as it is already past midnight and this is first chance that I’ve had to be on the computer. Really I should be spending the time writing my paper, but I wanted to post some pictures here… Most of these are…

  • 14 Days til…

    Who cares about Christmas? In two weeks I get to see my sweetheart. 🙂 (I’ll post a proper entry soon… promise!) -Julie

  • Week 12 Pictures

    Well, the weekend update has come early. First, some figure drawings. These were both longer poses—60 and 80 minutes, respectively. We are starting to put muscle groups onto the pre-ecorche figures. Here I’ve added most of the upper and lower leg muscles. Can’t wait to see what the real ecorche figures are going to look…

  • A couple of Pics from Week 11

    The first is a figure drawing. The second is a start at a structural drawing of the Belvedere Torso. I was really hoping to have a finished drawing of this cast before the end of the semester. Unfortunately, it seems as though there is now too little time for personal distractions. – Jeremy

  • Book Review: Sir Charles Grandison, Volume 5

    The saga of Sir Charles and Harriet Byron proceeds in the fifth volume much in the same vein as those previous, though things definitely begin to go Harriet’s way. The beginning of the volume sees Sir Charles in Italy, reunited with Clementina and Jeronymo, beginning the mental healing process of the former, and the physical…

  • Central Park in Fall

    I decided not to go into the studio today, but I managed to make it to a couple of critical New York locations. It is interesting to see how different the various areas of the city look and feel. One needs only walk for a few blocks to get the sense of a completely different…