Month: October 2004

  • Ramblings

    I haven’t posted for a while, so I thought I would write up a kind of general entry of what I have been up to. Hopefully I will have some fodder for specific posts by the weekend. I have had the wonderful company of my mother for the past week and a half. Despite the…

  • Week 6 Pictures

    I forgot to bring the camera in this past weekend, so I apologise that this is a late post. I know I said that these were Week 6 pictures, but this one is actually from today, the first day of Week 7. You may remember the block people from the earlier part of the semester.…

  • Speaking of Quotes …

    NYAA put up a ‘Quote Museum’ on the fifth floor of the school. Here are some of my favorites, submitted for your approval… Salvidor Dali : Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it. Fransisco Goya : Anyone who aspires to the name of painter must be capable of reproducing from memory, with brush…

  • Memorable Quotes from NYAA

    These are a few of the gems we’ve been getting at NYAA lately. I’ll leave the quotes anonymous, though I’m sure that anyone from the school will know who said what. Bear in mind that these are also my recollections of what was actually said, though I think the intent is faithfully reiterated if not…

  • Back to the Bench Hook

    I don’t think I have posted any info about my printmaking efforts since starting this blog. This past week or two I began work on a new woodcut for a print exchange, and decided to take a few pictures along the way. First I choose a design and work it up on paper. In recent…

  • A Few Week 5 Pictures

    I happened to have my sketch book at the apartment to do some homework outside of the studio. So I thought I’d get a jump on the pictures for the week. Here are a couple from the figure drawing session. The first one was a 60-minute pose, if I remember correctly. The second one was…

  • Culdesac Progress

    Despite of (or perhaps due to) a cold that has kept me somewhat out of commission this week, I was able to make more progress on the Culdesac Vest over the past few days. Last night I finished the left front, and began the considerable finishing for this piece. At this point I have sewn…

  • Juliet and Culdesac Photos

    Here are some photos (finally!) of the projects I have been working on recently. First is the finished front of Juliet, all blocked and waiting to be seamed: And here is part of what I worked on this past weekend, the back of the Culdesac Vest: The above photo doesn’t really show up the lovely…

  • Book Review: Sir Charles Grandison, Volume 3

    In finishing the third volume of Sir Charles, I have only a few notes to make. First of all, I was fortunate to be directed to another online version of Sir Charles Grandison, at Blackmask. This version does seem to be somewhat different than the version I am using, but it has saved me some…

  • Week 4 Pictures

    Well, after a restful day off, I returned once more to the studio today. I only put in about 8 hours today—hope I won’t regret that later this week. Anyhow, I managed to get a few pictures of things that I’ve been working on. Here is a cast painting that I worked on in Martha’s…

  • Knitting Update: Culdesac

    The Juliet Pullover is all finished now, and waiting to be seamed and finished. This makes four projects I have waiting for finishing touches, thanks to the lack of needles. I’m hoping I can make do with what I have on a few of them, but wanted to start something new in the meantime besides…

  • A Day at the Met

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is one of the greatest museums in the world. I wanted to spend the day away from the studio, so I decided to spend the bulk of the day walking the hallowed halls of the Met. To say that the place is huge is an understatement. I’ve…