Month: October 2006

  • Weekend Update

    Normally weekend updates would be an opportunity for me speak about the artwork that I was able to do over the weekend. This past weekend, however, there was no artwork done. Sad as that sounds, there is a adequate and even jovial reason for it. My brother Shaun was in town for the weekend. So…

  • New Study

    Well, I did get into paints last weekend. However, to my chagrin, I learned that it is too cold out in my studio for paint to dry in a timely manner. I started two wipe-outs, which should have dried rather quickly since the paint was cut with thinner. However, by mid-week they were still wet…

  • New Self Portrait

    I feel like I’ve done a lot of self portraits, so I wasn’t too keen on the idea of doing another one. However, Julie was pressing me to do a new one and I really needed to have one that was up to the same level of the work that I’ve been doing lately. Here’s…

  • If you are in Academia…

    Actually, even if you aren’t in academia or don’t hang around with academics then go read this essay. It’s by Orson Scott Card, the author of many excellent books including Ender’s Game. Essay: Groupthink and the Intellectual Elite He has many excellent essays on his website, but this one touches on what is really wrong…

  • Introducing JeremyCSparks.com

    I’ve finally registered a new domain and setup a new website that will be more of a professional web presence for my artwork. You’ll notice there is a new link to that site as well in the Links section of this website. Please visit: JeremyCSparks.com If you do get a chance to take a look…

  • New Drawing: Paul and the Kylix

    I had hoped to post this sometime this past weekend. Unfortunately I didn’t get quite as much studio time last week as I would have liked. Anyhow, here’s an image of my excellent good friend, Paul, holding a Greek Kylix. This one is a little more oblique, but after spending the last two weeks drawing…

  • The Fall Line-up

    You probably think this post is going to be about the fall TV schedule, especially since we now have Dish and can record two shows at once. Of the new shows, Heroes seems promising, Jericho sounded like a neat idea but the premiere wasn’t so great, and we’re watching Studio 60 and Kidnapped for the…

  • Summer Sock Roundup

    Here comes the long anticipated knitting post. Since Fall has officially started, here are the finished summer sock projects to show you at long last. It was a busy summer (actually I’m not sure where it went), and I really don’t have much knitting to show for it. But here’s the tally: I knit three…