September 25, 2006

No Posts Today.

Sorry--No posting lately; another late night at the studio...

September 21, 2006

Walnut Creek / Urinetown / Petaluma

I'll have to come back later to write more, but i visited Walnut Creek last weekend to see a production of Urinetown. Lucky me, it happened to be the day of the annual Walnut Parade. YAY!

I'll have to come back later, I've got a tonne of drawing to do.

September 15, 2006

Dwell on Design

If anyone's interested, the DWELL ON DESIGN conference is happening right now in SF.

There's house tours and lectures and whatnot--cocktail parties, I guess--lots of stuff on pre-fab and green architecture, I think. Attendees from the Buckminster Fuller Institue, the MIT school of Architecture, many many independent firms, and, of course, the AIA--American Institute of Arcitects. Worth checking out, I'd say.

Click here for more info.

September 14, 2006

14: numbers?

A scrouchy old lady on my commute. Steadler on Chromacolour.

Ted Mathot was making fun of my number-titles the other day, and I had to admit that there really wasn't any reasoning behind them. I thought that maybe they'd keep things together... or something--that they'd separate these posts as an independent set. Anyway, I'm just trying to keep this blog going; I'm not on the computer much these days, and there seems to be a helluva lot of exciting stuff going on every day! Who wants to be stuck to a keyboard?

This place is great for getting you going, and I've been trying to keep myself busy between still setting up my place, reading (Alexander Mckendrick's ON FILM-MAKING), drawing (on the BART train) and the occasional morning swim.

I went to an AWESOME Giants game the other day, saw some amazing screenings and presentations, attended some life drawing classes, enjoyed a picnic on a mountain top at the Lick Observatory, peformed as an extra in a film shoot, attended the Super 7 opening, watched flocks of feral parrots circle Coit tower, ate baby sized burritos at El Farolito and canoed the lagoon in Alemeda, all thanks to the generous generous people in this building.

I can't say enough about them, but this probably isn't the place to name names. Suffice it to say that every day is awesome. A treat and a privilege. I'll try to post more (and I guess I'll cut the numbers...)

September 03, 2006

13: Pixar U

Pixar is smart and generous enough to provide all sorts of art classes for its employees to enjoy (and learn from). Here are some drawings from my first Life Drawing session in... a long time. It felt good though--like being back in college. Afterwards I was shown a bunch of Tom Gately gestures, and took a look at the blog of Rob Thompson--quickly reminding me of how far I still have to go. Everybody here is awesome!