Sunday, November 18, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
These past few months I have felt the need to downsize my life. I started throwing away a lot of stuff and rethinking how I approach my life, art, music, and job. This sounds rather silly. I have come to acouple of conclusions, 1) it's harder than it looks to downsize and 2) my approach to art and music has switched back to creating art on a smaller scale and creating music on a smaller scale.
ANALOG vs. DIGITAL
So i've had this internal struggle about analog vs. digital, as most artists do, but i'm thinking digital has partially won this fight. I say partially because my love for the tactile experience of creating analog art can never be swayed, but digitally sketching is okay to me. Music creation for me is just as natural, if not more, digital as it is analog. Another problem I have with digital is if your outside in the sun it's hard to view the screen.
I have grown quite attached to my Galaxy Tab 2 7", Galaxy III, and to a certain extent my iPad. I would even say more attached than to my sketchbooks and laptop, well maybe not to my sketchbooks.
Android apps I use:
SPC Pocketband Pro
Hi Q MP3 recorder
Apple apps I use:
I think I will explore digital art creation and music creation further.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
Sat down yesterday and took out all the frets and filled the slots in with super glue. Giving that about a full 24 hours to dry and will sand that down. The neck had some rough spots where I pulled the frets out from so sanding may be a job. Next:
- Moveable bridge along the body.
- Kill switch.
- 7th "bass" string made of wire stretching above the top string.
- New paint job.
III. "An Ode To An Idea", came about as a lesson plan for my students. We were/are going to start doing stop motion animated films and as an example I was going to make a film about how the star of my show was looking for an idea for his film. It has grown "legs" and taken off from that idea. I love how you can take a simple idea, as searching for an idea as a lesson plan, and it becomes this being that is "An Ode To An Idea".
Friday, December 30, 2011
Review of my visit to the museum today.
*Update - In the past I have dismissed Kaws artwork as bad mixes of Warhol and graffiti but after seeing the black canvases and the two fiberglass sculptures at the museum today, I have a new appreciation of his work.