Tuesday, May 27, 2008


I graduated from college a week or so ago. It was nice... Judith Butler spoke, my family was here, I think we had a nice time. Since then I've been trying to take it easy. I've been doing a lot of reading, exercising, sleeping, listening, and only a little bit of painting. I wanted to show you what I have, though..... I've been doing small paintings in acrylic and tempera on yupo.

Here they are right now!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Photos from a Piano Burning

My friend Daniel (Giant Panda Watch) invited me to attend a piano burning at his advisor's house. It was an extremely strange and surprisingly affecting experience. Thanks for the photos, Daniel.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Shelby Sifers

So, over at geraniums and potatoes, Ali got a message from the one and only Shelby Sifers, who's been planning a US tour lately with some of her pals. It seems that, long story short, Shelby will be performing a concert at our house this summer!!!

I couldn't ask for a cooler thing.

Maybe you should come! It's in Grinnell, on July 25th... more details to follow, I'm sure.

New Drawings

My drawing class has finished! Here are some of photos of the drawings I did at the end there.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

More Salon Stuff

These are some more photos from the salon experience. The drawing of me below was done by another art major here named Carson Smith. I was never sure how I felt about this drawing of me... but now, it seems that the college has given it a purchase award, so it will hang in the campus center here for time immemorial. I'm now REALLY not sure how I feel about this.

This is the other piece (besides the winning painting and thye drawing pictured below) that got into the salon. It is an oldie but a goodie.

Student Art Salon

Last Friday, Grinnell's student salon opened. I had three piece's in the exhibition, and I think they're all displayed really beautifully. One of them, the painting pictured head-on below, won best in show, which is great, because now I can afford my rent this summer. I also had my final drawing critique today-- new photos forthcoming.