Thursday, October 22, 2009


These are the sweetest creatures on earth, and they are living in inhospitable waters. Waters that are being fought over to supply the southeast U.S.

Photo by James A Powell appearing in National Wildlife Federation Magazine.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Happy Belated Birthday

to the Moulin Rouge—120 years old on October 6th, 1889. Lautrec's poster c. 1891

Poster snipped from Smithsonian Magazine's "This Month in History" section

Top hat gent drawn upside down.

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Moly X-42: Lynne's "Superstitions" Moly

Ladybug, ladybug,
fly away home,
Your house is on fire
your children all roam.

Ladybug, ladybug,
fly away home,
and show me from whence
my husband shall come.

Just finished this tonight, and I'll be shipping it off to Massachusetts tomorrow. Still have Jenn's "Favorite Animal" Moly to complete. It'll will be the last entry in her book!

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Memphis Sketchiness

Had the greatest of intentions to do some really good sketching while at AIGA. Instead I got caught up in listening and furious note-taking...silly me.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Saturday Night in Memphis

Finally getting around to posting the last of my pictures from the AIGA Make|Think 2009 conference:

Our little conference was kind of a big deal in Memphis—as you can tell from the banner stretched across Beale Street.

It has come to my attention via the terrible quality of these photos that I need a new camera. Out of 7 photos these were the only redeemable shots. :-(

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A Make|Think Byproduct [read Gem]

aiga makethink interviews with golden nuggets of tasty advice and entertainment for all, but mostly students. from drifting creatives on Vimeo.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Friday Night at AIGA

More specifically, at the Blue Fin for some sushi! Yum!

Just so happened that we found the perfect spoon for Ryan's Cap'n Crunch box. Sorry about the poor snap.

Off to the afternoon Affinity Session.

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Thursday, October 08, 2009

AIGA 2009 Make/Think Day 1

Arrived in Memphis yesterday, and had time to wander since the Make/Think conference didn't start until today. Walked down Main Street toward Beale. I'll be making use of the trolley.

The view down Main Street. The trolley is passing by the red brick Cannon Center for the Arts, and the Memphis Cook Conference Center just beyond it.

The conference is taking place at the Memphis Cook Conference Center.

The place is subtly decorated for the conference. The Make/Think conference identity was created by Michael Githrie and Bret Terwilleger from Oden, Brad Wilkerson from 68 Comeback, Trace Hallowell and Ben Johnson from Tactical Magic, and Amy Sharp from CS2 Advertising.

Registration opened at 8 am, but the expo doesn't open until 11. Not a problem because I've taken the opportunity to post these snaps, and wander a few displays.

Awesome swag bag and goodies!

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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Monday, October 05, 2009

Bird Feeder

"Feeding the birds year-round keeps the yard alive in the summer time. The chirps don't have to travel far on the wind because the birds perch nearby. Their calls drown out the town noises, entertain the cat, and make summer feel like it could last forever. Black-capped chickadees and cardinals will stay for the winter, but soon the robins will give way to the junkos."

Friday, October 02, 2009

Ga-Ga for Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
October 2, 1869 - 1948

Sketch from a photo in the "This Month in History" section of October's Smithsonian Magazine.