Friday, June 25, 2010

Don't Love It..

Don't even like it much...probably why it's still unfinished. But this is some of the only drawing I've done lately...meh. Workin' for a livin' ya know. Who came up with that brilliant idea?!?! Sheesh.

Anyhoo, now you get to dislike it too...don't say I don't share...

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Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Society for Creative Anachronism...

...was at play on Simmons Island today. I rode my bike over to take a look around and hopped on a tour. The Kingdom of Northshield—a realm stretching from Wisconsin to the northwest into Canada was meeting up with The Incipient Barony of Ayreton—a realm centered on the Chicagoland area to knock each other over their helmed noggins, trade, break oat cakes, and tell outrageous lies.

There was a large group battle:

Smaller demonstrations of swordplay:

Which inspired an evening pen sketch:

And from another angle:

Presentations about the way life was back of homes...common household implements:

Meanwhile, on the other side of the river, the Civil War reenactors were set up outside the Civil War Museum (so we enjoyed a little sporadic cannon fire throughout the day).

And it was Second Saturday, so there were many things to see/do/enjoy downtown this evening. Honestly, I didn't make it down there to see/do/enjoy it because I'm pooped!

Tomorrow is the BCLC Ramble ride, and I'll be up bright and early for it.

Enjoy your weekend and...

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Producing vs. Consuming

It's been a very long time since my last post. Most of my productive time has been spent in my's that time of year.

Here are a few links to things I have recently consumed:

GOOD video about cleaning pelicans and the amazing people doing the hard work

The Ruin of Ruins: Battleship Island in Japan, article by M. Christian and A. Abrams, photos by many sources cited in article. (via @petapixel tweet)

Links to local Kenosha (and Bristol) artists making the world a prettier place:

Kenosha News | Union Park gets stainless steel Niemi sculpture

Rebecca Venn's latest figure drawing--a wonderful quick study in contours and light.

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