Sunday, September 30, 2012

274/366 (2012): One Hot Cow

If Catherine O'Leary could time travel 141 years and 785 miles would she be amazed or offended to see this cow standing just outside Old West/New West on the campus of Chapel Hill?

Saturday, September 29, 2012

273/266 (2012): Rameses As A Cow? No, It's Ramooses

Ramooses and 14 of his buddies are roaming the campus of Chapel Hill. They are part of a larger CowParade installment in the Triangle area.

Friday, September 28, 2012

272/366 (2012): Post-It Note Prank (Now In Progress)

I happened upon these young men putting post-it notes on a birthday girl's car in a high school parking lot. They let me take their picture. Do you think she felt loved and celebrated or annoyed about removing a thousand+ post-it notes from her once maroon car?

Thursday, September 27, 2012

271/366 (2012): Eye Candy

The sight of these Montana acrylic paint markers 
makes me want to stop what I'm doing and play.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

268/366 (2012): The 3:15 PM Circle of Light (More From The O Series)

At 3:15 pm this circle of light appears on my wall. The wall is not close to any windows but the reflection is bouncing from somewhere. I'm open to the light. I am paying attention! 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

267/366 (2012): Hey, That's Me Helping The Sunrise

My daughter (special guest photographer) took this photo of me at Atlantic Beach early one morning this summer with my iPhone.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

266/366 (2012): Concert T-Shirts

I'm a sucker for concert T-Shirts. My rule is I'll buy a shirt if I liked the show. All eight of these T-Shirts are from amazing shows that I had the good fortune to attend.

The snowman playing the guitar is from Warren Haynes Christmas Jam 2010.

The one below the Christmas Jam says 'Bullet' on the front and 'Target' on the back. It's from Citizen Cope's song 'Bullet and A Target'. The lyric is "what you've done here is put yourself between a bullet and a target". Get it?

The one next to the Christmas Jam is autographed by John Hiatt and The Combo and is my favorite.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

264/366 (2012): She Puts The 'Cool' In Coolidge

Last week, I took Mixed Media Pet Portraits with Caroline Coolidge Brown. I can't remember when I've had more fun. Maybe it's the total freedom I have in Caroline's classes to do whatever I want on/to a canvas, no worries. Possibly it could be the air, so thick with baking doughnuts, I experience a calorie-free sugar high each time. Maybe it's the combination of both. Who knows? All I know is that when I'm there my burdens are lifted. And that is cOOl.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

263/366 (2012): I Get So Emotional(ism) - (More From The O Series)

Ceiling Art at Manifest Disc - Charlotte, NC
tO quOte my baby brO', "I'm the freak Of the week, every week" when it cOmes to the Avett BrOthers. I can't help it. These guys have gOtten into my head and have refused tO leave. But he shOuld be thrilled, I'm nO lOnger listening to Paul SmOn's - Graceland on repeat.

Click here to: Watch The Avett Brother's perform Shame. It pretty much sums up my relationship with writing these days.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

262/366 (2012): Journal Play (Please Inspire Me)

This is today's page from one of my visual journals. Since I've not picked up a pen in months, I put my pens where my mouth is, wordplay for sure, but one that hopefully inspires me to write. PLEASE!

Monday, September 17, 2012

261/366 (2012): Insalata Caprese - (More From The O Series)

 Oval platter with caprese salad.
Fresh frOm the garden tOmatOes and basil. 
This salad means it's still Summer.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Thursday, September 6, 2012

250/366 (2012): Fall Foliage Already?

These changing leaves are like premature gray hair, 
they showed up to the party a little bit early.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

248/366 (2012): The (Empty) Case For Barbie

This was my sister's Barbie case and she handed it down to me when I was a little girl.  It's empty now, but it used to be crammed with dolls, clothes and accessories. Oh, how I loved playing with these perfect pieces of plastic. Where did they all go?

Monday, September 3, 2012

247/366 (2012): No Name Jeans

This Assignment = Lasting Lessons + Art For My Laundry Room

I created this poster for Drawing 101 almost 30 years ago. The assignment was to pick a brand name product and make a poster featuring the product. We were not allowed to use any words in the poster art, however, one or two individual letters were OK (see my "W." & "L." in the drawing). The purpose of the assignment, of course, was to suggest to the viewer, a brand without saying a word.

No Name Jeans? 
Is this enough information to suggest a specific brand? 

One or two individual letters were allowed,
 as long as they didn't spell a brand name word.

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