Sunday, November 29, 2009

Man Vs. Toddler

Here's something for those of you who think there's been too much toddler-generated content on this blog:

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Amnesty International art auction tonight, in St. Louis

The St. Louis chapter of Amnesty International presents an exhibit featuring the women of Zimbabwe and a silent auction fundraiser, tonight from 7 - 9 at SqWires Annex, in historic Lafayette Square.

I've donated two linocuts for the auction, "Mad Dog" and "Right Answers, Wrong Questions". Add a little art to your collection and support a fantastic cause tonight by attending this auction!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

This same skull, sir, was Yorick's skull, the king's jester.

Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio:
a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy:
he hath borne me on his back a thousand times;
and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! my gorge rims at it.

Here hung those lips that I have kissed I know not how oft.
Where be your gibes now? your gambols? your songs?
your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar?
Not one now, to mock your own grinning? quite chap-fallen?

Now get you to my lady's chamber, and tell her, let
her paint an inch thick, to this favour she must
come; make her laugh at that.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Vintage Halloween Parade

We dug deep into FIMP's film vaults and found this clip of Great Grandma Rachel in her Halloween Parade. She's the bee.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

How to Draw a Fish, and a Fish Water Pipe

Our resident master of the Magna Doodle provides a demonstration in drawing fish and a fish water pipe.

She had previously provided all of the artwork for the latest book from FIMP.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Plate of Shrimp and Electric Bassoons

So we were in downtown Greensburg for an art opening, and had to cross the street so that Rachel could check out the drum kit of the band that was setting up in the local coffeehouse. Marti's surprised to see one of the band members warming up with his electric bassoon. The band member is surprised that someone recognizes his instrument, and presents us with his band's 2nd cd (which would be "Snake Charming Music" by Sklenik, go check it out!). And on the cover of Sklenik's 2nd cd? A detail from Bosch's "Garden of Earthly Delights". There's this like lattice of coincidence that lays on top of everything. Suppose you're thinking about a plate of shrimp. . .

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Bosch and Buckethead

It would have been nice to have this video back in my teaching Art Appreciation days. Good for the first day of class, I think.