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Don’t Forget the Cookies

Do you think anyone would buy a painting with the words, “Don’t Forget the Cookies”?Why the initial caps? Not sure. Mysteries abound. For the record, I have a Post-It Note on my computer with those words. Leftovers from a company lunch included cookies. I receive more joy in sharing a cookie or two with my […]

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word of the day: barrage

barrage barragebəˈrZH/~nounnoun: barrage; plural noun: barrages 1. a concentrated artillery bombardment over a wide area. synonyms: bombardment, cannonade; gunfire, shelling; salvo, volley, fusillade; historicalbroadside used in sentence: The new jumbotrons at Wrigley Field will offer a barrage of glowing lights forever in the foresight of the game watching experience.

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then and now

then and now

That’s a sculpture of Sophocles. It’s over two thousand five hundred years old. Just look at it. He looks like he’s speaking in mid-sentence… from 2,500 years ago. That this representation of realness and life has survived 25 centuries in such wonderful condition just blows my mind. It’s quite possible that someone’s great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather made that. […]

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nifty pencil shavings

nifty pencil shavings

Sam Winston’s pencil shavings image is visual poetry. I’m not sure if it’s an actual pencil drawing (which would be mad crazy) or if it’s a photograph (or scan) of pencil shavings. The title is, “Pencil Drawing”. Either way, it’s a nice piece. I did a similar piece with gator clips about 7 years ago. […]

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making art out of ebay photographs

making art out of ebay photographs

On ebay there is regularly someone selling a box of game-used Major League baseballs. The photo accompanying this listing offers great visual interest. In fact, it would serve as a good example to any Foundational Art course. Repetition. That’s easily noted. You wanna be an artist? A reliable foundational technique is repetition. The inherent order […]

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How the advertising will really appear in Wrigley Field's outfield and Jumbotron

How the advertising will really appear in Wrigley Field’s outfield and Jumbotron

Today, the Chicago Cubs shared more images of their proposed changes to Wrigley Field. One image is particularly misleading. A somewhat detailed look can be found at the Chicago Tribune along with a caption (to the second image above) explaining where actual advertisements will be placed (Full caption pasted in comments below). To the Cubs’ […]

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