Here’s my Zoodles from a few weeks ago. Posted when I am about to take another lunch break at the zoo!
This is so much better than my camera attempts of photographing my work. I might reupload some scans of the nicer stuff I have done recently, only for you lovelies.
HEY, INTERNET-SCROLLING MOTHERFUCKER!
SIT DOWN A MOMENT AND LET ME TELL YOU A THING!
DO YOU KNOW HOW FUCKING AMAZING YOU ARE?
WELL FUCK IT, YOU’RE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LITTLE ASSHOLE, AND I’M SO PLEASED THAT YOU’RE EXPLORING THE SHIT YOU ENJOY ON THIS INTERNET.
So this is a new YouTube channel called The Art Assignment, which originally I wasn’t going to subscribe to because I’m not big on art. But I watched the first episode for some reason, and this is the first assignment:
1. Pick a friend, calculate your halfway point. Like, the exact halfway point. Not ‘roughly in this town’, not ‘well, here’s sort of equidistant’ - you draw a straight line between you on a map, and you calculate the midpoint.
2. Decide on a date and time to meet, and don’t communicate between that decision and actually meeting up.
3. Document your experience somehow, be that through drawing, writing, video-making (3 guesses which I’d choose, and the first 2 guesses don’t count.)
4. Post your work online using #theartassignment.
And I’m really tempted by this idea! So basically, this is a call for a partner: is there anyone in the UK or maybe the ROI (because funds) who would like to do this at some point this summer (because being in the country)? It would be particularly cool to do this with someone I haven’t physically met before, or someone I don’t physically meet all that often.
If you want to calculate a rough midpoint, just to check we won’t end up in the Irish sea or something, use Effingham Park Golf Course as a reference point. I don’t think I’m running much of a stalking risk if I tell you I live within a five mile radius of there.
Let me know!
ps. I don’t think we have to stop communicating until we actually decide the date/time. So don’t think you’d be signing up to stop talking to me for six months!
One of the coolest things emerging from the first Art Assignment is people seeking out people to Meet in the Middle. (Because I’m an old person who worries, I have to say: Be careful. Protect yourself. etc.)
I’m delighted by the idea of people who maybe have known each other online for years finally meeting in the middle and trusting each other to show up at the appointed time.
I’m also excited to see people who are maybe not inclined to be interested in contemporary art opening themselves up to “triggers for experience.” This is just so cool, and I’m so excited about the response to it, and thanks to everyone who has watched, subscribed, and is now planning to participate!
This turned out so freaking great. Super proud of John and Sarah and the whole team that put this together. Totally awesome.
Amy. We should do this at some point in time and space
One of the 2 local art stores is going out of business in the next week so I went over to grab some supplies.
I offered to help clean tomorrow so I can get free art swag in exchange for labor. I spent an hour making a dibs pile.
Oh did I forget to mention they had a freakin’ herd of baby goats in the back?! and cats roaming around the store?
I’ve decided that every time I get sick, you guys will be flooded with JC Leyendecker posts (Yes, 2nd time this week. UGH!). I just realized I never posted pictures from my visit to the Haggin Museum last year. You guys are in for a treat!
Wow! I can’t wait to visit the Haggin Museum some day!
I need to go there one of these days!
Origami crane. A chain of cranes
Fractal Christmas tree. Fractal anything.
Jewelry of basic compound shapes.
Atomic structures. The moment of impact of an atomic bomb.
Anything in the world.
Lately I’ve been trying to do a painting a day even though classes have started back up.
This past week was my last first day of school. It’s a terrifying and amazingly exciting thing. Luckily, I love all of my classes and I’m excited about all the work I’ll be able to make this semester.
I’m going to try to post more sketches, finals, and notes on this blog while figuring out where and exactly where I’m going to set up my portfolio online.
I have even redirected my domain to this tumblr. It’s getting close to the big game now.
** Also each of these paintings were made under an hour
which is why they are not pretty.
Woo I made art.