Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Annie Dillard writes, "You were made and set here to give voice to this, your own astonishment. The most demanding part of living a lifetime as an artist is the strict discipline of forcing oneself to work steadfastly along the nerve of one's one's most intimate sensitivity." And Thoreau, the original Follow Your Bliss cheerleader, wrote "Know your own bone: gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still." That spark of astonishment is what thrills me - it's the carrot that dangles in front of my artistic nose and keeps me at the grindstone. Or gnawing at that bone.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Last week I received a call from Janna Netland Lover of Local Design Group here in Minneapolis. Would I be interested in doing a collage for the cover of the April Minnesota Medicine magazine? Oh yes yes yes I would!
The featured article addresses the topic of innovations in medical practices, in thinking outside the box. I submitted the above thumbnail sketches, using a template of the cover (working with a mailing label is always a challenge!). Janna chose the second one, the vintage clip art profile, which was my favorite, too. I'll post the final version next time.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Today is my dad's 99th birthday. To the man with the biggest heart, who for nearly a century (!) has encouraged my creativity and independence, who gave his community fifty years of fun and entertainment with his miniature golf course, who to this day is my inspiration and mentor,
---- HAPPY BIRTHDAY!