Sometimes I like to remind myself that I’m still alive. One year it was parasailing, another year it was a water park (those straight up and down really high slides that give you a horrible wedgie scare me to death). I figure by the time I’m 80 or 90 I’ll probably have to jump out of a plane, but for now, gentle reminders do the trick. Tonight I picked up some groupon tickets for this speed boat dolphin adventure trip. It’s just a fast boat out in the gulf where the dolphins will tend to jump and play in the boat’s wake – the sort of thing tourists do and residents only do if they are dragged by visitors. For 10 bucks I figure I’ll get a bit of a thrill and remind myself why I moved to FL in the first place. Creating little adventures for yourself is important stuff. You should do it ( even if today’s not your birthday like David Wolk of Cranky Yellow).
This week’s comic is obviously a design I’m working on for a new greeting card. I’m trying to add a few new ones for the new year. This one and the smile card should be available in the next few weeks via my Etsy store.
— Artist Spotlight —
Wow, check out this mixed media art installation entitled Transcending the Material by Ben Cuevas:
The skeleton is knit! Here’s a description of the installation from his site:
“The installation piece Ben Cuevas chose to showcase at The Wassaic Project features a knitted skeleton seated atop a pyramid of Borden’s condensed milk cans and a cloud of screen prints on Plexi glass suspended above it. The knitted skeleton is seated in the lotus position. The prints are of disembodied anatomical parts photographed in high resolution with diagrammatic illustrative overlays. Ben conceives of the piece as a reference to material culture and Wassaic’s local history (The Borden Company had a condensed milk factory in Wassaic) and a meditation on transcendence.” -Bora Mici
And a close up of that skeleton:
Check out more photos on Ben Cuevas’s blog.
Still getting ready for Art Rock (West Palm May 7th) I finished an art doll I call Jool and am now working on a new doll in this lotus pod inspired collection. Here’s Jool if you missed her on my art blog. She is an urban girl with a tribal spirit. I might know someone a bit like her.
That’s all for now. See you next week..