Do you get a lot of junk mail? I sure do. I don’t mean SPAM…we all get that. I mean the good old fashioned snail mail variety. Credit card offers. Magazine offers. Services I never even knew existed.
What a waste of paper! It’s occurred to me that it can be re-purposed for good. To make someone (or some mechanical sorting device) have a brighter day! NOTE: I am not saying it’s a good idea to use the return postage paid envelopes…even though that’s a really funny thought.
Picasso Above, Monkey Below.
I created a new flickr JUNK MAIL ART group, if you want to join in the fun.
I submitted these for ArtScape, too. Here’s the pen.
That’s all you need. And an idea or two. Post yours with mine on Flickr.
I submitted four drawings for consideration at a show in ArtScape this year. The show is really about pens. So, here are my two favorite pens:
Koh-i-neer Rapidograph technical pens
I love these – shown are the .25 and .50 mm nib models. I’ve found they don’t really gum up easily and are a dream to draw with and easy to take care for. I also have a .35 model, but I use these two most often.
Here are two of my four submissions:
I’ve posted a draft of 7 Fish previously. Here’s the final drawing, click for larger:
12×9 India ink on bristol board
I drew both of these using the technical pens.
I just got back from presenting at the Baltimore County Fourth Annual e-Learning Summit. I heard most of Susan Patrick’s keynote address, and was amazed to learn just how far Mexico and China are in developing e-Learning content and platforms.
I co-presented a talk with Heather Katz on creating accessible content for e-learning. Heather did a wonderful job of explaining the current state of Flash accessibility and best practices. This is the third talk I’ve given this year on accessibility
, and I’ve created a new area on my site for the subject.
Here’s me, demonstrating how to talk with your hands. About fruit.
Thank you to all the great people I met today.
For this week’s Illustration Friday, I couldn’t decide, so here’s three.
Electricity is no laughing matter:
[click for larger] Pen and Ink, Moleskine
I like how this one turned out.
Watercolor and ink
My oldest daughter, in a recent science class, was asked to list the (4) states of matter. She and her science partner produced the following answer:
Yep! The living, the dead, and the living dead.
I am so proud.
I’m showing a colleage how to use WordPress, and thought I should warn you that the shadow character is still at it.