"Everything I’ve ever let go of has claw marks on it."
David Foster Wallace (via scout)
"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well."
The Olympic Creed
Read how athletes from some of the most underprivileged nations in the world are coming to the Olympics and living by these words.
It’s that time of year for popcorn flicks and big-budget blockbusters, but if you’re going to catch a movie this summer, do yourself a favor and see Moonrise Kingdom. When it comes to set design and meticulous detail, you can’t beat a Wes Anderson film.
Via: Elise’s Ramblings
Day 2. This is a watercolor. The paper in this book I’m using is not made for watercolor. My intended result never happened but I like the way the colors ran together. June 15. Watercolor.
Day one. I love to draw people. It’s not easy but it’s wonderful. The proportions on this drawing are off. The eyes are my favorite part. I drew this on June 14th. It took about 5 min. Prisma color.
I have been inspired. A former professor, Corey Fuller created a project for himself. He is a professor of graphic design but like all artists, he needs a creative outlet. He released his creativity in the form of a poster everyday for a year. I remember sitting in Corey’s class & hearing him say, “do something creative every day”. At this point in my life, I was a couple of days from graduating with a BFA in studio art. I assumed I would have my dream art job by the end of the summer and that piece of advice would have come into thorough use. I was wrong. It has now been a full year plus since that day and I still don’t have that dream job. Now I need a creative outlet. My original plan was to do a “sketch a day” after seeing a book bearing that very title at Barnes and Noble but I’m realizing that even with that, I may get bored. So I’m allowing some artistic license and leaving room for my medium of choice. The only rule is that I do something involving creativity every day and in the same book. I like the idea of seeing the progression of art and technique and interest over my year. So with that, here we go… Here’s to art, every day.
This morning I miss Oklahoma. The familiar. My work family. My church family. My community. Still looking to find that here. I have hope I just need to find the patience and remember that it doesn’t happen over night. That Shawnee wasn’t “home” in 2 weeks.