Quick Draw at Manifest

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Signed up for a Quick Draw event at Manifest Drawing Center that featured live models: an Eastern Screech Owl, a Great Horned Owl and a Peregrine Falcon.

I was rusty, not able to remember the last time I picked up oil pastels and drew from a live model. Also realized it’s extra difficult now that my eyes have difficulty switching focus between far and near. (Been avoiding bifocals.)

The exercise turned out to be a wonderful experience that I’d very much like to do again. I love these bite size classes to try new (or old) things and make the most of an afternoon.

“It is not the finished drawing that counts. It is the time spent outside oneself, of which the drawing is merely a record, the ticket stub in your pocket after the concert.” — Peter Steinhart

This quote is pulled from “Why Draw?” on the Manifest website.

A special dress

Friday, February 16, 2018

My brother Robert sent a text with an image of this dress saying mom was keen on it.

‘Nuff said.

What’s her size? I asked.

Within the week we were able to see how lovely it was.

My mom?

She’s beautiful.

2018 Personal Business card

Thursday, February 15, 2018

I actually pulled the trigger and made those personal business cards with an updated photo by DJ on the front that shows off my ever receding hairline and silvering beard. And Edie.

On the back? My email address and a smattering of URLs. That’s Uniform Resource Locators for those that were wondering.

chrisglass.com (you’re already there)
northsidedepot.com (where I plug in)
wireandtwine.com (where I make things every few years)
photocorps.org (my photo project I hope to expand)

A toast to a new home

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Cathy closed on a new home so we broke out the champagne and celebrated.

The lounge

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

I’ve managed to keep the tree alive. So far.

Pepsi

Monday, February 12, 2018

Garfield phone

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Mom and I went back to the West Chester Antique Center because when we were there the other week she put her name in the hat for a door prize. They called and said she had won something!

Turns out it was this Baileys table lamp.

Maybe you’re thinking, this is all very flea market and not very Antique Mall. But I squarely put a touchtone Garfield phone in the category of antique.

Related tangent: This image of flea market inspires a trip to France.

Curiosity through Chess

Saturday, February 10, 2018

As part of an event to celebrate different things happening in Madisonville, I donned my PhotoCorps cap and projected images from the neighborhood all afternoon.

These teens from the Madisonville Youth Community Council were set up playing chess next to me. I also leanred about the 500 Gardens program and listened to music from the Susuki music group.