Press check

Friday, January 24, 2020

Fog on Columbia Parkway

Fog on Columbia Parkway heading to a press check at Arnold Printing. It’s rare that I have the opportunity to see work come to life in print as most of my clients are largely digital or far away. So it was extra nice to check out paper stock and get something printed locally. The test print came out great and I signed off for production.

The whole experience brightened a foggy afternoon.

Bonus image: Tiny mockup of the print job in relation to the proof.

Robert had a birthday

Thursday, January 23, 2020

And we had dinner to celebrate.
At one point there was no room on the table for another plate or glass.

Listening: “Dance Of The Clairvoyants” Pearl Jam

Better than coffee

Good way to start the day? Shake off the cobwebs from the prior evening, hop on an electric golf cart and speed through the woods until you can’t go any further and hike down and along the creek bed.

Better than coffee in many regards. (But coffee was most welcome right afterward.)

Resilience 101 at Morlan Gallery

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Public Service Artists

Public Service Artists, The Opposite of Protest Signs

Resilience 101 at Morlan Gallery includes personally and politically motivated work from the Public Service Artists and friends.

Also of note? I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve ever had work displayed in an art gallery proper! I’ll let that exclamation point stay.

Eli from 21c, Cal from Wave Pool and I headed down to represent the PSA and give a short lecture about how the group was formed and our approach to making the work.

Afterward, we walked through the show with students and had an energizing discussion about what was on their minds.

Resilience 101 is on display at Morlan Gallery in Lexington, Kentucky through February 21, 2020

Harry Sanchez Jr., Thoughts and Prayers (website)

Public Service Artists

Public Service Artists, Preemptive City Strong Posters (website)

Public Service Artists

Public Service Artists, Team Mitch

Public Service Artists

Stand Up, Organize! Terrence Hammonds

Terrence Hammonds, Stand Up, Organize!  (instagram) completed with the help of The Welcome Project and Breakfront Ceramics.

Public Service Artists

Selections from Still They Persist

Public Service Artists

Terry Berlier, Defne Beyce and Masako Miyazaki, Revolution is Not a One Time Event

Public Service Artists

Ben Doessel and James Lee, Ugly Gerry  (info)

Public Service Artists

Public Service Artists

Public Service Artists

To the moon and back

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

to the moon and back mylar balloons

Things you can do at the Kroger customer service counter: item returns, refunds, bill paying, lottery, check cashing, money orders, Western Union and see what holiday is coming up with a view of the floral department.

The folks working behind the counter juggle a ton of complex systems for an audience that tends to be exhausted or frustrated.

Listening; “There’s a Moon in the Sky (Called the Moon)” The B-52s

Courts of Art

Monday, January 20, 2020

Another project from People’s Liberty that lives on: Courts of Art by Clay Brizendine is on the edge of Eden Park. (And just around the corner from my awesome family doctor.)

Listening: “Black Moon / Silver Waves

Stillness is the Key

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Bubble Bath

Andrew lent a copy of Ryan Holiday’s Stillness is the Key and I was excited to crack it open.

I’ve been searching for more quiet moments. This quest led me to leaving Facebook, turning off as many notifications as possible and inspired decluttering the house to amplify focus.

The bath was still warm when I came across this bit at the beginning of the book.

When faced with a difficult decision, we must:

  • Be fully present
  • Empty our mind of preconceptions
  • Take our time
  • Sit quietly and reflect
  • Reject distraction
  • Weight advice against the counsel of our convictions
  • Deliberation without being paralyzed


Dinner with Joel

Joel Griggs

By the light of T-Mobile after we caught up over Thai food.

Listening: “10,000 Emerald Pools” BØRNS