Monday, August 29, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

New studio set up

After seven years in one spot, I'm moving out of this apartment and the end of August. With the exception of my childhood home, this is the longest I've lived in one spot. I moved my turquoise couch and the three bookcases my grandfather built into the studio along with my one (1) houseplant. I repainted the studio floor at Teddy's prompting. It's very homey in there. Drop in and nap on the couch.

This is what the studio looked like about five years ago when we first moved in. Now I can only hope for a flood or some kind of fire to take this away from me. Life: you're the best, pal.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Chicago 08.16.11

I numbered and lettered all of the notable buildings in Chicago. I'm close to the end but I'm losing steam, people and I have to move out of this apartment at the end of the month.

Just back from four days in Indiana where tie-dye is still a fashion option. Went to the Indiana State Fair for corn dogs (1), a lemon shake up (1) and fried green tomatoes (1 serving).

Friday, August 12, 2011

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Chicago 08.05.11

The lakefront is finished. I'm randomly jumping around the street grid--I'll pick a few blocks to work on, complete them and then move to different section of the map; as a result, I've lost all track of what I've photographed and posted here. Everything is kind of a mush with this drawing.

I've written a brief, utterly fictional history of Chicago to accompany this utterly fictional (but mostly autobiographical) map of Chicago. This history deals with the founding of Chicago, it's early development and events leading up to the invasion of Chicago by legions of the Vast Nonsense AND the creation of the Vanessa Perplexity. The plan--once this history gets proofread by someone with more grammatical-smarts than me--is to hand-letter the history in the part of the blank space at the bottom of the drawing. The rest of that blank space will then be filled by a an enumerated list of the notable buildings of Chicago (a la the Indianapolis map.)

(The little fella at the bottom of the map is Caiphus Algannor, the leader of the original 13 Druids of Chicagoland.)

I can see the end of this drawing. I have to start thinking about the next thing.

Studio Roof 07.30.11