Cobra Basket, Harry Potter, and Clearance Cookies from Walgreens?

That’s right, another art night – this one for May 2014!
The night started with Ein smelling something delicious!


Ein of course was smelling M’s delicious cooking and baking. What’s on the menu, you may ask? corn chowder soup and home made fresh-out-of-the-oven rolls.

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And for dessert, from scratch chocolate chip cookies! My favorite part about these cookies is when you get a bite of a salt piece. It is delicious.

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Did I mention that Ein loves chocolate chip cookies (just the bites without the chocolate chips).


As for projects – there was drawing.

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There was fibers- yarn and felt.

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There was photo editing.

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And there was paperwork? Yes! There was paperwork.


There was also writing of stories and playing of clarinet! Also, Micah started a blog!

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Some topics of the night: Harry Potter, Enneagram and other personality types, Cobra basket, working with felt, the creative process, Ein loving who she is, cookie display, turning drawings into a coloring book, potential group names (BYOA – bring your own art, Running with Scissors, Art Paper Scissors), and best most recent purchases (a bunny door stop, Moonrise Kingdom,  Breyers Chocolate Oreo Ice Cream, A ticket to Seattle, Clearance Cookies – with Belgium chocolate – at Walgreens).


More photos of the night

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A special thank you to Niki Zimmerman Images for taking and providing some of the pictures of the night!


Death of an Artist

Yes, this may be a grave post, but as artist, I think about death. I don’t think about death necessarily in a depressed or creepy way, just about the thing itself as well as the customs and rituals around it.

I wanted to make my will and pick out my burial ground and headstone. The only thing I really have to leave to anyone is my art (paintings, drawings, prints, and books I’ve made with M). I think I would want my family to pick out what they want and the rest to be donated.

I found family buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Paris, AR and thought that could be a good place – it would connect me to someone and somewhere from a historical perspective. Honestly, I don’t know anyone who actively visits gravesides, so I don’t think it really matters where I’m buried because I don’t think anyone will visit the place.

Here were some family headstones I found.
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Like Father – Like Son
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These are a little different – I like the last name in relief.
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Overall they are pretty general tombstones, except for the Mausoleum!

I looked on Pinterest for headstone ideas – and there were themes of figures, angels, baby angels, pets, etc.

Human figures in a cemetery are creepy.
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Pet animal statues are confusing – is it your PET’S grave or a pet on YOUR grave?
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Angels make it look Catholic, which is great.
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Baby angels are okay, but not my cuppa.
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No – I just can’t even imagine this.

I thought a bench would be nice – so people could take a rest when on a stroll.

Of course there are many new and modern ways to be buried.

Just for fun – some artists graves.

 Grave of Nicolas Platon-Argyriades

The Grave of Nicolas Platon-Argyriades [Platon] (1888-1968) – Ceramic artist and Potter – and his Wife Paque (1903-1961)

Michelangelo Grave

Michelangelo Grave

Vincent Van Gogh Grave

Vincent Van Gogh Grave

Leonardo Da Vinci Grave

Leonardo Da Vinci Grave