Thursday, December 18, 2008

recent photocopy fun

Here's some left-overs/process from a recent freelance project. My Form and Methods class also used the photocopier to make some lovely formal experiments——ahhhha! I will post some of their work once I go through their documentation.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

-5° F today

Outside today: Our cold but covered park.

Inside today: looking at these playrooms!

Playrooms from Childrens Space's, Molly and Norman McGrath, 1978.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

new space soooon!

Finally after six years of slow slow work, the unfinished part of my upstairs is going to have insulation and heat and walls and electricity! Thanks DAD and Big Jay and Tim for all your help! Over winterbreak i'll paint and settle in. I'd like to have wallpaper in the stairwell and these are my picks for today: this one, and this one, and this one. And while we're at it: this for my kitchen, and this one just makes me crazzzzy!

Friday, December 5, 2008

inside scarry—

I just reclaimed my old beloved Richard Scarry's Best Counting Book Ever. Sandwiched between the 70 Seventy spread was a translucent Radio Shack bag with some funny contents: a stack of dried pansies and this drawing of Lowly the Worm—my favorite Richard Scarry character. Mister Scarry kept my imagination busy for a huge chunk of my childhood. Come to find out his wife had the same name as my mother—Patricia Murphy.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

locals excursions

in order: the Arboretum, the Guthrie (that mighty spider is 5 stories up and on the outside), a walk with my parents' dog, the garage at night, Minnesota Zooooo, and the great and icy Powderhorn.

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

great claims

Hear the great explorer, Peary here! and view his party.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

and some details...

from the poster. It was quite fun to make.

kindra's sampler

A sampler from me! The poster was made for Reference Library's Exhibit at the fine Kiosk! Thanks Andy!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Give thanks!

hope you're all spending time with your best pals.

_All rhymes from the 'Oxford Boook of Nursery Rhymes' typed on my fine Torpedo Typewriter.
_One of the amazing dioramas from Totem Villiage: Indian Village in St. Ignace (a very odd place to say the least)
_A card from Our Wonderful World of People packs
_Food sign from U.P. Michigan.

Monday, November 17, 2008

a test pattern

Working on a project ——quite last minute. For now, here's a preliminary sketch. I'm referencing knitting patterns that I found in Estonia; lot's of ideas and fun and toooo little time.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Marion and his glads, a prairie and a note

Marion Rich, my great grandfather, bred gladiolus for a living, grew up in Marion, New York and lived on Marion Avenue. I just found this account in the Marion Enterprise/1956.

My parents prairie.

A found note from the Hexagon.