what's on the drawing board


Since the closet mess and the party flag mess is all put away it is time to treat myself to junk robot mess. I've been collecting stuff for a year now. With a recent windfall of junk I now have more than enough to make a few junk robot sculptures. My ever ready assistant John has helped take a few things apart. And my poison control expert Phil has advised how to empty and wash out little containers marked POISON. More on this as some little robots start to emerge.


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I am currently engrossed in Cooking Doodles. And there might also be a Cooking Doodles Too. With the amount of detail in my drawings I can only get about 30 illustrations in one font. Since there are so many things to draw I may end up with a 2 font family. This is quite fun and moving along nicely.


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Also started is Nautical Doodles. And...


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Beach Doodles. While I am working on Cooking Doodles I am generally just thinking about these last two. If there is an image you need in any of these categories please leave a comment and I'll see what I can do.

So what is on your drawing board these days?



art, lots of art

artblogtoss no you won't be able to see the Mona Lisa but there is a lot of fun art happening in Madison.

Gallery Night sponsored by the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. May 3, 5-9 PM    www.mmoca.org/programs-events/events/gallery-night

Salvage Art Show benefits Habitat ReStore April 19 to June 2  www.thedailypage.com/theguide/details.php?event=300861

Marquette Art Walk May 5,  11AM-5PM www.thedailypage.com/theguide/details.php?event=300917

Fresh Air Craft Fair May 11, 10AM-3PM  www.cityofmadison.com/parks/celebrate/CraftFair.cfm

Lots to see and do and it even appears the weather is finally going to cooperate. Enjoy!

Picasso and Chicago

Screen Shot 2013-04-04 at 12.46.43 PM this week I am taking a bus trip to the Art Institute of Chicago for a major Picasso Exhibit. I am looking forward to it as it is a day with a girlfriend, someone else drives, gives us our tickets and a little talk and even snacks on the bus. Can't beat that. And today I have a Picasso DVD to watch while I work.

February 20, 2013–May 12, 2013
Galleries throughout the Art Institute of Chicago
A museum-wide celebration of Pablo Picasso's legacy and influences
For more information go to The Picasso Effect.
photo from the Art Institute of Chicago website.


100 Maverick Postcards by Alan Fletcher

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I know I am on a postcard kick. But I  got this recent pack of 100 oversized postcards and I really like them.

  • 100 quirky and original postcards created and chosen by Alan Fletcher
  • A collection inspired by the award-winning The Art of Looking Sideways
  • Contains a witty and entertaining feast for the eye and the mind
  • Alan Fletcher is one of the world's leading designers, whose originality has attracted a large following
  • Presented in a handy and attractive lightweight wooden box
  • Will appeal to all creative and visual people looking for something different

Alan Fletcher belongs to that elite international group of designers who have transcended the conventional boundaries of their craft. He is a founder member of the design group Pentagram and has tackled every fact of design with a unique style and purpose. He is consultant Art Director to Phaidon Press.

I also have his book The Art of Looking Sideways which I find to be pure eye candy.