Monthly Archives: January 2011

Rest in peace, pretty chicky.

Written on January 30, 2011 at 11:21 pm, by

Yesterday, one of the members of the Hard Luck Hen Collective left the ABC House for that big chicken coop in the sky. Nearly two years old, we believe Carmelita passed of natural causes. One of my housemates buried her in the backyard this morning. I couldn’t even watch. She was an Aracauna; she had Continue Reading »

A Night Out

Written on January 29, 2011 at 10:28 am, by

Several Saturdays ago, I had a special night out. It was one of those nights that everything happened at once. Brian had curated a beautiful show at Northern (more on that later) and hosted the opening that night. It was also his last night in town before he moved to L.A. In addition, it was Continue Reading »

miscellaneous december

Written on January 23, 2011 at 11:00 pm, by

Nisqually with Nic, Christmas with Shawn, Kim and the kids, and Broken Water on New Years. Taken with my awesome Fuji instamatic.

The Good Land, part 2

Written on January 23, 2011 at 11:37 am, by

Sunday, my final day in Milwaukee, was spent wandering around the city and then going to the Milwaukee Museum of Art. The 3rd Ward is somewhat akin the Portland’s bougie Pearl District. MIAD (a fine design school) is located there as well as the Art Institute of Milwaukee. There’s a sweet public market in the Continue Reading »

Hamilton Type Museum

Written on January 22, 2011 at 11:11 am, by

I first heard of Hamilton Wood Type Museum a couple years ago, shortly before the fabulous Typeface documentary came out.  In fact, I attended the Seattle premier of Typeface followed by a Q&A with Jim Moran, Hamilton’s resident archivist and printer. Ever since, Hamilton been on a short list of must-see destinations. Located in the Continue Reading »

The Good Land part 1

Written on January 20, 2011 at 6:16 pm, by

This past weekend, I flew out to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ultimately the goal was to meet up with friend and former student Adam Beadel to see what the supposedly hip art scene was like in the city. We didn’t find it. I do hear it’s there but perhaps it’s hibernating with the rest of Milwaukee. We Continue Reading »

New Years

Written on January 17, 2011 at 4:42 pm, by

So far, 2011 has been fast and furious, leaving me with little time to do anything but complete each task directly in front of me. I’m running about two hours ahead of schedule, which when teaching three classes on two different campuses, scheduling and organizing a studio for other faculty’s classes, and trying to run Continue Reading »