I recently contributed a concept to the inimitable Dara Kerr's last article at Oakland North, which investigates the beast that lurks beneath the shallow depths of Oakland's Lake Merritt. I figured it would be apt to include a small tribute to the scores of gondoliers who have lost their lives to this carrion-breathed menace.
You can read more here: http://oaklandnorth.net/2011/06/22/is-there-a-monster-in-lake-merritt-scientist-says-yes/
Thursday, June 23, 2011
I am SLOOOOOOWLY teaching myself landscape painting - these are paintings #4 and #3 (some random spot in the Oakland Hills and Ragle Park, Sebastopol, respectively), about ONE YEAR APART. Jeez. Hopefully I'll knock out a few more studies before the summer is through - I wonder if there's an easy way to cart an easel around on your bike?
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Black Market Benny was a short-lived character who arrived, like most dealers, to fill a void. His stock in trade, diacritical Latin alphabet letters, proved hugely popular with the immigrant community of Sesame Street, who had been underserved for so long by the show's Anglo-centric programming. It didn't take long, however, for Benny's activities to draw the attention of the League of Republican Mothers, who reported him to the IRS. Benny is eligible for parole in 2014.