Friday, September 27, 2013

The Grasses Sang

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Quote DuJour

“The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box.” 
– Henri Cartier-Bresson

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Quote DuJour

"A writer who waits for ideal conditions under which to work will die without putting a word on paper"
-E.B. White

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Ferris Wheel

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Sunday, September 08, 2013

Quote DuJour

"Inspiration is for amateurs – the rest of us just show up and get to work"

- Chuck Close

Funnel Cake Bears

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Friday, September 06, 2013

Quote DuJour

"The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident.  The real one is scared to death"

- Steven Pressman The War Of Art

Morning Brew

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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Cermak Road, Cicero

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Monday, September 02, 2013

Quote DuJour

“I would say to any artist: ‘Don’t be repressed in your work, dare to experiment, consider any urge, if in a new direction all the better.” 
– Edward Weston

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Ode to the Blackwing 602

While thumbing through a past issue of The Hollywood Reporter (it's a fun read) I came across an article about a Hollywood obsession for a pencil. It seems that a certain pencil, the Blackwing 602, was the pencil of choice for screenwriters, animators composers and illustrators.  No longer made, this pencil seems to be The Holy Grail for some. Though no longer made a knock-off of the original is now made, the Palomino Blackwing 602.

Creatives have always had their lucky charms or muses, it seems for some, it was the Blackwing 602. For a fun read I recommend you go to The Hollywood Reporter site and read this well written article Why Is Hollywood Obsessed With This Pencil.