Saturday, August 30, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Alright, alright. This is a landmark day in my 366 days of block printing. I had my first real bloody injury. I wasn't even carving, I reached into the box of tools and sliced my finger on the blade I use to chop of the blocks (not one of the actual cutting tools). Not too bad - no injuries for 241 days.
Anyway, here are some fish bone prints...
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Yesterday was my last day of my last week of summer camp for this year. I had a Famous Artists camp and a World Crafts camp. And a bunch of HIGH energy students. Thanks y'all, I had fun and I'll see you next summer if not sooner!
[Mexico - dia de los muertos nichos]
[Japan - Daruma Dolls]
[Ghana - Adinkra printing]
[America - Kachinas + weaving]
Here are a couple shots from the other camps...
[digital photography - they Photoshopped these shots to make it look like they were flying]
[preschool camp - she's got udders, 'cause the theme was farmers!]
I don't mean maybe. I spent last night Rockin' the River with Rhett Miller. I like to be right up close, in what I call the spit and sweat zone. Here's what it looked like...
[and here's a dog I met after the gig, just because I like dogs]
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
The word SANKOFA is derived from the words SAN (return), KO (go), FA (look, seek and take). This symbolizes the Akan's quest for knowledge with the implication that the quest is based on critical examination, and intelligent and patient investigation. The symbol is based on a mythical bird that flies forwards with its head turned backwards. This reflects the Akan belief that the past serves as a guide for planning the future, or the wisdom in learning from the past in building the future.