Asides

  • Grammy Winner Playlist

    Lots of the Grammy’s are in categories I don’t normally listen to. In pursuit of the everpresent goal of expanding my listening, here is a playlist with the winners of nearly all the music-related winners with the exceptions of Christian music and classical. Nearly 30 hours of music in total. https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/66th-grammy-winners/pl.u-J7a3TDroyBD

  • 1994 has an argument to be one of the greatest years in music history

    I saw this article on NME about all the albums turning 30 this year and realized that they include some absolute bangers. While the album is only OK, Coolio’s Fantastic Voyage is a 1994 song that gets me moving whenever I hear it.

  • Open Source Creed (a fork)

    Riffing on Matt’s idea, Italics are my additions, strikethrough my deletions. Every human has an intrinsic inalienable right to putpresent their creative work into the commons. Once freed, work can never be withdrawn, and it has the opportunity—but not the obligation!—for everyone to improve upon it. The right is one that no one can ever take…

  • WordCamp US First Contribution

    WordCamp US First Contribution

    A highlight of WordCamp US 2022 for me was helping Ramon Corrales make his first contribution to WordPress Core. It started with me having some errors doing an NPM install, calling out a bug in Slack as a good first bug, and Ramon stepping up to help: We had a couple of quick in-person conversations…

  • Currently Reading

    In the absence of being able to visit musuems, I’ve been looking through art books. It’s not quite the same, but it does give me a chance to get to know an artist or an exhbit that I might not otherwise know. Currently I’ve been reading a Jasper Johns book by Michael Crichton. Yes, the…

  • Art in Quarentine

    I’ve been finding it harder to finish work. Somethings I’ll start throw away. Something will sit in some state of unfinshed. Others I won’t even start. It’s been difficult. I don’t really have the answer, but I’m trying to get myself sketching and making more regularly. I need the outlet.

  • My Second Zine

    finished my second zine and started sharing it. Overall, reactions have been pretty good and this was a lot of fun to make. I went to six different museums and found inspiration in each of them. This is a more classical zine, filled with images cut with an Exacto night, some hand lettering, and cut…

  • Park Sketches

    It’s ridiculously warm in NYC right now. Unseasonably. Washington Square Park was as packed as you would expect. Sat on the south east edge of the fountain area with my pens and pencil. Noticed that my moji fountain pen is out of ink, but still had plenty of options. A couple. He was more interested…

  • It was going well…

    Until I took a bit too much ink on my brush. I’ve got an idea for how to salvage this piece and I’m not too worried since I can always paint a new one with this original vision, but damn if I wasn’t a bit angry with myself when this happened. All in all though,…

  • Productivity

    I’ve been fairly productive the last few days. Continued working on crosshatching #3 and it’s now 75% complete. Really happy with how it’s looking and thinking this design could make a really cool print. I was super excited for the plotter, but then I haven’t even set it up. I think it’s due to art…