Monday, May 21, 2018

Zelma Rose Necklace #2

I drew my other Zelma Rose necklace, to go along with this one. This was my first time trying out using a gray sharpie instead of a black sharpie to make lines, and I'm a bit of two minds about the result.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Cary Leibowitz at Invisible Exports

When I was in New York the other week for work I had the very distinct pleasure of seeing artist Cary Leibowitz's show at Invisible Exports. Longtime readers of the Cabinet might recall how much I loved his show at the Contemporary Jewish Museum last year. And this new show lived up to every high expectation I'd internalized from that experience. The work is so colorfully joyful and heart-wrenchingly sad and snort-milk-out-your-nose hilarious all at the same time. I continue to be a huge huge fan.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Color Poem #47

pink doesn’t begin to cover it
glowing coral rose honey
radiating hot strawberry
illuminated fruit punch
candy-coated ember
flaming flamingo
perfect perfect

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Dinner with SPHERE

The other week I had the honor of being a "conversation engager" -- along with the artist Ramekon O’Arwisters and writer Kathy Meadowcroft -- at the inaugural dinner put on by fledgling organization SPHERE (Shared Perspectives, Heightened Engagement, Real Experience). SPHERE aims to create a series of gatherings to bring forth conversations over dinner, around a range of important topics. This one was on the subject "Does Art Matter?" and was accompanied by an exquisitely delicious Iranian meal by Feastly chef Hanif Sadr. I was on the bill because of How Art Can Make You HappyA wide range of folks showed up and the talk was lively and wide-ranging.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Bonsai Trees

The other weekend at the Cherry Blossom Festival we stepped out of the heat and the hubbub of the street, into the cool and relatively underpopulated pavilion of bonsai trees. We liked them very much. Here are a few that were my favorites.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Victorious Mabel

I drew this picture of a triumphal Mabel from a photo I took a few weeks back, put it in a frame, and gave it to Bill for our wedding anniversary. We've never had any of my drawings hung up at our place before and this seemed like a good one to do that with.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Rube Goldberg at the CJM

Went with Mabel and Bill to see the Rube Goldberg show at the Contemporary Jewish Museum the other day. It involved more reading and less laughing than I'd anticipated, but was still pretty darn entertaining.