Arts & Culture

Drawing Portraits and Figures

Drawing Portraits and Figures

We had a really fun assignment in drawing class recently. We had to take pictures of each other and make a composite drawing of four people. The drawing could have two different eyes and eyebrows, a nose from more than one person — same with the mouth, the ears, even the hair. Mix and match. You get the picture? Let me show you mine! Read more ...

Movies: "The Counselor"

Movies: "The Counselor"

Dark doings south of the border.  Fast cars, guns and snazzy parties.  A big drug deal goes awry and the naive man in the middle finds himself the target of a vengeful and remorseless Mexican drug cartel.

Wait, haven’t we seen this movie before?

 

Leaving Something to Chance Might Open the Door to New Possibilities

Leaving Something to Chance Might Open the Door to New Possibilities

It's not easy to let go sometimes. To leave something to chance and see what happens. That's what we learned to do in our 2D design class while working on three separate projects. Read more ... 

Jill McCorkle's Life After Life

Jill McCorkle's Life After Life
I tend to gravitate toward books with PLOT, and although there's nothing wrong with a great narrative - in fact there's a lot RIGHT about it - it's healthy for me to enjoy a character-driven novel. Enter Jill McCorkle's Life After Life. Although I finished it more than a month ago, and I'm just writing about it now, I actually read it very quickly.  Imagine a set of concentric circles, or a web.  Or maybe a whole bunch of Venn diagrams. With six main characters (and a supporting cast of a couple dozen), their lives are very much intertwined, even though they don't realize it.   READ MORE