Gallery fundraiser for Yonaka!

My friend and sometime collaborator Yonaka Yamako has her eye on a property near her home in Fort Valley, Georgia to turn into a studio gallery in which she can show her own work and that of other artists to the public and hopefully help breathe some life back into the town. To raise the […]

Two art blogs I like, plus two webcomics to check out

Mythwood – The Art of Larry MacDougal and A Vintage Sky are both sketchblogs showing lots of fantasy art in neat storybook illustration style. I find them very inspirational. Meanwhile, in her blog, Aggie linked to two comics that I need to check out: The Epic of Cuchulainn and Lovecraft is missing. I’ll get around […]

Must-see medieval art exhibit at the Frist in Nashville

If you live within driving distance of Nashville, Tennessee and are interested in medieval art, crafts, culture or manuscripts or early Christian history, you can’t afford to miss Medieval Treasures from te Cleveland Museum of art at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, running until June 7, 2009. Seeing the illuminations, sculpture, jewelry, calligraphy […]

[Einar] Noah’s Ark

A few days ago I found a copy of the Doré Bible at a just-about-affordable price, and snapped it up. The Doré Bible is an 1866 publication of the Bible with illustrations by Gustave Doré, usually considered one of the master engravers alongside Dürer and Hogarth.  It’s a very interesting glimpse at what the Victorians […]

Hyperinflation I

Drawing that just popped up in my head the other day, after talking to Aggie about the economic crisis. Of course, after the drawing pops up in one’s head, one has to do the hard work of drawing it – including research for things like wheelbarrows full of money. When I googled for “Wheelbarrow full […]