Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Some of My Day in Pictures

Some me in my cubicle, outfit decorations, a tiny orange fridge I totally wanted to steal, gas station sushi, next gas station sushi is free!

(This is also a test of posting multiple pictures via email, so if these are out of order it's an accident!)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Art List - My Upcoming Art Stuff

Where I, or my art, or both will be in the upcoming days and months:
  1. Saturday, September 3rd, 8 AM - 1 PM: (That's this Saturday!) I'll be sketching with Memphis Urban Sketchers at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. First in the gardens, then in the gallery. Should be awesome!
  2. Friday, September 9th, 6 - 9 PM: My new show, Go Change, at Flicker Street Studio. Have I mentioned I'm having a show? Please stop by the opening and see the new work, I'm really excited about it.
  3. Tuesday, September 13th, 6 - 9 PM: Interactive Critique at Flicker Street Studio. $10 per session, these sessions are for artists to get feedback on their work in progress and engage in discourse with other working artists. No instructor, but I'll be facilitating to help with the flow. Call Flicker Street Studio to book your spot 901-767-2999. (Two additional sessions October 11th, November 8th, facilitated by other FSS teachers)
  4. Thursday, September 15th, 5 - 7 PM: Some of my work will be in the Cooper Young Invitational Exhibit at David Perry Smith Gallery. The show will also be up during the Cooper Young Festival, Saturday, September 17th.
  5. Saturday, October 1st: With Memphis Urban Sketchers, most likely at (and in!) the Sears Crosstown Tower! Fun! More details to come.
  6. Friday, October 7th: Opening event for Fragments at Harrington Brown Gallery, works by artists and poets, paired together for inspiration.
  7. Thursdays, November 3rd, 10th, 17th, 6 - 9 PM: Teaching at Flicker Street Studio - The Sketchbook. Conquer your fear of the blank page!
  8. Saturday, November 5th, 11 AM - 2 PM: With Memphis Urban Sketchers at India Fest! At the Agricenter.
  9. Saturday, December 3rd: Memphis Urban Sketchers, location to be determined
  10. Saturday, December 10th, 10 AM - 2 PM: Teaching a workshop at Flicker Street Studio - Exploring the Landscape, about drawing from direct observation.
  11. Whenever: I have some work at Harrington Brown Gallery that you can see any time.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Funny List Rattled Off by My Niece

Five-year old Genevieve told 8-year-old Somerset to wake up Uncle Toby who was pretending to be asleep, to which Somerset replied, "Okay, somebody get me some tacos, a small wiener dog and a glass of tea."

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Movies I Own with "Big" in the Title

  • The Big Lebowski
  • The Big Sleep
  • Big Trouble in Little China

Friday, August 12, 2011

Non-Verbal Communication with Words

Using instant messaging and texting has made me aware of how much non-verbal communication I use when I speak. I've noticed that I can't always convey what I would be able to if we were speaking in person when written in mere sentences (I'm old enough that I chat and text with sentences).
Here are a few gestures I've translated into words. I'll let you know if I ever figure out how to write out all of the shapes I make with my hands, sweeping hand gestures, or hand movements that don't even mean anything that I use when talking.
  1. * shrug * (note that the * is used to indicate a gesture)
  2. * shakes head *
  3. * shakes head at self * (for when I'm conveying something I've done that is particularly dumb)
  4. * snort * (more of a sound than a gesture, but I'm sure I make a face when I do that)
  5. * thumbs up *
  6. * rolls eyes * (might be my most-used non-verbal phrase)
  7. * rolls eyes at self * (see #3)
Note that I do not use * smile * or * wink * because we already have those covered with emoticons, which I hope you make use of, because when I see someone write out (smile), it makes me not smile.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Some "Don'ts" of Airplane Travel

  1. Don't take up three seats in the waiting area at the gate. I know you don't want to sit next to anybody any sooner than you have to, but if you have yourself in one seat, your food in another and your newspaper in a third, then there isn't enough room for everyone to sit.
  2. Don't bring a carry-on that you feel like you must kick forward while standing in a line. Either get some wheels or carry it.
  3. Don't not follow instructions. There are instructions posted almost everywhere in airports, all you have to do is look.
  4. Don't stand all up in the line for boarding the plane if you are not actually boarding the plane yet. You're in the way.
  5. Don't eat a whole full-size bag of sour cream and onion flavored chips before take-off.
  6. Don't bring a dog.
  7. Don't spray perfume. Or even wear it.
  8. Don't talk constantly through the entire flight. Particularly if you have a very distinct voice. For some reason those two always seem to go together.
  9. Don't put your seat back. It goes directly into the face of the person behind you. Most of the seats are broken and won't go back up, and you don't want the flight attendant singling you out.
  10. Don't bring kids on overnight flights. For their own sake, really.
  11. Don't make gross noises with your nose or your mouth. Just blow your nose or wait until you reach your destination.
  12. Don't move any part of your body past your own arm rest if you do not have a previous long-standing relationship with your seat-mate.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Birthday Guestlist

People who have already sent me birthday cards (One day before my birthday) by Stephanie Chockleyblog

1. The HR staff at work
2. My incarcerated cousin
3. My husband's grandmother
4. My Jazzercise instructor

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Recent Pictures from my Phone

1. My tiny paintings at Harrington Brown Gallery

2. Sketching at the Peabody Hotel

3. A baby blanket I made

4. Riverboats

5. Downtown Memphis

Monday, August 1, 2011

Common Sights at Paula & Raiford's Disco (aka Raiford's)

1. Hand-written signs

2. "Sexy" hand stamps

3. Beers served in 40-ounce containers