Sketchbooks Through 11 Years

So I got this crazy idea. How far have I come, artistically, through the years– and in what increments? What if I took photos of mid-July drawings in all my sketchbooks, clear back to ’99? And then let’s say that I publish all these drawings (no matter how embarrassing they are) onto a blog? I thought it would be fun.
2010: Here’s where we stand today… Taking the rules and breaking them.
Read on for a trip through time!

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Playing Piano

I have a theory.
–What’s that?
That playing piano hinders carpal tunnel syndrome.
–Oh?? Why?
Because you’re not playing the same two notes over (hopefully…) Instead, you’re playing individual notes, complex chords, and are basically doing finger acrobatics.
When drawing or typing, the hand is doing the same thing over and over, with minor differences. When playing piano, it’s doing all sorts of variations of different actions.
My goal’s to practice every day. That should make drawing a lot easier 😀

That’s a photo of my piano. It’s been through some battles.


As artists, we can put infinite work and detail into tiny or large portions of the canvas. However, it’s the application of artistic knowledge that directs the attention of the viewer. In this example, the part with absolutely no work (a square left white) hogs all the attention, when all the work went into the colorful squares (which even have patterns of color theory, if you look carefully).

Pick your Poison

So the other day I went to the cafeteria for a cup of tea. “With Healthy Antioxidants” was the claim of my tea of choice.
Now, naturally people prefer to be healthy, even though they may choose to consume greasy bags of chips and the like.
But aren’t antioxidants healthy in the first place?
So why even MENTION that they’re healthy if it’s already a well-known fact?
So now I ask– if they’re advertising healthy drinks as being “healthy”, and if– in a hypothetical situation, there were two versions of the same poison (let’s say Arsenic)… One being slightly less lethal than the other, would it be advertised as “healthy” arsenic? Would people purchase it because it was “healthy”, even though Arsenic is a well-known poison?
And that was the random thought of the day.
On another note, films are all turned in…. YAAAAAY relaxation!