I had a great weekend. Pulled out my real camera for the first time in months and got these:
This group has been launching Kickstarter campaigns to make action figures of artists. The first campaign was for a Vincent van Gogh, which I supported. I haven’t received it yet, so I can’t speak to the quality of product/packaging, but I’m excited about it. Their second figurine is Frida Kahlo. I don’t know that I’m a big enough fan to purchase but you might be! Check it out here.
…Of my biggest project at work. Those art classes paid off:
I’ve got someone who checks the site fairly regularly and it’s their birthday today, so I just wanted to take a moment to wish them well! And I think this cake is awesome and counts as art.
Snapped this at the Denver Botanical Gardens this weekend with my phone. Wasn’t expecting much but it came out much better than I thought it would:
I was walking in a little mountain town on a trail by river when I came across this tree. It was too cool not to take pictures of. I wish I would’ve had my real camera with me, but I’m still glad I got the shots I got:
Anyone who drinks Guinness regularly becomes a philosopher. I’m not sure if it’s a result of sitting there, staring at the glass, waiting because it takes so long for the head to reduce or what, but it just happens. Drink enough Guinness in a sitting and you have flashes of brilliance, as evidenced by Greg’s napkin below:
I was flying last week and got this with my drink:
When I started pursuing a second degree at the local art college a couple of years ago I was introduced to the term “creatives”. To be honest, it really rubbed me the wrong way, like it was a solution looking for a problem. Were we too cool for “artist”? Were only some people cool enough to be called artist? Everyone else had to be a “creative”?
I went out for drinks the other night and sat at the bar with the coolest bartender. When they’re really good, I could sit there for hours talking to them. He was making me drinks that weren’t on the menu, then we were kind of inventing drinks together. Is that art? Is that being creative? He was super passionate about his trade. He’s educated himself, he experiments and he creates and he loves interacting with his audience. And I believe art can be found in lots of places. “Is it a science or an art?” pops up frequently in the engineering world. What’s your take?
He made that butterfly to sit on the rim of the glass btw!