Friday, November 25, 2022
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
To avoid technical problems like last week, I set up a rear projection and camera and other stuff today so that class should go smoothly this week. Set up is complicated. Performer will need to hold still, moving like an animated figure, captured live with a high 8 camera with image fed to a mini-projector which shines onto a rear screen in front of which will be an animated model being photographed by another camera which feeds into the computer running Dragon Frame and that computer feeds its signal up the the class projector so everyone can watch.
Monday, November 21, 2022
Sunday, November 20, 2022
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Friday, November 18, 2022
Our sewer line continues to be perfect since redoing it 25 years ago. However, roots are getting into the city side of things and giving us problems for the second time. Guys came and routed out out. Bill goes to the city and is taken off of our water bill.
Thursday, November 17, 2022
In class yesterday we did a session on the praxiniscope. They all worked then watched in class, rather than me letting them take home the pattern - no one has ever returned with praxiniscope drawings from home to view them in one of my classes. Having work time in class is proving very fun. My rotoscope session messed up (technical problems of mine) so at least something worked.
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
As tje term comes near the end. William is more busy than ever on projects and having difficulties keeping up with extra stuff like his radio show. Tyler Banadyga came to the house this evening and they recorded enough solid stuff for two shows.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Monday, November 14, 2022
Got home to find William had been doing his new rat king character in watercolour.
Sunday, November 13, 2022
After we visited with Gertrud on her birthday, William and I drove around the area where a house blew up this morning. It was blocked by police and, as the weather was cold, we didn't try to hike in. Ends up it was an empty house and a gas explosion. Nothing Breaking Bad - like.
Saturday, November 12, 2022
Friday, November 11, 2022
Throughout the fall I have not been painting as much as I should. It does tend to relax me but I have so many things I'm worrying about that I believe I should be working on that I will not give myself the time to paint. Very negative circle. Add to that, my turntable was in being repaired and Margaret has been writing (so I've tried to keep off the table and be more quiet) so I have not had the right head space (created through music) to get into the groove.
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Felicia Gay did a talk this evening at the MacKenzie regarding her curatorial practice and her current exhibition on Faye HeavyShield. Margaret was working and William is drawing (below) so I went alone. The talk often leaned towards stories (in which she is generally talking about First Nations traditional stories) as not being legends and not being metaphors but being true and being living things. She talked about blood memory. I get to wondering where the differences between art theory and religion lie.
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
Monday, November 7, 2022
Winter is now here. I still have lots of things to catch up on and to plan for, but am feeling more free to paint now. Record player working again (Kevin at Audio Warehouse couldn't find a new replacement for the micro-switch that turns it on/off, but was able to salvage a switch from an old turntable). Put on some Warren Zevon while painting this camera from Amy Snider.
Sunday, November 6, 2022
I think that William and his cousin Katherine had a pretty good time (65 minutes to be precise) talking about comics for his radio show.
Upon listening to it later, I was surprised that they misinterpreted the Lio strip where the information sign refers to the idea that the monolith has a history of imparting great knowledge onto people (such as teaching the cave people how to use a bone as a weapon).
Saturday, November 5, 2022
Friday, November 4, 2022
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
William's conceptual art this week is the presentation of cyanotypes which are supposed to be the only remaining evidence of a lost gangster film from the 1920s. The strips of paper for the cyanotypes are only a couple feet long so he needs to select short clips from the footage he shot last week.