Life is a Taboret

Last week (3/15) I mentioned the new taboret I purchased for my oil painting area and promised to show you a picture of it. Well, it arrived, and it’s as advertised. Very spacious, well designed, and – best of all – cool. I’ll miss the sawhorses and the particleboard surface that I was using before… but not a lot. Especially nice are the large glass palette on top and the drawer dividers to keep my paint tubes organized and easy to find. Thanks again to Casey Childs, the painter who designed it and Jared Bringhurst for building it. Next: Some actual comic strip blogging. (more…)

Catastrophia!

I’m in Florence, Italy, reunited with my daughter who has been studying at an art school here this semester. She’s wrapped up her work, turned in her key, and she and I are having a great time, toodling around Florence, seeing her world, poking around her school, the Christmas market and all that. For the first time in years, Florence has snow and it’s amusing to watch the unfamiliar locals wiping out on their bicycles and trying to shovel the snow in front of their shops using brooms and buckets. (more…)