First few daily practice harvests

I’ve been trying to every day fill one page with words and one page with drawings, as an extension of my freewriting practice to generate ideas and content for IP. Here’s a few offerings.

3 September 2019

3 September 2019

4 September 2019

4 September 2019

6 September 2019, Writing 201.001 with T Hetzel

6 September 2019, Writing 201.001 with T Hetzel

IP freewrite from 12 September 2019

IP freewrite from 12 September 2019

11 September 2019. More on these later, this (drawing? performance? photograph?) sparked a lot of ideas about what to use which media to show and why.

11 September 2019. More on these later, this (drawing? performance? photograph?) sparked a lot of ideas about what to use which media to show and why.

12 September 2019, poem/freewrite. I’ve been writing mostly by getting a line or idea in my head and rolling it around until something sticks—I usually don’t write anything down until it’s stayed in my head for at least a few hours, which is kind of the opposite of a freewrite but I’ve started to trust it and it’s brought me prosperity.

12 September 2019, poem/freewrite. I’ve been writing mostly by getting a line or idea in my head and rolling it around until something sticks—I usually don’t write anything down until it’s stayed in my head for at least a few hours, which is kind of the opposite of a freewrite but I’ve started to trust it and it’s brought me prosperity.

That’s all for now! Keep your eyes out for: STAMPS speaker series notes (they get their own blog post because I learned so much!), musings on the distinction between different media and the purpose of making/marking/upholding these boundaries. Also a big studio dump when I’m home long enough to drag my library books down. Thanks for reading!

First week of IP

IP news roundup:

  • Got our studios today!

  • Spent the week gathering thoughts, looking through old journals (mine and others’) and books for inspiration. Freewriting a lot, for classes and for fun (ie for IP, which is what I’m going to call everything I do for fun now), observing what’s interesting to me. Still a ways from having a central question, but I’m definitely looking at writing, drawing and comics, but maybe also performance? The STAMPS lecture today gave me a lot to think about, and one of the biggest questions/thought lines I got was “How do I take a performance that I experience personally/bodily/internally and externalize it in a way that it can become art for an audience to experience?” I’m also thinking about identity, experiences of the body, pleasure and sexuality and how to map personal relationships onto a larger narrative that more people can access. Good thought from Camille: “Work doesn’t have to be confessional to be vulnerable.”

  • Spent the week working on my daily practices that I’ve set for myself: fill one page with words and one page with drawings. I haven’t gotten to scan the ones from this week yet, but here’s an example from a bit ago.

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Plans for the next week:

  • Keep writing and drawing every day! It’s been a mix of poetry, observational prose and flash fiction and I’m happy with that. The drawings have been mostly observational sketches like above, and I’m trying to push myself to draw non-observationally more as well, and get back into making daily comics.

  • Stick to my curfew: get all work done before 10pm! It’s been going well, but it’ll be an interesting challenge once classes really kick in. So far it’s made me work more efficiently, which is a good sign.

  • Buy a camera!

  • Take my library books and big sketchbooks down to my studio, and get supplies—desk lamp is the number one priority.

IP begins!

Hi all! I’m reviving the blog as a space to post about my BFA senior thesis integrative project (IP). Watch this space for photos, sketches, and text updates, as well as links to my inspirations, brainstorm dumps, and playlists from long studio hours.

IP just began this week, and runs through next April. Next week, I’ll be moving into my studio and starting work. My inspirations for now are language, photography, intimacy and queer explorations. I’ve been reading North Enough by Jan Zita Grover with my partner, finding places to eat on campus that don’t feel like I’m on campus, and listening to a lot of Jessica Pratt.

Here’s a piece of a project I worked on this summer that’s been coming up in my mind a lot when I think about IP. Thanks for reading!

While in Berlin this June, I spent a couple of weeks biking around trying to find all of the Photoautomats (analog photo boots) in the city and writing poems in each one while my photos developed.

While in Berlin this June, I spent a couple of weeks biking around trying to find all of the Photoautomats (analog photo boots) in the city and writing poems in each one while my photos developed.

Silver Sprocket interview

Hey all! I've been a huge fan of Silver Sprocket Bicycle Co. and their As You Were zine for a long time and I'm really excited to share a follow-up to the comic I did in their last volume! Natalye at Silver Sprocket was kind enough to interview me and share some of my work. It's up here along with a brand new drawing and links to purchase!

New site (almost) up and running!

By the time I've got this posted everything should be published and good to go. I'm figuring out along the way if I'll have a use for this—maybe a way to keep everyone updated on projects, commission availability, etc.