As I fill up my sketchbooks, I’ll be taking videos of myself doing the drawings. I have an iPad app which records at 6x speed, so the videos are quite short. Why am I doing this? I’m trying to understand what my sketching habits are as a wannabe artist so that I can improve. Here […]Read more "Videos of Drawings"
I finally got around to digitizing our wedding video from 1996. The old VHS tape probably isn’t going to last much longer. Time to get with the program. Progress, I suppose. I prefer Vimeo not just because it’s a more private archive for video, but with a Pro account you can store videos of any […]Read more "My and Sandy’s Wedding Video, 1996"
This is the first of my quick sketches I’ve recorded this summer on a recently purchased iPad Pro, which has made recording these kinds of things a snap. As I follow the path towards becoming an artist, I’ll be capturing on video my efforts. Where this all leads, who knows. I chose the bottom right […]Read more "Quick Sketch of Student Graduate"
All my work on the Shakespeare Project has finally come to its fruition with the publication of Volume One of four volumes in the adult coloring book series. Funny, a year ago I’d never heard of coloring books for adults, and now I’m publishing my own. Pretty amazing. You can order the book here.Read more "Shakespeare Adult Coloring Book"
I’m painting a portrait of the Bard on watercolor paper stapled to a square maple board. Initially I drew an outline, using a proportional divider to guarantee the correct basic proportions, such as the distance between the eyes, the position of the hairline and the chin, the ruffles of the collar, etc. It’s an old […]Read more "Shakespeare Acrylic Portrait"
Last night I had the pleasure of reading names at graduation. Before the ceremony I had fun hanging out with students. I never miss graduation because, except for a wedding, it is about the most life-affirming event one can attend — full of hope for the future in ways that few things are in life.Read more "Graduation"
A student sent me this via email with the following message: “Here is the collage I made of you for IB Art. Thank you for being my muse.” This is the sort of thing teachers live for.Read more "A Student Collage of Me"
It was quite a surprise to see that the graduating senior class voted me as one of their two favorite teachers. I never buy a copy of the yearbook, but it’s always great to have one’s picture in it. There was also a short write-up about me and my newfound artistic endeavor.Read more "Yearbook"
This is a full-cast performance by The Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center featuring Robert Foxworth, Pamela Payton-Wright, Stuart Pankin, and Jerome Dempsey and cast. I use this full audio recording of The Crucible in my classroom and intend no copyright infringement. It’s for educational purposes only. It was produced by Repertory Theatre of Lincoln Center […]Read more "The Crucible Audiobook"