post I think I have a new hero!

March 24th, 2012

Filed under: check this out,thoughts — nics @ 4:30 pm

I visited the Seattle Public Library for the first time last summer. And it was the first time I have ever fallen in love with a building. If you have never been, GO! Even if libraries don’t excite you (which they should), GO!

I never took the time to research who the architect was when I got home but I happened upon a TED talk over my spring break about him. Joshua Prince-Ramus. Wow! The world needs more smart people like him. (Or better yet, the world simply needs to encourage more smart thinking.) And not just genius smart. But practical smart. Practical. Intelligent. Creative. All at the same time.

He says it better than I could, so just watch the TED talks here and here. And I love what he says in this interview.

post strange crazy chaos

March 5th, 2012

Filed under: Baltimore — nics @ 10:27 pm

After I got home this afternoon I looked out the window to see and hear sunshine, blowing snow, and construction workers tearing up the road. For a moment I felt like I had come home to an alternate reality. (Not to mention that I’m reading the newest Murakami book, which if you have read you will understand that I’ve already got alternate realities enough on the brain.)

post CCBC: Drawing School

March 4th, 2012

Filed under: art,Baltimore,friends — nics @ 1:21 am

I had a lot of fun at the opening last night. Thanks to everyone who came! Thanks Sarada, for inviting me to be in the show and than you Andrew, who showed work with me. And thank you Lisa, I stole your image since I pulled my usual forgetting to take photos. I hope you don’t mind!

The most interesting conversation of the evening I had with a 6 year old. I found out that she asked to meet me after seeing all the work in the show. I was flattered! We talked about art, abstraction vs. realism, imaginary friends, animals, and she recommended a book she thought I might like. Wow! She was amazing!