When I first started painting this pattern it was to practice straight lines, loosen my hand/mind. As I did more & more of them I began thinking of them as stars & possibly as a card front with text, " I just want to look at the stars with you." Then the photoshop manipulation stage came into play & they began to remind me of dandelions with the text, "I wish for you." Both iterations have a definite wish component. So I wish you a day filled with beauty.
Documented Moments are approximately one minute iphone video clips often highlighting natural occurrences. They are unedited & often have wonky sound. I think of them as ernest missives in a highly edited & filtered culture.
Here is a link to an article about this concept: http://odewire.com/170441/scientists-investigate-water-memory.html
I can get stuck at my desk. I do my work there: drawing, photoshop, correspondance. The internet & all of it's diversions (YouTube, Tumblr, Twitter, NYTimes) are easily accessible on a large screen. And it is comfortable; I control the temperature & the lighting. It is set up to be a highly productive area. But here's the thing. I am much better at making art if I go outside. And deal with the bugs, the crazy temperatures & other people. So that's why yesterday at hour 10 of sitting at my desk working on a project I decided to go get a sandwich from my new favorite sandwich shop (have I mentioned how much I love a good sandwich?) & have dinner watching the sunset. It didn't disappoint. And today I look forward to taking my lunch break swimming laps in the sunshine. What do you do that feeds your work?
I was working with the Husky Folding lock back utility knife yesterday. It works great & has an excellent feel in your hand: very solid. Then I went to close the knife. And almost cut my finger off. You have to press the locking mechanism on the back of the handle to fold the blade in & this is difficult to do without placing some portion of your hand in the trajectory of the folding blade, as it is a very sturdy lock and requires a fair amount of pressure. There is no accidental folding of the blade with this product. So while it is ergonomically excellent for utility blade work, it is a wonder this product every made it past OSHA & onto Home Depot shelves. Sometimes I really wonder if product designers ever get to test their products and if they have some gnostic knowledge that makes the product work correctly for them. What are some of the dis-functional designs you have found and wondered about?