Category: Sketches

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“I do not resent the rain”

Glancing through sketchbooks, I ran across a note jotted down during a particularly gray sketch of weather at the end of winter: “I do not resent the rain anymore. I will not argue with...

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“O Now” Collage

I don’t know what it is about letterforms I find in the recycling bin. Now and then I have to pull out the recycling, rip out a few letterforms, and toss in some watercolor....

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“on a prophet” • a video poem

on a prophet • a video poem  from Dave Richardson Design on Vimeo. “She is learning to be immortal . . . ” A collaboration with poet Kathleen Roberts for the upcoming show With...

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“on a prophet” • Kathleen Roberts

on a prophet she says that she is learning to be immortal although it has not been easy she’s trying to learn to stop eating she says nourishment distracts the body from its truth...

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Overlap Your Loves

A note in the sketchbook: “Overlap your loves.” Perhaps you are interested in gardening and cooking, and it’s wonderful when they overlap — when you make a new meal with the food you have...

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In One Split Second

One of today’s doodles. A quick newspaper blackout, after Austin Kleon’s Newspaper Blackout series in which he takes excerpts from The New York Times and subtracts and distills things down to a “poem.” A nice...

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The First Chicken Portrait: Laura Lei

Before finalizing syllabi for next week, I sketched Laura Lei, one of our chickens. A few hours ago I was in their pen, taking photos, and the chickens thought the camera lens was very,...