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May 12, 2008



Houses Not Patterns

February 22, 2008

It’s a little like Love Not War but less impactful. I’ve been drawing the five houses for the Steele School Washington Park Home Tour, a little pro bono job I do every year for my kids’ elementary school. I’ll post my favorite house for this year’s tour. It actually looks really nice…it’s a modern house that still looks like it fits into its neighborhood and surroundings. Nice scale, interesting materials. I guess to do it justice I have to post the photo that I was working from, in addition to my sketch, since the sketch doesn’t really show the materials or colors.

gilpin house

gilpin photo


February 13, 2008


February 8, 2008

I did a new version of the A pattern.

\"A\" pattern


January 11, 2008

I’ve got one version of a simple pattern today.

We’ve been working on Henry’s résumé and portfolio for his audition at Denver School of the Arts tomorrow. It seems a little crazy to be doing a résumé for a 6th grader. I think that’s why we didn’t look into DSA last year….it just seems over the top to have to be this focused when one is so young. It’s a funny contradiction — in order to be in DSA’s creative, open environment, the kids have to pigeonhole themselves by picking a “major” at the tender age of 11. Hopefully once they’re in, the school will be more accepting of creative diversity and cross-disciplinary work.

In any case, I’ve been more focused on the DSA audition and less focused on the pattern of the day. So here it is….simple and almost monochromatic.