I HONK! Fest Environmental Encroachment 

This band is totally fun and dresses in wacky costumes. They played for us on the grass in skinner’s butte park. Check them out here. I enjoyed their originals about elephants and bunnies and their cover of Radiohead’s “national anthem.” I feel I really got loose for these drawings and drew them in a Jules Fieffer and or William Blake kind of style. Shaded with copics.

Tagged , , , , , ,

Texture explorations with black ink

Though it’s often good to plan a drawing out with pencil before the process of inking, this assignment just has you ink right away. Make a grid on yor paper 5×6 is a fine way to do it. Fill in each square with a unique texture. If you are familiar with zentangles, it’s similar to that.

When each square has a unique texture they might look something like this: 

Then we put food coloring and water in spray bottles. We cut out stenciled and put them on photocopies of our original art and sprayed color on them.


Wowwwwwww so pretty!

Busted monks

This wild two piece blues band rocks the house!


Check out their recordings here.

Tagged ,

Candace

candace.gifPortland Witchpop/ stargaze dream pop band Candace shook the roots at Luckys in Eugene, on tour with The Shivas.

These are swirling huge pop songs with shimmering guitars and wavy variable tempos.

I asked how their sound is so huge, and Sarah Rose told me it was a secret. She also said their drummer moved from Minneapolis to Portland and the whole band for followed her. They have songs posted online but i liked nearly every one of their songs live and didnt like the recordings nearly as much.

Tagged , ,

Squiggly Vaudeville Recap

 

We had many performances from local entertainers who volunteered their time to support two local establishments that help make Eugene special:  Tsunami Books for Network Charter School.

Eccentric clown John Roy read us some ee cummings and played some silly music.

DSC_1052.JPG

Mary Leighton and Maya Rabasa are running for school board and told us some words to convince us their a good fit for the position.

Screen shot 2017-04-30 at 8.53.37 PM.pngRevka told us hilarious stories of awkward situations and called out their parents for helping make them so weird.DSC_1074

Jon Deline did magic, sang us a song and juggled! what a triple threat.

DSC_1076DSC_1080

Student band “Feeble” played for us songs they have been practicing at school with their instructor Mara.

 

Ari and her Banjo is always a delight, such fast fingers.

ari.jpg

Local Poet and rabble rouser Jorah Lefleur

DSC_0038.JPG

Owzzla the OK and Stellar the Shaky are creative wacky clowns.DSC_0030.JPGDSC_0005.JPG

18197974_10211365144377968_1313678905_n.jpg

18142805_10211365143537947_1145972155_n.jpg Nicole danced for us, she teaches belly dance, dances at MEDGE events and is often in Trek Theater Productions.

18217448_10211365083416444_1870481106_n.jpg

I think Gabby Jesus is one of our funniest and most unique local voices. She told us about her problems dating.

DSC_0064.JPG

The beautiful and exotic Souzana danced for us with her wings and her finger cymbalsDSC_0125.JPG18157665_10155490147953690_1853719634190074026_n18198652_10155490148228690_7602823161677442280_n18194570_10155490147633690_3793339723139333643_n

My next squiggly show will be may 27 at Vanilla Jills. There again we will have Owzzla the OK, Invincible Vince and Cienna Jade and special guests Eden Powell and Mike McGowan.

 

Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

Mt. Eerie

Phil Elverum , aka Mt. Eerie, aka “the Microphones” played wow hall. This was an important show for me because I used to play microphones’ songs on KSUA back in the 90s and that’s how I discovered The Blow. Once Phil was playing in Anchorage and my friends and I tried to catch a ride down to see him play (must have been 2001 or 2002). We couldn’t fit in the car and we didn’t get to see him so 16 years later I see him play at the Wow hall.

This show was intense and really powerfully emotional. Phil played songs from his most recent album A crow looked at me” and they were all about the loss of his beloved wife. Each song seemed to have the same tempo and mood. Many lines in the songs echoed each other and seemed as if they could have been swapped with lines in different songs. Each had touching lines and sorrowful imagery. These are songs about surviving loss, seeing people who knew the deceased at the grocery store, trying to explain what happened to children, and being moved to tears by throwing away a toothbrush or some other intimate object. The whole crowd was silent. We were all on the edge of our seats.

Tagged , , ,