notes to self

If wishes were pennies and I could fly, I'd be very rich I'd be very high

Feb 17, 2007

Blue Angels and spray paint

When I am walking on the street, to the grocery store, or even at my home, people come by to lecture me about the environment. I want to say to all of them, "I am not the problem." Why aren't they stopping the Blue Angels?

For a while there, I remember I could not buy a can of spray paint. The thinking was spray paint cans were destroying the ozone, because they used chloroflorocarbons as propellants.

What do the Blue Angels use?
What is their effect on the environment?


Feb 14, 2007

Front elevation

Our house will look something like this with the second floor addition.

It's all very exciting.


Feb 4, 2007

Our house

Erin and I are working toward adding a second floor to our little house.

This is a very long process. We have chosen an architect, Kathy Rogers. She has drawn up some plans.

We have chosen a contractor, Stephen Swan. Now we are waiting to put the plans through the city or county bureaucracy, the design review and the permit process. This could take three months. Then we have to move out for 6 months or so, and then we can move back in.


Feb 1, 2007

What is art?

To the question
What is Art?
I might answer

Art is the product(s) of human creativity.
Art is what is made by an artist, form combined with content, originating with compelling intent.

and then
How does the world get shaped by what artists do?

In a capitalist world the shape is very different from a world outside capitalism. Like the cave dwellers and pyramid builders, the hunters and gatherers created a different shape world than the Young British Artists with their Saatchi money. They create a different shape, but the world is none the less shaped by those artists and all others. Art is a way of communicating the experience of the artist, seen by the viewer who judges if they can relate or if they cannot relate. That makes the viewer something of a critic. The critic is changed and makes a statement resulting from the art they have seen. Their statement is the product of human creativity making it art. Then it is passed on, and on and on, a web ad infinitum. People make comments to express themselves. It's all communication.