The Original Grinder
3 monthes ago - By The Fabuleous Fifties
Friday Little Bit Extra.
Before Mort Walker created Beetle Bailey, he did cartoons. Between 1946 and 1952 he drew about 3500 cartoons and sold half of them. WE know that, because the Walker family kept his records and I have copies of them. I like Mort Walker's cartoons. They are sometimes a bit dated, but always funny. Even the unsold ones. In many cases, I can't see the difference in quality.
I got in touch with the Walker family because I have been putting his cartoons on this blog from day one. And one day I hope to have every one of his cartoons here. From the records we can see he...
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3 monthes ago - By Life at the Light Table
Now, anyone who knows me knows that I love coffee. So I thought I'd do a little post on why I love it and how I became so...for lack of a better term, obsessed.
It started one summer during school when I had an office desk job as a summer student. The job was very much a 'run out the clock' situation.
5pm couldn't arrive fast enough. It was a constant fight.
I've always loved the smell of coffee, but yes, even to those who know me well, there actually was a time where I couldn't stand the taste of coffee.
Even still though, if I could somehow set up a timer to wake me up to the smell of...
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Thoughts from someone who taught a little and knows a little bit more about teaching than they once did
3 monthes ago - By Aubrey Levinthal
I hope that blog title accurately conveys the hesitancy I have about professing here...
But I have just finished my fifth year teaching undergraduate art students and as I won't be returning in the fall I'm in quite a reflective state about it.
I think to teach well, the thing you do yourself, is so challenging. My studio mate and I used to joke about how much easier it would be to learn a little math and teach that. The reason we felt that way, I think, is because once you really know just how much there is to convey, and just how wrong some approaches can be, you realize how much of a...
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