Fact: God demands, no, requires excellence – OUI!
Examination: Does playing skillfully = success with my desired goals, milestones, specific aims? – NON! Pas nécessairement.
Self-examination: Do I evaluate outcomes as successes or failures through the world’s eyes, or God’s eyes? – TO BE DETERMINED! Continue reading Morning Meditation: Examining Success, Failure, and What it Means to Live Skillfully
Josef Albers is a German artist I am a great fan of, him along with his German-American partner and fellow artist, Anni Albers. Both were students and teachers at the Bauhaus, with Josef specializing in abstract painting and Anni in … Continue reading Best Works of Josef Albers at David Zwirner’s Albers and Morandi: Never Finished Exhibit
As I illustrated these, my mind took me back to a bible verse in Matthew Chapter 4, when Jesus spoke to the men who would become his apostles, saying, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” I … Continue reading Some Doodles in the Evenings: A Deconstruction of Fish and An Avatar of My Sister
Engineer, Agitator, Constructor: The Artist Reinvented at MoMa. On view through April 10, 2021 Things I loved about this exhibit: It was interesting to see the works of artists who promoted more utopian, democratic schools of thinking and then went … Continue reading Engineer, Agitator, Constructor: The Artist Reinvented Exhibition at the MoMA
At the end of February, I put to image some verses I’ve leaned on during periods of uncertainty, worry, or to remind myself of the things I believe in to be true. Tools used were my handy MX Ergo mouse and Adobe Illustrator. Continue reading Do Not Worry: Illustrations from Matthew 6 in English and French
My values for work and my work ethic have been influenced by many, Ernest Hemingway on the attractiveness and persuasiveness of brevity; Ray Dalio on embracing the natural bents, strengths, and weaknesses of others, Shane Parrish on the many mental models I could employ to make smarter decisions, and Marcus Aurelius’ father on how to treat your co-workers, to name a few. Continue reading Some Values I Strive to Live By at Work
A list of gratitudes to mark the close of one calendar year and the start of another. Continue reading Grateful For_2020
Magi© Bullet , by AA Johnson, first installed at the height of the AIDS crisis in 1992.My friend and I stood under the ceiling of semi-deflated pills for some time, wondering how we’d be able to get a balloon down so I could take one home with me. If I weren’t flying out to South Korea the next day, I would have gone back to the museum in the morning to see if there was one ready for me to pick up. See it at the MoMA. My Favorite Wife My Favorite Wife is a romantic comedy that ends happily … Continue reading Things I Recently Enjoyed
Pieces I particularly enjoyed this month at the MoMA: Shuzo Azuchi Gulliver’s Cinematic Illumination, Floor 4 Retrospective of French anarchist Feliz Feneon. Making: I’ve recently discovered that embroidering is a very meditative activity for me. I’ve been working on this … Continue reading Parts of My November
Original: After: Stop Motion: Continue reading Photo Editing Fun
If you want to be excellent – a.k.a. not kill the plant, you ought to drill some holes: And so many Bonne Maman Jam Jars: Continue reading Reusing Jars as Plant Homes & Candle Holders
Frida Kahlo’s portrait and mirror Donald Judd Continue reading MoMA with Family
A reflection on happiness accompanied with Chardin’s 1761 piece: A Wild Basket of Strawberries Continue reading Morning Reflections on Happiness
Portraits of wedded to be Continue reading Holy
Painting series of trees made during COVID-19. Continue reading Harold Ancart at David Zwirner Gallery
You like espousing ethics and break promises in the same breath, you say you value communication, but here’s the silence I got instead. You wanted trust, but pulled away before we’d even built a foundation you said you like to give, but push came to shove and all I got was the taking. Continue reading Poem_When Push Comes to Shove
A poem of grief, a poem for the resilient Continue reading Poem_Naturally
My favorite work by Max Bill: 1932 poster for Zurich design manufacturer and retailer Wohnbedarf Continue reading Works by Swiss Artist, Max Bill
While the materials used did not pass muster, I was very content and happy with my first attempt at making a tote bag with little to no direction. I am also happy and proud of the fact that I engaged … Continue reading Homemade Totes
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound,
that saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I’m found,
was blind, but now I see. Continue reading It’s Time For a Watershed of Grace.
My God, I pray for a change of heart, an absolute 180, a world that wakes up for the flight of our black American brothers and sisters.
Mon seigneur, je prie pour un changement du coeur, un revirement absolu, un monde qui se reveille a la situation déplorable de nos soeurs et frères noire américaine.
하나님, 이 세계에 모든 아픔을 감싸해주세요, 정부에게 보호를 못받는 제 흑인 형제들과 자매들을 대신 하나님이 보호주세요. 온 세상의 완악한 마음을 가진 인류들… 그들의 마음을 재발 변화시켜주세요.
A poem by Emily Dickinson, emorable quotes from Christina Baker Kline book, and personal reflections with Andrew Wyeth’s painting, Christina’s World Continue reading Reflecting on My Life with Christina Baker Kline’s a piece of the world and Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World
Some Resort & Fall 2020 Hits. Continue reading The World Goes On
Weeeoo, GUBI & Hermes. Continue reading Wish List
Bookmarks and cards to encourage friends during coronavirus days Inspired illustration from listening to the song Highlands (Song of Ascent) by Hillsong United one morning meditation before work, and I then proceeded to take the illustrated characters from … Continue reading Beaded ring, Watercolours, and Illustration in May
Hebrew verb: to remember to bring someone to mind and then act upon that person’s behalf Continue reading Zakar
What I was thinking about before the work day’s start: 1)our human tendency to yearn/be discontent/search, and 2) to rise through the air. Continue reading What Does It Mean to Ascend
I woke up today feeling things and the flux of everything going on in our world and in my life today a little more strongly:
All the heaviness
Concerned about parents, family and friends’ families that I cannot check on personally
Missing my younger sister and wondering if she’s doing alright day to day with just her roommate…. Continue reading Morning Reflections_Nearsighted when it comes to looking into the future