a few drawings from the Thursday night life drawing session at the Panza Gallery in Pittsburgh. a few drawings from the Thursday night life drawing session at the Panza Gallery in Pittsburgh. a few drawings from the Thursday night life drawing session at the Panza Gallery in Pittsburgh.

a few drawings from the Thursday night life drawing session at the Panza Gallery in Pittsburgh.

Monday was the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon. In this video I read my tiny book “Once Upon A Time”, a tribute to Martha, the last Passenger Pigeon. “Once Upon A Time” is FIMP book #61 from 2005.

note to police departments - if you remind people of Goya, you’re doing something wrong.

10 minute drawing from the model, charcoal.

Under the Wave off Kanagawa, also known as the Great Wave, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji by Katsushika Hokusai 

and

a pile of grass clippings in my backyard.

““From the age of 6 I had a mania for drawing the shapes of things. When I was 50 I had published a universe of designs. But all I have done before the the age of 70 is not worth bothering with. At 75 I’ll have learned something of the pattern of nature, of animals, of plants, of trees, birds, fish and insects. When I am 80 you will see real progress. At 90 I shall have cut my way deeply into the mystery of life itself. At 100, I shall be a marvelous artist. At 110, everything I create; a dot, a line, will jump to life as never before. To all of you who are going to live as long as I do, I promise to keep my word. I am writing this in my old age. I used to call myself Hokusai, but today I sign my self ‘The Old Man Mad About Drawing.” - Hokusai”

Dancers Briana Albright and William F Matthews, accompanied by jazz sax player and flamenco guitarist Andrew Wleklinski, performed last night at the Spinning Plate Gallery in Pittsburgh, while my drawings watched from the walls.

it’s true, y’know.