spent a week in LA visiting a few friends and doing art research. the Korean exhibits at the LACMA helped improve my understanding for Korean culture, which i really need for an upcoming project with the SF Asian Art Museum. tried my hand at life drawing again but felt more creative than disciplined and drew cartoon versions of the model instead, drawing her with clothes on rather than naked....
enjoyed the spontaneity of joseph beuys - wish i knew this guy when he was alive. in contrast also loved the work of ernst barlach which was grounded in traditional illustration and narrative media. saw some pretty bad art as well, but woke up each morning with a slew of ideas.
learned how to play bananagrams and set (awesome game, why was it not invented sooner?), made jen do online crossword puzzles with me. read anais nin, henry miller, indy japanese comics, Ice Haven by clowes. met a lot of animals and babies, never concurrently, however.
back at home, a nice email from my publisher* was waiting for me, and a few neat packages too. now time to catch up with, well... everything! a lot on my plate and looking to stack on even more.