I told all of my friends it was my week of solitude so I was not going to answer my phone or arrange things via facebook or email, but I DID say if someone rang the bell like crazy, I would give them the same opportunity as any visitor here at the park. Well tonight, I heard the bell ring like crazy around dinner time, so I looked through my binoculars and spotted my friend Eric on the beach.
He brought some amazing gifts for trade: a zen garden he made just for me, Jimmy johns, the Doors of Perception, and D batteries! I decided to draw him some blind contour portraits since they are fun to do and are more personal. Thanks Eric for the wonderful trade!
Trading was especially fun today. I got to meet Bob Marks today when he brought an interesting array of trades today. Not only did he bring me chocolate and water, but he even brought me art and art supplies! Bob makes these fun interactive paintings in which the viewer gets to determine their orientation. They are abstract and created as chance operations…he rolls dice to determine colors and shapes he uses. Anyway, I think his method is really fun and interesting, and he brought Mike and I supplies to make our own.
Here is a piece he made and some various orientations I was playing with…do not mind the makeshift backdrop.
In return, I got to trade a couple of blind contour drawings I made. I gave him a skeleton I drew with my eyes closed. I also got to show him how to draw blind-contour when I did a portrait of him. I never lifted my pencil and I never looked at my drawing. In return, Bob received a hilarious, gestural portrait and he found a new technique to use with his paintings. Give and Take! What a fun trade.
I finally fixed the short in the cord for now….here are the rest of the trades from today.
Read more about the details of the project and the people making it happen.