Last summer I received an email from an amazing person who had an awesome story to tell me. For the last few years, Kat DeVaney has been writing down and documenting every single thing that her husband, Ed, says in his sleep.
Now, talking in your sleep isn’t necessarily a rarity, but these aren’t just little 2 or 3-word incoherent thoughts. They aren’t mumbled made-up words either. These are full reflections of the most absurd things.They are completed stories of nonsensical hilarity. They are brilliant musings that absolutely must be shared with the world. They may not all make sense, but they are so perfect for what I do, and Kat and I agreed that each and everyone one of Ed’s mid-night out-pours needed to be documented with artwork.
I should ad that Ed also has what is probably the most amazing beard in the history of the world so I created a little character based on it. He’s also a very talented musician and he and Kat own a music store in Washington. Here are Ed’s thoughts on plaid. (I will be sharing many more very soon)
Today I went exploring with my dad and sister to this cave called “The Vault”. The Vault is 61m deep and 3m high, except there’s two passages and the left one goes on for longer than that. It was tunnelled out by Rocky Mountain Vaults & Archives in 1969 at the height of the Cold War. If there was a nuclear attack, they would have stored important documents and artwork in this cave, which we found out by reading Gillean Daffern’s Kananaskis Country Trail Guide. Once we got there we found out that The Vault was a lot bigger than we thought it would be, and it turns out there’s a lot of graffiti in there. Some of it was pretty creepy; all the outlines of people reminded me of a crime scene, and the red face looked kinda devilish. Plus we saw some metallic pieces in the rock when our flashlights reflected off of them and it turned out to be a bunch of candles that people had put in the rock wall. At one point we all turned our lights off to see if there would be any light from outside, but since the tunnel curved a few times it was pitch black in there. Anyway, thought you’d find this as interesting and spooky as I did!
A peek into the Museum archives: “Girls from P.S. 94, drawing artifacts on exhibit in Southwest Indian Hall” photographed by Julius Kirschner in 1916.
There is a long history of Museum objects serving as fodder for artists of all ages. Just recently the Museum’s Spring Drawing Class completed their course, and photographer Craig Chesek documented the artworks they produced. Take a look at the Museum-inspired masterpieces.
Buzzfeed tells the story about Erin Nations, a 33-year-old and FTM transgender artist from Portland, Oregon.
His Instagram and Tumblr is filled with doodles that confront the anxiety of living with gender dysphoria, the feelings of discomfort people experience when the gender they were assigned at birth does not match up with their gender identity.