Thursday, January 14 & Friday, January 15

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In 1993, I spent the year writing in a blank datebook from 1954. Now, in 2010, I'm posting each page on the web and writing about it. You may want to start at the beginning.

January 14-15

I think Walt V. might have written this. He was way into Mensa.

Not only was I in theater in high school, but I was also an "art fag"1. I had at least one art class every semester of high school, and frequently had two. The second semester of senior year, in fact, I took printmaking I and "independent study" photography during the same 8th hour period, which was possible because they were housed in the same classroom, and necessary because although I only needed a credit and a half that semester to graduate, I was required to take five credits worth of classes to be considered a full-time student. Taking two art classes simultaneously allowed me fulfill that without having to give up my three open periods during lunch.

Anyway, I'm way out of practice, but I used to draw a lot. And this is an example of the crosshatching style I developed and began to refine that year. I used it to great effect in that printmaking class when I tried out etching.

1. Yes, fag is an offensive epithet. However, "art fag" is widely used by people of all sexual preferences to describe each other and themselves. It's usually used in a self-depricating way, but never in an insulting or derogatory manner, at least in my experience. Regardless, it's what we called ourselves back then, not something I call myself now, so... yeah.

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This page contains a single entry by Andrew Huff published on January 14, 2010 12:01 AM.

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