Monday, September 28, 2009


In the process of cleaning, weeding out stuff, re-organizing my closet, and packing - all in anticipation of eventually moving, of course - I ran across some drawings that I frankly didn't think I had hung on to. Surprise! There they were, hiding in my closet. Most of them are just sketches and studies from figure drawing sessions of years past... tons and tons of them, not all good. I also ran across these two sketches I did from life of myself and John, though... the one of John is undated, unfortunately, but probably comes from around the time of the self-portrait, which is dated in early 2001. So, for your amusement:
Early 2000s charcoal sketch of John by me, Diane Feissel
2001 graphite self-portrait sketch, with a decidedly over-emphasized chin... we can't win them all, folks.

Friday, September 25, 2009


I was in Philadelphia earlier this week for about, oh, 9 hours or so? Even in that brief amount of time, I managed to encounter a stellar specimen of sheer, unbridled Crazy in the form of a peculiar insert found in a SEPTA R1 Regional Rail (the train that goes to and from the Philly airport) schedule. I've scanned it and posted it here for your reading, um, pleasure:
P.S. If you can find any logic in this whatsoever, please don't tell me... because that probably means you're just as crazy as the author of this unique manifesto. Haha. Just kidding. Mostly. But seriously, what's up with the cats?

Monday, September 21, 2009


Went to Alia's to draw on Saturday morning - had a great model. Here's the sketch I came up with:
Sketch by me. Thanks to Alia for hosting - this is one of the things I'll miss when we move!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Monster in the neighborhood.

So I came home from work this evening and found this out my window in the parking lot behind our apartment:
Perhaps you've heard of the Barrel Monster incident here in Raleigh from earlier this year? Well, as I guessed in this post, we are indeed neighbors of Joseph Carnevale, the guy who created the original barrel monster. The pic above is of his most recent creation, being built for this year's SparkCon event, a celebration of creativity and such held annually here in Raleigh. So, apparently this is a work-in-progress, a giant barrelosaurus of some sort... you can read more about it here. And go check it out in its finished form at SparkCon this weekend, if you're around Raleigh. In the meantime, the neighborhood kids are getting a sneak preview right in their own backyard, so to speak, as am I:
Carnevale, at right, with barrelosaurus-in-progress and interested neighborhood kids

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Location, location, location.

As we gear up for another relocation this fall, eventually, hopefully, we've been a tad busy. Sigh. In between some brief forays into printmaking, I have had some time to work on a few Fabrication paintings... here's one of the latest:
here's looking at..., diptych (each panel 20" x 10"), oil on printed fabric, 2009, by me, Diane Feissel