“Let’s go to The Canvas for our special dinner” Audrey and I had dinner and painted portraits of each other at The Canvas art bar and bistro to celebrate the 90 days we’ve been together. Yes, I realize it’s not really that long in terms of relationships. The restaurant is in the industrial section of […]
January is gone and my first sketchbook is only about 50% full. It’s far from the 100 pages I initially set out to draw but the start is the hardest part. I’m proud of what drawings I was able to express with my internal filter turned way down. It’s February 1st, time to start a […]
A trend I’ve noticed through the years is that I tend to be a better learner when I can go at my own pace. To some, this might be blinding. It may depend on the subject or the imposed deadline of when the subject must be learned, but overall, I hate being in a class […]
It has been over nine years since I received my first tattoo and I finally committed myself to a new design and artist. The lovely and talented Ximena Quiroz of Skeleton Key Tattoo was extremely kind and helpful when I approached her for info on becoming a texting Always blogging on the go, Tomas Quinones
I’m now 100 pictures into Project 365-2010. That’s 100 Days of taking a photo of myself, some days more creatively than others. It’s interesting to reflect back onto the photo set as a reminder of what I have done, what I was feeling that day, and things I’ve still yet to do. Created with flickr […]
Self Portrait Comb InkOriginally uploaded by Tomas.Quinones After completing the “Intro to Drawing” class at Portland Community College, I scanned most of the pages of my sketchbook kept during this time. Some of the drawings were specific assignments, others experiments, ideas, and observations. I’m trying to get over this shyness I have in sharing my […]
20100220Originally uploaded by Tomas.Quinones I don’t “get it”. I try going to art show openings, artist talks, and tours, but I find myself often disappointed by the viewing experience. Is this a common problem? Should I still consider myself an “artist” if I can’t appreciate all Art?
Lack of Inspiration, but Motivated It seems like a contradiction, and it is, but I feel both right now. I lack inspiration to write anything new for the three blogs I maintain, The Fit Human, Velophilia, and this Blog. I feel there may not be enough interest from other people outside my circle of friends […]
The duct-tape bags that I’ve been making for several months, featured on BikePortland, attended BikeCraft at MCBF, and have sold on Etsy, are now discontinued. I cannot, with clear conscious continue to make these crafts and feel like I’m creating something that won’t last very long and is not at all recyclable at its end […]
I will be making a large batch of my locally famed duct-tape handlebar bags for sale at the Multnomah County Bike Fair. Where: Colonel Summers Park, Portland, OR.When: Saturday, June 27, 2pm to 7pm See the Pedalpalooza Calendar for more info!