Here ye, here ye!
A Quiet Moment Amongst Friends has changed its web address to QuietMoment.org. Because "dot com" was already purchased, I had to convince the government that we are actually a charitable organization. It would be great if everyone could play along so I don't get arrested. You can start by sending donations or signing up for an internship.
All of the old links will continue to work under the new name, and you'll still be able to access quietmoment.typepad.com. The new name is less of a mouthful and it will hopefully make it easier for people to find this place.
This site is currently ranked third when you Google "Quiet Moment". It's stuck behind a spa in Venice, Florida and a spiritual internet radio station. C'mon, we can beat those guys, easy.
In The News:
1. I've updated the header to reflect the new web address. This is only temporary and I'll be rolling out a new, prettier header soon. Don't worry, this is still A Quiet Moment Amongst Friends, a quiet space for friends, and friends of friends, to leave their artwork, regardless of quality (as long as it is nicer looking than this troll I drew in crayon at dinner a month ago).
2. The Sasquatch Face post was such a tremendous success that it's been pulled out of the internet and turned into an actual work of art in an art gallery. Six of the Sasquatch pieces are part of a group show at We Art Space in Oakland based on the theme, "Paint by Numbers". If you are in the Bay Area, you can check it out, in the flesh, from July 2 through July 26:
Paint By Numbers768 40th StreetOakland, CAJuly 2 and July 26 (other times by appointment)
3. I'll be in New York for most of the next week, so it is going to be really slow around here. Last time I was in New York, I got the idea for the Taft Mascot. Good stuff may come out of this!
4. I've been taking a figure drawing class with nude models. I'm going to start working gratuitous nudity into my regular blog posts to help with ratings.
To start things off, here are two blind contour drawings that I did during the first two classes. Blind contour means you don't look at your paper when you draw and you don't lift your pencil off the paper.