R. Kikuo Johnson’s “Safe Travels”

Excellent cover for the latest New Yorker by R. Kikuo Johnson. The background is a masterclass is subtle landscape colouring. Inspiring stuff, and his interview makes me want to dive into the work of Normal Rockwell anew.


via Cover Story: R. Kikuo Johnson’s “Safe Travels” | The New Yorker


Here we go again…

A blog? For blogging? Oh, how quaint!

Yes, I’m tapping into the cultural digital zeitgeist of 15 years ago by reviving the ancient artisan craft of amateur blogging. I started back in, god almighty, October 2003 (why hello, Wayback Machine), went on and on for years (gradually becoming less hysterical, thankfully), getting engaged and married along the way, then becoming a dad. I eventually shut Falling Sky down after a decade or so for a theoretically-more-focused artblog that lasted a couple of pretty quiet years before dissipating into nothing, unmourned. Blogposts turned to Facebook statuses, statuses turned to tweets, until I got sick of the latter two and basically became silent online. So why am I going back to the Old Ways?

Continue reading