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Showing posts with label Laub Art. Show all posts
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You should post your kids old school work on line +2

  1. The internet has more room than the refrigerator
  2. Grandparents can't see your refrigerator, if they live thousands of miles away.
  3. You can usually assume other people will want to be treated the way you want to be treated. I wish my parents had access to scanners and the internet when I was little.
  4. Kids will want to see their work when they are older. If you house burns down, has water damage, or you loose things, or throw them away, the internet can back them up.
  5. Kids will need to get used to their efforts being evaluated by others including their teachers, their boss, and the public.
  1. Kids might think you are making fun of them, by posting their early work.
  2. You don't have the right to publish things, unless they give you permission. 
Belief Score: +5 -3 = +2






Soft: Echolocation, a piano, and a bat in a cave
Load: An elephant, a lion, and and avalanche









Self Portrait





Gealaejea







James Laub, Mammal, Warm bloodid, A mammal has fur, warmblood and drinks milk












James, 2012. Their little mistakes are cute, because they remind us how much there is to learn, and reminds us when we were little, and trying to figure stuff out. If you look carefully you will notice the following: no "x" in the alphabet, includes "and" as a letter on the keyboard, as = us, momy = money, nise = nice. That's my son. And just so adults don't get too high and mighty, you might notice that the question omitted the word "give".









James, 2012: James: "She will make a thump!" I love breakfast! Today I had jeltin and cereal. The jeltin was shalbe flaber. The cerial had brownshager. on it. Do you like breakfast? Items in the above image: James sitting at our table. Megan climbing under the table. She will make a thump. A fly in our Kitchen. The ceiling fan, faucet, and cupboards.












James, 2012: "When I grow up I want to be a zoo keeper. I want to be a dophim chaner. I want to swim with dolphim. I want to look at Dolphim emery day. I will never choe my jod. I like dolphim. I want to make sher that the dolphim are helfy. And thay git lots of exersise. I want thme to be good. the end. James"











James, 2012, Dolphin are sort









James, 2012: "My fabrite animal is a humpback whales! It lives in the sea. It eats crill"

The Art Institute of Chicago is Better than the Denver Museum of Art

  1. The Art Institute of Chicago is bigger, and bigger museums are better.
    1. the second largest art museum in the United States, after the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
    2. The Art Institute of Chicago has over 260,000 works of art.
    3. You run out of things to see when going to the Denver art museum, because it doesn't change very often.
Best reasons to disagree: -1
  1. Its less expensive to stay and park in Denver, in 2012 parking was $28 in Chicago and $4 in Denver. 
Coffin and Mummy of Paankhenamun, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22 (c. 945–715 B.C.) Cartonnage, gold leaf, pigment; human remains
Ancient Egyptian beliefs in the afterlife gave rise to the complex art and science of mummification. This vividly painted Mummy Case was the innermost of a series of shells that housed the body of a deceased person. The hieroglyphic inscriptions and painted scenes identify this mummy as Paankhenamun, a doorkeeper in the temple of the god Amun. The central scene shows the hawk-headed god Horus presenting Paankhenamun to Osiris, ruler of the afterlife.
http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/64339
Knob-Handled Dish, Greek, from Apulia, Italy, The Baltimore Painter ?
330/320 B.C., Earthenware, red-figure technique
Scene: Persephone in a chariot led by Hemes followed by Artemis; above, Hera, Aphrodite, and Eros
For the ancient Greeks, the myth of Persephone accounted for the changing of the seasons. When Persephone was abducted by Hades, king of the underworld, her mother Demeter, the goddess of fertility, cursed the world with barren winter. This scene shows Persephone's triumphant return, bringing the season of spring.
http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/102081
Sarcophagus Panel Showing the Abduction of Persephone
Roman, C. A.D. 190-200, Marble
Vincent  Van Gogh Dutch, 1853-1890, Self-Portrait,
1887, Oil on artist's board, mounted on cradled panel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-portraits_by_Vincent_van_Gogh
Chicago Pointillism A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Sunday_Afternoon_on_the_Island_of_La_Grande_Jatte
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
On the Terrace
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre-Auguste_Renoir
Paris Street; Rainy Day is a large 1877 oil painting by the French artist Gustave Caillebotte. The piece depicts the Place de Dublin, an intersection near the Gare Saint-Lazare, a railroad station in north Paris. One of Caillebotte's best known works, it debuted at the Third Impressionist Exhibition of 1877. Art Institute curator Gloria Groom described the piece as "the great picture of urban life in the late 19th century." Caillebotte's interest in photography is evident in the painting. The figures in the foreground appear slightly "out of focus", those in the mid-distance (the carriage and the pedestrians in the middle of the intersection) have sharp edges, and then the background becomes progressively indistinct.
Millennium Park Skating Rink.
Millennium Park Skating Rink.
Its hard to hold the camera still and take a picture of yourself
Pedway--downtown pedestrian walkway system
http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/cdot/Pedwaymap_2008.pdf
James and Alison infront of the Art Institute. Aug 2010. 
We have also taken James a couple of times, but I can't find those photos right now.

Webpages that agree: 1
  1. https://twitter.com/artinstitutechi:

You should take young kids to art museums. 
Best reasons to agree: +1

  1. You should get out and walk around with kids, even if it is just at Walmart, and their are cooler things to look at at an Art Museum than Walmart.
  2. The kids aren't as awful when they aren't together.
  3. Even if they don't remember it, if you take pictures of them with great art, it will help them contextualize themselves with regard to history, and the world around them. 


The Laubs are good artists

James at my work, drawing the sun saying, "Nice Picture". The moon saying: "all I'm waiting for is night", a cloud saying, "I like to fly", a bird saying, "all I'm waiting for is food", James saying, "I like outside", me saying, "What!", a tree saying, "I like the sun", and a flower saying, "me to". 




















Drawing Teachers: 1992

In Jr. High I started drawing teachers as a way to look at a teacher without really paying attention. I know it is not great art, but I really like the concept of sharing sketches (see Dan Price's moonlight chronicles).

I think sketching forces you to look at the world, and sharing sketches is a great way of seeing a moment of time through someone else's eyes. Its doesn't do anything profound, or teach you any great lessons, unless the subject matter is great, but I think it is sort of fun and interesting.
Jr. Principal, Mr. Beamer with a perm
Jr. Principal, Mr. Beamer with a perm


Mr. Fields, South Jr. High
Mr. Fields, South Jr. High
8th Grade Math Teacher, Mr. Turley
8th Grade Math Teacher, Mr. Turley, South Jr. High
8th Grade Math Teacher, Mr. Turley, South Jr. High 
Mr. Graph, South Jr. High
Mr. Graph, South Jr. High
"Mr. Turley as a punk rocker", South Jr. High
"Mr. Turley as a punk rocker", South Jr. High
Mr. Fischer, South Jr. High Nampa, Idaho Physical Science Teacher
Mr. Olsen, South Jr. High History Teacher
Mr. Olsen, South Jr. High History Teacher

Visiting Washington, Oregon, and Northern California state parks can be a good vacation

Megan and I got married over a Christmas break, my sophomore year in college. There wasn't much time, and we didn't have much money, and so we didn't "go anywhere exotic" for our honeymoon.

Megan was a trooper, and said that our road trips that we took to Washington, Oregon, and the California coasts were our honey moons the next 2 summers were our honermoons.

We brought our tent, stayed in State Parks, and only got rained out once. 

We:

  • went to Mt. Saint Helens. Did not pay for helicopter tour, 
  • went swimming in the Columbia river, 
  • rented a 2 person boat, 
  • lake canoed 
  • took a ferry to Victoria on British Columbia, 
  • walked in the red-woods, 
  • visited KC
  • stayed in a Casino in Reno
  • Spent a day in San Fransico
  • saw the worlds shortest river
I:
  • walked down to crater lake 
  • made Megan cry driving down the world's curviest road

Driving through a tree
Megan making hash-browns on our Camp Stove.
This looks like the coast
One of the many places that waves ambushed us
At a Japanese garden in Seattle. We were able to visit KC

You should make sketches, even if they are bad

I usually only do crewd sketches, and I never waste time with shading, but I really liked the shadows created by a lamp on my dresser.
This is a typical myclob sketch. I was waiting for Megan, who was in the shower. I've only drawn this house a couple of times in the year that I've been hear. And this is one of only two times in the year that we have had James that I have drawn him.
I used to sketch more, but I guess that might be explained by my art classes.
I also used to sketch when I fealt emotional, and I hate to say it but now that I am 29, I've just kind of gotten into a routine.
This sketch of my bedroom is the first and last sketch in my journal that Megan left on the top of the car, and that we found on the side of the road. I just threw it away in my rope-garbage.


  1. Photos can re-create a scene better than people can. Your simplifications and misrepresentations are what make you unique. 
  2. Drawing is the only way that you can prove that you observed. 
  3. The process of drawing forces you to observe. 
  4. Drawing is a good way to relax.
  5. Drawing is a good way to focus your brain so that it doesn't jump all over the place.
  6. Drawing is a good way to listen to music and zone out.