Monday, July 27, 2009

I took a trip to Boston

This weekend, I took a 10 hour overnight train ride from Baltimore to Boston, and then back again. It was complete with drunk soccer fans from the one Chelsea game ever to occur in the US, screaming children, and a dining car that closed before 10. Needless the say the actual travelling was not a good time.

Once I got there, however, I got to see my best friend from my childhood get married, go to my college room mate's graduation party, and see my parents for the first time in 6 months. So, all in all, I think it was worth the 20 hours of agony.

On the trip back, in between working on freelance projects and catching up on back issues of Scientific American from my dad, I managed to do this little sketch of myself from the reflection in the window. Looking forward to doing it all again in a few weeks...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monopoly floor

Back when I used to work for an event design company, I was asked to make a 30' by 30' Monopoly themed dance floor out of linoleum. Recently, one of my lovely co-workers dug up some production and final product pictures and sent them along to me. Since the dance floor was destroyed the night of the event (although most of us kept a battered section of it), I thought I would share some images.

The floor took about three weeks of on and off working on it. I painted the mint green base and all the lines and colors, while the words and symbols are vinyl laid by the other talented members of the team. I painted the center logo with the help of a mask. The Chance and Community Chest cards were my favorite part. I painted the rectangles, then used the airbrush to make the shadows so they looked like they were really stacked.