Moo printed 50 cards for me of drawings I selected. They arrived a few days ago and it is a lot of fun. I can show them to people, which is different from showing my journal. And then they can choose one (or more) and have them.
Since February there are protests in Northern Iraq / Kurdistan.
The last days the demonstrations are suppressed violently, yesterday there were almost 100 wounded, Sunday about 50.
My Kurdish partner M. is worried.
The international press has been almost absent the last months.
I found this report in English, it is already one month old, but gives a lot of information:
And these short ones, which are more recent:
UPDATE April 22th 2011: Fred Branfman gave me the following links:
Other JKPP members loved it to the possibility to draw a child and Sue Rama exclaimed “I’d love to paint more children. Let’s invite more young artists to join the group!”
You can see hereall the portraits made of Barien by JKPP members.
I found out that in a community house nearby one can draw every Thursday a life model, without a teacher. Especially that there is no teacher pleased me. I certainly want to learn things, and I think I would like to have a teacher in the future. But I don’t know yet who that teacher will be. At the moment I’m doing fine with comments of friends (IRL, Flickr and EDM), some books and my own eyes (looking at my own and other’s work). And of course: I draw, draw and draw.
These are the drawings I made in the community house “Buurtcentrum De Pijp” of model Bert. He brought some great CD’s with music he liked (Daniel Lanois, Laïs). Some songs of Laïs were so weird, that I started to draw even weirder.
This drawing was inspired by JKPP member Jerry Waese: