Regarding Art

InLight Richmond

Recorded on November 12th, 2016

Tonight we went to InLight Richmond in Scott’s Addition. It was a creative, supportive shot in the arm after the dumpster fire that this week was.

I know that we’re not out of the woods by just having lived through this week. Shit is just getting started and we have to be ready. But InLight was an oasis of art and beauty that I felt doing a lot of good everywhere I looked. It reminded me that even if dangerous idiots are in power, that the people can still inspire each other with what they make with their minds and hands.


Studio Two Three’s 2016 Auction by the Campfire

Recorded on October 1st, 2016


Studio Two Three, Richmond’s jewel of a community art/printing studio, had their annual auction tonight. I don’t know how they pulled it off, but they somehow managed to have a crowded, loud party that was also cozy, friendly, and inviting.


It should be no surprise, because the studio itself and the people who run it are also cozy, friendly, and inviting. Tons of people showed up to bid on the metric ton of beautiful art. I hope they made a lot of dough tonight. RVA is way cooler with Studio Two Three in it.

And Sarah’s piece sold quickly (of course)!


Why You Should Follow Julia Evans on Twitter

Recorded on August 24th, 2016

If you’re at all interested in programming, you should follow Julia Evans (@b0rk) on Twitter. I don’t know if I got lucky and hit her feed at just the right moment, or if she’s just delightful like this all the time. I believe it’s the latter, because no matter how far back I scroll, there’s fun, creative, nerdy stuff. Her enthusiasm for learning and sharing is contagious and makes me want to be a part of it. I’m bound to get smarter the more I read and try the stuff she advises.

If you also like zines or any kind of handwritten art, you’ll especially love her recent posts where she’s effectively live-blogging her programmer’s notebook in zine format:

So her tweets are pretty great. And then you dive into her blog and read stuff like this: “How Do You Decide What to Work On?

^^^^^This is what I like to call “secret-decoder-key” goodness.