(Please click on the images to see them at their full size.)
Laughing Knees is 10 years old today! What started out as a way to express my rage and anguish at the Iraq War and Bush, gradually lost it’s fever and mutated into something much closer to my heart. It’s been a long, long journey, not always easy, but also never boring. Blogging has connected me with people around the world I would never have met otherwise, some of whom have become close friends, and most of whom I am still in touch with even today. While I haven’t been around much for the last two years, lately I’ve begun to revive my interest in blogging and slowly uploading material that wasn’t part of the blog in the past. I hope to make Laughing Knees more comprehensive, but also more focused. Hopefully you, my friends, will find more to read and think about in the coming 10 years.
(These are not the best of my drawings, just a sampling of my recent, first scans. I hope to get some of the better ones up soon.)
Naturally it wasn’t all the blog that was on my mind all those years. However, besides writing and photography, I’ve also spent countless hours drawing the world around me and figments of my imagination. Recently I took out 30 years of sketchbooks, backs of envelopes, napkins, and margins of tests and note-taking during boring work meetings, and started to scan what I hope are the more interesting outtakes. Here are a smattering I’ve started with:
Well, now that I’ve thoroughly been seduced by blogging I’ve taken it upon myself to get serious and learn HTML. It’s somewhat ironic since I’ve been staring at the results of coding for so long and never made an effort to learn it before. I’m not sure why putting together a blog and putting together a homepage (which I went so far as to design and draw up the graphics for and set up in DreamWeaver, but never got around to uploading onto a host) are so different, why blogging seems so much closer to what I want to do (perhaps because I’m mainly interested in writing?). Anyway, I went ahead and ordered myself a domain name and joined a web host. Once I’ve got my site put together I’ll switch over, and leave the forwarding url here. I’ll be here for now, though.