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Exquisitely Creative

Last month I went to a party at friends, Xoe and Marq's, house. It was my first visit to their place, which is filled, wall to wall, floor to ceiling, in creativity. They collaborate each month on drawing and decorating a month calendar and each calendar turns out to be an amazing work of art. (In the blurry photo below is the calendar current for the month as it sat in progress, as well as some people who I don't remember their names.)

Xoe and Marq house

While mingling with mostly strangers, I came across a couple ladies drawing on what looked like a piece of paper folded into thirds. I excitedly asked them if they were playing exquisite corpse, the French Surrealists' game of folding a page into thirds and drawing on one third, then passing it around to have the other thirds completed by two other artists without seeing what's on the other parts. They asked if I wanted to fill in the bottom third of one. It's one of my favorite games, so I gladly did. I really enjoy the unfolding and discovery of the whole drawing.

exquisite corpse

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Surprise Party

Nicholas Dobson Alicia Feltman Eric Wilson Alicia Alicia Birthday Banner

In February I organized and hosted my first surprise party. With the help of a couple friends of the honored guest (my sister Alicia), we managed to gather a few dozen people in my house, and get her there without her having any idea what was going on. It was fun and the effect was totally worth the effort.

Pictured above is the banner I drew, as she saw it entering the surprise, and as she got to take it home after it was added to by the guests (including her two children who she didn't know would be there).

A couple old friends crashed at my house and the next morning we joined back up with a few others from the party for brunch. Above is writer/composer Nicholas Dobson, the birthday girl the morning after, and drummer/artist/inventor-of-words Eric Wilson. Hangover brunch with them was mind-blowing. The words "astrosophy", "eyebagpipes", "membory", and "Tamilpias" Hindu Brahmin were invented and used in conversation among dozens more.

Photos taken with my iPhone.

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