Follow petcha on Twitter
Amazon Associate

If you see books or music or tools on this site that you would like to buy through Amazon, click here and thus i have seen will get a small percentage of the purchase price of the item. Thank you. 

The Elements of Typographic Style

Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T Pullover

Minding the Earth, Mending the Word: Zen and the Art of Planetary Crisis

North Face Base Camp Duffel (Medium)




Entries in Columbus Museum of Art (3)


More Wishes

Go here first to see what this is about. And then a quick bow of gratitude to Alex. W. for his kind words. Happy first. Then famis. Pretty much spells out the American Dream. [NOTE: And then there's the tag to the far right that says "I wish people were not jerks"]. 



One of the exhibits at the Columbus Museum of Art (see ART) is a Wish for Peace Tree. Based on Yoko Ono's interactive artwork Wish Trees (1996), children write their wish on a paper tag and then tie it to a tree, in this case, a beautiful little Japanese maple (Acer palmatum Thunb). I was particularly taken by the wish shown above. As a longtime fan of Akira Toriyama's wonderful manga series, Dragon Ball, I, too, was always hoping that Son Goku would find all seven of the mystical orbs and be able to summon the wish-granting dragon. [Spoiler Alert: He does].



There is a delightful piece of public sculpture down from the Columbus Museum of Art at the corner of Washington Avenue and Gay Street in Columbus, Ohio. Its message is especially clear on a cloudless day with a crystal blue sky - like yesterday. [NOTE: The red steel sculpture was created by Doris Shlayn for the Columbus College of Art and Design].

Inside the museum is an incredible assortment of other wonderful pieces, many from some of my favorite artists. For example:

Cardbird IV (1971), Robert Rauschenberg, color offset photolithograph on cardboard, and


Imola (1981), Frank Stella, paint on corrugated aluminum. [NOTE: I have always tried to follow Stella's maxim in my own work: "You can't use too much glitter"].