So long, Portland!

On 03/10/2015, in General Nonsense, by Asa

No public posts in two years, and now I’m saying farewell. Try to keep up:

Follow your dreams, no matter how outlandish they may seem.

 

Long Live Bryant Street

On 06/19/2013, in General Nonsense, by Asa

Hello friends. I trust life has been treating you well. A renewed lease, art making (and posting soon too), new acquaintances, and a slew of adventures ahead have kept and will be keeping me occupied during current and future times. Here’s to a fantastic summer for all.

If you’re curious about the last picture, I see this guy almost daily at either the Overlook Park or Albina/Mississippi MAX stations. I should also mention that this is while I’m bombing down Interstate on my bike around 5:15 in the morning. I love this city so much.

 

YESSSSSSSSSS!

On 06/11/2013, in General Nonsense, by Asa

Eight years. Seriously, eight years. I can’t even handle this.

 

EOTY Photodump

On 12/20/2012, in General Nonsense, by Asa

Enjoy!

 

Long Distance

On 06/23/2012, in General Nonsense, by Asa

INA C. (JOHN) GIBSON

Obituary

GIBSON, Ina C. (John) Of North Falmouth died on May 11 at the McCarthy Care Center in East Sandwich. She was 77. Born in Cambridge, she was the daughter of Mignonette (Mapp) and Alfred C. John. Her parents immigrated to this country from the West Indies. A former resident of Cambridge, she graduated from Cambridge High and Latin and then from the Chandler School for Women in Boston. She had a long career as a secretary working for Boston hospitals, including Lemuel Shattuck, Deaconness, Massachusetts General, and Tufts University, New England Medical Center. She was the administrative coordinator for the anesthesiology department for St. Elizabeth Hospital of Boston from 1979 to the late 1980′s. She retired to North Falmouth in the late 1980′s. Her ties to the Cape went back to her parents, who moved to North Falmouth in the 1950′s. Her father had worked as an engineer and deep sea diver for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. In her retirement on the Cape, Ms. Gibson worked for a few years as a home health aide. She loved to travel and went with a group of people to Greece and Alaska, and had planned to go to Spain in June. This group also made shorter trips to the casinos in Atlantic City. Her hobbies included gourmet cooking, reading, knitting and fashion coordinating. She also grew orchids and was a member of the Cape and Islands Orchid Society and helped out at its annual conventions. A political activist, she was a member of the Falmouth Democratic Town Committee and also belonged to the Falmouth Woman’s Club. She was also a member of the Medical Group Management Association, Black Women for Policy Actions, Massachusetts Medical Group Management, and the Massachusetts Association for Professional Foster Care. She had fostered several children over the years. In more recent years, she took part in a Woods Hole program that encouraged minority college students to get involved in science careers through summer internships by offering her home as a place to stay. She was a member of the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Falmouth. She leaves her sister, Marjorie L. Smith of Falmouth; three children, Rachel E. Folsom of San Diego, California, Russell E. Gibson of Boston and Raymond Gibson of Marlboro; seven grandchildren, Gabriel Folsom of Des Moines, Iowa, Asa Folsom of Portland, Oregon, Micah Folsom of Berkeley, California, and Hannah Folsom, also of Berkeley, and Justice, Chase, and Grant Gibson, all of Roslindale; and other family. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by two brothers. Visiting hours are from 4 to 8 PM on Friday, May 18 at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main Street, FALMOUTH. A Funeral Service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 91 Main Street. Falmouth, MA. Memorial donations may be made to McCarthy Care Center, 73 Service Road, East Sandwich, MA 02537. for on-line obituary, guest book & directions www.ccgfuneralhome.com Chapman Cole & Gleason Falmouth 508-540-4172

Published in The Boston Globe on May 17, 2012

 

Pictures And Words

On 03/12/2012, in General Nonsense, by Asa
 

Friend

On 03/05/2012, in General Nonsense, by Asa

Portland misses you!

Acrylic and Sharpie on cardboard

 

Life Dump

On 02/20/2012, in General Nonsense, by Asa

I like to tell myself that a post with lots of pictures somehow compensates for months of inactivity and neglect. I’ll be a great parent one day. Jokes aside, I really enjoyed the last couple months of 2011 and hope you did as well.

Onward!

 

What’s up strangers? With the conclusion of my reign as Queen of Bland Land, I can turn my focus back to the better things in life. I’ve switched to new/old mediums these past months with exciting results:

Remember this thing? In a matter of hours it became my Halloween costume in what must be my greatest moment of last minute-half-assery. Here I am as a tree with Jesse, the hottest of Hot Cops.

Also revived from the crypt was a clutch made from airplane safety cards. I finished the inner cloth form, wrapped a stabilizer in matching fabric and glued it under the form so it could stand. I gave this to miss Cali for Christmas:

I’m generally pleased with how it came out. I may try to tackle something for the fellas and make a simple wallet or billfold.

 

Far From Forgotten

On 10/23/2011, in General Nonsense, by Asa

Sorry kids, but life has been far too exciting to be stuck in front of a computer screen. If you haven’t heard, I relocated to Portland at the beginning of August. I live in a lovely house with four of my best friends in the northern part of the city. Here are a few pictures from house dinner parties, trips to the river, and other assorted adventures thus far. Enjoy!

I promise there will be new art up by the end of the week (Edit 11/22: Okay so my time has been totally consumed by work and being tired from work. All I can say is that I’ll really try to keep the new stuff coming as often as possible.)Since I don’t start PNCA until spring, I’ve had all of the time in the world to focus on personal projects (See above.) In the mix are tattoo designs, more oogaloo adventures, and a graphic novel based on my childhood experiences of moving all of the damn time.