Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Word of the Day is "Rhyton"

I went to the Seattle Art Museum yesterday and happened upon this rhyton which, according to the wall text, dates from somewhere around 538-331 BC. I had no idea what a rhyton was, so I looked it up on Wikipedia and discovered that it "is a container from which fluids were intended to be drunk, or else poured in some ceremony such as libation." In short, when you and your ram need to do some serious drinking, this is the way to go.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

It's About Time

Tuesday night is consistently my favorite night of the week in Seattle. This is because some very good friends of mine host Tuesday Night Drawing, a weekly event in which they open their home to a small group of people, cook up a delicious dinner, and then encourage us all to sit around their dining room table and draw whatever strikes our fancy. A few of the drawings I've produced during these sessions have ended up on this blog, and I am now adding one more to the pile.