After a few years on the back burner, I’m thrilled to see this blogged documentation of the time I spent in communal living. La Casa Grande Colectiva in Urbana, IL, has a long history that I’m glad to be a part of. With my past housemates in mind, I’m blowing the dust off my communal life cartoons. This is going to be fun!
Former Housemate, Becky Menendez, inspired this group of illustrations painted, then Photoshopped, by yours truly. As she practiced piano in our communal living room, my muse was awakened, and voila! Ultimately, the meditative piece that Becky practiced was performed at a yoga class led by Housemate Maggie at Amara Yoga and Arts. The painted illustrations we’re displayed along with my hand-made kites at Amara as well. La Casa certainly breeds collective inspiration and accomplishments! Wonderful!
Former La Casan Andrew Heathwaite still has blog edit privileges. Therefore, hi!
And also, he just made an album in the month of February! What excitement!
There are some first steps here into a new style, exploring tuning, time and form in an electronic-pop medium. Free to stream and download online:
Maybe good music to listen to while perusing the La Casa chicken picture archives?
Ronna and JP planting red and yellow onions, eggplants, tomatillos, celery, leeks and more with the seeds sourced from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.