A Rainy Day College Road Trip

rainy road trip_2

Today I am off to Philadelphia on a college tour with my son who wants to be an industrial designer. We are visiting the Drexel and Philadelphia Universities. I am very curious about both schools and I have never been to Philadelphia. We’ve enlisted the support of a dear friend, Jen Wool to act as our mediator on the trip. Moms and 17-year-old sons shouldn’t really spend 7+ hours in the car and 3 days alone. It just isn’t healthy. I do think there is a pretty good chance that at about 2pm today we hit a Popeye’s chicken in New Windsor, New York. YEAH! Have a good weekend.

http://www.drexel.edu/westphal/
http://www.philau.edu/designandengineering/

I can’t wait to see this work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art!
Marcel Duchamp, American (born France), 1887 – 1968 (Philadelphia Museum of Art)
Mixed media assemblage.
http://www.philamuseum.org/collections/permanent/65633.html

My son wants to be a designer too.

Lillibridge, Dakota 1966 cutting

Lillibridge, Dakota 1966, long view

Lillibridge, Dakota 1966, close up bag

Last night I worked in my studio with my teenage son. He worked on a 3D sketch of a bag he wants to create. He wants to be an industrial designer. On New Year’s Day 2014 we will be hitting the button for his common application to get into one of the design schools he is interested in attending—Pratt, Rhode Island School of Design, Drexel and Mass Art. So now it is time to create a portfolio. I doubted his desire to do this kind of work until I saw him sew and carefully consider his project last night. He has a steady hand with the sewing machine and a really interesting design eye. Isn’t life interesting?