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300 of my favorite things, by category

ART

  • ASCII art
  • bitmap art
  • ceramics
  • felt
  • found objects
  • HDR photography
  • LEGO mosaics
  • mail art
  • modern dance
  • oil pastels
  • origami
  • pencil rubbings
  • printmaking
  • public art
  • sculptures

Artists

  • Alexander Calder
  • Anselm Kiefer
  • Bruce Nauman
  • Camille Pissarro
  • Christo and Jeanne-Claude
  • Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (aka Christopher R. W. Nevinson. He’s a recent artist of interest to me, because I’m starting to develop a kind of cubist illustration style for my scorecards)
  • David Hockney
  • Edgar Degas
  • Edward Hopper
  • Gerhard Richter
  • Jackson Pollock
  • Jacob Felländer
  • Jean-François Millet
  • Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla
  • Johannes Itten
  • Josef Albers
  • Joseph Beuys
  • Joseph Cornell
  • Maurice de Vlaminck
  • Maya Lin
  • Paul Cézanne
  • Paul Klee
  • Richard Serra
  • Ron English
  • Wassily Kandinsky
  • Winslow Homer

READING

(see my goodreads for more)

Books

  • Bible
  • Cartooning the Head and Figure
  • Comic books
  • Criticizing Art: Understanding the Comtemporary
  • Dictionary
  • Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art
  • Mere Christianity
  • Museums and Communities
  • Synectics
  • The Kids World Almanac of Records and Facts: Volume 1
  • The Monumental Impulse
  • Thesaurus
  • Thinking about Exhibitions
  • Tipping Point

Author

  • Adrian Todd Webb
  • Bill Watterson
  • Edward Tufte
  • Francisco Ruiz Velasco
  • Gene Edward Veith Jr.
  • Jay Carlson
  • Jeffrey Brown
  • John F. MacArthur Jr.
  • Keri Smith
  • Martin Luther
  • Wassily Kandinsky
  • Wes Molebash

Comic strips

  • Brewster Rockit
  • Groundhog Croquet (mine)
  • 4amShower
  • Invisible Bread
  • Digger by Ursula Vernon

SPORTS AND GAMES

Baseball

  • Chicago Cubs
  • Ichiro Suzuki
  • Javier Baez
  • Shawon Dunston
  • Willie Mays
  • Willson Contreras

Sports

  • anarchie basketball
  • badminton
  • baseball
  • croquet
  • detailed baseball scorecards
  • extreme croquet
  • hit by pitch
  • kickball
  • Kooshball
  • laser tag
  • marbles
  • miniature golf
  • Olympics
  • table hockey
  • tennis

Board games

  • Apples to Apples
  • Boggle
  • Careers
  • Clue
  • Monopoly
  • Scrabble

Games

  • Connect Four
  • Dots
  • mazes
  • whiteboard games

Video games

  • Combat (Atari 2600)
  • Frogger (Atari 2600)
  • Missile Command (Atari 2600)
  • driving video games

MEDIA

Movies

  • Tron
  • Star Wars (any of them)
  • Transformers (the 1986 cartoon version)

TV

  • Spongebob Squarepants
  • Transformers

Actor/actress

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Mr. T
  • Will Smith

Star Wars

  • Atour Riten (the Death Star librarian. I am him on Twitter @atourriten)
  • Death Star
  • Ewoks (I an ewok on twitter @ewoklumat)
  • Anything from the snow scenes
  • K2SO (the snarky droid from Rogue One)
  • Anything, really.

 


PLACES

  • Antarctica
  • ballparks
  • benches
  • Beverly Hills (neighborhood in Chicago)
  • bus shelters
  • Chicago
  • Chicago Art Institute
  • Chicago Christian High School
  • Chicago Cultural Center
  • cities
  • Earth
  • elevators
  • Estonia
  • Ferris wheels
  • Hope Lutheran Church
  • Hope Lutheran School
  • Illinois
  • Illinois Wesleyan University
  • library
  • Lincoln Square (neighborhood in Chicago)
  • Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago
  • museums
  • Tribune Tower
  • Wrigley Field

Space

  • Moon
  • outer space
  • Saturn
  • stars
  • Enceladus

Stores

  • Hobby Lobby
  • Paper Source

ETC

Animals

  • monkeys
  • pigeons
  • squirrels

Clothes

  • goofy socks

Color

  • brown
  • cinder block gray
  • any shade of gray

Food & Drink

  • bread
  • chocolate
  • Coca-Cola
  • hot chocolate
  • hot dogs
  • Kit Kat
  • McDonalds
  • Peanut M&M’s
  • Pepsi Blue
  • Pepsi Clear
  • pizza with everything on it
  • Potbellys
  • prune soda
  • stout beer
  • Subway
  • sushi

Etc

  • Montessori
  • coins
  • pennies
  • the aesthetics of money
  • INTJ (myers-briggs)
  • Myers-Briggs Personality Test

Religion

  • Bible commentaries
  • LCMS
  • Signed baseball cards with bible verse inscriptions

Toys

  • G.I.Joe
  • Hot Wheels
  • LEGO
  • M.A.S.K.
  • pinball machines
  • Remote controlled cars
  • Transformers

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