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Donald Kilpatrick
January 2007
Deee-troit!!
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Our humble abode.
Wow, it has been a while since I have posted anything here at Drawger! These past three weeks have gone by way too fast. Between having been sick, moving, and a couple of jobs to finish,  I have not had the chance to really sit down and come up with a worthwhile post…

 Well, if you don’t already know by now, I am now in the Detroit metro area, and I am teaching illustration at the College for Creative Studies.  I have had a great time here so far. I have a great group of students, and I am happy to say that they are working hard, and are creating great work.

It is a bit lonely in that my family won’t be joining me until after this semester is over, but I will have some chances to head back to Cali for a few days here and there in the next couple of months. I will even get the chance to travel to New York in march for one of the Society’s openings. We are renting a beautiful home in a great town 30 minutes north of Detroit, and I now have a studio with great light!! The house is a bit empty at the moment, and it could use some decorating,, but I am enjoying being a slob for the time being. I can make a mess and not have to clean it up!!  People here have been so nice, and have made me feel as at home as I can with the circumstance as it is. I have found some great places to eat, the John K. King Bookstore, shopped at “Pure Detroit” in the Fisher Building, and with a kind student’s help, I visited the “Heidelberg Project”.

I will add some photo galleries in the coming days of the places I have been here so far, but attached you will find a sampling of what I have come across in my month of living here.

I also will be adding some of the work on my children’s book that is to be published by Penguin this fall, real soon as well.
These were taken on Heidelberg street in Detroit. An inspiring visit!
shots from the interior of the Fisher Building, an office tower built in Art Deco style in 1928.
Some of the signage one finds on Woodward ave...
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