Monday, March 31, 2008

wake up!

In posting the new site I've been cleaning out and digging through my webmail and low and behold I totally missed an email informing me that my work had been posted on designtendancies a little while back. 2nd row from the bottom and 2nd column from the left.

Going through this site is a great way to kill hours viewing work by and finding out about a ton of fantastic artists of all media.

A few that caught my attention:

Laura Laine


Monaux


and Kenneth Levellee

Thursday, March 27, 2008

what's with where you've been

It's been a long time since I've uploaded and updated the shop. I think in part it has to do with me needing to obsess over things for weeks and being all perfectionist about it. There is more work that I may put up for sale if all goes well. Until then here is another set of very affordable original art work for your budding collection!



Thanks for checking it out.

blogstorming

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Newness on the site


Yes it's true, I've redone my art website. I've been wanting to simplify the design for a while now and I'm pretty happy with it but I expect I'll still be tweaking things for a while. Please feel free to give "constructive" feedback. Click here or on the image above to visit.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Responding

Today's post is in response to a comment inquiring how I find out about shows happening around LA. Here are a couple sources I hit up during the week:

Sour Harvest is (now) a blog that posts about art happenings around LA and is affiliated with Thinkspace Gallery in Silver lake. You can also sign up for their mailing list and usually once a week get an email listing current events. Their list usually includes past and future events so you can get a head start marking your calendar or see shows even if you miss the opening. I hate to use labels but just for the sake of differentiating, the events Sour Harvest posts about are usually related to the "low brow" sceney LA art stuff.

Similar type of art events can be found via the Juxtapoz website not only for LA but for other cities around the country.

Another great resource is the Los Angeles art section of Flavorpill. Found via Little Paper Planes blog (also a good resource for events and a good read!) These events include a slightly broader range of art events.

And finally, the good old LA weekly found around town and on the web lists a range of events in their art section.

I know I must be missing some good resources for LA and other cities so please feel free to comment with your favorite art event resource.

Hope that helped!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

waiting for inquiries

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Sat. Night:
Claire Ellen Oswalt's amazing work at the Taylor de Cordoba Gallery in Culver City.

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This last one kind of reminds me of my brother.

Sometimes when I'm at openings I tend to stick my head around the sides of the work to investigate the construction and components of a piece (don't worry I don't touch anything unless I'm supposed to) and how other artists mount their work on the wall especially if the work is more sculptural like these pieces were. The artist probably doesn't intend for viewers to do this but I'm always interested in that part of the creative process. I loved seeing how these were put together especially the piece below that had moving parts so that the two headless gentlemen are forever shaking hands in either a greeting or a farewell. Or maybe a business deal that screw a ton of people.

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

The low bass and high treble are left flat

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I drew this a couple weeks ago while waiting for the Ditty Bops to go on at McCabe's guitar shop. Who doesn't love an upright bass? I miss playing an instrument.

So I'm now on my "break" from work for a few weeks. This week I've been mostly decompressing and getting life shit done like getting my car serviced and smog checked, taking care of stuff at the bank, and tons of cleaning and laundry. I've been drawing a lot and prepping some wood for paintings for next week. I'm certain that my time off won't be enough there's way too much I need and want to do. Hoping my head doesn't explode from all the stress of having time off.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

dear mom, school is great!

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my time is sooooo thinly stretched. I haven't had a weekend off in two weeks and it looks like I'll be working this weekend too but by next "moleskine thursday" I'll be free for three weeks.

Things I will do for sure:

-move studio into the bigger room
-finish my current painting
-start a new painting
-put up my new website
-taxes
-add some artwork that has been piling up to the etsy shop
-cooking and baking up a storm
-spending some time with the family
-catching up with friends
-take the car in for a smog check (I've never had to do this before)

Things I will try to fit in:

-catching some gallery shows around town
-camping trip if it warms up
-painting the new studio
-committing to hanging some artwork up
-learning to sew
-knitting
-cleaning and organizing in general