Monday, May 31, 2010



unplug and go outside

my submission for the "signs for our time : a modern take on the wpa" group show at the naked gallery this month. i'm really pleased with it, and really want to keep it, so i know i'll be making some larger prints soon! one of my goals for this year is to work bigger and this show was the perfect opportunity to give it a try. and i've always had a crush on not only wpa posters but any public announcement posters from that era.

these are a few favorites that i've grabbed off the internet over the years and keep in a folder with a lot of other visual treasures for inspiration. so great. who knew long sleeves were so dangerous!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

summer break

we're excited, can you tell? there is a really great park nearby with a picnic area complete with a shady, aqua-blue, concrete stage that reminds me of an abandoned pool you might find outside a roller skating rink. it's apparently perfect for feigning shakespearean tragedies, the robot, half-assed cartwheels, giggling and singing and resting and dancing.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010



8.5" x 11" collage on board

my newest piece on it's way to the big drawgasmic show in st. louis. i wish i could attend the opening. it looks like a really good time! huge, random groupings of work are so interesting to me because you can really see all the endless styles and viewpoints that make the creative process completely unique from person to person.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

the hi-de-ho man

say jack be solid and better, be a real groovy fella
and your gonna be just about as sharp as me
yes sirree, yes sirree
oh the hi-de-ho man thats me

jack spotted him in the park yesterday.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

LIFE mags 2

some things i've clipped over the last few weeks. these magazines are a gold mine. it's not just the subject matter but the distinct hue that the colors have throughout.

LIFE mags

i'm in love with these. right before i taught that huge collage workshop earlier in the year i went to an antique shop near me and in a panic. thinking i didn't have enough material to take, i bought an entire stack of LIFE magazines from the late 60s and early 70s. they have proven to be amazing. i'm scanning some of my favorite images that i've found so i can share.

i have recently been made aware of instrumenti. i'm all for panda head ware and fun but even for me it seemed a little gimmicky at first. but it's a nico muhly recommendation (and he knows his shit) so i pushed through it and i'm so glad i did! the music is beautiful.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

mother's day

i know i am a little late but i hope all the mothers had a wonderful day like i did. there were handmade cards and a bonfire on the lake shore, good time spent with my mom and my kids. i found a few pictures of my mom over the weekend that are favorites.

Saturday, May 8, 2010


i tagged along on a field trip to nashville on thursday and visited the home of andrew jackson, the hermitage. the last time i visited was my own field trip in the 6th grade. at 11 i don't remember being mesmerized by the original block-printed wall paper shipped from paris in the early 1800s. or stopped in my tracks at the door of this room...


the colors drove me crazy and i had to come back and find them in my stacks around the studio space. it makes me want to repaint my kitchen. or at least pin them to the wall for a future project.

the new woods album, at echo lake, is finally out and addictive and perfect for this between-season limbo that is may in the south.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

new print!

the icelandic equation
the icelandic equation, 2009

i never intended to release this piece as a print but i've had requests and with recent activity in iceland it seems appropriate. i am only going to release 20 through my etsy shop. its name comes from road trip, no sleep silliness makes no sense now but was perfectly logical at the time.

the icelandic equation

i love things that do that.

i also have a new smaller print and for the next week i will be including one FREE in every purchase from my etsy shop!