Thursday, September 30, 2010

"where we come from the birds sing a pretty song...

and there's always music in the air."

working working working! i'll have some new stuff to show soon. for now i've turned off the music in the studio today and put on twin peaks because it's that time of year. david lynch can write a dream sequence like no one else.

Monday, September 20, 2010

i keep stumbling on these organs in various forms. it started with one that kelly and i found in the basement of an antique barn in nashville. i've found a couple more in the last year or so but we came across this one yesterday in the search for a new rug that was plugged in! and worked!! i love everything about it. from the friendly hum when you click it on to the bright colors and those keys are so so satisfying to press. as soon as i get the room to have one without tripping over it all the time i might just have to track one down again. and considering i can't play anything at all i might teach myself a little just to justify its spot in our lives to anyone that isn't won over by the color of the keys alone. and i must admit that i can't look at one at all without the beginning of animal collective's daily routine popping wonderfully into my head. the organ that will be mine will play that on command all on its own.

Friday, September 17, 2010

adalyn print set
this is another post that i could have titled finally 2.0. i have been asked several times for an adalyn print set and i finally listed one tonight along with another new print.

and in other news i now have prints available at young blood gallery in atlanta and i've been very very busy this week with other exciting things to come. more on that later. right now i'm content to sit here and just have a few hours of "not work." we're finally going to watch susperia in the spirit of upcoming scary october. i've pulled house of leaves back out and have loaded the netflix queue with enough creepiness to last until november.

Monday, September 13, 2010



guess who finally has a new website?? when i took my old site down in the spring i had every honest intention of having a new one up within a few weeks. does anything ever work out that way? no. no it doesn't. but it's here now! there are some changes coming, i'll be adding an internal shop for original work, but all the major bones are there and i'm pleased with it.

also i now have prints available with poster cabaret! the collection of artists there is incredible and i'm so happy to be a part of it.

Friday, September 10, 2010

james meadows
james meadows
collage on book cover

one of the new pieces that i dropped off at leo gallery this afternoon along with some prints and cards. tomorrow is the AVA gallery hop here in chattanooga so if you're in the area get out and support our wonderful galleries and local artists! and definitely make sure to make it over to leo and say hi. them guys are the best.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

the weather is absolutely incredible this weekend! i know that the oppressive summer heat isn't gone and that this is just a premature tease so i'm making the most of it while it's here. the windows are all open in the house and right now i'm outside not sweating. this is huge. i'm also excited that it's cool enough to take some afternoon coffee out into the porch to sort through some new material i picked up yesterday.


why aren't the numbers in order? what's going on here?? i've learned to let it go. you can drive yourself insane trying to reason out scribbles.

i remember writing my multicolored name like this in my unicorn trapper keeper in the second grade.


i found this scrap of hornet's nest on the trail when we hiked to the waterfall and pressed it into my sketchbook to think about it. it's basically bee-made paper with the same texture as the recycled paper that you can make using screen but far more thin and fragile. I want to use it but i'm afraid that any wet binding agent will dissolve it. then again, surely it's rained on in its natural setting, right? i'll have to test a small corner. gel medium might be best.


here it is magnified. it almost looks like felt.