Monday, May 23, 2011
of all the things i come across as i'm looking for material, hardly anything makes me happier than old medicine. not strictly the medicine packaging itself but the advertising as well. the simple but bold typography is so beautiful. when we visited saint augustine a few months ago one of the stops i had to make was an old pharmacy in the center of town. it was a little hokey but i expected that from such a touristy city center. what i was thrilled with was their collection of medicine bottles. walls and cabinets and shelves and cases...
i might have taken more pictures in there than i did of the kids at the beach. ok, not quite but almost. it was amazing! so since then i have added a few things to my own small personal collection.
i bought these labels from a seller on etsy. they are authentic but were never used so they are flat and perfect without creases. I LOVE THEM. i still don't know what "sweeny" means.
Posted by hollie at 8:51 PM
Saturday, May 21, 2011
everyone needs to know about this! there is a huge giveaway taking place very soon over at habit of art. cathy has brought together 10 artists with a total of 25 works of art. that's huge! it starts on may 26th and the winner will be announced on the 31st. there is a sample of work above but you can see a full list of participating artists and all the work included here. there will be three winners so mark your calendar for a chance to be one of them!
Posted by hollie at 8:30 PM
Saturday, May 14, 2011
11" x 14" collage on panel
8" x 10" collage on panel
"losing track of the tragic seasons"
10" x 10" collage on panel
collage on book cover
...a few works currently showing at the naked art gallery in birmingham
i want to send a belated but very heartfelt thank you to birmingham for making my gallery opening last weekend so much fun. i fell in love with white cucumber sangria, met so many wonderful people and had the best time with friends. after the opening we walked from the hotel down to the garage cafe and ended the night on the patio. if you live in birmingham you are a lucky little beastie to have this place in your city. i can't wait to go back. even though i packed my new camera ( "if i get this i'm going to take it everywhere i go and document my travels like you don't even know") with an extra battery i didn't take even one picture. next time. i promise.
you can purchase work through the gallery here and feel free to email vero with any questions you might have. the show is up until june 4th.
it seems like after over a month of stress and constant deadlines i always need to take a week to do a whole lot of nothing. of course with two kids and pets and orders to fill then "nothing" still feels busy but it's nice to let that tightly-wound, excited anxiety go. i fit in a few movies and cleaned up the studio space and even picked up a book, can you believe it? today, weirdly enough, feels "back to busy."
Posted by hollie at 7:36 AM