Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New Original Work

Clairaudient

"Clairaudient"
12" x 12" collage on panel

The Standards

"The Standards"
8" x 10" collage on panel

Creature Gestures
"Creature Gestures"
10" x 10" collage on panel

Psychic Lyrics
"Psychic Lyrics"
10" x 10" collage on panel

There is some new work available through Sebastian Foster gallery this week and a few new prints on the way in the coming weeks!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Working Proof



i've had quite a few requests for this print over the last year or so and now i'm happy to say it's available! i've teamed up with The Working Proof to offer a giclee edition of 50 prints of "unplug." 15% of the gross sales goes to American Forests which is something close to my heart living here surrounded by their wonder in tennessee. you can also check out a little interview with me on their blog. thanks, anna, for making this possible!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

new print!

The First Freedom

"The First Freedom"
11” x 14” edition of 100

there is a new giclee print in the shop! this piece was created as part of the poster cabaret 2011 bicycle print set which you can see in its entirety the end of april. the title was inspired by a memory from last summer. we taught the kids to ride bikes last june and because any child is a super quick learner at most anything - little sponges - they were up and fast within a few days. eric and i were sitting on the back of the car watching them zoom around a park by the river and he said "well, they have transportation now. they can leave whenever they want" and made me giggle. of course they haven't gone anywhere yet. :p

and a few pictures from the week to share because i finally got a new camera! it's a nikon D3000 and i love it SO MUCH but have barely had a chance to really break it in. there is a book to read and a dvd to watch. so much information!





this is the little wooden chocolate box i carry around with me for ickle wee clippings. i have a hard time keeping my hands still while waiting in the car on the kids or watching movies so i cut the hundreds of little dots and drops i use in my work and keep them in this box along with scissors.

Double R Diner

new favorite mug!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

birthdates
one of the things i picked up this last week is a plastic sleeve full of family history pages that look like they have been removed from bibles. the difference in the handwriting from top to bottom thrills me. you can click for a larger view.

family1
family2
this one has some stitching to fix a tear.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

giveaway results

i was going to do a cute drawing from a charming hat but today completely got away from me so pickatrandom.com chose the result in its stark yet efficient way.

giveaway

the winner is jamie of owl really! and a fellow tennessean which is exciting. congrats jamie!

thank you all SO SO much for your support and playing along. i'll be doing another giveaway in the coming months from my facebook page so look out for it!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

facebook giveaway

George

a little something newish to share... George! 6" x 6" collage

i had so much fun with the giveaway i hosted a few months ago that i've been looking for a reason to have another one. and now i do! i now have a facebook fan page. there's not much to it yet and i'm still figuring out facebook in general but if you're willing to bear with me while i learn and become a fan of the page then i'll enter you to win a print of your choice from my shop! it's the least i can do for the fumbling learning process you'll have to witness. i think it's going to be a really good way to share news and dates and general info. so 1) become a fan by following the link above or by the "like" button in the sidebar of this blog and 2) leave a comment for this post 3) this wednesday, the 9th, i will draw a name randomly and we'll have a winner!

have a great week, everyone!

Friday, March 4, 2011

believe it...OR NOT

i found this last month but it was placed in a stack when i got home and recently rediscovered. i guess i can forgive my own disorganization since i get double the treasure hunting thrill with everything i find and bring home.

ripley's museum booklet

i squealed when i found this. it was my favorite tv show when i was 5 and 6. i would watch it with my dad every week in that peeking-through-your-fingers sort of way. some of it scared me - especially jack palance - but that was always the best stuff. everything grew from a nationally syndicated comic started in 1929 and there are a few of the pages included...

ripley's museum booklet

ripley's museum booklet

"As the world's first millionaire cartoonist, he blew money on expensive foreign cars, but was afraid to drive them. He wouldn't use a telephone, fearing he might be electrocuted. He drank heavily, but considered smoking evil. And between the hours of 7am and 11pm, wearing little more than an old robe and slippers, Ripley drew his cartoons upside down - unless he was hungover, in which case assistants handled the inking over his outlines. But perhaps all that was to be expected of the world's foremost purveyor of the bizarre.......Ripley's home was equally eccentric, and his New York mansion served as a shrine to his peculiar tastes and treasures - a model of the Eiffel Tower made from 30,000 matchsticks, chastity belts from the Crusades era, and an Iron Maiden from Nuremberg to name a few. He called this live-in museum Bion (for Believe It Or Not! ). One of his personal favourite possessions was a Chinese Foochow riverboat called the Mon Lei, which the Japanese had confiscated during their 1930s invasion of China. Ripley used it to entertain guests in trips along the nearby Long Island Sound estuary."

he would make the very best weird uncle.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

proxart feature

proxart feature

thanks so much proxart! i was excited when they contacted me because i believe so much in what they do...

"We’re Proxart, and we want to see innovative artists from the suburbs get the recognition they deserve."

yay! all of my closest friends are originally from the suburbs both around here and all across the country. it's an experience that shapes some incredibly interesting and imaginative people and this site is wonderful proof of that.