Tuesday, December 28, 2010

antiques and things

I went to the Antique World Mall in Boise today for the first time. We spent 2 hours there looking at things. I had a $25 gift certificate from my good friend, Leigh Ann, I looked around and saw a lot of really cool things, cool toys and cool planters. I decided to be modest and only spend $12.

This is Drip and Drop and my cake topper deer named Socks.

BEAR TRAIN!!!! Oh my god, cutest thing ever but I didn't buy it. Instead, I want to make a drawing of it for my art show coming up.

I just really loved the pattern in this purse. Very inspiring.

Here are some really silly drawings I did at work. One is of a customer I hate and had mentioned earlier this past week.

Monday, December 27, 2010


I am the kind of person that is pretty self motivated but it helps me to make a list, even if I don't actually follow the list or actually physically mark it off, it is nice to see it and visualize it.

1. I have about 5 trades I am working on right now with people that I need to start/finish.

2. I have been thinking a lot about getting back into poster stuff and talking to a friend about paying him to screen print them for me... this could be a very good partnership in the future but I haven't talked to him yet so I won't mention his name yet.

3. Beer labels. I want to get some in my portfolio and I want to make labels for some really small craft brews.

4. art residencies. I have been thinking that if I can't move right away, it would be great to apply for residencies all over the US and get to live in other cities that way

5. Put on a really great art show with Rick Walter at the VaC in June. Get lots and lots and lots of work made. I want to really play with the space and work on some installations.


Saturday, December 18, 2010

College Graduate

Well, it is official. I graduated yesterday from Boise State with a BFA in Illustration. So, now I am officially not a student and now I need to start working even more on my craft and looking up illustration jobs.

Graduation was pretty rad because I got to graduate with old friends and new friends. Lots of great artists that once they get websites and blogs I will share them with you all.

The graduation ceremony ended with a clarinet solo and lots and lots of confetti. I felt like I was at a Flaming Lips concert, or maybe even a Polyphonic Spree concert.I have noticed that this holiday season feels different. Folks aren't being as friendly anymore and no one has put lights on their house. I have had some of the rudest customers ever in all of my 4 years at my work in the past 2 weeks. However, I found that if I draw them and make fun of them in illustration I feel a million times better. Just draw it out, man.

Monday, December 6, 2010

photos from BFA show

picked up my photos today from my BFA show. I will take individual stuff in as well to get it photographed after the show comes down on Wednesday.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

2 weeks left

only 2 weeks left till I graduate. WHOA DUDES. Pretty excited to get the hell away from BSU and work on my own projects even more and prepare for other stuff.

Here is an illustration I did for Boise Weekly. Not sure when it is going to print.

I am having a lot of fun getting these requests for illustrations because I am working on ideas and concepts I probably wouldn't have thought about illustrating on my own--like nuclear energy!

The portfolio show was an interesting one to say the least. I got a lot of good feedback and bottle-necked the path people were making to each person. Haha. Still have a ton of postcards left and some buttons.
PS. Thanks to all of the professors and art students who showed up to our show to show your support. Oh wait, just kidding. None of you came. Glad I am getting the f#$k away from you all. :)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Stuff to do in Boise

in the winter for cheap $$$. This is for Boise Weekly coming up.

Friday, November 26, 2010

YEAH! Got my portfolio book!

Here is a sneaky-peaky at my portfolio book that I set up and then got printed at lulu.com. I am 90% satisfied with my book. A few images printed really weird and I am really not sure why. Kinda jagged and then the halftones in one poster didn't show up at all and made weird geometric shapes instead.

and then, here is a character of mine on the window of Flying M Coffee in Boise. My friend, Rick Walter, and I are painting the windows for the holidays. Should be a fun one that maybe some will frown at. Hahaha!
Rick was nice enough to come and finish my character for me because I was working all day today. Tomorrow we are going to finish it up!
PS. Rick and I are also having a split show together at the VaC in June and July.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

a sneak peak

at some designs I am having printed up for promotional material I will be giving away to people who could hire me! Free stuff. cool stuff. I know you wish you were there!

Actually, you can get some free stuff if you show up to my portfolio show. The public can get buttons while supplies last, and a postcard and my business card while supplies last.

business card (if it comes in time, I am crossing my fingers!!!)

postcard (if it comes in time)

a page layout for a little magazine/book my class made

a 1.5" button I will be handing out.

this is being screen printed onto a tote bag by Julianna of Ink Pony/Bricolage

Sunday, November 21, 2010

some illustrations I never posted.

Here is a set of illustrations I did for Boise Weekly's Annual Manual. My illustrations were paired with rules to Boise, things you need to know about the city.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

while I wait...

On Monday I am meeting up with a photographer to take photographs of my BFA show, One Trick Pony. I was mentioned in a review from Boise Weekly that you can read here. Now I am gearing up for my portfolio show--I have my tote bags in the works, my postcards and business cards sent off, my portfolio en route to my house, and my buttons being sent off soon. Whew! So much to do and so little time.

I am also working on an illustration for the Boise Weekly about hot springs. I haven't been to a hot spring in forever! I miss Burgdorf Hot Springs.

Also, I graduate soon! December 17th at 10 am is when I walk the line. Oh my goodness, am I excited!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ice Cream novelties and such

These don't have their awesome frames, but this is the work that was in the "Illustration Showdown" at Alexa Rose Gallery/Bricolage last month.

They all sold! Thanks to all of the folks who fought over them. I am taking a few commissions for more of these and you can contact me at julia.b.green@gmail.com if you are interested in having one made.

Monday, September 6, 2010

A much needed update

Whoa, dudes. It has been a kind of crazy and hectic summer. I have a lot of work to put up on here-- shirt designs for Built to Spill, illustration for Boise Weekly, 8 paintings from a group show I was in, and a few other things I worked on. I am mid-process of working on a painting for the group show, A Monster in the Cupboard at Flying M Coffee in October, and a custom Munny show at the Record Exchange in October.

I just started up my last semester of school. I am having a senior show and a portfolio show. Chaos will ensue and I know I will become a hermit for the next few months. For my senior show, I am illustration Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes. I have finished the first rhyme, Jack and Jill. I am currently working on Humpty Dumpty.

I am planning on Little Miss Muffet, What are Little Girls and Boys Made of, 5 Little Piggies, The Cat and the Fiddle, Bat Bat, and a few others.

see you soon!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

A whale of a poster.

I am really enjoying the look of the linocuts I have made in the past month. I have done them before for various projects, but I hadn't considered doing them for a poster.

This was a linocut for school.

Here is a poster I am working on. Waiting to see if it will be approved.

I might start doing more posters with this process...

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Old Man and the Sea-HAT

Whoa dudes. This is the first time I have really sewn or stitched since I was 14. And I kind of loved and hated it. So this is by no means perfect, but here it is. My hat for the group show, RAD HATTER, at Tender Loving Empire, located in Portland.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Such a huge update

Oh man! The semester is finally over. I took my very last literature class EVER (I think?) and I think wrote my last paper for school ever. YES! I have one semester left and I am done for now. One semester left before I can travel more, apply for more artist in residence programs, have art show, play more music, move out of my parents' house and move away and try new areas. Sigh. I am so happy about this.

I have been sketching a lot of people but I was too distracted to sketch much of anything else this semester. I am pretty excited for more exploration of what I used to draw. The strong-man sketches are for a new freelance job and I am really having a fun time with those. Should be great to see how they turn out.

I am pretty excited for my grades this semester. I am really hoping for all A's. I also got an art scholarship for next year, it is just too bad I will only get to use half of it.

After a few drinks at a DLO event, local artist, Grant Olsen and I began to sketch together a bit.

Here are collages I made for my digital tools class. I am going to try and be modest here... but I thought my collages were the best. I get really sick of seeing art students turn every art project into some commentary-on-some-social-issue-that-every-art-student-has-made-art-about-ever. BLAHG. No, I don't give a crap about your dramatic and unconvincing collage about how America is self serving. We already know this, move on.
These are about space and instead of viewing the universe as outerly expansive, to think of it the other way--space, time, and the universe in confined spaces. Infinity is not just larger than life, but also smaller than life as well.

And then this is where I left my Grizzly Bear illustration. I would really like to see more music magazines rely on illustrations of bands instead of photos. Maybe that is too expensive for them though.