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. :)