Thursday, February 24, 2011

Portland 2.0

lots of things we saw and ate.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Portland 1.0

Things we ate, did, saw, and conquered.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

All Die Young

I saw the Smith Westerns a few days ago and really liked their jams. They look young as fuck, too.

All Die Young is a rad song. Dye it Blonde I think will be the perfect summer album.

I also finished this a while back and just got around to scanning it in.

what creative types do for parties

My friend invited me to her masquerade/ toga party for her 23rd birthday. I wasn't really into the idea of a traditional mask. I decided to round up a few friends and make our own theme of masks for the party.

I am not sure if you guys love Adventure Time as much as I do, but it is by far my favorite cartoon out there as well as the creator's other cartoon, Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack.

There was even a pug at the party and his name was Captain Knuckles!

I am pretty proud of my Ice King costume, for making it the day before out of cardboard, some paper mache, and fabric.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A sneak peak 2

Hey guys!

So, I finally got around to starting the album artwork for the band I am in, A Seasonal Disguise. I have had a few sketches here and there and some ideas... but I really didn't have anything solid. The album artwork is going to be intense. I have a lot of troubleshooting and planning to do, and basically inventing of buildings an space.

below are some little tiny snapshots.

I can't show too much because I really just started this thing. We have big plans for our new album and some ideas for merch I really hope I can make happen.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

new drawing

I have always felt comfortable with drawing and have never considered myself a painter. I just never got the training I needed to make myself feel better about it. I do paint with acrylic paints but with pretty flat coloring.

Anyways, I am continuing some work from my BFA thesis into my show in June. Graphite drawings of nursery rhymes that I like. My interpretation with my own characters and symbols.

here is my newest one I started tonight.

Spit cat, spit. Your tongue shall be split and all the dogs in our town shall have a little bit

Saturday, February 5, 2011

sick days

I am not sure why my immune system is in the garbage, but I have been sick 3 times in 6 weeks and Thursday and Friday marked the sickest I had been in at least 3 or 4 years. This cold/sinus infection/flu/cat virus is really killing my attempt to go to social outings and my attempt to work on art for my show in June.

I also have a show in March now as well. Just a small, laid back thing with some local people I have never shown with before. Should be interesting and hopefully a good time. I mean, it has to be, right? The art show is in a pirate bar and we have a special from 7-9pm 2-for-1 beer special. woot woot!

I went to the flea market today. It was a complete bust. There weren't a lot of antique dealers or people selling "junk". I think I thrift too much to want to buy the stuff that people sell for outrageous prices when I just saw the same item for $1 at a thrift store. I was hoping to find some vintage valentines (which are easy to find, I just didn't want to drive out to any antique stores). Not a single person had valentines with it being so close to valentines day. WTF? What a complete bummer!

I bought 4 old photographs and got a huge crush on this sailor.

Then I bought a brooch that was a really suggestive looking peach, which, I actually have had a little obsession with for some time. At almost any Chinese restaurant you can find imagery of very large blossoms or peaches with very vibrant pink coloring.

"The longevity peach (shou tao) is not a fruit but a Chinese steamed bun in the shape of a peach, with lotus paste filling and coloured a bright festive pink. Traditionally, the shou tao is eaten at birthday celebrations of elderly folks where the buns are piled at least knee high on a tray.

Peaches are well known Chinese symbols of longevity and there is a Taoist story about the Queen Mother of the West who has a magical peach tree which bears peaches granting immortality to those who eat them. The tree however only bears fruit every three thousand years. The peach shaped steamed buns are made to symbolize those magical, immortality granting peaches. "

The brooch looks a lot like this, just pink.

these just look very vulval to me...