Saturday, February 28, 2009

I assembled some of these guys today:
To be used in a piece soon.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

this tornado loves you!

Just scanned this baby in. Note the black background, making it easy to trace around the image with the magnetic tracing tool in Photoshop. I'll do something with it this weekend.

I got me (+Ryan) some tickets to see the Avett Brothers in May in Philadelphia. It seems I have stopped spending money on clothes and have replaced it with buying concert tickets.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

More progress

More progress. From what I posted yesterday. I don't really like tedious things, but for some reason I find it very cathartic to make things like these.

As I have mentioned in my blog before, I do a collaboration with Stephanie Leung that involves stamps, paper, paint, among other things. Steph lives in Oakland, on the other side of the country. A collaboration begins with one of us creating a piece of work (so far using collage) and then sends it in the mail to the other. The other person then works on top/with/in response to what the other one did and mails it back. We stop when we feel like the piece is complete. The one went through a lot of stages, but I like it. It's a dialouge between the both of us.

Steph sends the best mail. All of her packaging is so thoughtful and well considered! She recently decorated a Munny that I had and didn't like how it looked. I'll post a picture of what she did. It was great!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Deep Red Bells

More than one person has now commented on the fact that I need an update, so here it is:

I just started working on this yesterday. There's some process for you! Other than that, I've been doing sketches and stuff for other projects, in addition to trying to find a decent job amidst this horrible, horrible economy.

On a completely unrelated note, I'm sure many blog readers know about my deep love for Neko Case. I love everything about her*- her unconventional song structure, her song lyrics, her blog... hell, even her fiery red hair. She's alternative country with punk rock roots. Anyways... she has a new album coming out March 3rd, which I will get the day it comes out. I've been reading the buzz on the album and it's been very positive, only fueling my enthusiasm of the album. And to top it off, further proof that I have a really swell boyfriend - he bought tickets for us to the April 8th Neko Case show in WDC. I've heard that she gives amazing performances, so I'm in for a treat.

*NYT Magazine article writes, "...along with a growing cadre of intense, often lovesick fans"

Sunday, February 1, 2009

digital get down

I posted this the other day, but drew on top of it this weekend. I'm not sure how well the two elements work together, seeing as are pretty different. I did very much enjoy drawing the patterns on top of the hand-assembled stuff though.