Sunday, January 22, 2012

Awe Shucks

In the beginning I was obsessed with Mary-Kate and Ashley (of twin fame).
Then I began to think I was a little more classic like Jen Garner.
I am certainly not as adventurous as Lady Gaga.
Yet not as safe as Sandra Bullock.

Not quite certain where my style falls lately, I have begun to turn to one trailblazer. She is cute, smart and makes me wish my hair was still bright blonde. Bri Emery of Design Love Fest is just as darn ingenious as it gets. I want her life...and wardrobe.

See? I told you.

Photos courtesy of Design Love Fest

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Mobile Gallery: Truck Art

I wish I found out about Pakistani Truck Art before anyone, an-ee-one (except of course the ones making the art...for obvious reasons). It started out as a way for drivers to draw more attention to their business and it took off from there.

I found an article from ETSY that sucked me in and now I'm hooked. These are like David Best's art cars on crack.
I also found a great blog focusing solely on the truck art and I just want to know more!

Here are some mesmerizing pictures that are I could stare at all day.

Maybe I can do this to my broken down Sentra rather than selling it?

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

She snapped me right out of it

I have been a total blog loser. I seem awesome stuff constantly but haven't had the urge to write about it since I started grad school. They ain't kidding when they say 'you can sleep when you're dead'.

I was going on my merry 'no blogging' way when Winnie Truong woke me from the mundane. I had a verbal reaction to her hair drawings. Much like one of my favorite artists, Desiree Holman, Truong uses colored pencil.
Ornament and Correction

Bride of Dede

Glamour and Abscess
I can't help but stare at these. Boils have never been so alluring.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Jealous, much?

Ever feel green with envy?
If you say "no", then you're clearly fibbing. It's easy to get a little jealous at times and sometimes it's downright great (i.e. The Jealous Curator).

This is an awesome blog to just stumble on. Practically everyday it's updated with highlights of a specific artist and why the blogger is "jealous" of them. It's really quite an ingenious idea because as artists, it's really easy to wonder why everyone else seems to better than you.

My favorite part of the blog is that every type of art is covered. One day is realism and the next is some type of collage (with everything in-between).

Within the last week I've found two artists that make my heart sing. Both are a little quirky and totally cup of tea.

Christopher Stott focuses on realistic paintings of time-tested objects, such as books and vintage suitcases. They are so true to form that you just want to reach out and grab them. Just don't get your fingers caught in the blades.
San Francisco based artist, Wendy MacNaughton, hits the Northern California art scene on the head. She's a mixture of spunk and social commentary. Her watercolors are soft and sweet but say more than you'd think.


If you were smart, then you should be so inclined to include The Jealous Curator on your blog roll.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

...It Lasts Longer

My days at work are normally filled with infrequent "on-task" things to do. Instead of doing Excel testing or system mock-ups, I prefer to blogroll.
Being 25 years old and still having a student job kind of stings a bit at times, but "Hey!, It's getting me through grad school."

I've got a pretty steady list of amazing blogs I follow and always seem to find more just by clicking an intriguing link.
Yesterday was no exception.

It always happens that I find a never ending list of things to look at just before it's time to head home. So this morning I got a lovely surprise/reminder when I turned on my computer. I saved a couple of sites that I found extraordinary.
One in particular stood out.

It's called Dear Photograph. It's part Post Secret with a dash of grandma's photo album. People can submit pictures of them holding old photos taken in the same spot. I clearly love the idea of having having a new updated photo of an old cherished memory, as per my last blog entry.

Sound great? I think so too.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Back to the Future Photography

Today I found photographer, Irina Werning from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has a sense of humor and a great eye...which are great characteristics alone, but together are magnificent.

Take a look at some of her series, "Back to the Future", where she recreates people's favorite childhood photographs.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sew; like a needle pulling thread

As previously mentioned, I am in love with hand sewn art.
I just came across Inge Jacobsen and think she's pretty bad ass.

These Vogue covers took about 40-50 hours each to make. That's some major patience and a steady hand.

Front and back view

So tactile
 She also has some interesting fashion and porn themed stitching.

I'm becoming obsessed with this idea and would somehow love to incorporate into my work.