Monday, April 26, 2010

to san francisco

this is nowhere
river canyon

Sending these off to San Fran for the show on friday. Feeling really good about the way the came out... I think I work best at night. The bottom two collages are made from the pages left after cutting out the textures I used for the top collage ... if that makes sense. The glitter is put into some of these shapes by cutting a door into a parallel universe.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Edward Weston

(b. 1186-1958)
Going through an old LIFE magazine looking for collage bits, I found "Nude on Sand Dune" in a short article about the Guggenheim fellowship he had just received (in 1937). Said to be one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century... I just found out about him yesterday. Better late than never.  His photographs are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen.

Friday, April 23, 2010


If you live or are going to be in the SF bay area next Friday it would be really cool if you went to this show! My friend Alberto has curated what I'm sure will be a super awesome show at the newly new gallery/art space place Garage Sale Project. I will be exhibiting some art along with other cool collage ladies. Wahoo!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Lost this mug to someone else quicker than me. It wasn't even on ebay. It was on etsy, just sitting there. bummertown. would have been nice to get this one. No, it would have been a dream come true. I searched on ebay and found another and now I have it! I love this mug! I really, really do. Using it every day.
Goodbye Hello, perfect mug!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Cripple Creek

Buffy Sainte-Marie, the mouth bow & Sesame Street.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Ian & Sylvia Tyson

Early Morning Rain, one of my favorite Ian & Sylvia songs, written by Gordon Lightfoot. You should have this beautiful song if you don't already.

& a cover by Peter, Paul and Mary:

On a side note, I just received the prints for Little Paper Planes! They will be sent out tomorrow and hopefully be available a few weeks after.

Hope you're having a lovely Spring.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Lord Darkness

I finished this piece earlier this week as part of a project with the Brooklyn Super Hero Supply Co., an non-profit after school program that fronts as a super hero supply store. Its a really amazing store with plenty of supplies for all makes of superheroes, I definitely recommend a visit.
We were given a character description of either a superhero or a villain, written by one of the kids in the program, and asked to create the art to accompany the story. I was given "Lord Darkness".  He's "middle age but still suffers from childhood trauma (his parents gave him one crumb to eat every 20 months!) He travels in pure darkness and lives in his lair on Saturn."
This was definitely one of the best projects I've done in a while, and made something pretty different from what I'm used to making ... and used glitter- So very fun. You can't see the sparkle or layers too well from the scan (you can click the image to englarge), I collaged a texture for the background and then covered that with a layer of "gun metal" glitter, and then collaged over that. It was a good time.