Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cardon Copy's secret graphic designing benevolence

Cardon Webb has this project called Cardon Copy. He's a spectacularly benevolent and talented individual who finds hand-made signs on telephone poles and fixes them up, lovingly, to become the kinda posters that elicit jaw-drops. He gives a new prospective on the usefulness of good design, and his choice to put his art on street corners is an accessable kind of approach that is dear to my heart. How noble! I would love to make this fellow some cookies (I make great dark chocolate raspberry macaroons, Cardon).

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Broken foot = more painting time!

Oh right foot! It's only been a few days and I already miss using you so. I've been splitting all this free time I've found for myself between painting and watching updates on healthcare reform, which unfortunately does not seem to be reforming itself today.

Anyway, this means more paintings for you to see! Here's one, now available in the Etsy store.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The only thing better than Yo La Tengo is Yo La Tengo with great album art

The new Yo La Tengo album has been out for a bit now, and the apt piece of art chosen for the cover was done by Dario Robleto. This piece is titled "At War with the Entropy of Nature / Ghosts Don't Always Want to Come Back", and here's his amazing list of materials:
Cassette: carved bone & bone dust from every bone in the body, trinitite (glass produced during the first atomic test explosion at Trinity test site circa 1945, when heat from the blast melted surrounding sand), metal screws, rust, letraset; audio tape: an original composition of military drum marches, weapon fire, and soldiers' voices from battlefields of various wars made from Electronic Voice Phenomena recordings (voices and sounds of the dead or past, detected through magnetic audio tape).
To add to the adorableness, YLT also added a materials list to their album in the liner notes, with things like "espresso" and "special guitar amp". it does not get any cuter.

Friday, September 11, 2009

happy engagement, audrey!

I present to you the amazing Julene Harris, who has the hardest working Exacto knife the world has ever seen.

What was that? Oh yes, you CAN see more!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

New things in the etsy store!

followed by fifteen more patiently awaiting their completion, perhaps even tonight!

take time to take a peek!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

speaking greenly

watch where you swim

friend Gwen does all sorts of gorgeous things with textiles and words and photography and sometimes, if we're lucky, all those things at once. among a zillion other things, she knits and felts cozies for rocks which might be the most fantastic fate a pebble could ask for.

you can see gwen's lovely things here.

Friday, September 4, 2009

what on earth is going on in this painting?

It's hard to tell. But whatever it is, it'll be done by the time I bring it to the market this weekend. I'll be at both the Silver Spring and the Dupont Markets this weekend - watch out!

plants wanna make art, too

Patrick Blanc is installing a 8-story "anti-gravity forest" consisting of 12000 plants in London, which is very, very cool. and funny. but mostly cool.

Wanna see more plant art? There's the collective of N55 in the Netherlands who make soil loaves,

Mikala Dwyer's hanging garden

and David Bowen's growth rendering device. Yup.