Friday, April 29, 2011


and buy the blueberry goat cheese. It is amazing. I would recommend putting it on lemon crackers. My life is food so I would know.

Monday, April 18, 2011

I have so many friends that

they don't even fit in a smart car. hah!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Inspiration is for amateurs

"The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you're sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that's almost never the case."
- Chuck close

Best quote in a long time.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Speaks my language

Just fun little painting I did this afternoon. Who doesn't love triangles with a little texture? Also the word bubbles are cut out text with some water color over them. Overall I am super pleased with how this turned out:

Speak my language (in progress)
In progress

Woman (up close detail)
Woman; upclose detail

Man (up close detail)
Man; up close detail

Speaks My Language
Oh la la

Speaks My Language (framed_
Final piece framed

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Let me explain myself..

Ok, I am not one for all the cheesy bf/gf stuff what so ever (gag) but I fell in love with this lovely pendant at forever 21. (come on it was only 2 dollhairs). I like how simple it is and Andrew and I have been going out for a week now so I think we qualify.


OK. Honest to blog. I am stoked how this turned out. Yes, I would like to admit that printing of America in reverse was a mistake but a very fun one and I think it over all made it a stronger piece all together. Seriously, I am not clever enough to even think to print in reverse. ANYWAYS...Here is the progress of reversed US of A:

1. It started off with a crayon drawing of the united states on a piece of pine wood. I like drawing with crayons on wood rather than sharpie because I feel as if it is less permanent and its always more fun to draw in crayons!

dos. The next afternoon I started to carve. At first with the plan was to leave the state lines present inside the land mass, but pine is a very difficult wood to cut, so it eventually lead me to clear out the the image completely and this gave it a fun feel to the map.

Reverse America (progress cut)

3. Then here is one of the final prints I made last night. I only put pressure on the land mass itself and let the paper soak up the rest of the ink without me pressing on it. I am stoked on how it turned out and I can hopefully get a few more prints!

Reverse America

Just two bizarre things.

A couple of prints I made for my printmaking class this past semester:

The copper plate is inspired by the rhino at the San Diego Wild Animal Park with a upside down horn. Its just so bizarre I had to draw it and make a print of it. I am still trying to get a clean print of this but I am more than happy to share the unwiped edges version with you!

Here is the first wood cut I have ever done. I am not fully convinced that it can stand on its own and I am going to reprint it within a couple of weeks...possibly with color? But I have drawn a similar image before and it is such a different feel as a wood cut.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

A test print

A rough test print of my two wood cuts. The one on the left is carved purely based on the grain of the wood and I am super stoked on how it came out. If only I was a true crafts(wo)man and I could have this print looking pretty fly.
Bison woodcut

A real french bulldog

has his name written in french.Texture is hand done as well as the writing. Sorry dwight but I didn't go brindle!
White French bulldog in French
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