Monday, July 7, 2014

Frida Kahlo study in the works

Just a little study in I'm working on - playing around with cobra water soluble oils.  Still finding them tricky to mix, though I do like their texture more than I expected.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

technical difficulties

Seem to be having some issues with my links on the main page - may have to take them down and put them back up.

In the meantime, here are two new bookmarks for you:

Article on The Textile Blog on nature:

-the Management

Damn that's awesome

Remember when you were in high school art class and that one girl was just obsessed with making  weird amorphous sculpture from chicken wire and translucent plastic and the results weren't quite what she was aiming for -- that's because I think she was aiming for THIS.
Unwoven Light - Soo Sunny Park

I think she's using chain link fencing rather than chicken wire but still - yeah - this is so incredible.  Soo Sunny Park, you are a badass. This is super cool Hattip to The Jealous Curator.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A treat! Well, I think it's a treat.

Well, I slept TERRIBLY last night but as a result I've rediscovered something delightful at 4 am, namely the work of Scott Campbell, aka Scott C.  His stuff is such a joy - don't know why I haven't been keeping up with him more. 

Do you know his stuff?  Of course you do, it's lovely.  Stuff like this:
Scott Campbell
Scott Campbell

Scott Campbell
Scott Campbell

Scott Campbell
Scott Campbell
 And not just little paintings, sometimes big ones like this:
Scott Campbell
Scott Campbell
That last one is crazy amazing, isn't it?  Sorry, I'm really effusive right now, I am verrrrry tired.
These are off his tumblr, which you can find here, or you can go to his website and buy prints and paintings here.

All of this I knew before last night, but what I did not know was that he also offers the occasional live stream of his work.  Which is rad.  I took a look at a couple videos in my insomnia and learned two things: how Mr. Campbell uses photoshop to bring his drawings together (which surprised me) and also that Mr. Campbell is the spitting image of a former colleague of mine.  The first of these two things is definitely the more useful information - not really sure what I'm going to do with the latter fact now, other than permanently linking those two people in my head, but there you go - you never know what you're going to get when you see people's livestreams.  I highly recommend them when you are unable to sleep.  Wait.  Hells that sounds like a backhanded compliment.  Just...if you want to learn a little bit more about this guy and his process, check out those videos.  Yeah, that's more what I meant. The studio tour is fun, because a lot of studio tours online are all schmancy-fancy.  Scott just takes you through the tchotchkes on his shelf over his desk.  You can see those videos and livestreams here.

That's it for now - I'm off to go drink enormous amounts of coffee -- you all have a lovely day out there, internet people!

--sidenote -- I've added links to a documentary on color to the Colors page.--