Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Messy Desk

Making the best of Yupo paper...

"I'm not ruining this desk, so much as transforming it."


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Studio ... not fresh and new anymore

Funniest thing I saw today on Facebook. No sense crediting the author...they know who the are...

"i know you hate when people tell you about their dreams because "you don't care" but this one involved you and puppies so i'll tell you..."

Yeah, some things just strike me as funny, and that is that.

Today I am cleaning the upstairs, including my studio and half of the downstairs. It is a freakin' mess. But, I am having a party, so I best get on it.

I will post a bunch of WIPs and MESSY Studio shots later.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Personality Mapping

First off, let me say that I did not come up with these awesome concepts. I just sat there as Senecal spewed...I decided at one point to just make a chart of his awesome ideas. I may or may not have added to these concepts. At this point, I do not care.

Enjoy...but remember, it is not official until it has been laminated. Lamination makes stuff important...plus you can drink your coffee off of it (also another Senecal idea).

Much love and plenty of VELOCIraptors.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Got Some Time...

I wondered where my inspiration for this color palette came from, then I looked outside.

Friday, October 15, 2010


I really hope I get a few minutes this weekend to paint!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Menage A Un

My friend Iaian's blog...he is a fantastic writer and artist. Check it out!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Circuit Boards and Suitcases

The fact is, I never quite unpack anymore. I probably will after the next trip up to see my Canadian friends. Until spring. My US friends call it Narnia...and why not? I have taken a liking to Canada. It seems meant to be in a way. I'm a northern girl. I like snow. Not this half-assed rainy, sleeting, ice mess that we get here. Snow. I do not mind the cold...although, if it is cold enough to freeze my eyeballs, that pisses me off.

I am more concerned about passing through the wardrobe this time around. Mostly the getting back to the US portion with my artwork. Need to find a certain form to fill out for Homeland Security. I sold one piece, but need to have proof I did not sell the others I bring back in so I can apply for a refund of the taxes that I paid in advance. Hopefully that will work out okay. I need to come up with a step by step guide on how to deal with customs for International shows. It has been an experience so far. A great experience. It is always an adventure.

If you have a spark in you, go set the world on fire.

One work I will never attempt to show internationally will be my circuit board and computer chip stuff. That is what is on the floor in my guest room. Lucky for me I have a hook up in getting discarded circuit boards. But the work will look dangerous and it is freakin' heavy!! I'm not sure where or if I will show this work. Mainly because it will have to be hung on a stud...otherwise it will fall off the wall and rip the nail out. But, it will be a good exercise for me to do something a little more 3-d and less organic.

All for now...got to write some shit up about design and Unicornification.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Party Planners

Text conversation between Jared and me:

Jared: The Oriental Trading Co. stuff is here. Do you want your stuff tomorrow?
Me: Whenever.
Jared: K
Jared: They threw in some Jesus stuff to counteract the evil.
Me: LOL that is f^&%ing hilarious!!!!!
Me: Do you feel better, sinner?
Jared: Do you want some nativity scene finger puppets with your spooky gauze?
Me: Oh hellz yeah!!!!
Jared: Haha.
Jared: I'll bring you the whole set.
Me: Nice. I'll put baby Jesus on my pinky.
Jared: Hahahahha

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Necrophobia or Zombiephobia
Model: Me

A Blanket for Warmth...or Death and Christmas
Model: Husband

Friday, October 8, 2010


Are you high, or am I high? Cause I can't tell anymore.

That phrase is usually reserved for Senecal because of the absolutely mind-warping conversations we have. Or monologues he has with me as his captive audience. His latest involves feedback on an icon set that I put together. Sensing the idiocracy of it all, he goes on a diabolical sketching mission (on 3x3 post-its, as per usual) and sketches people hugging rockets that are blasting toward the moon, and talks of how to incorporate Sasquatch into the mix. The elusive Sasquatch.

I just got done painting a work that I want to call The Place They Landed. Kind of inspired by the airport shutdown in China that was due to a UFO hovering over the airport on 9/11/10. Not sure of which airport. Feel free to use the power of Google to sate your thirst for that knowledge. It's the one on the right.

I went out last night to a place called Sushi Rock (aka high-priced, uber-trendy restaurant where all the pretty people like to go to look at one another...) The shot above was me just fucking around with Photo Booth and Photoshop (curves). i.e.PROCRASTINATION. And thinking, wow, I want to check into my studio and just paint tonight...as per usual on Fridays. But, it is good to get out there with the friends on occasion.

But later last night, back at home and feuled with a couple cups of coffee, I got down to business experimenting with a couple new mediums (clear tar and various hues of interference.) All in all a good night.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Brave Brave Birdy

As I sat out on the patio at a restaurant in Grandview, this brave, brave birdy paid us a visit. All she (or he) wanted was a little bread. You have to click on the photo above to really enjoy it. I think that little birdy would have plucked the bread out of my hand to get what it wanted.

So, I've decided to take myself out on the road more. Of course it is the same ole pattern. I find a place I like and I return. My goal for next year is to find a gallery in Scotland and in Asheville, NC, in addition Susan Kristjansson Gallery to the in Sarnia, Ontario.

And I hereby officially retire from what I called Biz shows...or the "art unexpected" scene. It was a nice run...a necessary run, and I appreciate everyone who wanted to show my art along the way.

My last "biz" show is at Cafe Brioso on Gay Street. It should be up for the rest of this month.