Wednesday, October 31, 2007

new/old inspiration

The following are a few samples from Kenichi Hoshine done during a collaboration between him and James Jean - A Polite Winter.

Pretty stuff.

Makes me want to use more figurative work in my paintings, explore how to incorporate whimsical imagery with serious themes. All the while avoiding the phrase, as Lee says, "cute as hell". Experimenting with flat form and texture has been fun, but not quite right. Not that I intend to eliminate these stylistic elements, but supplement them. There's something missing.

Sometimes its funny to me how artistic progress seems to be a whole lot of two-stepping forward and baby steps back.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


The independent study rolls on.

These are my first successful monotypes.
There's something so meditative about painting thousands of wee windows...

Friday, October 19, 2007

One Week Of Art Works

Someone find me a wall.

There has got to be something so absolutely freeing about doing work like this. The ability to NOT be attached to your work creates the opportunity for constant progression, re-invention, direct collaborations.

I want to do something like this.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


He called Obama a white man. He preaches old school victimology to the african american community. He wears the self-proclaimed "negro crown". He pushes his ideals onto the next gen of political figures and slanders them beyond recognition if they don't do as he says.

Jesse pleaaase.

My initial concept for the piece focused mainly the incident down in Jena, Louisiana-nooses, KKK masks, the whole nine. Yeah. Hmmmm. No.

After some additional research, (and having a teacher ask me what the hell i was doing--thank you Don), I re-did my whole concept with much better results.

Stylistically its a bit of a departure from what i usually do. See?

But i like it.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Mina Perhonen

Why can't i find clothes like this around here?

I'm in love with her patterns and embroidery.

Check out her website.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Senior Studio Update

So, apparently people are burying statues of St. Joseph
upside down in their front lawn with the hopes that it
will help them sell their house. You can purchase such statues
online at for $6.95 plus shipping and
handling. With homes sales at a five year low, these little
buggers are selling like hot-cakes.

Sigh. The Capitalization of religion. Makes me all warm and fuzzy.

Here's some of my process work, straight from the sketchbook.
(I <3 my sketchbook)

And here's the final image.

JesseJacksonology soon to come...

Friday, October 5, 2007

Mark your calendars folks....

I've got something in the works for this.
Maybe I'll post my progress.
Maybe I won't. That way you'll have to
swing by scrummage and see it for yourself.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

I <3 Sterling Hundley

I'm usually pretty horrible at keeping track of the names
of my favorite illustrators. I try, I do, really. But I'm more
or less the kinda girl who keeps random clippings from
the Illustration magazines and annuals (no magazine is
safe with me. snip. snip.) with no clue who they belong to.

But, thanks to a guy I know, one has been identified.

Sterling Hundley. This guy is amazing.
I've posted a few of my favorite images of
his below. Check them out and check him out. - check out
some of his older blogs, he breaks things down,
explaining the assignment, description, and how
he came to a solution for each piece.