Sunday, August 22, 2010

Yeasayer - Madder Red

I don't even know what to say about this. But I won't deny it brought a tear to my eye.

Friday, August 20, 2010

I can feel it comin' in the air tonight...

...Oh Lord, and I've been waiting for this moment for all my liiiiffeee....
Or maybe the past year or so. Thank you Phil Collins for getting me out of my rut and into the groove tonight.

I fist-pumped in a triumphant glory dance for everyone at the bus stop down below to see. They dug it.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Hairy Hijabs

I've recently moved to Dearborn, specifically East Dearborn, a city known for having the largest concentration of Middle Eastern cultures this side of the Atlantic. I'm finding myself mesmerized by the way the women sashay down the sidewalks in their burqas and hijabs on ninety degree days, a bag of groceries on one hip, a kid on the other. There's something about them that is so mysterious. Feminine. Secretive. Strong. Especially compared to the silly white chicks sitting at the bus stops, flicking cigarette ashes on their short shorts and halter tops.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

I wonder if they remember to take the batteries out of smoke detectors when they abandon a building...

So the beep beep beeping of my drained little smoke detectors (four, count them four) on some subliminal level probably evoked this building sense of urgency. Like a timer ticking.

A lot of my habits were broken in May.


This was not one of them.






Inspired by every knock-kneed drunk bitch in platform stiletto heels.

The new studio space should be set up by the end of the month. Expect some finished works this fall.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Ode to a cranberry tree....

Ever wondered what Emily Haines would look like without hair?

Mystery SOLVED!

Inspired by an interview with Ms. Haines where she talks about sitting at the piano as a very young child and writing music. Her first love song was dedicated to a cranberry tree.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Kraken Rum?

We've been "Kraken" jokes about what on earth our new "Krak'en Coke" Sunday night special at Bailey's could possibly be. I was betting on another disgusting bottled concoction being pushed by one of our liquor reps. (For example, Tito's Vodka, or Effen Vodka, ever heard of them?) I'm eating my words....

I walked in last Saturday to find this gem sitting on the counter. The bottle is BEAUTIFUL. It's label has the look and feel of a letter pressed print, though no matter how hard I look at it, or google it, I can't figure out if its the real deal or some fancy ink-jetting. Proximo Spirits pulled out all the stops with the branding and marketing of their newest product as well, check out the website, book, posters, etc., HERE.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton.

So i just watched this video three times over and still can't figure out how they made it...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Take three!

Yep. Still trying. Damn digital artwork. Its forever editable!

Friday, January 29, 2010

I dunno how I feel about this.....

Being unable to access any kind of screen printing set-up, let alone find the space to start putting together one of my own, i decided it was time to start fiddling around digitally to see what i could do...
The tri tone filter in photoshop seemed to be moving me in the right direction.

But I'm feeling seriously let down with how a full color version turned out.

Not digging the texture, or my clean fingernails...
Any tips?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

BlEEEeeegggGGGHHHHH!!!!

Its like my sketchbook just vomited on Blogger....Hehe.
(P.S. Hope you're happy Ms. Kirchoff!)

Because some people are more fun to draw.




I went to Philadelphia.

Sometimes it takes my managers HOURS to count down the cash drawer.

A gentle reminder.

And you'll see. Eventually.