Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sneaky Peek

Some works for my BFA exhibition. Promise you'll act surprised when you see them hanging all lit and professional?

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sunny Sunday Scores

 First up are my new Toast Catalogs. I can't resist the photography, beautiful paper and styling contained in these hefty catalogs from the UK. And they send them for free! So hefty I needed a handy grapefruit to hold the pages open to take a snap between the pages. My printer/scanner is ridiculous and refuses to do anything at all until I feed it $20 of black ink, even things that don't require any ink. Like scanning. First two are the Spring women's catalog, second two are the House & Home edition.

 Next score of the day is books from the Friends of the Library book sale. All books 50 cents today, even hardbacks! I would have liked to stay, well, all day, but E needed to go mountain biking and dragged me away. But not before snagging 3 gorgeous tomes- The Man Who Walked Through Time by Colin Fletcher, A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, and Forest Defenders: The Controversial American Landscape by Christopher Lamarca. The first two are outdoor adventures/memoirs about the Grand Canyon and the Appalachian Trail, respectively. The last is a photographic account of the environmental activists in Oregon who protect old growth forests from clear cut logging. This issue is dear to my heart, as I spent 4 months in Tasmania- a similarly lush and rich temperate climate being devastated by logging for pulp mills- helping the organization Still Wild, Still Threatened in their efforts to save something from the lumber company Gunn's. These photos are eerily similar to my experience in the Florentine Valley, sitting on a logging road watching 500 year old trees fall all around, knowing you can only save a handful, but knowing even that is vital. So happy I found this book to show others.

 And last but not least, my mini garden. I made some newsprint seed pots and planted flax, chives, cilantro, potato, lemon tree, fuschia and centradenia. Along with my two scraggly stems of basil, an eternally wilted pansy delivered to my front porch by a nearby bank and a mystery plant given me by my mom, I have quite the forest of greenery for a studio apartment.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Old Faithful Old Chum

The photos of my dreams! Discovered this blog today via Design Squish- Old Chum hails from Vancouver B.C., and his flickr linked me to Old Faithful Shop, a general/drygoods store that I might have to cross the border for. These images contain just about everything that makes me smile- film grain, lush greenery, natural surfaces and textiles, books and pottery, and the store supplies these things in droves.

Friday, April 15, 2011


I love the art that floats around and between the photographs in Alistair Gordon's book Spaced Out: radical environments of the psychedelic sixties. I checked out this book from the library months ago and couldn't resist scanning some of my favorite pages. I deleted the images last time I organized my desktop, but couldn't stop thinking about those fantastic silkscreen style psychedelic illustrations. I dug through my Time Machine folders from November to resurrect them, just for you.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New Work

Silkscreen prints by yours truly

Monday, April 11, 2011