Wednesday, July 26, 2006
No pictures til my sister lets me borrow her digital.
Walked into my parents' living room and found boxes and boxes from Nova Paints and some supplies from Dick Blick and Impact Images waiting for me. EEEK!! I spent almost 4 hours today siphoning paint into squeeze bottles-what a pain in the ass. I could only do the primary colors and they were all in gallons but not bottles, gallon buckets ARGH! So that was a pain. Next time I need to ask if they will sell them to be in bottles....It took me over an hour to put them into smaller containers. It's done now and I'm happy ;)
Pictures and more fun stuff soon...It's 4 in the afternoon & shower time now LOL
We're off to Rubber Chicken store tomorrow in MD...We expect to get into MD around 2 am...I teach Friday at 1...
Monday, July 24, 2006
Photos from Comic Con 2006 Tristan & his "best buddy, Andy Runton, Creator of Owly Comics
PHOTOS TO COME...nothing seems to want to cooperate and download today :)
These are my "best of the best" -my favorite "finds", "friends", "websites" and more...what I considered "the BEST" of Con 2006!
Kyle Baker was across from Top Shelf plugging his wares-that was a bonus. I LOVE his artwork...His family comics are well written, true to life, and very very funny.
Publishers of Julie Doucet, Comic Art magazine, Kramers Ergot and many more...It's always fun stopping by to see what they have on hand!
Publishers of the latest Shepard Fairey's book OBEY which is high on my "wish or is it want" list...I bought their Musa Book which is just the funkiest graphic design book. I fell in love with it and couldn't leave it there!!
We have so many of their books, I just stood and made a mental wish list of several titles including a Japanese title called "HEll" that reminds me faintly of Edward Gorey ish style work.
Another one of the hardest working people in comics. I have all of his work and had to bug him about when the Art of David Mack would be published. He said that he's put it aside for now to finish working on the latest series...*sigh* I have been waiting for that for over a year now!
This was a huge highlight for David (and me). Jerry Robinson has been around for what seems FOREVER. His artwork has graced many a book and magazine cover. His political cartoons would be relevant today in 2006. It was a great slideshow, interview, talk and definetly a HIGH light of the whole show. Not only did I learn about Jerry Robinson but it was just fascinating listening to him speak.
I have to admit, I was looking forward to hearing Dan speak. We arrived just as it started and the only place to sit was on the floor, so we parked ourselves in the corner. Tristan and I were exhausted. I managed to catch little snippets of things but I was so exhausted I fell asleep. ACK. Luckily, David managed to catch me up on what I missed...but I was so embarrassed!!! With all of this heat (and that we didn't have A/C, I really didn't have much sleep over the last few weeks. We woke up at 5 am on the day of Con so we could shower and manage to find a decent parking space.
Saturday, July 22, 2006
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Thursday, July 06, 2006
couldn't make up my mind on this journal page...so far she is still "eyeless".
Hey, that's how our thought process works. I don't stress about it. If I decide she needs the eye, I'll glue one down, but for now, nope.
Just remember, your journal is your PLAY book. It's not something to stress ABOUT. You can stress IN it-about life, whatever...but don't stress about journaling. Make art fun...make it real. Make it YOU.
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Monday, July 03, 2006
Not much to say at the moment...
It just feels hot, humid and sticky.
Am quite annoyed at the moment with someone on a yahoo list who feels the need to respond to every single freaking post...and then when I respond (or someone else) she has to point out that "we obviously have no idea what we are talking about..." ARGH. Don't people have better things to do with their time??
Was hoping to go to Pasadena today and visit the various stores (ahem, the ones w/ AC LOL) but hubby wants to go towards Santa Monica where it is much cooler. LOL When you don't have AC in the home or in the car, you're miserable this time of year ;)
Been working in my journal a lot...here is a page I did last night. I traced over a magazine ad face...also used the hands & flower & stem from Anahata's book Spare Parts Volume 1. I HIGHLY recommend her books if you love colorful, intriguing and just plain amazing journal pages and creative eye candy....
STAY COOL EVERYONE!! :0)
Sunday, July 02, 2006
One of my most favorite radio shows is on Saturday mornings from 8 to 9 a.m. It's called "Halfway Down The Stairs" with Uncle Ruthie. I try to listen to it as often as I can, and mostly get to listen to it while I am driving to one of my classes (LOL, which is every Saturday...y'all know my crazy schedule!). It airs on KPFK's Pacifica network which you can listen to over the net or at 90.7 FM in L.A.
Yesterday (Saturday) she aired "The Lemming Condition" -a reading of Alan Arkin's book. I LOVED it. I loved her message at the end to those of us who don't want to be lemmings...
It truly is a gem of a show.
If you can, please try to listen to it on Saturdays. Then consider (seriously) writing a letter to
with attention to:
Eva Georgia (Manager) and Arnmando Godinez(Program Director)
3729 Cahuenga Blvd. West
North Hollywood, CA 91604
It is so hard for independent artists these days, and I truly consider Uncle Ruthie a totally unique artist. Her program is for "children of all ages"...She is also a musician who performs regularly around L.A.I don't have any connection to her other then I absolutely treasure the show and want it to continue on KPFK.
I taught my Graffito Book: Urban Poetry yesterday & today at Violets in Ventura & Stampin' from the Heart in Culver City. Wow! What fun it was!! Seriously, this is one of my most favorite classes lately as it is so "freeing". It's a class I've developed just for people who have a hard time "layering" stuff on pages, have a hard time thinking that they're "messing it up". It's specifically designed to bring out the inner graffiti artist in you...but on book pages instead of a wall. ;)
I need to start bringing my digital camera to classes...I will try to upload some pix of what I made this weekend (making stuff while I teach, it helps me to teach better ;))...
(This is an older journal page, BTW)...new stuff coming soon ;)
"There are all the street signs for this area but he keeps moving them around at night so the people who aren't lost all the time are the children who never pay attention to signs anyway." Brian Andreas Still Mostly True