Sunday, August 24, 2008

Exhibition Installation at CCS

Recently, with the help of Todd Erickson, I had the honor of installing art and design work in the Permanent Student Gallery at CCS (College for Creative Studies). The Permanent Student Gallery features the work of students from each department of the college and is used as a showcase for the school. This job has obviously taken away from the time that I have to work on my personal art but I have found it to be very satisfying. Normally I work 2-D but this allows me to work 3-D designing an environment which is something I have been interested in for quite some time now. I used to contemplate doing installation art and at one point had even thought about going back to school to get a degree in Interior Design. I decided I didn't like shopping (among other things) enough to go that route so here I am trying my hand at exhibition installation and enjoying it tremendously.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Amelia's Box

Thought I would share a side project that I have been working on for a while now. This is a box that I painted for my friend's daughter. I finally finished it after starting it two years ago. Yes... sometimes it takes me forever to finish a project especially if it's not a "real" job. I know it's not a very good working/business habit that I need to change. Because I tend to be really bad about starting projects and not finishing them, I decided this year I would try to finish those projects that have been sitting around for far too long. I have also promised myself I won't take on any more side projects until I get caught up. So far so good and I am proud to say that I can check this one off my list.
Hope you enjoy...

Friday, August 1, 2008

Succumbing to Temptation...

For a while now I have been following the blog of Carolyn Gallo. I just love her work especially her Frida series. It is a series of fun painted portraits of the artist Frida Kahlo. One of the portraits is called Frida has an iPod and is (obviously) Frida listening to an iPod. Now, iPods didn't exist during Frida's time but if Frida were alive now I know she would have one and love it just as much as I love mine.

Carolyn has in her Cafe Press Shop and Zazzle Shop quite a few different, very cool items that you can get printed with her art including her Frida paintings. So when Carolyn blogged about her updated the Cafe Press shop, I went looking for Frida has an iPod items, specifically a journal. She didn't have one in her shop but was kind enough to add it and I bought one to add to my journal collection which you can read about here.

I finally received my journal in the mail the other day and let me tell you it's even better in person! The colors are really vibrant and I love the fact that you can see all the brush strokes! It's a great item and I am glad to support a fellow artist by buying something from her shop that inspires me to be creative!

Go check out Carloyn's blog and stores... you won't be disappointed!