Monday, December 21, 2009

triple canopy



triple canopy is a cool thing. in their words:

"Triple Canopy works collectively with writers, artists, researchers and other collaborators on projects that deal critically with culture and politics, and the ways people engage them, both online and in the world at large. These investigations are realized in an online magazine as well as in public programs and print publications encompassing various fields and locales. We aim to present work and advance ideas informed by a multitude of disciplines and perspectives, and to disseminate them among a broad and diverse audience. Triple Canopy, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, was founded in late 2007; our first issue was published on March 17, 2008."

they are taking proposals for their next issue. get more info here

Friday, December 18, 2009

!nd!v!duals


ok these guys totally rock.
I love the roughness of the close-up pieces.


they have a show up at Coleman Burke Gallery in nyc until January 9th.
these creatures must rock in person.

Monday, December 7, 2009

15 Questions about Art :: Lisa Solomon


Lisa Solomon is an artist and educator best known for her body of work which questions and deconstructs the meaning of identity through the exploration of mediums traditionally associated with domestic crafts.

Born in Tuscon, AZ to a Japanese mother and a Caucasian father, she now lives and works in Northern California with her husband, daughter, 2 dogs, 2 cats and many, many spools of thread.

***

What is your earliest art-related memory?

I was 2, in Japan with my mother for her mother’s funeral. We sat around the edges of a room while a Buddhist monk chanted in the middle. My mom wore a black kimono with her family crest on the lapel.

It wasn't so much art related as it was my first really strong "seared into my brain" visual. That black fabric with the white crest and the whole experience is something that in some ways I think informs what I look at and how I look at things today.


bed drawing :: beds in poppyland, 2007

Who has had the greatest influence on your work?

It’s impossible to name one person.

What are the main tools of your craft?

Research, thread, needles, colored pencils, acrylic, ink, small brushes [very very small], felt, pins, crochet hooks, wood, found paper, duralar, fabric, embroidery hoops.

his + hers :: lung cancer, 2009

Is a formal education important?

Only if it helps you.

What is the biggest misconception about art?

That it’s all easy and fun. I always get irked when I hear people say “Oh you get to PLAY all day in the studio. Isn’t that fun?”

As much as I love being in the studio, it isn’t always fun. Some days it’s hard and some days it's uncontrollably heart wrenching. What art-making IS is rewarding and something that I feel like I “need” to do - not just a “hobby” or something I do in my spare time.


Which is more important in art - concept or execution?

Both, equally.

What theme or aesthetic are you most drawn too?

I like so many things for so many reasons: Minimalism, pop art, dada, graffiti. I tend to like things with impeccable use of negative space, or interesting use of materials. I’m into hybridization.

It’s just got to hit you in the gut, or heart, or mind.... Then it’s working.


Detail of installation at the Koumimachi Museum, Japan :: synchronized tanks/argyle, 2007

What is your favorite piece of art in your home?

Changes daily. I love my katherine sherwoods, my aurora robsons, my kimberly austins, my amy karol, alyson fox, jay kelly, lynn beldner, jason escabedos, grace munakata, richard shaw, ron nagle, lisa congdon, gracia habby/louise jensen, camilla engman, wendy crabb, alison garnett, elizabeth soule, miya ando stanoff, aida gamez, jennifer garrido, mati mcdonough, heather smith jones, andy phares,... and I feel like I’m leaving someone out...

I’m fortunate to have
lots of cool art in my house [mostly traded or gifted].

If you could collaborate with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

Eve Hesse or Ruth Asawa

Which emerging artist do you think more people should know about?

Too many to list. See above for starters!

What has been your greatest achievement to date?

That I’m still making art. And that I had a baby.

But you are probably wondering about art achievement and I don't feel like it's up to me to discern that. I feel like someone else can decide.


What has been your biggest roadblock?

Balance. Trying to balance everything. Family, art, day job....

How do you define success?

Being able to do what you love, and sometimes loving what you do.

Detail from bed drawing :: nocturna [we'll soon be three] 2009

What will be the name of your autobiography?

I could never write one - I think people would think my life is boring.

Ok, that would be it: My Boring Life.

What is the best piece of (art-related) advice you’ve ever been given?

If you are going to make a mistake, make a BIG one.

***

15 Questions about Art is an ongoing series in which we ask our collective favorite artists, writers, musicians, sleepy dreamers and object makers from across the creative spectrum to give us a glimpse into how they perceive art through a standard set of questions.

Please click here for the archives and check back next week for a fresh perspective.

Friday, December 4, 2009

You Are What You Eat, A Diary



Schlue's

Holy Crap Crepes

with KGB Mushroom Sauce


This recipe is an attempt to emulate the Crepes you find at the Silver Lake Farmer's Market on Saturdays. I affectionately refer to the Mushroom Sauce as KGB sauce in regard to the gentleman that runs the crepe stand. He is without doubt the toughest/coolest looking Master Crepe Chef on the planet. His crepes are simply amazing!


*Measurements are sometimes approximated, please use your best judgement.


Crepe Batter

(taken from the Betty Crocker cookbook)

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 Tbs sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups milk

2 Tbs butter or margarine, melted

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 large eggs

Butter, margarine or shortening


Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients. Beat with hand beater until smooth.


Crepe Filling

Veggies of your choice ( I prefer the following)

Zucchini, sliced or chopped fairly small

Onions (white, yellow or vidallia) chopped

tomato, de-seeded and chopped

avocado, sliced

mozzarella cheese, shredded

Eggs, 1 for each crepe

*Before adding veggies (minus the tomatoes) as filling, you will want to give them a quick toss in a saute pan with a little cooking spray.


KGB Mushroom Sauce

1 or 2 shallots, chopped finely

1 Tbs butter

1 Tbs olive oil

1 cup of chopped mushrooms, whatever variety you prefer (and by all means up the measurement)

2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed

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1/4 cup flour

2 Tbs butter

1 or 2 cups 1%(or higher) milk

1 or 2 cups broth (either veggie or beef)

1/4 cup red wine

salt

pepper

garlic powder

onion powder


Part 1

Over light to medium heat saute shallots and garlic with butter and olive oil (be mindful of your heat, you don't want to burn the garlic). Once shallots have started to become slightly translucent add mushrooms. Add a dash of salt. Continue cooking until mushrooms are cooked and looking good.

Remove from pan and set aside.

Part 2

In same pan over low heat melt 2 Tbs butter. Gradually add flour, garlic powder (a little goes a long way), salt, and pepper. Whisk to create a roux, adding more flour as needed to create semi-dry paste substance. Slightly brown roux. While whisking vigorously start to add milk. Continue adding milk slowly, by adding it slow you keep the thickening process going. Once you've added about 1-1 1/2 cups milk switch to adding the broth, following the same method, adding gradually.

Once you've created an amount you feel good about add the shallots and mushrooms from earlier.

Add approx. 1/4 to 1/2 cup red wine and mix in.

Taste--- this is where you can start to tweak the flavors as you please (more salt, pepper, garlic powder etc......)

Be sure that your sauce is loose enough, it should still pour easily from a spoon.


Turn Heat Off and cover with lid.


Cooking the Crepes


*for each crepe you will be adding an additional egg. You will also want to have a small pan on a medium low heat where you can flash saute your veggies (minus tomatoes and avocado).


In large flat pan, preferably a crepe pan if you own one, heat approx. 1 Tbs butter over medium heat. Once butter has melted ladle in enough batter to cover the bottom of the pan, be careful as to not add too much, crepes are supposed to be thin. Once you have ladled in your batter and given a good twirl around the pan, crack and add one egg. With your spatula begin to break-up egg and move it around, trying to spread/mix it evenly on the batter surface. Add a good amount of mozzarella,salt, and pepper--work the cheese into the eggs.

Once the underside of the crepe has good color and looks cooked flip crepe over. It may take a couple tries to get the mother of all flips right----

Add your veggies, cheese, and a little sauce. Let crepe cook for a little bit and then fold over in half. Flip from one side to the other a few times, until you feel the cheese inside has started to melt and it looks as you want it.


Remove crepe from pan and slide onto plate. Add a healthy portion of KGB sauce and a few wedges of avocado---perhaps some Sriracha for some zing!

Eat that S.O.B.!!

Hopefully you will say "Holy Crap".





Wednesday, December 2, 2009

15 Questions about Art :: Pi Ware

Pi Ware is an award-winning filmmaker who began his career as a camera assistant in Madrid, Spain. An alumnus of The Sundance Institute and the prestigious Fox Searchlight Directors Lab, his films have appeared at over 75 film festivals around the world, including Sundance, Cannes, Gen Art and AFI Fest. Pi often works in collaboration with his beautiful wife and writing/directing partner, Susan Kraker. Their films together include the dark indie drama, SOLITUDE, the popular short film, THE ACT, and the webseries, FLOORED & LIFTED.

As a non-fiction filmmaker, Pi has created over 20 documentary films for such clients as Universal Pictures, Warner Bros., the Independent Film Channel, USA, and Disney/ABC and has been twice-nominated for an Emmy award for his lead editing position on the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award shows.

He currently resides in Hollywood, CA in a house that originally belonged to Orson Wells.

***
What is your earliest art-related memory?

My earliest memory is a dream I had when I was 2. Grimace, the purple, bell-shaped walking tastebud from McDonald's, carries me through a neighbor's kitchen, slowly kidnapping me. I see myself in a mirror in Grimace's arms and feel peace mixed with equal parts dull fear. I awaken.

Who has had the greatest influence on your work?


The Coen Brothers.


What are the main tools of your craft?

Image, sound, music mixed together as a poet mixes imagination and language.


Is a formal education important?

No. But a critical and supportive community is.


What is the biggest misconception about art?

It lacks tedium.


Which is more important in art - concept or execution?

Execution. That's why the porn rip-off is never as good as the Hollywood film.


What theme or aesthetic are you most drawn too?

Love despite brutality.


What is your favorite piece of art in your home?


This lamp.

If you could collaborate with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

Paddy Chayefsky

Which emerging artist do you think more people should know about?

The whole of Downtown Los Angeles

What has been your greatest achievement to date?

Creating a feature film that became unforgettable in the minds and lives of many people.

What has been your biggest roadblock?

Lack of deadlines.

Production Stills from "The Act" (Photo credit: Elizabeth Daniels)

How do you define success?

The ability to enjoy life while leaving the world better than when you found it.

What will be the name of your autobiography?

Too presumptuous a question to even consider answering...

What is the best piece of (art-related) advice you’ve ever been given?

"Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never--in nothing, great or small, large or petty--never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy." - Winston Churchill

Also: "Keep your overall tone consistent throughout the piece."

***

15 Questions about Art is an ongoing series in which we ask our collective favorite artists, writers, musicians, sleepy dreamers and object makers from across the creative spectrum to give us a glimpse into how they perceive art through a standard set of questions.

Please check back next week for a fresh perspective.

all sorts of holiday cheer

there is a lot going on in LA in the coming weeks... here are just a few art related events
unique LA
arts and crafts
this weekend dec 5 & 6

12 days of christmas at ghettogloss
art and performance

dec 8 at the santa monica museum of art
before there was shepard fairey there was robbie conal!!









Echo Park Shop Hop
holiday parade and shopping
dec 12

and just for fun, this thursday is bike night at the holiday light festival in griffith park. bundle up and ride your bike under the lights.

Monday, November 23, 2009

15 Questions about Art :: Sophia Allison

Sophia Allison works in a variety of media including drawing, painting, sculpture and installation. Her work has been in multiple exhibitions within the U.S and abroad as well as in publications such as Make and the cover image for New American Paintings, Western Edition #42.

Currently, Sophia has a solo exhibition titled Home Home, Sweet Again at Underground Gallery through December 12. She lives and works in Los Angeles but still calls western North Carolina home.

***

What is your earliest art-related memory?

Around age 4, trying to sell my scribble drawings to retirees staying in summer cottages my family was renting. I think I made 15 cents!

Who has had the greatest influence on your work?

Too many folks to name but mostly my Dad when he told me to just do something I love.

What are the main tools of your craft?

My hands and brain; my sewing machine and scissors.

Is a formal education important?

Depends on what the person needs to grow as an artist. My grad school experience turned me inside out; I hated it and loved it, sometimes separately, sometimes simultaneously. Ultimately it was good for me, but a formal education is not for everyone.

What is the biggest misconception about art?

That in order to make art, a person has to have natural born talent; that artists don't have to work at it; that utilizing intelligence and constant decision-making don't factor into it.

That couldn't be further from the truth.



Which is more important in art - concept or execution?


There's always a bit of both that factor into art. One doesn't necessarily outweigh the other.


What theme or aesthetic are you most drawn too?

The handmade, the folky, the funky and the OCD-inspired with a twist of elegance.

What is your favorite piece of art in your home?

A Sarajo Frieden piece - it has great embroidery in it.

If you could collaborate with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

Tim Hawkinson, Andy Kaufman or Mick Foley

Which emerging artist do you think more people should know about?

Meeson Pae Yang. Her systems-inspired installations and sculptures are beautiful.

What has been your greatest achievement to date?

Finding a wonderful studio space in L.A.

What has been your biggest roadblock?

Psyching myself out of things I haven't even tried yet. Dealing with my fear of talking to people about my work.

How do you define success?

When I leave the studio feeling that something was actually accomplished after a long work session.

What will be the name of your autobiography?

Boo

What is the best piece of (art-related) advice you’ve ever been given?

A painting professor once told me to get to that particular place in the creation of a work where I could enjoy what I was making, while I was making it.

And "Keep working" is another good piece of advice I've received over the years.

***

15 Questions about Art is an ongoing series in which we ask our collective favorite artists, writers, musicians, sleepy dreamers and object makers from across the creative spectrum to give us a glimpse into how they perceive art through a standard set of questions.

Please check back next week for a fresh perspective.


(All images property of Sophia Allison)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Saul Bass, May The Force Be With You



Maybe you've seen this one a million times, but (for me at least) it never gets old. Someone in our galaxy with excellent taste decided to reinterpret the opening title sequence from Star Wars in the style of the late, great Saul Bass (with a Buddy Rich soundrack as an added bonus).

Not familiar with Saul Bass? Check out a great round-up of some of his better known animations here.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

what i am in love with right now

I just discovered these illustrations via my friend tracy's blog and have fallen in love



















Stacey Rozich makes these wonderful illustrations that combine fantasy, figurative drawing, and fabulousness.














source

Monday, November 16, 2009

lost & found



One of my favorite children's books - Lost and Found - was made into a short film by StudioAKA.
It looks soo amazing. I love how they stayed true to the original illustrations by Oliver Jeffers. I wish I could make it to this screening tomorrow the 19th at the American Cinematheque.
I also wish I had a pal dvd player, so I could just buy it.

15 Questions about Art :: Sean U'Ren


Sean U'Ren grew up in the town of Mineral Point, Wisconsin and has been variously employed by Pizza Hut, Hardees, a few coffeeshops, a watch sales company, a telemarketing company, a Mexican restaurant, a slew of post production houses and a large agricultural company that sends kids out into the cornfields for hours of torturous labor.

He likes writing, reading, making and eating pizza, walking around on cold floors in bare feet, drinking coffee, traveling and all the usual crap. He has some survival skills but whomever heads toward him in a time of emergency expecting to buddy up should probably think twice. Don't try and stop him when he climbs trees, just let him go to it - he'll eventually fall and then that will be that.

***

What is your earliest art-related memory?

Listening to De Doo Da Da with a babysitter. I may have been about seven or eight but I really liked dancing around to the music.

Who has had the greatest influence on your work?

Whoever invented trees and sunlight.

What are the main tools of your craft?

The words I have collected right up til this point in my life. Pictures that inspire me. Music that inspires me.

Walking around is a very important tool – if I can’t pace, I can’t write.

Is a formal education important?

Yes, absolutely. Later, though, you'll probably set it all on fire, at least for a while. Better save some water.

What is the biggest misconception about art?

That anything less than something that grabs you by the throat and brings you in close is acceptable as ‘art’.

Which is more important in art - concept or execution?

All art is execution. But concept makes for more interesting dinner talk. Who wants to hear about the five hours I spent in my studio today? Crickets…

What is the overall theme or aesthetic are you most drawn too?

In writing: Curiosity. A hero's quest for their parent's origins. Investigation. Lost pets. Found radiators. Vicissitudes.

What is your favorite piece of art in your home?

A pen and ink drawing of Sam Winchester from Supernatural with a smiling otter perched on his arm by Aiyana Udesen, a Bay area illustrator.

If you could collaborate with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

Bruno Shulz or Arvo Part.

Which emerging artist do you think more people should know about?

Aiyana Udesen

What has been your greatest achievement to date?

Making a short film my father and mother really enjoyed.

What has been your biggest roadblock?

A need for acceptance and validation.

How do you define success?

Feeling happy at the end of the working day and having an ice cold beer or two waiting in the fridge.

What will be the name of your autobiography?

So Good

What is the best piece of art advice you’ve ever been given?

It doesn't matter how many steps it takes to finish what you've started, so long as you get there.

***

15 Questions about Art is an ongoing series in which we ask our collective favorite artists, writers, musicians, sleepy dreamers and object makers from across the creative spectrum to give us a glimpse into how they perceive art through a standard set of questions.

Please check back next week for a fresh perspective.

(Image by Jennifer L. Porter)

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Balcony Project





Yesterday’s post about DIY art book publishing reminded me of a project by artist and graphic designer Mari Sheibley.

In November of 2008, Sheibley self-published a series of portraits taken of the visitors who shared conversations on her New York balcony over a 5 month period.

See selected images from the series here.

Additional images and the option to buy it here.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

So you wanna make art books?

http://www.blurb.com/

So I found this nice online publishing site that lets you be your own publishing mogul. You can download their software that lets you control the layout and then decide on a few variations of book types and styles. The nice part is that you can have 1 book or more depending on your budget and needs. I have always had a few book idea's running through my head but never had anyone bite for the publishing rights if you will, now I'm in control... and so can you!

Hope this gets your creative juices flowing and FYI, I wouldn't mind a copy of your new book if this post is the first steps to your publishing success. Good Luck!

Antonio.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Online Dives

Hello,

I wanted to share with you all a few links I use for inspiration that may also help you.


Each one offers something uniques and interesting upon arrival. Have a look and let me know what you think.
Cheers, Antonio.

An Interview with Dan Monick



Dan Monick's capacity for love is immense.

He loves his relationships - the good times and the trying ones, too. He loves inspiration, be it accidental or accidentally on purpose.

He loves old signage, ominous skies and foreign advertisements stapled in a noisy jumble of symbol and language to telephone poles. He loves objects so far removed from context that the meaning becomes lost in translation and the viewer is left with more questions with answers. He loves spinning a good story and using a photograph to tell it even more.

But looking at his most recent collection of work, it seems as if Dan Monick loves the quiet moments most of all - the ones that when strung together create the entire landscape of a life, but by themselves are fragile and fleeting. And all too often overlooked by the rest of us.

Dan Monick sits down with LittleBird Gallery to talk about all these observations and how they came together to create the narrative for his upcoming show.

***

LittleBird Gallery: Can you tell us about how the title for the show came about?

Dan Monick: My girlfriend [Catlin] and I were driving along and this Rod Stewart song came on - and funny enough, that’s where the title came from. But it seemed to have to do with everything going on… and then later when we were putting the images into sort of individual “chapters”, the theme pretty much showed up.

The last show [with Little Bird Gallery] was called “You Know Only You Can Break Your Heart” and this was sort of the next logical step.

LittleBird Gallery: When you are talk about chapters, do you see the exhibit as a whole telling a specific story?

Dan Monick: There’s no question I’m trying to tell a story - both through this and “Only You Can Break Your Own Heart” and to tell you the honest truth, they’re both about my girlfriend and our relationship. The previous show was the narrative about this two year period where we had broken up and the journey I went through in the time.

LittleBird Gallery: So this show is a continuation of that narrative?

Dan Monick: Kind of. It’s about what came out of that period; what I’ve learned since. Most of the images were actually taken with her nearby so, yeah; our relationship is really present through out.

Another part is that it’s a heavy nod to all the people in my life I have been influenced by. While I think everything is still shot very unconsciously, the trails and tribulations of the past few years put my brain into a spot where for the first time I could sort of consciously edit as I was going along.

For instance, this piece [an image of a table top at the end of a meal] was inspired by Steven Shore. I’d didn’t set it up on purpose but we were sitting there and I looked down and I was reminded instantly of this image [from the cover of one of his books] and so this was my little nod to him.

LittleBird Gallery: Commercially, you are known for your portrait work and yet the subject matter in this exhibit focuses on images of everyday objects - often in a state of disorder or decay, and almost always out of context.

Dan Monick: The funny thing about portraits - because I have done portrait shows as well - is that people either identify with the images in a really hardcore way or not at all. So I very intentionally stayed away from portraits in this collection.

But I’ve always shot stuff like this - little narrative stories. When I’d started out I didn’t know much about Robert Frank who I later came to find out was known for this style that I’d [unknowingly] heavily borrowed from. And it was kind of weird that I’d always shot this way and really wild to find out that these guys were drawn to photographing the corer of the room too.

As I did learn about guys, like [William] Eggleston and Steven Shore, I didn’t want to shoot like them so much as I saw they had these amazing characters and I wanted to live in there lives. So it wasn’t so much about documenting my life as it was about creating a fantasy world that I wanted to live in.

LittleBird Gallery:
One of my favorite images of the show is the man in the ticket booth. It seems to comprise elements of all of the themes you have running through the exhibit.

Dan Monick: That was taken at the Minnesota State Fair… well, I wont ruin it by telling you the back-story, but there is this image that I love and when I saw this moment, I knew I could recreate it.

So, it’s kind of like doing a cover song, you know? I have thought about this image through out my life and when I looked through the viewfinder and snapped the shot… Well, it’s not a copy - it’s not perfect - but you still get that feeling. It works.


LittleBird Gallery: You leave a lot up to the viewer in your images - and I almost don’t want to hear the stories behind them in order to have my own experience.

Dan Monick: Good! Along time ago I remember people would tell me that as an artist you have to do this and this and this in your work for the viewer to get it and my response was “fuck that”. That makes no sense to me.

It’s funny because I’ve always got a camera in my hands and the idea with a camera is to capture the moment where something happens. But if it makes more sense to me to show the moments around the action because then your letting the viewer sort of fill in the blanks with their own story.

And I think that’s kind of nice.

***
“Dan Monick: My Love For You Is Immense” opens Saturday, November 7th from 7:00 to 10:00pm at Grain : 3135 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039 in back studio and continues until November 20 by appointment only.

Interview by Bri Ana Drennon

Photo credits: All images by Dan Monick.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

sweet love



I know M already talked about Jeff Lemire on her blog - but I think he needs to be mentioned again. If you aren't reading Sweet Tooth go out and get the first two issues. {Issue #3 comes out next week on the 4th.} While you are at the comic store get Essex County. You will not be sorry. He's a little bit of magic.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Krank Press at Theodore Payne

Finally an excuse to post about my friend Elinor's amazing letterpress work. Krank Press will be at Theodore Payne's Fall Festival this Saturday October 17.

You can pick up some awesome treats like her produce calendar:


























or her odd birds prints:















if you can't make the sale you can always get her wares on
etsy.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

This Thursday... Barn Salon #2

If you weren't on the distribution list for the last one, here's your chance to get in on the good times...

This Thursday in Silverlake, Barn Salon is hosting their second event. The upcoming installment promises an evening of short films curated by Cole Akers, plentiful amounts of beer and better people watching than a Wes Anderson Fan Club meeting.

This coming Thursday, October 15th at 7:30pm

The Barn
748 Maltman Ave
LA, CA 90026

Monday, October 12, 2009

event today - Sejima@UCLA

Kazuyo Sejima, co-principal of Tokyo-based SANAA, designer of the Glass Pavilion at the Toldeo Museum of Art, the New Museum in New York, and this year's Serpentine Pavilion, will be lecturing at UCLA tonight. She rarely lectures and this is a great opportunity to see their work. Live.













































image via http://www.bustler.net/

Monday, October 5, 2009

Art/Space: Diana Fayt's Studio

Sunday, October 4th at 3pm.
Diana Fayt's Studio
San Francisco, California







Thursday, October 1, 2009

a BIG disclaimer

Already on blog post #3 we start to wonder if a blog was a bad idea?
We want to take this time to say a few things before this blog really gets going.
The people who write this or contribute to it are not "professionals".
They are a bunch of artists that M. suckered. A small group of people:
who think to much
speak to fast
drink to much coffee
on occasion drink to much at Happy Hour
make doodles,prints, paintings
think short films are the way of the future
are heavily influenced by:
music,books, films,people, art,pianos,
accordions,tap dancing,bad jokes
puppets
gadgets,computers
designs, bikes, trains, walking
laughing,food, friends,family
life and are
way to opinionated.
Forgive us.
There will be times when the writings on this blog will be a chaotic mess
with bad grammar and spelling. Other times it will be like Salinger and Dylan formed a love child and that child is writing you a love poem. Most times though it will be a few lines and links of things we like and thing you will too.

xox





Tuesday, September 29, 2009

We Want You!


The 12th annual
SilverLake Art Crawl will take place Nov 7-8th.
LBgallery will once again be participating.
We are looking for people who would like to participate in our
Sunday Reading Event. So if you have a new book,short story,funny jokes,
whatever,let us know. Email us with your thoughts,proposal or ideas.
info@littlebirdgallery.com