Thursday, January 31, 2008

E.V. Day -- AOD

Bride Flight, 2006.

Seeing Marilyn Manson last night made me think of E.V. Day's piece where she blows up and suspends bridal gowns and accessories.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

CA Trees

To view the day as a growing tree, watching the tips climb toward the sky. I miss California.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Music Therapy

Just spent the morning recounting some of my favorite music therapy stories with my brother and then came across this article. Then there's this pic from another amazing article...

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Kim Froshin -- AOD

Vogue's Flying, 2007

Froshin uses live models and makes them abstract their bodies to create works with curious movement. I wish I could post some of her yellow paintings, but this one was all I could find online. Love the strips.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

2008 LA Art Fair

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Li Jikai -- AOD

mixed media, 2007

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Image Inspiration

Egon Schiele, Sleeping Girl, 1909

I go through so many auction catalogues and rarely do I have time to stop and gaze at an image...but this one struck my fancy. Makes me want to nap, babysit, listen to old time records and try using my watercolor set. Apparently I'm not the only one interested in Schiele's auction pieces.

Friday, January 18, 2008

David Schnell -- AOD

The Lift, oil on canvas, 2007

Celebrity Bears

My love for bears has grown since the birth of Germany's new polar cubs. If you, too, are overwhelmed with delight when it comes to bears, then perhaps you would like to watch one of these videos. Don't forget pandas now (both red and regular)! One of many of my favorite panda cams can be found here.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Xavier Veilhan -- AOD

Le terminal, 2003

Today's featured artist, Xavier Veilhan, shines a new light on multi-media and French contemporary art. It appears that has dipped into nearly every kind of art-making imaginable. This photograph caught my eye in particular because I am obsessed with bear suits.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Hottest Man Alive

Tonight is the U.S. premiere of Jonny Greenwood's Popcorn Superhet Receiver for string orchestra. "You can forget, if you spend too long away from actually hearing an orchestra play, but it’s a magical world, and it’s like no other sound on the planet really.” More in a NYTimes article here.

Learn Mandarin Chinese Lesson 5 - Counting

Harder than you'd think...

Nick Butcher -- AOD

The City of Lucerne, Two, 2005

Acrylic, Latex & Pencil on Book Cover

Gee's Bend Quilts

With all the new families being started these days, I want to get into the quilting scene so I can give awesome gifts to little ones. My blanket has been with me for over 25 years now and so I know the impact that some colored cloth can have on a kid. But once I started getting interested in quilting patterns, I became wildly intimidated; there are some tough ones out there! Then I remembered an amazing show I saw at the Corcoran called, "The Quilts of Gee's Bend" and promptly regained my inspiration. After some research on their website, I was tickled by their approach to naming their pieces of art:
"Gee’s Benders have coined their own terms for common quilt patterns. They call the Roman Stripes or Fence Rail pattern a "Crazy" quilt (no relation to the Crazy quilts made with irregular scraps)."

Now I can make a crazy quilt!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Meet the band! Listen to tunes and be our friends on myspace here

Farm Pups

Soakin' up some snow upstate.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Sketchbook 13

Design strips creating the theme for my powder room (in my head).

If I made a still life...

by Bernard Lorjou

I would want it to look something like this.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Image Inspiration

I would like this to be me in 5 years.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Bookworm Timmy

Deanna Masse's famous doll "Timmy" can't tear himself away from Leonard Cohen's poetry... such a wise, well-read man. (So is Leonard Cohen.)

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Image Inspiration

Sarah Hobbs, "Untitled," 2002

This is what it feels like when writing thank you notes to strangers.

Paul Balmer -- AOD

I always love tons of red and tall buildings. Paul Balmer's cityscapes embody these important features, so he's the artist of the day!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Mary E. Wagner - Opening tonight!


Opening reception Friday January 4th from 6-9pm
Picasso Gallery @ Dupont Circle
1709 17th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Sketchbook 12

Richard Prince is not that funny. As a joker myself, my curiosity called when I saw he was putting other people's jokes on a canvas and selling them for piles of money. But he takes appropriation to levels so high, the scale has exploded. While I found the Nurse series darkly amusing, I was so horrified with his Willem DeKooning "collaborations" that I can't seem to find a place to put Prince. For now, I'm placing him in the back of an empty comedy club in Hollywood and telling him to order something from Fat Burger. Maybe then he'll take himself a little less seriously? I bet he's friends with similar "pull the rug out from under you" artist Wolfgang Tillmans. Yikes.

Someone stole the blanket

Sir David Attenborough

These faces can only come from a man who truly loves mammals.

The Dog, the Cat and the Rat

Jake and Emma

All smiles here at the office.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

New Year Pups

Been saving this gem for a rainy day. I even got a fake bichon for xmas!