Monday, June 29, 2009

Pet Post -- en Francais!!

Image Inspiration -- Breathtaking France

From the small towns in the South to the mouth-watering architecture in Paris, this country has beauty covered.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

André Derain -- AOD

While in Paris, I can't help but find inspiration from one of my favorite artists-- André Derain. To see so many up close makes my trip here all the more surreal. Take me on a boat, make the sky reflect its brightest yellow, and let's sail into the speckled green waters ahead...

Friday, June 19, 2009

Freshwater otter plays piano

Keeping with a theme here... (thanks, B!)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Play him off, keyboard cat

Image Inspiration -- Wedding Bells

In honor of all of these wonderful June weddings, I think this picture takes the cake and sums up what a fun event can be had by all. I'm ready to dance some more...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Image Inspiration -- Paris Poster

Artist Sara Fanelli's collage is getting me pumped for Paris in a few days!!

See more of her work here

Pet Post -- Holy Fluff

This unprecedented post shocked me at first, too. A cute bird? Impossible! Then this little bugger came along and turned my world upside down:

Photo Credits: Ryan Hawk, Woodland Park Zoo

Matthew Craven -- Art Review

"HIWBTW #5," 2009

"HIWBTW #4," 2009

"HIWBTW #18," 2009

I know I post a lot of SVA students work, but I can't help it. Craven uses yellow in his pieces and it makes me lose my mind. I just love it. The show, consisting of 40 small framed mixed-media works, adorn the walls of NYC's Marvelli Gallery. For such petite pieces, each packs in historical weight with a cutting, modern interpretation. Check out more here.

Pet Post -- Paper Weight

Bless her big heart-- she tried to help me with some important filing.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Image Inspiration -- Cute French Kids

Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt. "Children Watching St. George Slay the Dragon at the Puppet Theater in the Tuileries," Paris, 1963. Via the year in pictures.

This makes me want to see/put on a puppet show SO BADLY!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Gonzalo Puch -- AOD

"Untitled," 2006

"Untitled," 2004

With summer travel upon us, coupled with these insistent rain clouds, I found empathy in Puch's captivating images. If you're traveling through Madrid, be sure to check out his current show at Galeria Helga de Alvear! Hint, hint!! Xo

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Kristine Moran -- AOD

"Chloris into Flora," 2008

"Flow Separation," 2008

More on this dashing artist here

Pet Post -- Please Be Kind

I've been getting a lot of harsh comments recently in response to an artist I put up -- this kitty is asking you kindly to take into consideration your words before posting! Thank you!