Thursday, August 27, 2009

Isa Genzken -- AOD

Image via Whilechapel Gallery

"I Love New York, Crazy City," 1995-96
Image via The New Museum

This German mixed-media artist has everything I want. Including these yellow pants:

Image Inspiration -- Wedding Bells

After seeing some pretty amazingly awkward wedding photos (above), I was encouraged by seeing one couple's beautiful engagement shot (below).

via AwkwardFamilyPhotos and ACupofJo

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Kimsooja -- AOD

These prints are from a series called, "A Wind Woman," (2003-2006) and are giving me the sense of calming I so desperately seek today. More work here

Image Inspiration -- Summer Legs

I love this collage by Paulina Olowska ("Rock and Rolla," 2006) because it makes me think of boardwalks and showing too much leg... can you believe almost it's the end of August?!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Beautiful scene from "The Jerk"

Love that uke...

Friday, August 21, 2009

Pet Post -- State Fair Bunnies

Did you know that Milwaukee, Wisconsin is home to one of the best state fairs in the nation?! Well it is. And I have pictures to prove it:

Image Inspiration

Now I know I've posted about Sonia Delaunay before, but this picture stopped me in my tracks because of how incredibly cute she looks. Had to share!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Adam Neate -- AOD

"Self Portrait," 2007, screenprint

"Red Lips," mixed media

More images at Artificial Gallery

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Pet Post -- Lucky Pup

Who is this happy all the time?! Man what fun we had!! This guy is not afraid of games...

Jacques Villeglé -- AOD

"Place des fetes," 1972

"Les Jazzmen," 1961

Image via Exporevue

Today's artist's collages on canvas are so rich in texture and color!!

Buy his book here

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Image Inspiration -- Niki and Jean

Niki de Saint-Phalle and husband/collaborator Jean Tinguely. Her hats are sensational and the expressions? Timeless.

Read some of her fascinating bio here

...and get their book here

Josephine Baker's Banana Dance

Such hot moves...the ending is incredible!

Chu Teh Chun -- AOD

"La vie qui anime les nuages," 2006, oil on canvas

"Composition XXII, " 2005, lithograph

"Composition XV," 2000, lithograph

I was in the mood for energetic abstract landscapes today...

Friday, August 14, 2009

Pet Post -- My Peanut Man

Can you stand how cute my little man is?!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Laughing Baby

I miss laughing with my brother!! Hope you all are having a good laugh today...xo

Image Inspiration -- Early Rothko

"Study for Antigone," early 1940's, watercolor on paper

The ambiguous forms, blended with the free-flowing medium of watercolor, make me crazy. Also the fact that Rothko made nearly 3,000 works on paper and we hardly ever see them blows my mind. So beautiful.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Anne Polashenski -- AOD

"Turkish Tunic Obliteration," 2008, C-print & gouche

"Turkish Delight: Çintamani Obliteration," 2008, C-print & gouche

"Lokum Flimflam," 2009, rubber stamp, gouache & collage

See more on the artist's website here

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Jams -- Mike and Ruthy in NYC!!

Come out, New Yorkers, and hear the beautiful music of Mike and Ruthy. Not only will your heart melt with their soothing harmonies, but you can see the fine people that have been working on our Oh Liza Jane debut album! Their magical set should start around 10:30pm at Jalopy in Brooklyn -- don't miss it!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Pet Post -- Organized

Thomas Demand -- AOD

While quite often I find this photographer's work a tad cluttered and mundane, I am continually drawn to the space the image inhabits and immediately think of things I would do with the surroundings. Or... I just love these yellow walls. But I like how he puts it: "[The image] falls apart before your very eyes." Then the viewer can imagine putting it back together -- making order. Starting fresh.

Artist's website here

Jams -- Runnin' Down A Dream

I'm only two hours deep into this four hour rockumentary and am truly blown away...

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Image Inspiration -- Mural Making

I'm filing this under "things I'd WAY rather be doing!!"

Monday, August 3, 2009

Gearing up for FEAST Picnic

Hot Buzz here, folks. Get ready for some great grants and raving rants over at the FEAST Picnic this Saturday, July 8th in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Hard working and good looking volunteers made some priceless bags this weekend and you better try and get 'em while they're hot!

For more exciting info, go here

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Pet Post -- Learning About Rabbits

We've been trying to teach the cat new and exciting things about rabbits to get her more interested in our new bunny. So far, things are looking good...