Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Farewell and New Beginnings!!

A grand thanks to all that have followed this blog over the years -- but the time has come to retire this site and focus on the band's new site. But worry not! If you still want the inside peek into my mind and musings, they can be found at my new tumblr page, I'd love to hear from you there and gosh darn everywhere, so please stay in touch. I'm out and about and will catch you 'round the bend. Much love and many cheers, Liza

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Crooked Still - Half Of What We Know

Check out Aoife's amazing new video!! I've loved this song from the minute I heard her sing the lyrics, "If it wasn't for the sun, all the roses would have won." Check out their show tonight at the 92nd Street Y and get the new Crooked Still album here.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

Jams -- Songbook Graphics

My recent trip to Charleston, SC has inspired me some old time songs from the south. Check out these designs!!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Image Inspiration -- Yellow Coins

Check out these kids playing in a field of yellow plastic coins in Seoul, Korea. I'm jealous...and curious.
Via BBC.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Image Inspiration -- Subway Map

Even Chelsea's subway maps are creatively adorned:

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Memories -- Early Work

My mother's abstract, bold and beautiful paintings started with simpler exercises. While she may be known for her particular style now, I remember fondly one of her very first paintings she approached in her early painting career. It's a bowl of pears. I knew she hated painting pears, but to this day it remains one of my favorites for its purity and play on tequnique vs. personal style. Here's a piece by Olle Baertling, a Swiss artist known for abstract works, but this early gem stands out as my favorite still.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Jams -- In My Life

via youdsay

Cats Love Jams. And Science.

Image Inspiration -- Flashback Living Room

I want almost everything in this picture.
via l'ombrello

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Pet Post -- Bunny Jumps

May this adorable creature's determination to jump over life's hurdles inspire you today:

Monday, April 19, 2010

Image Inspiration -- Gotta Love Life

This tat goes out to Bowen in Portland and the fellas in back home in DC. Xo

image via DeanPeterson

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Jams -- TONIGHT Oh Liza Jane Double Bill

We here at OLJ are excited to tell you about a special show tonight in Brooklyn. We're honored to be sharing the night with Cahalen Morrison and Eli West and we are cooking up some folk-fun-lovin' nice times. Hope you can make it and many cheers!!

Details ---------------------------------------------->
Location: Pete's Candy Store 709 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY
Time: 10:30pm
Cost: FREE!
Jams will be: HOT!!!

And remember, if you can't make the show, you can always buy our newly released CD at

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Image Inspiration -- Let's Dance

I'm digging this as a potential future album cover?!
via elo vazquez

AOD -- Viviane Sassen

With her background in fashion and her love for world travel, Sassen's new series of photographs from around Africa caught my eye recently and I had to share. Images via Danziger Projects. More on the artist here.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Image Inspiration -- Some Spring :)

Art Review -- Elliott Hundley

What a treat to see Elliott Hundley's new work!! His sweet younger brother was wise to turn my attention to this incredible exhibit (thanks, Martin!) I enjoyed the show so much that I went back to share the experience with my family. The intricate details within every inch of the colossal collages hooked me right in, and the stand-out sculptural works felt like floating clouds of carefully executed chaos -- delicate and deliberate. Please check out "Agave of the Bacchae" at Andrea Rosen Gallery, through May 1, 2010.

Above: My mom, going in for a closer look.
Below: A detail from one of Hundley's massive works

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Pet Post -- Easter Bunnies

I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend -- I know Peanut Butter sure did (photos on the way soon!) Sadly, it came to my attention that a lot of my friends were served rabbit on Sunday, and I just can't wrap my head around it. Please consider perhaps making food in the shape of rabbits instead of eating the real thing...

Like this:

Not like this:

Thank you!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Jams -- NICE TIME is HERE!!

Today is the day, folks! I am thrilled to announce the release of Oh Liza Jane's debut album, "Nice Time" and no, it's no April Fools joke. You can buy it securely from our OLJ website here. Thanks to all for your tremendous support and we hope you like what you hear! Xo Liza

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pet Post -- Getting Excited

This kitty's running to get its paws on the new Oh Liza Jane album!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Jane Maxwell --- AOD

Today's artist's collages make me want to go to Los Angeles (and maybe also Vegas?!) See more of her work here.

"Girl on a Stool," 2009

"Our Pick," 2008

"Seated Girls Blue," 2009

"5 Walking Girls," 2008

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sketchbook: Julia Pott

Mmm...I love animals in sketchbooks.

More here, via Book by Its Cover

Art Review -- Auction Block

I'm up to my ears in auction catalogues and was delighted to finally have something catch my eye. Leave it to good ole Paul Jenkins and these seductive lithographs from the '70's:

Image Inspiration -- Feel Like Dancing

This collection by Taiana is making me so crazy!! Amazing fashion straps? Check Plus.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

OLJ CD RELEASE SHOW April 1st -- Save the Date!

Howdy friends,

I am so thrilled to announce our CD Release show and hope you can make it out to the big event at one of New York City's finest venues. The first set starts at 8:30pm and we'd love to see you there!!

with special guests Mike & Ruthy
@the Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street, NYC
8:30pm  $10 cover

Liz McFadden - vocals, tambourine
Justin Keller - guitar, vocals
Peter Bitenc - bass
Carlo Costa - percussion
w/ special guest Aoife O'Donovan

Please feel free to call for reservations at (212) 989-9319.
Thanks and cheers!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Image Inspiration -- My Brother's Garden

Guess what just got sent (via text) from sunny Los Angeles?! My favorite yellow flowers! Spring will soon be more than a dream, folks.... I can feel it. Xo

Amber Boardman -- AOD

I was lucky enough to catch up with my beautifully talented friend Amber this week and I wanted you to get a chance to hear what she's up to lately. She recently curated a video exhibit: "Give Me a Minute," at the Shirey, and you can see a lot of these diverse 60 second pieces here. The show got a great review and response from all walks of the world (especially from the ADD crowd!), and I am so inspired by how she is melding genres of art, music & film all together. I thought I'd also throw in an interview on the artist just to ring home how aces she is.