November 1st & November 2nd

 

I neglected to post about these two new pieces till now – oops!! Pencil and oil paint on wood panels:november 1st sm

“November 1st” 12×24″november 2nd sm“November 2nd” 12×24″november 1 and 2

Currently living at Twilight Gallery in West Seattle!

Plumping up for winter (hibernation mode), AKA the winter habits of the work-at-home Artist

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Yup, this is about the state of things in the home/studio lately. Except instead of berries, they’re chocolate-caramels and little puddles of coffee. Slightly more clothing is usually involved, and Downton Abbey has been playing in the background (along with some unhealthy hat envy).

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Seriously. I’ll take them all, please.

I kid, I kid – it’s not that bad – I’m not quite that feral yet. Though lately, with the exception of my daily stroll to the post office I’ve been holing myself up from the grey, wet Seattle weather, and really settling into a hibernation of sorts. My daily ritual goes something like this:

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Oh, sorry – not like that, like this:

  • cuddling
  • coffee
  • bath
  • email
  • music (pandora or last.fm or my small but treasured CD collection)
  • foraging for berries food
  • work (sketching, research, painting, post office run, getting distracted, finding myself staring off into space for embarrassingly long periods of time)
  • more coffee
  • {repeat last five steps, as often as necessary}
  • documentaries on le TV
  • reading (just finished Stiff, the Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach – awesome.)
  • cuddle cats
  • When N gets home, dinner and games {shooting skags, as you do}

So, that’s more or less my life lately – and, as Nick’s just walked in it’s time to move off of the list! What have you guys been doing lately?

Flower Face… and recent obsessions

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January so far has been half-full of specific commission work (super exciting stuff that I’ll have to wait and share with you later!), and half-full of creating whatever I’d like for some shows coming up. This is the hardest part; coming up with content – ideas that feel good enough to soil a piece of lovely cream Stonehenge paper (so soft and creamy! I love it so). When I’m stuck for ideas I pore through old sketchbooks to remind myself of things I once thought were interesting. This is always kind of weird because it feels like they’re someone else’s drawings, like hearing your voice recorded and played back to you (do I really sounds like that? In my head my voice is much for confident and butch. Hmm). By mid-march I will be creating new work for two separate month-long Artwalk shows –

Saturday, March 9th                5000 20th Ave NW, Seattle

Thursday, March 14th
4210 SW Oregon St., Seattle
6-9pm

So, I’m trying out some new things, like acrylic on Stonehenge paper in conjunction with pencil and ink. It’s weird – I feel like these drawings are showing up and someone else made them. Not that that’s bad or good, just weird. Thinking of: flowers and lace and blood and weeds, black velvet and portraiture and napping.

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Alright! Enough talk about art! Here’s what else is on my mind:

Current obsessions

  • our new bread machine (thanks, Grandma!!)
  • Die Antwoord
  • wearing lipstick and perfume and, a bra once in a while – generally acting like a girl
  • our space heater, and making makeshift kotatsus
  • ID documentaries, specifically Wicked Attractions and Missing

What’s on your mind?

Snake Girl

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Here is the piece I created for Giant Robot’s Year of the Snake show! Pencil, sumi and acrylic ink.Image

Feb 2 – 20th, 2013

Opening Reception:
Saturday, Feb 2, 2013
6:30 – 10:00 PM
GR2
2062 Sawtelle Boulevard
Los Angeles CA 90025
http://gr2.net/

Featuring: Rob Sato, Ako Castuera, Aaron Woes, Jeremiah Ketner, Michael Hsiung, Hiro Hayashi, Christine Wu, Jeff McMillan, Cristina Paolos, Mari Naormi, Joe To, Gosha Levochkin, Kohei Yamashita, Theo Ellsworth, Stella Hultberg, Luke Chueh, Deth P. Sun, Jon Lau, Sara Saedi, Dionne Bang, Yoskay Yamamoto, Edwin Ushiro, Audrey Kawasaki, Miso, Sean Chao, Martin Hsu, Bubi Au Yeung, Joe Hahn, Heidi Hahn, Mu Pan, Jen Tong, Pam Henderson, Stasia Burrington, Eleanor Davis, Kio Griffith, Silvio Porreta, Susie Ghahremani, Andrice Arp, Jeni Yang, Diem Chau, Andrew Hem, Shawn Cheng, Nao Harada, Aaron Brown, Ryuji Oguni, Ken Taya, Saelee Oh, Jeremiah La Torre, Wayne Johnson, Mari Inukai, Shihori Nakayama, Elliot Brown, Kerry Horvath, APAK, Sana Park + More

Night Crawlers

Here’s a new piece I’ve been working on for the upcoming RAWartists city semifinalists art show – planning on finishing two more by the 17th. I’m trying some new things here, for one only showing part of her body, another, actually showing her face (still new to this, usually I cover them up with hair), and also throwing in some creepy crawlies peeking out from underneath the flowers.

I’ve dug up many earthworms – not for a long while, but we used to hunt night-crawlers at night, after the rain, with flashlights and slippery fingers.

You can read more about the upcoming RAWartists Award Show here. If you’re in the Seattle area at the time, it’d be awesome to see you there! There will be live music, a magician, short film, hair/makeup/fashion show, photographers and of course – visual artists. You also get the chance to vote in all categories and find out that night who gets to move on to the next round!

  • November 17th, 7pm – 10:30pm
  • Trinity Nightclub, 111 Yesler Way, Seattle
  • $15 advance tickets (buy here), $25 at the door
  • Cocktail attire (dress up! Hmm. I think this means I’ll have to brush my hair, or something.)

I just found out that until Saturday the 10th at midnight, every ticket you purchase you also receive a complimentary ticket courtesy of RAW Seattle! Once you have purchased your ticket email the confirmation with the additional names attached. Cool. 🙂