Monday, November 23, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

I like that Jana seems the mom of this blog for some reason. sorry ive been distant from it, i'll try to be better. i have been painting vases though. i'll take some photos and post them.
and im not sure if it matters with yours jana about the dates and order... its pretty interesting to look at and not know which is which and to speculate which did come first. i have all the dates written on mine though.. they arent exactly paintings either. but ill get on top of it and post stuff.. eventually.

Group Project: Morandi Dailies - JB

I did sort of try to put these in order... I am not sure if that matters. Either way, that didn't work. I haven't been dating them either. Not sure if that matters either.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

hey everyone! so, i just signed up for my final crit of the semester, it's Fri Dec 12th at 10:30. I'm going to be there all day (they start at 8) so if you guys would wanna come down, hear some art stuff, and grab lunch in the city let me know :) i would love it, betsey and dave might be coming

Monday, November 16, 2009


this made me think a lot about expectations, and learned behavior in thinking. let me know what you guys think

Revenge from Lernert & Sander on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Hey painters! Just a quickie post. Expect some snail mail soon-ish...sooner if I can find my damned stamps! Grumble Grumble....
Also, I desperately need some readers for my blog, you know, to make me WANT to post things on it. I had a brief hiatus from the web last week due to my macbook who decided to go towards the light. But I am back, with a terribly slow and old pc, and will hopefully have things to post as well....terrible shameless plug!!!!! :(
<------ this is huckleberry by the and jens new kitten...yes we still have evil Lizzy...but she is nice now. HE is pure evil.

Also....don't get too excited yet...but I MAY be soon an Artist in Residence at a place in Philly!!!! It's still unsure, but I had to share my excitement!

Love love love
Miss you all too much for words

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Hi everyone :)

I thought you would all enjoy this:

Monday, November 9, 2009

a question and an adventure

Hey Everyone!!

#1 I miss you.

#2 I have an ADVENTURE for us.

Let me back up and explain... I'm in a class all about meaning-making in the quarter-life (aka every conversation we ever had during a studio night). The final paper/presentation can be in any form we want, addressing how we make meaning in our lives, what role higher education plays in that etc etc.

I've spent the past 2 and a half months citing my experience as an artist, being mentored by Betsey, working along side you all- as how I've come to organize, and engage in the world. It seems only natural that my final project, should be an artwork. Art IS meaning-making physically manifested after all.

The question: How to best represent meaning-making in art.

My answer (feel free to disagree or elaborate): Whatever the project is, it should take place over a period of time. It should start with a question or curiosity and elaborate from there.

My plan: Starting this week, I need to create something everyday from now until December 7th (the day of my presentation). No limit on time spent each day- 30 seconds or 3 hours.

Where YOU come in: I think this could be a really interesting group project. We, as a group formulate a question, or a theme, or a subject matter, or a material... and create something each day about it. Clearly we'd photograph and post (though I debate if we should do it as we go along and be informed by each other or not). If everyone was comfortable with it, and participated, I'd probably want to show our work to my class- because who does meaning-making better than us I ask you?

The next step: If everyone, or at least a few are in- lets pick a common drain to circle so-to-speak. I know we're all really busy keeping our lives together. I haven't painted since I finished my thesis work. I've drawn one still life back in July. I'm ashamed of myself... and quite frankly, I need your support to get me back to what matters. I begged. How can you say no now?

My running list of ideas:
Pull a Morandi - We each pick an object, or group of objects and paint paint paint them. Maybe we have one common object no matter what- like a vase, or a cube, or... heck I don't know.
Time is a funny thing - We only work at a certain time of day, with the natural light available. I'd probably only be able to do early morning or late at night.
Now that I've mentioned light - Back lighting? Inside vs. Outside? Spotlight?
How bout that perspective - Eye level. Above. Below.
Trade it - I start working with fabric, JB does dots, Jes rocks whatever awesome thing it is that Tonya does, Tonya works with a grid... etc etc
Your Mission (should you choose to accept it) - As a group we compile list of descriptive sentences, or titles like we were inventorying pieces and I'll randomly divvy them up. aka. Apple from above, Geometric Pattern, Self portrait, Non-dominant hand No.3... etc. etc.

That's all I got off the top of my head... hopefully I can get a response for you ladies soon! I'll probably send this in a FBook message as well :)



Thursday, November 5, 2009

Apple Couples

(baaaad lighting, sorry)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009



I did two apple similar to Lauren's two apples:

Or at least this is what I was thinking of when I was doing them.
I lost track of time, and was a half hour late for work. I did the three apple paintings in about 35 minutes.
<3 !!