Happy Saturday, yawl!
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Happy Saturday, yawl!
Enjoy your breakfast!
Ever see the Bloom County Christmas special A Wish For Wings That Work? It’s a pretty good one. Not the most festive scene, but this is one of my favorites.
Well, happy holidays and try not to give anyone rabies!
More effective than a caffeine IV:
Anyone unlucky enough to have been cursed with a bunion will relate to this. No. No one will relate to this.
Silvermine Art Center in New Canaan, CT is organizing a fundraising event it has hosted for 10 years now, Signed, Sealed and Delivered. It’s an art sale and auction designed for collectors and art lovers featuring over 500 small, 4″ x 6″ original works in all media for sale at $50 each, to benefit the Center’s programs and outreach.
I’m contributing these 3 tiny paintings, all oil over monotype on Rives BFK printmaking paper. I rarely, if ever, paint this small with oil and I find it to be a disciplined exercise in control and direct manipulation of materials and form. Hellzalotta of fun.
SSD 1, oil on monotype on paper, 6″ x 4″
SSD 2, oil on monotype on paper, 6″ x 4″
SSD 3, oil on monotype on paper, 4″ x 6″
I love Larkin Grimm and this video makes me giggle. Have a happy vagalicious Saturday!
In the interest of expanding categories until they become so inclusive as to mean almost nothing, this week’s edition of Sunday Sidewalk Doodles features an artcar I stumbled upon in the Whole Foods parking lot yesterday! The hell’s that got to do with sidewalk doodles you may ask. Welll, the car’s trunk was painted with chalkboard paint and the owner had affixed a container of chalk for anyone so inclined to doodle on the board, and doodle we did! Just a small bit of doodling was done actually. The real point of interest is the car which was decorated in rough glittery pink paint punctuated by puffy, frosting-like script that spelled out sayings like “put peanut butter on your pancreas” and “It’s not who you love but how you love that counts” and “PLUR” and stuff. I suspected the owners might be the handsome stylish young gay couple I noticed in the cheese aisle because of the one’s snappy colorful but understated ensemble complete with stripey socks. And I kinda wanted to wait out in the blazing parking lot to confirm or allay this suspicion, but my chauffeur has even less endurance for such stalker-ish nonsense than I and so the artist/s remain/s a mystery. Now, pics! Enjoy!
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I love this animation! The dialog is from a Story Corps interview with 87 year old spitfire Kay Wang and her son and grand-daughter. Kay is none too happy about answering her family’s questions, but her answers are very entertaining. She passed away just weeks after the interview and her family returned to record some of their thoughts which are also included. It’s funny and very sweet.
Happy Holidays from d’Arteboard!
I am reminded every so often how lucky I am to live and work in this city. The center of everything, and certainly art. I work half the time in a building a block away from MOMA, a few blocks from the 57th St. galleries and across the street from Christie’s, just to name a few. Christie’s, for example is really one of the only places you can see a revolving show of the greatest art the public will rarely, if ever see. It’s the great auction house for incredible private collections from around the world.
I just had a two-person show down in Philadelphia at Tyler School of Art, but
I’m now back drawing to pay the bills. At any rate, I thought I’d post some more New York subway indi-gesteral drawings:
How “bout a little late morning toilet fun courtesy of our wonderfully loopy Japanese friends across the globe?
-a giddy StephG
Quinoa salad with fresh hearts of palm, well that sounds positively delightful! Get your own answer here. Thanks for the link, Dan!
I didn’t have the time nor the energy to shoot any thing new this week so I came across this old storyboard, with only the title “Mask” as identification, I did for an ad agency called West and Vaughan. This was done with pencil and marker, and is from like 10 years ago. I can’t remember what the product was but it reads like a disturbing hybrid of Hitchcock and Ricky Gervais. I’m having second thoughts about using homemade face masks made from avocado. Here are a few frames, not in any continuity.
I’m actually a crazy cat lady, but if there were a place where you could drop a buck or two to rent a french bulldog puppy for an hour or so, I’d be broke. You’ve probably seen that video of the squishtasticly adorable french bulldog on it’s back rolling side to side over and over again in a futile attempt to right itself. (No?! OK, I’ll post that, too at the end.) But have you seen the one of the tiny new pup with the squooshy frog butt trying to threaten a confused cat? Or the one of the plush little porker lying on his back fast asleep like a cute drunken troll? Well, other than gessoing a couple of panels, I haven’t done anything in the studio this week so this is what you get. Watching silly videos and doing yardwork in the sunshine is how I’ve kept my spirits up. We just lost one of our long time feline friends to old age so I’ve been a little down. Right well, looklooklook! Every time I watch these I giggle.
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Ok, yeah, this is an ad of sorts , but its entertaining and I got nothing right now.