Monday, November 30, 2009

The Mysterious Bike Boy

JenLou's shop on Etsy is filled with the mysterious bike boy. Apparently he's an obsession for Oregon artist Jenny Grey. A past life maybe? Sometimes the unexplained is the most fun of all. This little guys shows up as an original in green or in pink as a limited edition. The pink is yummy and bubble gum like.

Friday, November 27, 2009

So many Events - So Little Time

This month and December in our wonderful and eclectic and never dull San Francisco Bay Area we have so much going on! Where do I start? Here I go: Dec 5th: Chillin Productions, music live painting, photography art and video. Don't miss art by Jeffrey Nemenzo. 444 Jessie Street.
In Oakland on Dec 12th and 13th at The Crucible, 1260 Seventh St, observe more then 70 Bay Area artisans in their natural habitat as they blow glass, cast metal and throw pottery. Check out DODEXT by Billy Hiebert.

Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale: DIY Indie crafts selling everything from ceramics and posters to onsies and tea towels. Fort Mason Dec 19-20.

Keep following this blog for more events. Lots in the East Bay too.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Can't Sleep!

Whenever I look at the works of Jennifer Sanchez it's like a bolt of caffeine just got forced into my veins; and the very best caffeine ever! Love her bold strokes, bright splashes and uncontrolled painting urges. From works on paper to works on canvas Jennifer's work will knock your socks off....or sandals if you aren't wearing socks.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Blue Bird am I ever gonna see you again?

That's a lyric from a Kasey Chambers song and Rebecca Trawick's fabulous Blue Bird Studios site just reminded me of it. Naughty ladies, collages and really sexy tattoos make this site charming, creative, original and other worldliness. Is that a word? 100 Tattooed Ladies are little gems of perfection, sheer awesomeness and whimsy.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Ok - we did have a car like that

Yep - I come from a big family and we did have a big Ford station wagon. It fit all 8 of us and all our stuff. Mark Weaver brings back those memories and lots of other cool retro thoughts with his enigmatic and inquisitive images.

I'm not going to tell you why I like this image, 1963. That would be giving away way too much!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Not Sure What it is?

I'm not certain what a Schmook is but I know I like it. Vist Schmook's shop on Etsy. This artist is another gem out of Australia. Do they just breed good artists? The creative energy there could solve our energy crisis. No - really. I mean it.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

A Little shout out... myself. I just added these little guys to Etsy. Urban Pop 1 and 2. An 8x10 for $10...and it's got a mate. How cool is that? I like crisp colors so I thought these two urban landsacapes fit the bill. They can go as large as 24x30 so please do not hesitate to ask about custom sizes. If you need squares they can be cropped to fit as well.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Lines Lines Lines

I found this artist today. And what a lucky day for me. Hedwige Jacobs. Love the name! These drawings are mix of humor, whimsy and a little juxtoposition with a surreal sensibility. Opposites Attract is so complex in thought yet simple in design.
And The Great Escape just makes me laugh. How long did this one take???And how did they all get in their in the first place.?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Clay and Hidden Treasures. Oh my!

I met this artist at an art show in Woodside. Clayswan's delicate clay creations are yummy and gorgeous with just a touch of whimsy. How does she get her colors so bright???
And then for something entirely different! I found the perfect place to hide my treasures. These little magnetic lockets are just too good to share - almost. What treasures should I hide? Notes or diamonds? Treasure maps? How does Polarity do it? And she makes them from recycled steel. Even better.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Things I want Now.

Eco-friendly and Oh So Lovely! These little gems by Swept From The Sea are made from 100% authentic sea-glass. I feel a little like a fairy princess right about now.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ready to Ski?

This print intrigues me. Not sure if it's summer or winter but either way I know I want to be there. Above the ground, watching the trees and skies and my legs dangling free. F2Images has a way with photography. Check out this cicada too! OMG!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I Heart It!

Truly a little treasure of dare I say, "Heartness"? I heart everything here! Not sure where it all comes from but it's a present to my sanity. WE Heart It is a blog of images. You can make favourites. Mine are all text images. And search by tags for whatever your little heart desires. It's truly hard to pick a favourite image, so for today it's this the Henry Miller poem!

Katrin Schwulst, a fabulous illustrator out of Dresden is truly a romantic. Her Seasprayblue shop in Etsy offers us hints of everyday life with vignettes and simple designs. She adds a story behind this images...defining the character and makes me wish I was there. Her whimsical and honest renderings just make my heart go pitter patter...just a little.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Raven Support

Who would have thought that ravens needed support? But - hey they have feelings too. They don't like to be alone just like the rest of us. So I created these three little ravens sitting on a line...hanging with each other. It's pen and ink and in a small 4"x4" manageable size. Now available on Etsy. And it's only $15! Not bad for an original work of art. Collect the whole series.