Drawing friends - part two
drawing some of my friends today. this is john sand. this is kara nesvig holding a gun. the proportions of her face are a bit off… Amy Gee
I bought this at the Burlesque garage sale this weekend. I brought my mom and she said, “Maybe you should give that to your sister Krissy so she can put it up in her classroom!” and I said, “Or maybe I could not, and keep it for myself,” which I did. It’s by Mike Davis Anyway I’m very excited because I got a creative internship at Zeus Jones. I have...
in the journey to make something creative everyday, sometimes things don’t turn out how you want. this shirt took so many steps: -drawing the design -turning it into a screen -screen printing it onto a t-shirt -cutting out all the holes i got the idea because my friend john sand is styling vita.mn’s poolside fashion show and we were talking about crazy t-shirts he could wear. he...
more inDesign wordplay. sorry i’m bored and basically blogging all day.
“like” I can’t wait till people start getting off kids’ cases about saying “like.” That word has several functions: -To denote approximation (She had like fourteen different shades of red nail polish.) -To introduce an example, or a list (I brought lots of food to the slumber party, like Cheetos and Pop Tarts) -To compare two things or introduce a simile (It was just like her ADD had up...
playing with my name on inDesign
the Dwayne Complex
More gay art. It’s a dad and son, so it’s like a reverse Oedipal complex. I named it “The Dwayne Complex” because I was at Target once looking at Barbies with my mom and she picked up a cowboy Ken variation named Dwayne and said, “Becky, isn’t Dwayne the ultimate gay cowboy name?” I thought this was funny because her dad’s name was Wayne, but I...
Entry for Soap Factory’s 10-Second Film Festival. Who says you can’t get the cold sweats at Toys R Us? Also, I got into Altered Esthetic’s Suburbs vs. City show that opens July 1st so I’m very excited about that.
Also, at Toys R Us I took videos of all the automatic baby dolls. I’m going to make a mixdown and enter it in The Soap Factory’s 10-Second Film Festival. Do kids actually like automatic baby dolls? I remember me and my sisters had one that said, “Turn me over, turn me over, turn me over” (in an old-fashioned British accent, so it was more like, “Tahn me ovuh”)...
making some gay art with a couple of my gay advisors (queerers) to make sure i don’t overlook any accidentally offensive connotations. i actually didn’t ask them about this because they’re not around right now. anyway, i went to toys r us with my niece this morning and bought these glitter pens. i distorted the result a lot on illustrator to show what happens when you combine...
Let's be like this guy
Brock Davis made something cool every day I can’t guarantee everything I make will be cool, but I’m going to try. here’s a drawing of a baby. i drew some babies so i can later work them into some alien-like landscape.
How you experience the universe - a spectrum
I made this tonight. I took astronomy this semester and they would always say, “You only experience a small fraction of the types of light in the universe,” but that seemed imprecise to me, because you experience them all, just in different ways. Plus, I wanted to try making an informative graphic. I had fun making the infrared creature. I had a hard time figuring out how to...
Earlier, I talked about a genre of music that is defined by its joyfully sociopathic content. I mostly talked about how Sleigh Bells related this to modern kung-fu feminism, but here’s another installment, and it’s a damn good song at that. It comes from British Columbia’s Shimmering Stars, a group so new their MySpace only has 5,226 views. You can feel so indie for liking...
George Dub Step
Download it here I told my friend Conrad (DJ Picnic Basket) to make a mix called “George Dub Step” to introduce kiddies to dub step, which is sort of like techno made in the loch ness monster’s personal swampy rave club. So he did it! I made the artwork. George Bush is biting a Facebook “like” sign. Me and my friend John are going to make some art about the word...
Introducing - Murdercore
One of the most culturally prominent manifestations of feminism in the new millennium was “the violent hot chick.” Basically, once we rolled out of the ’90s, we traded in our Ani DiFrancos for our Kill Bills. Whether this is better or worse is probably a question best left to focus groups and cultural studies classes, but as someone who likes kung-fu a lot better than bad...
done with these two big paintings. also done with -college -star tribune internship so now i have these oodles of time while i job search. my mom bought me some munny dolls to make for her and my niece, so i’ll probably work on those. here’s the one i made my mom, lolita goth style. also, i went to art-a-whirl for like ten hours this weekend and caught up with adam...
stalk my friends!
Lots of my friends have cool blogs or websites. Here is a list of them, because i don’t have a static “blogroll” on Tumblr. justbrad.com is my friend Brad Ogbonna’s photo website. i met him in 7th grade science class, where we bonded over making really perverted jokes about dogs, if i recall. now he lives in new york and interns for Spin. Here’s his photo of The...
i made a header for my friend kara’s blog my second big painting is now ready for color
been wanting to take an artsy picture of myself with just concealer war stripes. i sort of have a jerky look on my face, but it’s the best i can do with photobooth OK? got new sleigh bells album and i’m just gonna listen to it and paint all day. usually i don’t like music with girl singers that much but lately there are so many good ones - twin sister, best coast.
Irony - a response to the Pitchfork essay
“A brief history of knowingness and irony” was the tagline of Pitchfork’s latest cultural essay, another throw-away for the canon of Failed Chuck Klostermans. (Everyone seems to think they have “deep insight” into miniscule low-culture phenomena, but it turns out most people just have first person rants that cannot rival the actual analytical skills of our North...
i was in one of those moods of not wanting to do anything in particular, so i decided to play with colors, and also with shapes. i’m not much of an abstract artist, but i am an abstract person, so it was only a matter of time i guess. once in high school i was given a writing prompt about whether i like lyrics or instruments better in music. i wrote something about how when i listen...
happy mother's day
We went to Java Train and sadly they sat us in their crappy basement. That’s what you get for making reservations. I made my mom a Munny doll. She requested a “lolita goth” or a skull, which are her favorite artistic motifs. As you can see, my niece Kaylee ended up being totally jealous, so now I’m going to make her one too. It was fun. my niece had a bad-ass hat on....
why you should always read the wikipedia entry for...
Mark Zuckerberg before becoming a major entrepreneur was part bad-ass part ass-hole. I was researching for my social media linguistics paper and came across this: (p.s. Wikipedia is the silent D.N.A. of everything produced by anyone under 30) Mark Zuckerberg invented Facemash on October 28, 2003, while attending Harvard as a sophomore. The site represented a Harvard University version of...
working on stuff
i don’t usually name stuff (someday i’ll get in the habit) but the third one is called “binary” for obvious reasons. i feel like i need to change something about it. this is real art:
this picture of kara is so indie i had to make a cd cover. facebook is tweaking, but tweaking safely, with clean needles.
george dub step
i said to my friend conrad, “make a playlist called “george dub step” and i’ll make some art.” but then this homework came up and i was like what’s really urgent right now is that i make this art for this playlist that doesn’t exist yet. so i did. also, facebook has swallowed wikipedia. if it swallows the collaborative center of all human knowledge,...
I haven’t been very artsy lately. I did make a sad space bear though, just for this post. You can read our A&E blog for my pictures of art around town this weekend. I’m spending a lot of time working on a research paper about how English is changing on the Internet. Here’s an excerpt, for the brave: The third category is expedience, which is defined as using non-standard...