Thursday, November 29, 2007

Everyone on my Christmas list is getting either Paper or Chocolate or both.

Another reminder that Paper & Chocolate is this weekend. In case you didn't know already, it's a big deal. To prove that, here is a list of links where you can read about it, get directions, etc. I will have some prints for sale, both framed and unframed.

Boston Globe

Daily Candy


Here are the images I will have there:

They are all monoprints or etchings with watercolor. Some of them have also been letterpressed with a matching poem. Framed prints are $85, unframed $45. Remember, the event is from 1-6, so gettem while they're hot!!!

Monday, November 26, 2007

hey fatty, get off my desk

This made me laugh really hard while I was painting it.

Nothing can stop me...not even Thanksgiving

So after relaxing for long enough to eat, play scrabble, and eat some more, I went to the basement to do some printing. Here is a painted version of the leggy-fawns etching that I chose to print on Thanksgiving day.

I'm actually trading this print for a doggie painting by Jess Golden. Although because I have 6 of them, I might bring some along to Paper & Chocolate and have them for sale with some of my other smallish pieces.

Speaking of Paper &'s this Sunday!!! (Dec. 2nd) from 1-6. It is an open house for Albertine Press and Taza Chocolate. The studios are in 561 Windsor St. Somerville, MA in between Inman and Union Square.
Please come to look at beautiful paper and eat delicious chocolate.

Speaking of chocolate...I usually am not a chocolate person, at all. But a few weeks ago, I ate some of Taza's Mexican Chocolate and nearly lost my mind. I think there is voodoo in it.

bing bong

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Fall out the window

view from my tiny livingroom window

view from the thanksgiving house

Friday, November 16, 2007

birds, birds, birds (or I'm in love with a dead man)

One of the commisions I'm working on right now is of two birds. I'm taking a quick break from drawing to conduct a little ode to Leonard Baskin, who is easily one of my favorite artists. Here are some photos of me reading his book, Hosie's Aviary:

On further investigation of this book, which I recently bought from abebooks, I noticed that I may have some how been subliminaly influenced by Baskin's bird paintings even before I ever even saw them. Here is a side by side of the cover with a print of an Ibis that I did a few months ago:


oh well, in a way, i'm proud of myself.

Here are some more pictures that cause butterflies in my brain.

Wait, in case you need a close up of that last one...

basking in the baskin....

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Weekend of champions

So the Vonnegut show was fun and there was a big turn out despite a location change from Galapagos to a loft in DUMBO, where I think Batman actually lives...Believe it or not this is the best picture I got of my peice on the wall.

There were few highlights of the trip which included a visit to friend Beth's beautiful letterpress shop, Greenwich Letterpress,

Baby bananas,

And a visit to St. Marks Bookstore where I found this sweet consignment book by Derek Van Gieson , which has caused me to be obsessed with his artwork.

And of course the best part was getting to hang out with friends:

christmas is killing me and it's not even thanksgiving

I am so busy lately with christmas commisions/shows which I am very grateful for. Children, birds, tatooed men are all part of the list of portraits that I am currently working on. I would love to post images of them, but feel that that would probably be invading the privacy of the gift-givers.

however, all this work is definitely turning me into a crazy person. I'm hoping that despite my self, everything will turn out wonderful in the end. but in the meantime:

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Friday, November 2, 2007

For the love of Vonnegut

Next weekend I'm contributing a peice in a extravaganza show in the honor of Kurt Vonnegut Jr. at the 208 Gallery in the DUMBO vicinity of Brooklyn. (Thanks to the lovely Lily Berizen(I hope I spelled her last name right))

I did a creepy portrait of the twins from Slapstick. It was a work out for my right arm as I used mezzotint for the majority of the peice. Here it is in progress:

And here is a close up of the finish:


It felt good to work on something so not-for-children for a change. Thanks Lily!!

Long live Finland

Yesterday I got a version of Alice in Wonderland out from the library illustrated by Finland's greatest illustrator/potato farmer, Tove Jansson. I'm surprised that this book is still in circulation as it is pretty rare now. Also book 2 of the Moomin comic strips just came out and I have been anticipating it now for months!!!

Let's all say a little prayer for Finland.


This is my little desk.