Wednesday, May 20, 2009


The photo should actually say "Am Grateful." because I am. Workin' on my mantra...Is it "Bring it On!" or "A joyful spirit is a reflection of a grateful heart"?

The latter in this moment!

photo: SnoShuu

GREEN Street Art

I can't even tell you how much I loved this blog about the intersection of environmentalism and street art!!

Renegades both.

photo: ecomonkey

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Who Gets To Call it Art?

I hate the cover of this DVD but LOVED the content. Amazing overview of the transition of abstract impressionism to modern art. Clever, fabulous clips, intimate. THIS IS A MUST SEE!

Awesome and Important Document of Art & Commerce History -
25 March 2007Author: czarnobog from United States

This little gem may represent the last gasp of healthy symbiotic intersection between pure art and the world of commerce, a centuries old tradition that died with the rise of corporate supremacy in the latter half of the 20th century. Henry Geldzahler is lovingly memorialized by world class artists Frank Stella, Jasper Johns, David Hockney and others. Born into a wealthy family of Belgian diamond merchants, Geldzahler transcended his illustrious materialistic roots to inject himself as a potent and active force in the world of modern art. A maverick assistant curator at New York's Metropolitan Museum, Geldzahler was prescient enough to recognize the future of art and instrumental in establishing America's modern artists as a force to be reckoned with. Geldzahler stands primarily as an example of someone who was born into incredible privilege, yet used his social advantage as but a starting point for a career that influenced American culture at the highest intellectual level. Testimony to his importance lies in the multitude of flattering portraits of Geldzahler completed by the greatest American artists of his era, many of whom appear in this documentary to lend oral tribute to him as well.

While Geldzahler's story makes this a must see for anyone interested in the arts (particularly Modern American art) or in the depiction of a brilliantly realized upper class life, the most precious clips are those showing Geldzahler's friends at their best: Andy Warhol's brief but trenchant observations are well worth sitting through this on their own, and Frank Stella's comments brilliantly illuminate the state of the arts in 50s and 60s America, and Geldzahler's place in that scene. Anyone interested in the arts will appreciate Geldzahler's incredible ability to recognize art at its inception, years before the slugs of Middle American society were able to grasp its significance, and only with the aid of forward-thinking guides like Geldzahler to explain it.Geldzahler was that rarest of species: a person who could have easily coasted through life on the coat-tails of his ancestors, fat and happy on the dregs of their accomplishments, yet rose beyond their limitations to affect the course of art history by recognizing and supporting worthy and brilliant artists who may otherwise have been overlooked, with no social or political agenda to affect his artistic judgments.Geldzahler represents the last of an extinct breed.

Uncorrupted and uncompromised, he intersected with the creative community in a way that is impossible even for the most powerful of today's media moguls, who ultimately must answer to their brainless corporate uberlords. Art lovers should watch this, and appreciate that there was a time when art for art's sake had its champions, and wealthy educated patrons were as pure of heart as the artists they championed. Artists will watch it, and wish they had been born when Geldzahler still walked the earth.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Latte Animal Pours

Also from Laughing Squid:

this is another friday afternoon challenge basically it was last 20min of trade an i gave myself the challenge to pour as many different animals that i could think of any any coffee or hot choc tha...

Anonymous Hugging Wall

Oh my God!!! I love this!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Art Supplies

It has been a long time since I ordered art supplies. The photo includes 2 brushes that I will be using exclusively to paint with gold metal clay

And the 3" by 3" square, which looks like a piece of paper is a sheet of precious metal clay that I will be pressing a stamp into to create an impression. Then I will fire it and only the fine silver will remain, but in the shape I created.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Spirited Away

A Japanese antimation film, called a masterpiece. Beautiful, surreal. "Spirited Away" written/directed by famed antimator Hayao Miyazaki. If you liked Coraline you will love this!

Saturday, May 2, 2009


When I was in about 3rd grade it was decided I needed glasses and I got my first pair. It was life changing.

Since I am from Palm Springs there weren't a lot of trees around but even for the few that there were I had not known you could see the leaves on the trees individually from the ground. It was a fabulous revelation!

"You're Gonna Miss me"

Interesting documentary about Roky Erickson a luminary in the Austin music scene in the mid 60th. Lots of drugs and rock and roll a little short on sex. Illuminating, boring, painful, confusing, no spoilers here.
If you see it then read the Wikipedia entry, not before.

Friday, May 1, 2009