Thursday, February 25, 2010


Procrastination from Johnny Kelly on Vimeo.

I was procrastinating and found this awesome video about procrastination.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The prettiest dead hydrangeas on the block

My household was doing some yardwork yesterday and instead of cutting off our dead hydrangeas, Bill had a truly brilliant idea.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Inkless gouache and a new favorite quote

I've been trying to make my pieces a little more delicate, and yesterday I tried reigning myself in by forbidding myself the use of ink. This one is just pencil and gouache. Opinions? I know that some of my friends actually read this because you've talked to me about various pieces on here, so do lend your opinion. Should I embrace this new pencil-only technique?

Also, I've been reading a really lovely little book entitled "Artist to Artist: 23 Major Illustrators Talk to Children about Their Art." Maurice Sendak is one of the contributing illustrators, and something he said really resonated with me:

"If I have an unusual gift, it's not that I draw particularly better than other people-- I've never fooled myself about that. Rather it's that I Remember things other people don't recall: the sounds and feelings and images-- the emotional quality-- of particular moments in childhood. Happily an essential part of myself-- my dreaming life-- still lives in the light of childhood."

Couldn't agree more.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

new show

I have a new show going up in about three weeks, more details to come later, but for now here's the flier:

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

relearning acrylics

So I've been painting things on wood lately, which means I am having to re-teach myself how to use acrylics. All these months of gouache gouache gouache have kinda made me forget, which is a little silly because I used to only paint with acrylics. Anyways, here are some things I'm working on.

My very nice boyfriend got me a scroll saw for my birthday a few months ago, so I'm working on cutting lots of intricate things out of wood and am imagining making almost diorama-like things with them. Here's a leaping wolf-city: