Sunday, August 31, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
'Winged cats have been known to exist since the 19th century, but only a handful of people have actually seen—let alone owned—one. This woman in Sichuan province watched as her beloved kitty grew angel wings on his back last summer after a bunch of female cats tried to mate with him. "Many female cats in heat came to harass him, and then the wings started to grow," she said.' Link
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
This pair of glasses is made from brass plated with silver. It has no makers mark and is most likely American made. The double lens frame was invented by Dr. Richardson, a London optician, in 1795. This pair most likely dates to between 1800 and 1810.
Monday, August 25, 2008
These old engravings of animals (done around 1860) from Fine Rare Prints are cool. The top one looks like a nun crossed with a cat - it's a yellow throated sloth. See the head of one peering out from the back of the tree on the right? The bottom one shows animals and man enjoying each other's company, as if they belong to the same family. I like these drawings a lot.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I couldn't help myself. I just had to order these pillows by Nate Williams. They make me happy. I like his beautiful folk art designs and colors and I especially like Nate's signature patch sewn on the back. Classic baby, classic!
Friday, August 22, 2008
See my paintings: "Snake Tamer's Ditty", "Deja Vu Waltz", "Story of Lolita, Part 2", "Feed the Bear Blues", The Caged Wonder", "French Bubble Gum Encore" and " Black Ball Finale". Some of these very same paintings were featured on: BOINGBOING
Thursday, August 21, 2008
The Art of Amy Crehore
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I remember Georgeanne Deen's art - from covers of underground comics; early Juxtapoz; a book cover, album cover, or magazine page; and gallery shows all over the place. A few weeks ago, I happened to see a few paintings of hers at a gallery in NYC called Smith-Stewart. This led me to have another look at her wacky and cool website, Western Witch. I clicked around and finally landed on her music page and had a listen to a few of the songs that she wrote. I like them very much. They are spooky, a little sad and surreal like her art, and they are funny and charming. She plays keyboards and sings with Mackie Osborne (bass) and Amanda Ferguson (accordion). Deen is a wonderfully creative artist from L.A. and she's got this western witch thang going on. Have a listen to her soulful music:
Songs -Western Witch
The Art of Amy Crehore
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
I love the style of these sexy boxing card illustrations from 1910.
Friday, August 15, 2008
I just want to remind everyone in the NYC area to try and get out to Ad Hoc Art gallery this weekend or next weekend to see the "5 Identities, 5 Destinations" show. You won't be disappointed. It's a great show and I am proud to be showing with these four talented women. The gallery is open until 8 pm Wednesday through Sunday. It is located near the Morgan subway stop (L train).
This 5-woman show is at: Ad Hoc Art, 49 Bogart Street, Buzzer 22, Unit 1G, Brooklyn, NY
The show continues through August 24, 2008
Hours: 1-8pm Wed-Sunday and by appt.
Telephone: 718-366-2466, contact gallery for purchases.
The Art of Amy Crehore
P.S. Go to flickr to see my paintings hanging on the wall of the gallery.
Watch Videos: (#1) YouTube or (#2) You Tube.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Yes, we are having another heat wave in Oregon this week. It's only going to get hotter tomorrow they tell me. I have been swamped all week with a rush magazine assignment. I have to do 5 paintings in about 8 days or something like that. I never paint this fast when I'm doing my fine art. Anyhow, I have not had a chance to blog or do anything else until this job is done. The last one will be shipped out on Saturday and then I will have more time to update this blog. These paintings are circus-related, so I am sort of having fun. I did not finish telling you about my trip to NYC! Oh well...duty calls.
The Art of Amy Crehore
Sunday, August 10, 2008
From the Hokum Scorchers' "Feed the Kitty" album comes a wonderful song- originally done by Hudson Woodbridge (a.k.a. Tampa Red 1936)- called "When You Were a Girl of Seven". This version was recorded in 1992. Lou Reimuller plays the National guitar, sings and plays kazoo. Amy Crehore is on a vintage tenor banjo. Scroll down for the music player on this link:
Friday, August 08, 2008
on 66 Gough St. @Market - Thurs & Fri (4-8pm) Sat & Sun (12-6pm). Show runs from Aug 8 - 31, 2008. From the Fecal Face Dot Gallery newsletter:
"The gallery is covered in Mike Shine's harmoniously colored drift wood paintings which are hung on his site specific wall murals. Mike is a painter who mixes driftwood, reclaimed house paint, Nordic mythology, insomnia, 1970's pop culture, absinthe, Teutonic philosophy, his wife, and woodworking skills leftover from a previous life- to make art that is one part uplifting and two parts disturbing. His coastal art/surf shack was recently featured in Fecal Face's Art Mondays (view it ), and intrigued us to bring his work into the Fecal gallery for a closer look. "
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Geeshie or Geechie Wiley was a great female blues singer. Her beautiful song "Last Kind Words Blues" (1930) was used in the film "Crumb" (1994) by Terry Zwigoff in the scene where Robert Crumb puts a record on and sits down to listen. Here's the film clip with the music and a slideshow of some of his drawings (from YouTube.)
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Monday, August 04, 2008
This number, "Tricks Ain't Walkin' No More", was first done by Curley Weaver in 1935. Memphis Minnie also did a version of this song. The Hokum Scorchers recorded this in 1990 for their first cassette. I'm playing the washboard and cups and Lou Reimuller is playing the National Guitar. We are both singing on this one - it's pretty funky and fast-paced. To hear the song, follow the link and scroll down for music player:
The Art of Amy Crehore - Music
Sunday, August 03, 2008
Friday, August 01, 2008
Here are some photos of the gallery space at Ad Hoc Art taken on the night of the official opening of the "5 Identities, 5 Destinations" show. I am standing with my aunt, cousin and brother in a couple of the pictures. The space is very elegant and large and each of the artists had their own wall. You can see only a portion of my paintings on the wall to the left. (I have 7 paintings in all). This show continues through August 24th (open from 1-8pm, Wed-Sun, 718-366-2466, 49 Bogart St, Brooklyn). I will blog more about my trip to NYC soon.