Sunday, January 13, 2008

My New Website

"The Creature" by Amy Crehore 2006
I thought I would post my "Creature" painting again for all of the ukulele fans out there. (Actually it's not mine anymore, it's the Frauenfelder's.) Hey, my new website is looking pretty good now finally. I had to rebuilt it all because the webhost updated their template program. It's just as well because my old sight was sort of cluttered. This one is clean, but I'm sure I will clutter it up eventually, too. Just like my house. Sometimes I think I'll have to move to a new house in order to throw stuff away and start over with a clean slate.
Anyway, I have a few new things happening in a couple of weeks that I'm excited about. Check out the January "news" section on my homepage for a hint of what's to come.
And have a look around. (Still working at fine tuning it, though.)
I even have a music player with a Hokum Music ditty.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Cat on Bottles

Here is one irresistible image of "17 year old Bianca Passarge of Hamburg dressed up as a cat, complete with furry tail dancing on wine bottles, June 1958. Her performance was based on a dream and she practiced for eight hours every day in order to perfect her dance."
via Cannibol . Thanks, Vince! :)
P.S. Click on "Vote for me" if you like my blog

Friday, January 11, 2008

Johnny Depp's Brother, Gustave Courbet

Yes, it does look like Johnny Depp! It's Courbet's self-portrait, a "Desperate Man". You can view the current Courbet exhibition in Paris in a video tour (including "Nude Woman Reclining" ) here:
Gustave Courbet’s sensuous “Nude Woman Reclining” is now hanging at the Grand Palais in Paris. It was previously thought to be lost. Read the story here. The Courbet show heads to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in February! You can also see the painter’s most infamous work, “The Origin of the World" in this retrospective show. Might be worth a trip to NYC.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

NOSLO Cartoons and Games

This little dog eats marshmallows (click on image)...and follow the link below for more
"sacks of joy" like this one.

NOSLO Cartoons and Games

The Art of Amy Crehore

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

My Friend is in the Saatchi Showdown

Painting of Tree Branches in Acrylics by Mary Crenshaw 2007 200 x 300cm
My good friend Mary Crenshaw who lives in Milan, Italy is a finalist in the current "head to head" Saatchi Online Artist Showdown. Here is the link to vote for the Mary Crenshaw painting shown above. You might want to check out her portfolio on the site. Lovely work. Go Mary!

Andrea Dezso

Book Jacket cover from McSweeny's 23 by Hungarian artist Andrea Dezso that folds out into a poster.
What can I say about Andrea Dezso? I saw this McSweeny's jacket in the book store and was very intrigued. I know that she has also been in "Blab!". Today, I happened upon her website. It's a revelation. She's a prolific artist, designer and assistant professor at Parson's. Read more about her life and check out her amazing sketchbooks, cut outs and other art, including a subway mosaic in NYC, here:

Barber Shop & Trade Signs from West Africa

King Jesus Shoe Repair Ghana
Ici Bonne Tress Ivory Coast

Medical Sign Togo

Hair Braiding Sign Benin

There are some beautiful trade signs from West Africa available to buy at
151 North 3rd Street • Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Have a look at their website!