Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Kahn/Selesnick Playing Cards

Kahn/Selesnick are having a show at Lisa Sette Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona - opening April 3-26th, 2008. I have blogged about their amazing surrealistic photos before. Today, I was thrilled to discover their hand-painted playing cards which show just how truly talented and imaginative they are as draftsman. Link to their show: Lisa Sette Gallery
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Monday, March 31, 2008

Magic Eight Ball

I am currently working on a painting that happens to have an eight ball in it. What does the eight ball symbolize? I found this: "Eight ball symbolizes risk, the willingness to take a chance and the possibility of good luck or misfortune." Eight Ball is a pocket billiards game, a fortune telling game and even a drug. Would you like your fortune told? Click here and ask a question:

Sunday, March 30, 2008

More Gems from Casino De Paris

Why is it that I can't get enough of these hand-colored postcards of dancers from the Casino De Paris? Maybe because they inspire me to create. They are so darn imaginative and fun; combining women, art and theater. The colors are gorgeous, too. Hey, girls look good with lampshades on their heads...there is no denying that fact.
To view a really nice page of them (listing the names of the dancers, too):

Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Hundred Year Old Blog

This groovy image of a devil-thumbing-his-nose radiator cap from the late 1930's was found on Shorpy Blog

Thanks boingboing . I love this. Follow the Shorpy link for more nice photos.

The Art of Amy Crehore

Friday, March 28, 2008

Dinosaurs and Robots Blog

Girl Repairing Car (link to more)
Dinosaurs and Robots, a blog created by Mr. Jalopy and Mark Frauenfelder, with special guest blogger Steve Lodefink, is shaping up to be a fun bag of tricks. I found this vintage photo of there- which made me laugh. You can also find Houdini's straightjacket and PDF's of Andrew Loomis' how-to-draw art books and lots of other tidbits including "dusty tape cassette Friday".
Dinosaurs and Robots
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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Word "Flower" Will Find Me

"The Flower Muncher", painting by Amy Crehore

Someone pointed out to me a while back that if you do an image search on google for the word "flower", my painting "The Flower Muncher" is right there on the first page. In fact, if you google the names of my series or the individual titles of my paintings, they can often be found on the first page of web listings and/or images. That's pretty nifty.
Here's my news: I now have a show lined up in NYC (July 2008) and a solo show in L.A. in Feb. 2009 and various group shows in-between in other places, so I am currently painting away on new works. The # 2 Tickler Uke is still in production, unfortunately. Sometimes really good things take longer than expected. It's a nice spring day here in Oregon after a week of craaaazy weather. And...this is the last day of a 20% off print sale at Pressure Printing.

Carnival in Rio

Angelo Sartori has an amazing set of photos on flickr of the 2008 Carnival in Rio De Janeiro. Have a look at more here. This parade has massive surreal babies, beauty parlors on wheels, brightly colored costumes, beautiful dancing women and a wild sense of humor and fun. Thanks, Angelo, for capturing the carnival in photos - it's a sight to behold.