Saturday, October 03, 2009

Halloween Countdown 2009! Yeh!

Steve Chasmar's "Halloween in the Time of Cholera" countdown last year was such a treat for all of us. This year he is doing it again! He'll be posting one or more Halloween-themed images every few days to his flickr account:
DON'T MISS! Steve Chasmar's collections are some of the very best things on flickr! If you haven't seen them, you are truly missing out. He also has a great website called Opium Museum.

Friday, October 02, 2009

Big Hair with Stuff in It

" Big Hair with Stuff in It" is not just a contemporary art movement. It's been around forever.
Enjoy this illustrative art from the late 1700's making fun of women's hair fashions - there is so much more to see on:
P.S. Don't forget about my little contest -to win an oil sketch by me- you have until Sunday, Oct 4, 2009 at noon (pacific time) to come up with a title for my picture: Here's the LINK
I'll be announcing a winner around 6pm Sunday on my blog.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

As Tears Go By...

Marianne Faithfull 1965. Watch the giant tear go by on this video

towards the end of the song.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Give this artwork a title and I'll give it away!

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A few weeks ago, I painted this oil sketch as an experiment on handmade paper. My idea was about "trumpets" and there are 3 kinds of trumpets in this image. I will give this little 7 5/8" x 8 5/8" painting away to the person who gives me the perfect title for it. Rules: Use the comments section of this blog to enter this contest. Leave only ONE comment per person, but you may submit up to 3 possible titles in your comment area. Be creative, be poetic and be funny. I will announce the winner on Sunday October 4, 2009 on my blog at 6pm pacific time and ask that person to get in touch with me by email. Thanks in advance for participating in my little contest!
Important: You'll have until 12 noon (pacific time) Oct. 4 to leave your submission on my blog.
The Art of Amy Crehore

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Time for the Blues

Here's Lonnie Johnson in 1963 still going strong- "Another Night to Cry"

The audience shot at the end is quite surreal looking.

link: kindofbluedaniel

Kiki Says...

Woman with Snake 2003 Kiki Smith
Ginzer 200 by Kiki Smith

"Just do your work. And if the world needs your work it will come and get you. And if it doesn't, do your work anyway.....I'm always taken care of by my work. You let go of your own idea and let the work go where it needs to go. And that's sometimes very uncomfortable. One learns to linger in discontent and not be judgmental, but to have faith."

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Schoolgirl Hats 1890

These are my great, great aunt Jesse Louise Forde's friends. It looks like she had many friends. I have her old autograph book, plus lots of little photos. It must have been a standard procedure in 1890 for the girls to have their portraits taken with hats and coats on. I like the girl in the top photo. She seems like more of a tomboy and I love her hat. CLICK PHOTOS TO ENLARGE. (Photos from Crehore family archive.)