Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Lou Brooks Blog

An illustrator colleague, Lou Brooks, has a new blog.
Have a LOOK.
It's a very enjoyable website by a funny fellow.

Photo of the Day: Duchamp as Mercury

"Duchamp with Shaving Lather for Monte Carlo Bond"
(copyright Man Ray Trust, Loaned from Philadelphia Art Museum)
Soapsuds transformed Duchamp into Mercury. Image by Man Ray from the Inventing Marcel Duchamp exhibit at National Portrait Gallery (2009)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Amy Crehore's Tickler Ukulele #2

Here are some photos of Tickler Ukulele #2. Click to enlarge.
I designed and painted this uke. Luthier Lou Reimuller built it from scratch. It has a lot of cool details and different kinds of wood. For a full written description and a few more photos follow this link:
P.S. I am re-posting this from May 2009 because I don't think that many people saw this ukulele that I designed myself and had built. I'm happy to say that my Tickler Uke # 3 (a new custom concert model that I designed) is getting done. So excited about it!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

The Wildwood Chronicles Book

Colin Meloy wrote it and Carson Ellis (his wife) illustrated it. Here's the WEBSITE . Kind of cool that they are both in Portland, OR. He's the lead vocalist of the band Decemberists. The book is due out Aug 30, but you can pre-order it from Powells and get a signed copy. It was written for middle school kids, but it looks like a beautiful keepsake book for anyone. They will also have a release party at the Bagdad Theater, Portland on Aug 30, 2011. I'm glad to be living here in Oregon myself. We've been having the best summer weather.

The Art of Amy Crehore

Paintings by Kenne Gregoire

Shown here are just a handful of gorgeous, sleeping nudes by Dutch artist Kenne Gregoire. The compositions, patterns, textures, and naturalness of the figures are wonderful.
What is interesting to me is that he also is an amazing painter of still life (with VERY unique perspectives), horizontal landscapes and imaginative theatrical subjects. To see more art follow this LINK

Pictures of the Day: Bardot and Picasso

Suicide Blonde's tumbler has a series of photos of Picasso and Brigitte Bardo hanging out in his studio in 1956. Here's the link.

Monday, August 08, 2011