Monday, December 22, 2008

Zao Wou Ki -- AOD

These recent works truly illustrate a cold winter day.
India ink on rice paper. Some artist info here

Holiday Pet Post -- Boston Style

Maggie is so festive, on and off the tree!!

From My Desk

Friday, December 19, 2008

Image Inspiration

Is this the opposite of snow on branches?

Camilla Engman -- AOD

"Waiting for the Snow-blindness"


Check out more of this Swedish painter's bundled-up characters here

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Andries Botha -- AOD

"History has an Aspect of Oversight...," Installation, 2004

This South African artist makes such inspired, thoughtful pieces that evoke both childhood longing and social conflicts. More here

Monday, December 15, 2008

Monday Clicks

Just some hot tickets around the web that are worth sharing:

Amazing Cheese Rock from Frannie

Art Jumpers from Ryan

Cat Runners from Brigitte

Slinky Cat from Justin

Nice warm winter collars made by Kim

A cool record post from August

Upside Down Dogs from Nato and Miranda

Cheers to some great finds!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Emi during Rocky Horror

This film scared me more than the baby...

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Things I Love

In addition to the color yellow, I love Cleveland basketball, and MAN are they on a run and looking smart! (Thanks for the pic, Bro)

"Anderson Varejao (right) and Daniel Gibson enjoy another big lead over an over-matched foe on Wednesday night. The Cavaliers, wearing 1970 throwback uniforms, moved to 15-3 with the biggest victory over a Knicks team in franchise history." Source

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Barbara Crane -- AOD

"Palm Springs, California," 1970

"Pigeons," 1975

Despite my undeniable fear of birds, I am drawn to the "chaos vs. order" that comes up in Crane's photography.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Holiday Crafts

It's that time of year again-- Try making your own ornaments & decorations and get in the spirit of are some inspired images to enjoy:

More here

Happy December!!

Barack Obama drains 3-point jumper on first try in Kuwait

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Image Inspiration

This picture makes me want to:

1. Eat too much tomorrow
2. Take a nap with my pear and alligators
3. Finally start quilting

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Lennon Sisters- Where Are The Words

This video leaves me looking for words...

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Pipilotti Rist, Pour Your Body Out -- AOD

Still from "Ever is Over All," 1997

I think I'm in love with her...

Watch this interview about her current show at MoMA!

Monday, November 24, 2008

John Lurie -- AOD

Famous for his musical inclinations and cult-hit TV Series, "Fishing With John," Lurie's 2-d watercolors take the cake. From the carefree brushstrokes to their creative subject matter, his drawings always make me smile. More here

Friday, November 21, 2008

Obama Puppy

"As part of a campaign to stop puppy mills, then-Senator Barack Obama posed at the Lincoln Memorial with Baby, a poodle who survived a puppy mill but lost one of her legs from the ordeal. The image will appear in the upcoming book, "A Rare Breed of Love" by Jana Kohl." -via MSNBC

Thanks to Bits for this amazing picture!

Here are some other possible pups that just came to mind:

To quote Lauren, "I'm not sayin, I'm just sayin..."

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Simon English -- AOD

"Mother," 2008

"The Sweetest Hangover," 2007

More on his current show here

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Image Inspiration

This picture makes me want to:

1. Run for my life
2. Watch the Three's Company theme intro
3. Make paperweights out of rocks and finger paint again

Monday, November 10, 2008

Elisa D'Arrigo -- AOD

"Recollection (Pink #1)," 2006

"Recollection (Yellow #1)," 2006

These works, carefully constructed out of cloth, paint and thread, invite your eye to follow their subtle contours along a bumpy terrain. The artist approaches them with a delicate and almost scientific outlook that leaves me wanting more.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Paul Guiragossian -- AOD

In the spirit of celebration, I offer up this exuberant oil painting by Lebanese artist Paul Guiragossian:

"Celebrations," 1990

More here

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Ron English -- AOD

"Diamond Dust Obama" 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Francesco Longenecker at Rare Gallery, NYC

"Site," 2008, oil on canvas

"Field," 2008, oil on canvas

This artist's large-scale work assembles an imaginative landscape and marries colors in an energetic effort. Be sure to see his recent paintings at Rare Gallery this week.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Pet Post -- Halloween Edition

Thanks to all for your contributions! Trick or treat indeed!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Haegeen Kim -- AOD

"Gorilla Woman - Self Portrait," 2005

Perhaps inspiration for those looking for last minute Halloween costumes?

More here

Pet Post

Man, she's got the right idea...

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Maia Palileo -- AOD

"Uncles in Montana, 1977," 2007

"View from the Family Room," 2007

I love these sketches because they make me feel like I'm watching a play. More info and installation work here

CHUM Commercial

starring Will McFadden!! Hilaaaaaaaarious!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Image Inspiration

These pictures by Jerry Yoon make me want to:

1. Notice the sky when it's that color
2. See Man on Wire
3. Write a song about bare feet and open arms