Monday, September 29, 2008

Pet Post -- Red Panda Beauties

These guys also help, what with their Monday faces and all...


I finally bought the soundtrack to one of my favorite movies and it really helps get through these Monday blues. For your own copy, go here, or just sample a listen over here!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Reading List

Gearing me up for Creative Time's "Democracy in America" at the Armory! Cheers, Nato!

Asma Ahmed Shikoh -- AOD

"Metro Rap," 2007

"Beehive," 2007, mixed media

More here

Funny Face Friday -- Glasses Edition

Cheers and enjoy the fall weekend!

Willie Nelson at Radio City 9/25/08

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Reading List

Getting inspired for his Radio City show tonight!!

Liza Lou -- AOD

"Axis Defeat," 2007-08
Glass beads on aluminum
See more here
Go see the show here

Jesse Fuller - San Francisco Bay Blues


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Li Wei -- AOD

"Love Meets 22m" 2008

More here

These Boots Are Made for... Laughing!

It's that time of year again, folks. Boot season. The only hard part is picking a pair!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Pet Post -- Knut

Please enjoy today's Montage of one of the world's cutest animals of all time!

Monday, September 22, 2008


Love their album art...and the jams aren't half bad either...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Pet Post -- Panda Run

What a puff! Thanks, Ana!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Jonathan Borofsky -- AOD

Jonathan Borofsky's, "Walking to the Sky," 2004 for the Public Art Fund makes me feel like being up in the clouds...

Funny Face Friday

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Image Inspiration

This photograph makes me want to:

1. Move to Scotland
2. Build a shed for a studio
3. Buy a welcome mat that is approximately 3/4 the size of the shed
4. Dedicate this whole blog to sheds and all their glory


Best Friends -- Pet Post

This month's issue of "Best Friends" Magazine has me in stitches. Dying to get your hands on a hard copy? Go here

Friday, September 12, 2008

Poster Contest

Last night, Karyn and Shawn said that they could produce a better OLJ Show poster, so we heard them out and were blown away by the results:

We can't decide if we should go with that one, or to stick with the original poster:


Thursday, September 11, 2008


Puppy Maggie left to her own devices...

Image Inspiration

This picture of Diddy makes me want to:

1. Turn one of Shaq's shoes into a portable phone
2. Sit court-side at a basketball game and wear tinted glasses
3. Re-watch Rick Moranis steal the show in "Honey, I Blew Up The Kids"

Kittens at Lunch !!!


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Pet Post

Picnic for three [chins]!! This guy looks ready for fall. And snacks.

My Butter is Better

Did they mean My "BROTHER" is better?! That's right, McFadden came through for 2 gold metals at this year's Homie Olympics. Congrats, V! And cheers to Ags for this sensa video...

Vaune Hatch -- AOD



With all the recent breaks in the band (Amber's leg, Peter's bass), today's artist shows the intricacy and abstractions of bones through detailed drawings. Here's to a smooth recovery for all!

More here

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Uldis Krumins -- AOD

Today's Latvian artist sure knew how to make a paint stroke be sexy.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Al Green - Funny How Time Slips Away

thanks, Benny! Hot jam.

Ray Charles - Ring of Fire on the Johnny Cash Show

I dare you to stay in your seat.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Jim Napierala -- AOD

Today's artist balances the simplistic shapes from free form drawing with precise direction and attention to detail.

"Fornax Chemica," 2008

detail from "Less Delicate than the Locust," 2006

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Zhan Wang -- AOD

"Artificial Rock," 2000, stainless steel

Ancient limestone from China from the Met's "Scholars' Rocks" exhibit. I love the idea of these pieces that are meant to inspire learning and also be art objects.

Reading List

I wonder -- How come royalty has such a flimsy spaceship?! I can just hear Babar say, "Come on, babe. Hop in my big pink sandal and we will travel to galaxies afar..."

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Image Inspiration

Things that make me yawn:

1. Cats yawning
2. Syracuse, NY
3. Cindy McCain

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Movie of the Month

I am changed after seeing this. The costume changes alone!!