Saturday, June 18, 2011

I'm a Dork for Dad

Hey K!

I wrote this song and recorded all the parts myself (which is why the drum track is a little sloppy). Anyway, what d'ya think?

I'm liking the looks of those piles spilling from the square frame! They kind of look like roots, or layers underneath supporting the facade. And, yeah, S (our most recent L-I-P reader) and I both agree that you should make those shirts for real. Also, cool rope! Fun solution.

Mango slaw sounds delicious. Our yard is overflowing with rhubarb. We haven't attempted anything yet, but our neighbor, N, brought us some crumbly hot rhubarb bread last week. Sooooo good! She found this cool site with tons of rhubarb recipes:

Photos at top: We went to this really great grocery last weekend, the HMart. The produce section had an amazing variety of fruits and veggies I don't usually see in groceries. We stocked up on Shitake and Oyster mushrooms, Baby Bok Choy, thick raw spinach, and all sorts of goodies. We even got a Daikon radish, which I plan on pickling (Kimchi), and mussels for really cheap.

Let's chat soon.
Hope you're enjoying your trip to the Keys! Share pics!

Miss ya.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Invasion of the summer piles

Hey K!

Happy Sunday, its hot, hot, hot here and I spent a sweaty Saturday in my studio.. felt good to finish two pieces (out of 4 total) that will be in an upcoming show. I've titled these "I-Invasion" - thinking about piles of technology vs piles of analog. I Photo pics are mounted and then "invaded" by handmade mixed media (including recent linocuts). Feeling good about them, and I really like the blobby, organic shapes growing from a classic square. Whatcha think?

I totally love your animated blobs falling.. its like watching raindrops fall, mesmerizing. Love the color scheme too. Where is this going? Coco knows the perfect place to nap..

Thanks the feedback on the mitochondria power house t-shirt.. sorry for the visual confusion. Yes, that is the shirt I made, I just chose to post a photo of it on a model (not brother).

Also, random house improvement photo below. We are checking off lots of our summer mini (AKA cheap) house projects, this handmade rope handrail on the stairs is our latest. Simple, kinda nautical and it is totally functional. Now Grandma won't fall down the stairs when she comes over ;)

Hope you and C are having a great Sunday. We just got back from seeing a matinee ballet. . and now to tackle school stuff. This week I've got to finish two more invasions.. and clean up the invasion of falling mangos in our backyard. I'm obsessed - I've made mango slaw, mango sorbet, smoothies, mango bread. You name it.. What's on your plate?

Love ya, K.

p.s. That Daft Punk video was totally awesome! Thanks for sharing.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

piles, revisted

Did you make that Mitochondria T-shirt? I like the poster font, a lot.

Welp, good chattin' with ya today. After we spoke I got to work planning. Wanted to share this cool Daft Punk type video I stumbled upon in research. Thought of you and your previous "action words."

C and I went to the farmers market today---the first one of the season. It was busy, and BIG. So many new vendors with handmade preserves and organic products. Yum! Just picture this...C on bike with French bread under his arm. It was a very Euro moment. ;)

I did this little drawing yesterday--trying to get back into piles again, after loosing everything (digital, that is). Scanned, separated, and reorganized into another test video:

I'm thinking of making a few more of these and having them pile up all at once, with a bit of random timing.

The cats love being right on top of whatever I'm working on (like image at top), it's nuts!

Anyway, love you! Have a good week!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Surface designs

Hey K,

Love the jellies .. (I'm so predictable) Hope things are going better this week.

Not much to report. Had a great trip .. even went kayaking with family. Super fun. A short work week, including my brother's b-day tomorrow. (He's convinced I should start a whole t-shirt line of organisms. I'm tempted.) Both designs are kinda inside jokes - as my bro always says he is "living the dream" despite his 30-hour shift days. The mitochondria t-shirt design is in response to what few memories I have of biology class... this little organism is about the only thing I ever remember. Something about that "powerhouse of the cell" term that always stuck.

Two great things from this week, design-related.
1. Brother thought that I bought his t-shirt, when I made it. (whoa, professional!)
2. A favorite student gave me a rad poster he designed to hang on my new office wall in the fall.


xo. K.