Living in Austin, these recent cold snaps are freaking us out! I know people in other places laugh at us ... closing schools, shutting down highways --- but it's just not normal in Austin, TX. Hoping my gardens survive the current ice rain, as I didn't get to harvest this guy yet.
Anxious to plant some new succulents in my circles, just need the freezing temps to be done (my kids have claimed the circles as the perfect spot for their rock collections for now).
One of the highlights of living in Austin is EAST - the best collection and chance to see Austin artists. While I had to cut my usual massive artist list down because of cold and rainy weather, I still had a rad time overloading on Austin artists. Inspiring. A few of the many ....
Jessica Wagner. There's something methodically dreamy about her work that draws me in. Second year to see her work, and equally impacted as the first. I love her unique style. Saving to make this piece mine!
Bob Schneider. Never really paid much attention to his music, but his art, striking, and demands your attention. Still thinking about his show.
Up Collective. Man, Jonathan Biehl - his work is big and bad and pulls you in. Stunning is an understatement. His faces/portraits/face interpretations are breathtaking.
OK Dana Brown is genius. This piece (on the left) - he cut out periods from magazines and arranged them by size. Love. And don't even get me started on the intensity of his other collage pieces - meticulously cutting tiny pieces of color to create the solid colors (as seen on the right). Remarkable. His obsessive detail blows my mind. Zoom in on the picture to appreciate the detail.
Kevin Munoz. Dang I love this piece! His studio (within OK Mountain) was great, loved everything I saw.
And the perfect plunger award goes to OK Mountain. Kinda makes you wanna clog their toilet so you can use the trophy. Batter up.
Stopped for a beverage break - only to be met by this - quite possibly the worst adult beverage selection I have ever seen in my life.
These pieces were at Co-lab Projects, probably my favorite curated show on the tour, entitled "Conspectus: Two Thousand Thirteen." Loved just about every piece in the show - loved the general vibe of the space. Really, a great gallery/instillation.
Yellow Jacket Social Club. Stopped in for a beer break/break from the lame cold weather and found this: Rich Cali via the Common House. Something complex in the simplicity.
Adreon Henry And Jen Bradley. These two create the best art installations you will experience. From the visual to aural - you are engaged and required to mentally participate. My kind of party. Always my favorite art experience. Always.
I sure do love Austin artists. Continue to rock me. And to all who came out to see our show - mad thanks!
It's the best art tour ever - everybody knows EAST is where it's at to see more art than you can imagine - and more importantly, creatively badass art. It's been a real push to the end to get our show ready to go - along with some older pieces (or shall we say "classic" pieces) we will be throwing down some new pieces. Love to tell ya more, but we're straight worn out. Here's a look at a few of the new ...
Um yeah - that is Debby Harry - losing herself.
The details: EAST Austin Studio Tour - we are stop number 11c.
November 16-17 & 23-24. 11-6pm.
We're showing as a guest of Janna Sammon (along with two other artists) at 2009 Airport Blvd. -
The Handmade Austin Women show this weekend is our last show before EAST craziness takes over. There will be all types of art, pottery, knitting, jewelry, laser cut goods and more to check out - all created by amazing Austin female independent artisans.
We've made lots of new "smalls" that are super affordable and pretty dang funny ... if we do say so ourselves. And we do. Here's a sampling ...
"Deep Cleaning" (Truth told, we wanted to call this "Deep Throat" but thought that might be taking it too far)
We will also be selling our address plaques, plus a few of our bigger pieces as well. So get it on over to see us this weekend. October 18th & 19th at E4 Gallery 3307 E 4th St.
We are Melissa and Wendy! Two DIY ladies who love to create functioning art out of plexiglas. Our love for art/music/life/mid-century modern decor provides the theme for our lives. The address plaques are super sleek and will rock your mid century look. Our plexiglas collage art is a combination of vintage and kitsch. It's our take on the world.