Thursday, December 30, 2010

Coming on loud in 2011

Cutting, collaging, changing, modifying, screwing, drilling.
Ridiculously fabulous ModPlexi designs coming your way. Reinterpreting the past one piece of plexi at a time.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Have a Merry Plexi Christmas ...

Just a few of our favorite christmas ornaments ... may not be the fanciest, but we love them anyway. Memories from San Antonio. I adore tin ornaments.
Not sure why I love this dirty ol' gal. Looks like she lived a hard life. Too much Jager maybe.
What can I say, I have an unhealthy love for Hello Kitty, and all things Smurf. My family has had these, a set of Nutcrackers, forever. My mom had them made a million years ago. I love this fella in particular. Notice the hands. When I was a kid, my dog, Chiquita, ate them. There were other causalities, such as the Chinese dancer who "lost" his hair. We learned to not hang them on the low branches. I love this one from my childhood. It's survived many a Christmas tree. That's just how we roll.

See y'all in the new year.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Blue Genie Art Bazaar time

You know you're at Blue Genie when you see this ... Lots and lots of crazy big things! While there doesn't seem to be as much art this year, there's oodles of, well, oodles of extremely wonderful kitsch - that you need! See I told you, you need this, right!? Saloon kitty all beauty parlor-ed up. Wonderful jewelry. Bomb ass owl planter. Super kooky cool shrooms for your planters. These terrariums were wondrous little worlds. I'd kill for this candy dish, kill for it.
Yes, this is as fabulous as you think, and more. There's a series of maybe 3 or 4 and they are all super rad. Because it's Texas and we love Lone Star. For the Burt Reynolds lover in your life. The pinnacle of kitsch. Lovely little girly who eats rabbits.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Holidaze

We ladies are spinning. Not only did we just finish working our tails off for E.A.S.T (thank you for all the love!), we now are stepping into, well, the holiday spirit. Super thick with it. Christmas has officially thrown up in my dining room and the pressure to perform is on. Us moms have to have perfectly decorated houses, perfect gifts for everyone (wrapped and arranged in an artful display) and the perfect meal to serve that not only looks delicious, but taste delicious too. Never mind we have to work, volunteer at kids holiday events and still run the household - all while hung over from all the parties.

So, in classic woman-overwhelmed-fashion, I go into deep denial and opt for hitting up every art fair I can in search of new decorations and fab gifts. Avoid the obvious at all cost. Luckily for me, Austin is full of diversions. There’s the Cherrywood Art Festival, Blue Genie and Armadillo Bizarre to name a few. Then there’s always an afternoon to walk down South Congress Avenue or hit up every thrift store along Burnet Road.

Although this technique might not be the most efficient, I’ve gotten some pretty awesome gifts from it all. And maintained my sanity.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


We're reaching coast-to-coast y'all and beyond. All the way to Hawaii! Half way to Asia, yep.
Wish I was following!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Polish Film Posters

I love Polish film posters. Talk about interpretation. Because of censorship, they were commonly used as vehicles for political statements ... the result being layer upon layer of meaning.
Conceptual art with dark undertones.
The venue matched the tones of the art/posters. And the staff, 2 knowledgeable volunteers from the Polish Heritage Society, well, sealed the deal for me. They spoke in Polish to each other while eating, but checked in on us frequently. Both reminded me of my granny. Wish my photo skills were as rad as the work!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

E.A.S.T. 2010

Yeah boooeeeyyy! My most favoritist thing in Austin is the E.A.S.T. Austin Art Tour. I plan and hype myself up for it every year. THE best chance to see loads of rad art, all on the east side. This year, while not quite as mind blowing as last year, was still gangbusters amazing and a complete art overload. Check out a sampling of the goods: I love John Mulvany's work. It is so gorgeous and heavy with impact. Takes my breath away.
This is the piece I wanted more than any piece at EAST. But alas, I couldn't afford. It is me on so many levels. I love Adreon Henry's work and own smaller pieces from him, but nothing like this. Someday you will be mine JR. Ridiculously cool metal work. Rocked! I don't remember who what where when or why this photo is from. A backyard with lots of Mexican wrestler themed goodies. I walked away with a rad Mexican wrestler pillow. This screen was on the wall of Bearded Lady. There's a great story that goes with it, but I can't remember! Talk about amazing talent. Rob Rough takes the notion of bleach and denim to a whole new level. Yes that's right, his art is made with bleach ... ridiculous right!? You can't deny the power of glitter. No one rocks it better than Sue Zola. This piece (check out the detail) and the two pictures that follow were at Flatbed Press. What to say, except astounding. These two wood cut pieces gave me chills, literally. They were so amazing. Terribly moving with impact. Really. Lastly, this is the piece of art I bought, by Jeffrey Swanson. Oddly enough, I bought a piece from him last year too. Explosive mixed media. Can't wait to do it all over again next year.
Pics by Roberta & Denise. Driving by Jackie.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Diary of some clueless ladies

Since y'all keep buying our art, we thought we might take a chance and be in the East Austin Tour. With a little help from our friend j.haley, we got hooked up with Starving Art Studio off of East Cesar Chavez. So yep, we're in the tour..... and we are hyped!

Our two OCD selves are all about the presentation, so we got to some painting.
Of course we can't do anything simple, because our minds be playing tricks on us.

We were a little worried, but it actually started to look good. We gotta thank Nelly (who tried to avoid the camera) for a lot. Especially her knot tying & beer buying skills.

We even have security!

You've got two weekends to check out the goods. Either November 13th and 14th or November 20th and 21st. There's no better time than E.A.S.T. to see art in Austin.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

We Don't Stop!

We had a client with a challenge. She had this amazing print that had cool art on both sides and she wanted an easy option to switch it out. With a super cool plexi frame anything is possible!

Side A

Side B

Wendy also found these screws that fit the look either way.

She's thrilled. So are we!