Saturday, December 24, 2011

Holiday wishes

May your holidays be full of happiness and good cheer. Or at the very least, a whole lotta booze. We here at Modplexi have our fingers crossed that Santa leaves this under our tree.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Final Days of Blue Genie

Wooo-hoooo ... we're in the homestretch! In a matter of days, our first Blue Genie Art Bazaar will be over (last day is the 24th). It's been a month of mad crazy art making, and we've loved it!!! 4 days left, 4 new mini-pieces of art to close it out.

Scrubbin' pots with Mr. T head power. Classic 50's living. Cra-cra-crazzzy Kitty! And lastly, a little bear camping.

We can't wait to do it all over again next year.
Any art that doesn't sell at Blue Genie will end up in our Etsy shop in early January.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

E.A.S.T. Austin Art Tour 2011

The E.A.S.T. Austin art tour, as I have mentioned before, is my single most favorite event in Austin. It is my chance to overdose on all the amazing art Austin has to offer. This year was solid gold, well except for the studio we ran out of (and I do mean ran)! We really hit a ton of studios and really hit some amazing shows. I wanted to buy everything. EVERYTHING! Here's just a few of the many amazing artists we were lucky enough to see.

Found at one of my favorite stops every year, Industry Print Shop. As always, tons of great art/artists and I liked the new digs.
I'm afraid I don't know the artist's name, but her paintings were these huge beautiful/powerful pieces. Epic impact. Shown at Artpost.
Adreon Henry .... one of my favorite artists in town, really mind blowing forward thinking art. Super! Alright! was loaded with lots and lot of his pieces - an incredibly wide range of styles.
This piece was part of the Mofoz Visualz exhibit at Victory Grill. They had tons of art on display; a lot of street and young artists. Charlie Chauvin nailed it. Jesus + crunk juice = genius. ... Yes, yes indeed. Wow. Erin Curtis's work blew us away. The most unbelievable colors - so vibrant and full of life. Really check her website to get the full effect, and her house was fantastic too!
We stop by David Leonard's house every year. I love his city paintings and the color pallet. Blues ... greys with pops of color mixed in. Amazes me every time.
Willie!!!! Anne Gegung Madden had tons and tons of Willie Nelsons. Fantastic right?! Loved everyone one of those Willie's.
This was at the Pump Project Art Complex. Not sure of the artist ... but love the image.
Amber Kappe's series of luchadores paintings were kickass crazy. Probably one of my most fav. stops. Her color, detail, and presentation - fantastic. I wanted every one of them. Someday ....
Kafka Lenton's pieces had a very 3-d feeling with tons of energy/movement. His pieces were a combo of painting/mixed media/collage. A powerful instillation. Domy Bookstore's Monster show rocked it. Tons of art and artists on display. Kicked ass.
Jack King ... this dude, or should I say older gentleman really got to me. He had an amazing story to accompany his art. Read his message in the picture below, and then continue to his website to learn more and see more. It was a great year for art in Austin. I was overloaded and exhausted by the end of it all, but damn, it was a great tour.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

New Blue Genie Art

We've been two crazy ladies trying to get art ready for Blue Genie. It's been a real cuttin'-palooza around here. Our houses have been over run by mountains of old magazines and stacks of images cut out (this table used to be for eating). The results of this manic state of living have been totally worth it. We think we've knocked out some pretty rad collage art. See for yourself ...

And yes ... we've got you moustache lovers covered.

Stop by Blue Genie and check out our latest batch of collage work.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Ready, Set....

Go! Blue Genie Art Bazaar starts this Wednesday!

Wendy's been tying up loose ends.But we're ready.

Come say hi to us Tuesday from 6pm-10pm for a special sneak peek! There will be free booze and a DJ.

Or if you can't make it, there's all of December.

Saturday, November 12, 2011


It's one of our favorite times of year, not only because the weather is perfect, but because of E.A.S.T Studio Tours. All the artist on the east side open up the studios and it's art, art, art. Everywhere. AND we're in it again.

Come say hi to us at HOPE Farmers Market (corner of 5th and Waller) and these guys
That we've been hanging out with day and night.We have a few ladies too.With drinks, of course.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Broke-down Cool in Florida

On a trip to Fort Lauderdale, I found my perfect style. We stayed in a part of the beach strip that was kinda falling apart, but so cool. It had the original signage. And this was how it looked at night.A lot of the buildings were empty, but so cool. What a project.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Movin' on up ...

well, not exactly to the Eastside, but we're movin' on up! Landed a great project to fabricate address plaques for a condo. And did you check out the house numbers ... hubba hubba. Our client chose to use custom numbers, and we love them! Thick, clean-lined and gloriously modern.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Little House with the Kitties

There's some really big things coming up for us. Not only are we doing the E.A.S.T. Austin Studio Tour, but we also got accepted into the Blue Genie Art Bazaar (!!). And we have even more stuff happening in the Spring.

Good thing our friends keep us practicing. The latest gift of choice is art. My friend is having a baby and wanted a piece for her little girl that was a vintage kitty. And this is what she got.

This could've gone a lot of ways, but Wendy found this super cool book loaded with some of the most awkwardly wrong, but oh so awesome images of kitties gone all dressed-up and fashionista.And this is what came out of it, with a little help from some 1980's wall paper.Don't worry, there's more of these to come. Did we mention we also have a book with dogs too??

Friday, October 14, 2011

Out of Africa

My hubby gets to travel to all types of places. He's gotten really good at picking out gifts for me. (Bribe of sorts, but I'll take it.) He brought me back this piece from South Africa.
I think what gets me is how simple it is. With these pops of color.
Only on the ladies.
Unlike any other art I have, yet it fits right in.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

You wouldn't be trying to blackmail old J.R., would you?

I am not ashamed to say that I have seen every Dallas episode. For that matter, I've seen every Knots Landing episode as well. Yup. I relived every glorious minute of all that fashion, hair, drinking, backstabbing, and womanizing/manizing in the early 2000's. And it was fabulous. When my first born was a baby, she loved the theme song to Dallas (clearly a sign of good parenting). She probably thought her name was Sue Ellen, or pour me a drink. All that makes my latest art score freaking amazing!
First came the J.R. piece, "I bet you will love me now Pam," from artist Adreon Henry. He is hands down, one of my most favorite Austin artist. Innovative techniques and concepts. Then, I discovered my "Sue Ellen" piece via one of my husband's old school skate buddies, Panhandle Slim. His friend, Zteven, created this rad Andy Warhol inspired Sue Ellen piece. "Joan of Arc would have been a drunk if she was married to you!" Gawd how I love Sue Ellen. Rich trashy boozed out money. My kinda look.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011


When I saw these chairs at Room Service, it was instant love. I'd been looking for awhile and these were the right price and in mint condition. Original fabric. Fit perfect.Then, the family fell in love with this guy.
And he loved the chairs too.
A little too much.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Colors of our Rainbow

Such amazing and vibrant colors. We get excited every time we unveil a piece.
Our most favorite of all ... the deep and beyond rad color of green. That green is the shiznet.
This is where the magic happens. Not as exciting as the bedrooms of famous rappers on MTV Cribs, but we like it and lets face it, she drills with perfection. Even plexiglas leftovers look amazing. Why isn't your house wearing one of our plaques? Seriously ...