Monday, December 2, 2013

2013 EAST Austin Tour Art Wrap Up

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.
Always love Industry. How right on is this?!
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.
Jason Terracina. Yeah, I want one.
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!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

EAST Austin Studio Tour 2013 is here!

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. -

4 artists one stop. Bam ---- come see us.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Handmade Austin Women Show

 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 ...
"Tooth Fairy"
"Deep Cleaning" (Truth told, we wanted to call this "Deep Throat" but thought that might be taking it too far)
"Trippin'"
"Open Season"


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.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Art Shows People, We Have Art Shows

We are so hyped about all of our art shows coming up - because it means we get to make new art!!! 
And we've gone way bigger this time around. 
"Aloha," our biggest, boldest aquarium yet.
And "Barbarella High," she's massive and straight throwback. It's in the details.
"1967," endless cutting, but worth it.
"Atomic Party." What else is there to say. She's got a rainbow butt ...

These pieces are currently showing at Magnolia Cafe on South Congress.
October: we will be part of the Handmade Austin Women show on the 19th/20th as well as art displayed at the new Georgetown Art Center.
Then November, it's EAST time.
We haven't had this many shows lined up, ever.
Livin' la vida loca.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Cutting

and cutting
 and cutting
and cutting.
This piece better turn out in a badass kind of way.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013

Expose Yourself

One day my husband said, "I have a surprise trip planned for us." Initially, panic set in because while I love my husband, we are very different souls. So, I packed for the kids and I ... and we were off ... on a train ... to Ft. Worth. I guess I'm excited right? Turns out ---- hellz yes I'm excited. What a killer trip. I mean, who knew?! We roll into Ft. Worth on the train, get our car and immediately hit Spiral Diner, delish vegan food. Once we refueled --- off to the museums. Ft. Worth has some ridiculous art museums. 3 museums later and my gawd I was blown away! Here's just a few of the museum highlights ...

Leonard Baskin. Native American Portraits. Blown away. Overwhelmed. Holy amazement. Completely uneducated about him as an artist. When I rounded the corner in the museum and saw these crazy massive unbelievable lithographs by Baskin -- all but straight to emotional tears, because they were that powerfully profound. Perfect.

The other artist exhibit that completely devoured me was Romare Bearden. A few months back I watched a documentary about him - then to stumble upon an exhibit of his art - ridiculously stoked. I mean speechless, I MEAN, witnessing some seriously unbelievable and remarkable art - that documented the process too. Yeah ... there may have been tears. So check him out. The detail. The life experience. The continuation of theme and experience.
And then there lies personal experience. The Modern Art Museum of Ft. Worth truly made my kids feel a part of the scene which translated to a great experience for me. My kids were free to run and draw amongst all the bigs of modern art. They weren't intimidated to be quiet, subdued, and or otherwise (all the things kids hate). There was a sensation within my kids of free spirit and interaction with the art. Needless to say, it was experienced to the fullest and happiest.
My girls reinterpreting Martin Puryear's "Ladder for Booker T. Washington."
Um yeah - that is my child on the floor drawing her interpretation of art, surrounded by the likes of Warhol and Rauschenberg. 
So perfect .... 

*of course if you ask my kids, they will tell you the hotel pool was way more exciting

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

We Like 'Em Fat

The bigger the better when it comes to vertical house numbers.
Add a few inches to the width and, well, it gets all hot and sexy. Obviously ....

Sunday, August 4, 2013

You Want More Than One?


We can do that.
Our DIY factory can make one or a hundred.
Address plaques for homes or apartments or condominiums. We got that.

Monday, July 22, 2013

We Love our Customers

One of our favorite things is getting picture of our plaques once they are installed.  It makes our hearts burst with pride.  Check out the latest batch below.

 

 
It's always interesting to see the variety of home styles. The plaques are truly chameleon-like, fitting in perfectly, from mid century to traditional and everything in-between.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Oh Deer!

My daughter and I were inspired by Cricket Burwell's creation to make this.


Glad my girls are starting young!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

BYOBeard

This is Austin, and whether you like it or not, facial hair is a big part of our culture. Urban Skep and Pump Project teamed up to put together a show to celebrate this hipster trend. Our good friend Magda Sayeg teamed up with Dave Mead to create this trio of "Wolly Specimens".

 It was exciting to see all the different takes on it though. "Bearded Lady Buck" by Cricket Burwell was one of my favorites.

 I love the blues and greens of "In the Good Old Days" by Hannah Reinhold.

"Such a Lovely Lady" by Nikki Sorrells has the same feel of what we started doing and I love it. The 70's black velvet feel is spot on.

Katie Cowden was a crowd favorite. "Great Poseidon's Beard!" looks pretty simple until you look at it for a while and see mermaids and fish swimming.