alfreda89: (Books and lovers)
This is seriously out of my league for affordability, but thanks to the Internet, we can all see it!
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Default)
So I've been looking for MONTHS for a photo or print (or a painting, if I can find someone on the front end of their career) of interesting grasses. Dune grasses, Texas grasses (there are hundreds) Kansas prairie grasses, bamboo, for heaven's sake -- I wanted a gift for a friend who did me a tremendous favor this year. But at this rate, I will have to fall back on a gift certificate for Fogo de Chao.

I found a couple of nice National Graphic prints, but they are produced in the hundreds. This person has a collection of original and limited art, for the most part. The large photos of a work he liked are gone, the family of the deceased artist no longer producing his photo/lithos.

Very discouraged. If I could box my time, it would be the sice of a Geo by now. I should have tried painting one myself. Sheesh.

And Merlyn is Helping me cook. At least when he ran into the stand mixer whisk with sugar, butter and eggs on it, he stood still to let me clean him up. Now guess who is in the doghouse? Me. This was my fault, obviously, for doing something on HIS counter.

Merlyn says mutter-mutter-mutter...

UPDATE: Thanks to Lillian Butler, I found Jamie Rood, who turns out to be a regional artist. His lone beach grass against sand was just what I was looking for, and the recipient loves it!

There was a frame sale at Jerry's Artarama, and I got a professional gallery print frame at a lovely price, plus some museum glass for it. Rah, Jerry's Austin!
alfreda89: (Cat Magic)
Signs up until 10/31/10.. http://www.fluxprojects.org/haiku/index.html
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Chai anime)
But only one category -- no overwhelming self, with too much to do.

I missed these homages to "Calvin & Hobbes" -- one of the great comics, in my opinion, and these interpretations do it proud.

http://www.comicsalliance.com/2009/12/28/more-calvin-and-hobbes-covered-by-artists/
alfreda89: (Tea -- the universal cure (ask the Docto)
Here's a video from a poetry slam in Austin, Texas back in December, 2009 from poet Gabrielle Bouliane. It's powerful, not simply because it is from an artist, but because it is from a woman who was told she had a year to live. And she didn't find any way out of it.

This comes at the right time for me, because I have almost carved my way out of the paperwork and health nightmare of the past few years. But the ADD and fatigue and insomnia are still wearing me away like a stone.

I don't have time to solve these things. They will resolve or not. I have to learn to write daily with these problems. I have systems for paperwork, for cooking and not burning myself -- I can have systems for writing and drawing.

Don't waste your time. You never know how much of it you have left.

Note to younger readers: Gabrielle uses words the FCC does not allow on TV. She's earned the right to use them. Have you?

OMG....

Jan. 5th, 2009 09:07 pm
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Ukrainian Easter Eggs)
Yes, you heard correctly -- this man uses a microscope to carve things that reside in the eye of a sewing needle. This is from the ABC evening news.

http://www.guzer.com/videos/needle-art.php
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Ukrainian Easter Eggs)
I'm just posting, not reading. Take a look -- this young woman is having fun doing some incredible things. All with an X-Acto knife! More Jen Stark!

http://pingmag.jp/2007/12/14/jen-stark/
alfreda89: (FSM)
http://www.andrewlipson.com/escher/relativity.html

In LEGOs(R), of course! (The last grand gesture was in gummy bears, so maybe not "of course"...)
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Ukrainian Easter Eggs)
Take a look at magic:

http://www.frankpicturesgallery.com/chen.html
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Squid!)
A Salad "Alien!" Till Novak's hommage to the artists who created the first one.

http://laughingsquid.com/salad-alien-made-out-of-vegetables-by-till-nowak/
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Default)
First saw this over at [livejournal.com profile] pegkerr's LJ, and then W forwarded it to me, as well.

Wonderful -- you can almost see the classic proportional face shining through all these images. Perhaps this is how the Queen of the Faeries looks to human eyes....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUDIoN-_Hxs
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Red Cascade)
Artist Chris Jordan creates an interesting series of "American Self-Portraits" in his new series "Running the Numbers". He says you have to see them full size to get the full impact, but scrolling down to see higher resolution will show you what's going on.

Keep recycling!

http://www.chrisjordan.com/current_set2.php?id=7
alfreda89: (Peppermint Peach Tree)
This artist does incredible things with driftwood. There's a link through to her gallery site, as well -- these are process pics, and final results. Thanx to [livejournal.com profile] christymarx for the link!

http://www.rense.com/general70/drift.htm
alfreda89: 3 foot concrete Medieval style gargoyle with author's hand resting on its head. (Default)
You must go look--even though you probably won't understand the words!

http://blog.joins.com/media/folderlistslide.asp?uid=bdaisy&folder=8&list_id=5105133

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