i can't wait

WTWTA - Soundrack is out - more here

Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are", is by far one of the most enduring memories of my childhood. I still have the book my mom gave me some 30+ yrs ago...and some refrigerator magnets :)

oooh, ooh, I cannot wait!

regarding; I found some real good stuffs today:

The above courtesy of a blog put together by Dallas Clayton & Spike Jones: "We love you so". And we do! Also, really, check out Dallas Clayton here & here - because why? Because - really, he is super fantastic, that's why.



get your Korduroy's on

Creative as hell - love this thing - go here and roam around...

If you want to build a ship,
don't drum up people to collect wood
and don't assign them tasks and work,
but rather
teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea

- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

have your heard of 500 pencils?

check this out.
You sign up for a subscription - pay a monthly fee and they send you 25 pencils over 20 months.
so tempting.

besotted with

SHCH Graphics Group, Kiev.

typeface, design and doodles - rolled into a phenom style

utterly besotted.

autumnal equinox

Bas-relief in Persepolis - in the Persian/Iranian tradition - on the day of an equinox, the power of an eternally fighting bull (personifying the Earth) and that of a lion (personifying the Sun) are equal.
Tomorrow is the first day of Autumn; the time where we reap the harvest in preparation for the decent into the internalizing 'hibernation' of winter.

Rita makes a plate...or seven

mom's first go at making plates. They are for the Tahoe house.

Cute, huh!?


oh boy, found this: artaxis.org

go at it; see what 'the kids' are doing these days.

good luck - I'm going back over there right now....

paper or plastic?

Paper bag hats by Moses. He made some 250 hats out of paper bags - aren't they super fantastic!

more hats

Bloum Cardenas makes these fantastic collage paintings out of recycled plastic bags that she gathers up from all over the world - if you have an opportunity to see these paintings you will see the depth and amazing second life of plastic bags. I LOVE her work and Bloum is a super nice gal. Also a little trivia on Bloum and her family...

introducing The Third Column...

Scott Peck - photographer
I've seen many blogs with this third column action. I wanted one. So, I went off and tried to figure out how to get me one of those. I found countless sites, countless ways and means, countless tools, tips, widget nonsense, and gadgety bits at my fingertips ready to "help me", "self help me", create my own third column. Riiiighhht, and want to slit my wrists.

I spent more time on this little project than I'm willing to admit. Each site explaining differnt ways to do the same thing. Each 'expert' blogger hacker taunting me about how simple, easy, and fast it is to add a third column - and countless comments saying "OH yes, it's so easy, thank you for your simple explanation", or "WOW, your directions made that SO easy". Ok, OK. I gird myself to take on the HTML. HTML isn't easy. HTML isn't intuitive - it's rigid; like a bread stick. Some instructions didn't work at all, some worked half way, some sent parts sailing off into oblivion.

I did this exercise 6 or 7 fucking times. Nothing. I even lost the blog entirely there for a few frantic moments. That was super fun.

decided to try it one more time...

TAH fucking DUHHHHH! I give you ........The Third motherfing Column!

I have F I N A L L Y figured it out.
The damn column is stunted, naturally. I don't know why it won't go all the way down the page; and right now I don't really care. I'm tired.


here are some new things - some new elements are feets on some pieces; I like the feets and I'm not sure about them at the same time.
I am also incorporating color and design on the surface as the earlier post of new pieces show; here are some more examples. There are things I do like about it and still feel it's a work in progress...

infatuated with....

Gentle Pure Space

here are a couple new pieces with some elements that I have been incorporating into some pieces.

speaking of visual feasts...

stills from the movie "The Fall" watch it! It is a truly gorgeous visual feast. You will be blown away.

Roger Ebert said "it's a movie you might want to see for no other reason than it exists, there will never be another like it"

the palette of inspiration....

I have been obsessing over color - REALLY obsessing, but hey, artists do that sort of thing. if there ever was a place that captured color; it's India. It's virtually alive with color; I am in love with the aesthetic, the vibrant, saturated, unapologetic beauty of color found everywhere.
Many of these images are courtesy of artnlight : a recent favorite about all things India.


I found this today; Claude Renault photographer
great images require no words. see for yourself.

found this

over at Revolver. we like it!