Sunday, October 31, 2010

Etsy

Workin'
on my Etsy shop!


Saturday, October 30, 2010

100th POST!

Happy 100th post! 
   Happy Halloween!   






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I've never had a Four Loko before and I'm perfectly fine with that. 
But, I do love their theme song!


And here's my Halloween costume:

I couldn't find the gold dress, so I went as Kat Von D. 
Didn't cost me a dime!


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

R.I.P.

Why'd they have to go and do that?

Love you Ida Blankenship.
Always and forever.
We had some good times.
I want to make a fabric design in your honor. 
Just too tired to do that tonight. 
A girl's gotta get some sleep.

This would be perfect for printing on canvas, stretching, and framing. Also some added embroidery work would look awesome!

This version is no masterpiece, but I really enjoyed illustrating Ida!
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Temple

More Post Crossing!


Thailand

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I've been listening to an old comp I made years ago. It has White Flight on it and I still love his work. Inspiring :) Had to post.


I tried finding a better video for this song, but failed. Just skip to 1:53, that's when the amazing song begins. It's one of my all time favs.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Scan

We're Watching You
It's thundering so loud right now it's shaking my window pains. 
I've always enjoyed thunderstorms. 
They make the world feel alive. 
Oh, lost power for a bit.


I'm not so sure about this brown one, very diarrhea...

More colors coming soon. This one is a pain to recolor, 
so many little parts!

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Oh Man, I just got back from seeing
Sleigh Bells
at Soho and they were the
Tits!

I fell in love with their debut album Treats and it has become my soundtrack. I love listening to it while I bike to the beach on my sunny days off. So hearing just a little part of one of their songs takes me back to so many awesome days. I knew the set would be short as they only have one album, so they didn't do an encore, which is perfect. I've never been a fan of encores. I'm actually amped right now, which is so rare after seeing live music! When bands play too long I leave the show tired, kinda lame. Their laserish light show was the perfect compliment to their bassy screamy anthems. I'm listening to them right now when I should be in bed. 
Love them, heart them. 
Got my A machines on the table got my B machines in the drawer 
Got my A machines on the table got my B machines in the drawer 
Got my A machines on the table got my B machines in the drawer


Should I be Alexis Krauss for halloween? We look similiar-ish. I was going to be Kat Von D so I could carry around a fake tattoo machine with an ink pen in it and draw boners on everyone I meet. Oh the tough decisions one has to make when they are single and have no dependents.


Here's live footage from the show, shot by my friend Erin:

Tikkunfest

I Checked my transits for today and one said 
You will want to achieve 
something amazing.
I feel like that everyday of my life so it was nice to see it in writing.



On to something that will hopefully be amazing. 
If you live in LA, I have plans for you 
Sunday October 24, 2010


TIKKUNFEST
I'm planning on doing some volunteer work as well as vendor during the concert afterward. So this week I'm framing some of my most popular and colorful designs for people to purchase with a portion of the proceeds going to charity.

For more info check out their Website or Facebook page.
And don't be shy. 
It's a Jewish gathering, but I'll be there and I'm not religious at all, in the slightest. 
Word.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Frequency

Overcast 
I have to admit I kind of of enjoy crummy weather days here. 
They're rare and they remind me that this place is real. 
Although, the down side is me yawing a lot. 
I really need the sun to keep me awake.





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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Post Crossing

Mail Art

I've been a fan of mail art ever since I learned about Ray Johnson

My awesome friend Jaime recently told me about Post Crossing
I joined and started sending off my post cards!
When a bunch arrived for me the other day from all over the world I decided to use them to make fabric.

Here they are, first the original postcard then the fabric:

España


Detail


Taiwan


Belarus

Estonia
The more I look at this the more I want a dress made out of it. 
I need to find a clothing designer!
If you design clothing email me:
dolphinandcondorfabric at gmail dot com

On a slightly different note:
I was working on my next batch of post cards to send out. I like to check the profiles of the people I'm sending cards to to see what they like, etc. This one girl is really picky about what kinds of postcards she wants to receive. She has an entire list of what is ok as well as a special section that says 
she absolutely does not want handmade cards or cards with cows or goats. 
I couldn't help myself, I had to make her a hand drawn card with a cow and a goat. So It's a contour drawing, mostly blind. 
I love how the goats back leg looks like a giant dick!
Hopefully she can take a joke!



Today I've been listening to 
Coast to Coast AM (as always, it's an addiction)
Which has a really interesting guest on who has written a book about his life; mostly revolving around the haunted house he grew up in. Very interesting.
Click for: The Show
Click for: The Book

Tootles!

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Have to Vent

Not fabric, but relevant.

By now we've all seen the new gap logo.
And we hate it.


I've been looking for articles where the concept is explained but have yet to find any.

The only good that has come from this is

They held a contest to redesign the GAP logo and, well, it rocks. 
Here are my top 3 favorites:


Design by Min Hye Lee


Design by Ernesto Alonso

Design by Chris Reynolds


This makes me think of the release of the 2012 Olymipc logo. 
Which I liked! 
I was in design school in Chicago when this logo first hit the scene. Everyone in my class hated it but me. Yeah, it's kinda weird. So what? It got everyone talking, it's hard to forget and it looks alive (it has energy). So the cheese stood alone, I defended it. Way to have some balls London 2012!


I can't write about all of this without including the tropicana debacle.

Design by Fernando Machado

Which I feel the need to vent about! 
Why? 
Because I LOVED the tropicana redesign
(Old design on the left, New on the right)

Just look at it! 
Clean & fresh!
I still can't see what people hated about it. Really, I just don't get popular opinion most of the time, which is why I'm a little concerned that I agree with the hating of the new GAP logo. :( 
Am I losing "it"?

It seems like most people want to drink this:
Thomas Kinkade

And I want to drink this:



Kazimir Severinovich MALEVICH


I've had to do some soul searching, but yes, my heart still races for the Dadaist, Constructivist, Futurist, and Bauhaus movements.

There has to be an artist out there that paints Thomas Kinkade paintings with all the buildings burning down. 
Internet search:


Ok, I'm finished.