I'm slowly getting ready to head home for the holidays.. on my list of things to do while I'm there is hook up with an old acquaintance Jake. Jake and I hooked up via facebook.. isn't that the way you hook up with old acquaintances? Jake is interested in booking me for a solo show in 2010 at his tattoo shop. I'm very excited at the possibility of doing this show. His shop is called SLC ink and you should check it out if you live in the area. His shop is part of the Utah gallery stroll which is equal to the art murmur in Oakland.
I think I may have mentioned that I used to make books. Well.. I do. This past year I focused mainly on shadow boxes and collage work. I'm now working on making more books.. hopefully all goes well. Here are some pages and covers. I'm super excited to see what unfolds.
Other than Norah Jones, I've been listening to: The Black Heart Procession.
Here we are one week from Christmas and I'm wondering what happened to the year? Things just seem to flow faster these days. Realizing that the year went by so fast makes me reflect back and give thanks. I'm thankful for the millions of blessing that have gone on or are going on... big and small. On the art front I have had such a successful year, I have learned a lot. I look forward to creating and pushing myself more next year.
Lately I've been trying to relax and work some things out.. seems fitting due to the nature of the season. It sorta reminds me of this new song from Norah Jones new album The Fall.
I just got the album.. and I love it. Many tracks are different from her previous stuff which is a welcome change. I also like the song "I Wouldn't Need You". enough of that... this isn't a music review blog.. but I do always try to write about the music I'm into.
I've been doing this fun lil' project lately.. I honestly just happened by it. I found this dinky lil' toy house at work not too long ago and started taking pictures of it. The picture I took got me to thinking with a friend.. wouldn't it be fun to do a photo project with this toy. I carry it around with me every place I go and take pictures of it. In the vein of "The Red Couch Project" or the traveling gnome. It's turned into a fun side thing to do with all my free time not crunching for a show or event.
Here are some pictures:
You get the idea.. I'm thinking of putting these on my flickr account as a series. All photos are taken with my iphone, it's got a pretty good camera don't cha ya think.