Monday, November 21, 2011

I Love You Ms. Mosshart

I've started working on a new collage. The last several collages I made over the past couple of weeks have all been the same size, 8"x10". So I decided to step it up with this next one, 11"x14". Mostly because I want to go a different direction with this one. I want to steer away from all the strange sci-fi dreamscapes and do something a bit more... head-on.  A self-portrait, in a sense. But not literally.

Today I'm obsessing with the voice of the beautiful bombshell Alison Mosshart, lead singer of two great bands, The Dead Weather and The Kills.  I'm letting that seductive voice of hers guide me along the colorful stripped-away pieces of this next collage. For her sake I hope it doesn't turn out to be a flop. If it does, I may not be able to listen to her voice ever again.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Goddess of Night

Today's collage-  Nyx in her adyton, preparing to give her next oracle.

Friday, November 11, 2011

It's Architecture. Can't you tell?

Two more collages from my college years. Two of the first collages I ever made. One of these may be a re-post... sorry if it is.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Equus Ferus

They're wild. They're horses. And I even think they've got their own planet.

She's Queen of the Universe

She's intense. She's everywhere. Her lazer-look can turn you to lava. But really, underneath it all, her heart is a jewel-rose, warm and bright, and at the end of the day she's just a pussycat. She's the Queen.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Attention Etsy shoppers!!

I just put my own storefront up on Etsy. I was going to wait until I had more pieces available that I'd be willing to sell to the general public, but I got antsy. Antsy for Etsy.
So, here it is. Go buy something:

Now I have to get going on some more collages. Check back soon- I should have at least 2 more done by the end of this week.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

A Horse Is A Horse

Just a little collage I made as a birthday gift for a friend. All the pretty horses...

A Catskill Weekend

This weekend my family and I headed up to Potter Hollow, way up in the Catskills, to tend to untended family business.

It was such a beautiful day, the sun was warm, the hills were all autumn-rainbows upon unbelievable carpets of green, all capped underneath a cloudless dome of blue. Every time I go up there, all I think is, "I could live here! I want to live here.." But beautiful landscapes and charming farmhouses aside, there's just not much going on up there. If I had a career writing & illustrating children's stories, maybe. But as a starving architect? No.

And finally, finally, after two hectic life-altering years, we finally planted Dad's headstone in the ground, next to Oma and Opa in the picture-perfect Potter Hollow Cemetery at the base of the mountain upon which our family house sits. Our house... which we are desperately trying to sell, in an unsellable market.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

College Collage

In lieu of my traumatic life-flashed-before-my-eyes-bicycle-car crash this morning (I'm ok, I think...), I've decided to post some random collages I made way back in my college years, over 10 years ago. Some of these I think are pretty cool, others I think are... eh, ok. But I like that I'm finally getting back into it, and without the pressure of hovering art class teachers (even though the ones I had were pretty damn cool). Some of these creations were just random esoteric we-think-too-much-because-we're-architecture-students type sci-fi environments, and others were actually used as presentation renderings for a few of my design projects in the architecture studio. My favorite is the little guy in the second collage. He's such a looker. I like to think that he is me.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Monday's collage

Here's yesterday's collage. I kinda like it.

Friday's collage

I've decided to bury my sanity in mixed medium. Get ready to see a ton of this shit coming from me over the next several weeks. Like it or dislike it, you might also find me trying to sell it on Etsy. And if you're smart, and a tiny bit cultured, you'll buy a piece or two.