Printmaker and illustrator Kate Gibb's use of color and texture is inspiring. Color is an energy and it invokes emotions in all of us. Her palattes are bright and energetic and paired with her compostion it makes the view feel like they're in the setting. I love when art moves me in this way. I feel the urge to grab a paintbrush and go into my sketchbook for hours. Thank you Kate!
We like it when people collaborate. There’s something pleasing about imagining a bunch of folks with unique interests and skills embracing their differences to do something they wouldn’t have been able to on their own. What’s even better is when those different people with different skills happen to be two of your favourite practitioners in architecture and illustration respectively, coming together to produce a huge, colourful shed in the middle of the woods.
Ecology of Colour is exactly that, a glorious collaboration between Nous Vous and Studio Weave that sees William Edmonds’ precise geometric designs hand-painted onto a beautiful cedar structure, creating an approachable and inviting environment to house dyeing and wildlife workshops for the local community.
Situated at the heart of Ecology Island in Central Park, Dartford the structure was designed “to act as a jolly custodian for the re-imagined park” that has recently received serious investment from the Arts Council and Artlands. Completed in late September, the space is now open to the public and offers a surprisingly scenic environment in one of Kent’s less inviting boroughs.
Digits is one of my favorite electronic musicians. Here's a mix he made of cool, weird eclectic tunes.
Hope you enjoy it.
People and businesses are beginning to understand that good design builds business and makes us feel good.
Enjoy the article.
Nora works at my favorite winery Scribe in Sonoma. It's started by a friend of mine that I met in San Francisco years ago. His name is Andrew and he and I share dads in the nut business. We also lived two blocks away from each other in Hayes Valley. This is where I preceded to meet such a wonderful group of friends that I know I must be doing something right in this lifetime.
Nora is one of those friends. She works at Scribe making things beautiful, greasing the wheels and has an asthetic people (me) dream of having. She creates the look and feel of Scribe that truly blends the feeling and taste of my most favorite wines. If this wine wore clothes, bought property in Sonoma and shared it with the public and treated you like family Nora is responsible for channeling the mind of this wine and sharing with you. Lucky us!
This link shows a photoshoot Kinfolk (another post I am going to make) shot earlier this year. Enjoy the beauty created by people coming together with intention.
Growing old gracefully is an area us young people often overlook. My grandparents are all in their 90's and going strong. My 93 year old Grandpa golfs three times a week. My 91 year old Grandmother on my father's side just won a gold metal in Tai Chi in the Senior Olympics. Way to go!
Enjoy this beautifully made video. I don't know Maia, but I strive to be as vibrant as she at 95.
This is a great website that allows you to rent an Airstream trailer for an event. Lisa & Evan are dear friends of mine and their wedding is featured in their wedding section. You can see me too scattered in the photos, but I won't tell you which one I am let's just say I got major air.
Lisa and Evan's wedding was one of the most creative and fun weddings I've had the pleasure of attending. They got married in Lisa's brothers backyard which is a pine forest less than an hour from Tahoe. They rented the Airstream for a little post wedding bliss and privacy. They got it!
Michelle and I are collaborating again! I was honored Michelle asked me to design the front and back cover of her first 20 page poetry book titled Pulchritudinous Poetry THE BODY EARTH. Note: the book is thin so it didn't allow for any type on the spine. My goal was to fuze earth elements with a fresh lightness of natural beauty. I did the photography, illustration and design on this project. Hope you like the cover now go buy the book! See event details below.
You are cordially invited to another intimate evening of Poetry Readings by Michelle Bravo who is launching her first book - Pulchritudinous Poetry THE BODY EARTH at one of the finest Art Galleries in the city - Mishin Fine Arts (www.mishingallery.com)
Michelle Bravo is a Holistic coach and healthcare practitioner specializing in post-operative services. Inspired earlier this year by the Rumi Poetry event held by Bohemian Socials, Michelle wrote her first book, Pulchritudinous Poetry – THE BODY EARTH. She will be reading from her current book Volume I of the Poetic Holism Series – A Journey of Self Through The Elements as well as her soon-to-be-published, Mythogeny of the Mind – Air Apparent, Volume II. Her book is available at the San Francisco bookstore, Books, Inc. and online at Amazon.com.
Suggested Attire: The Colors of Earth
Look forward to poetisize together!
Here is one of two photos I've got showing in the current 200 Yards show at La Boutique in North Beach, San Francisco. Contact me via this website to purchase. Both photos are 10x6 in a matte silver frame.
200 Yards @ La Boutique
Opening Reception November 17 from 6 pm - 9 pm
Showing through January 6, 2012
La Boutique 414 Jackson St. @ Sansome
Join us in one of San Francisco's most historic neighborhoods for the 6th 200 Yards show. This time around we're showcasing 15 different photographers and 25 images that provide a whole new view of the back alleys and brick buildings that make up Jackson Square.
Poet Michelle Bravo and I combined two of our favorite mediums, her poetry and my photography to create two pieces for Arc Gallery's show. (see info below) The photo above is combine with Michelle's poem listed below. This art is professionally framed to include the photo with the poem and is currently for sale for $300. Contact me via this website to purchase. Update January 2012, this piece is sold.
Catch & Release
by Michell Bravo
Diving and swooning
swirling and hurling
The smallest of samplings
Just barely a nudge
and I’m hooked
As You patiently
A stinging, sharp bite
A swish and a flash
And suddenly, gasping for
Put me back! Put me back!
Back down there!
Back deep in the
warmth of my
The smell of You
sticks to my sides
marked my left eye
And next time I’ll err
on caution’s side of the port
For there’s nothing worse
to be lured
from the depths
to the surface
Caught only for sport
"THE GUERRILLA SHOW 2: Join the Revolution"
Overturn the establishment, strike a blow against mediocrity, and shatter the status quo!"THE GUERRILLA SHOW 2: Join the Revolution"
Bay Area Juried Exhibition & Off-The-Wall Sale curated by Arc partners
Thursday, Dec. 8th 6-9M - OPENING RECEPTION (Arc artist studios open to public)
Friday, Dec. 9th 6-9PM - SECOND CHANCE SALE
Saturday, Dec. 10th 12-5PM - HOLIDAY SHOPPING DAY
Saturday, Dec. 17th 12-5PM - EGGNOG & COOKIES
Friday, Jan. 6th 6-9PM - LAST CHANCE SALE
December 8th - January 15th
The term, Guerrilla, has come to refer to unconventional and unexpected techniques that small groups employ to shake things up, force you to take a second look, and change your preconceptions about the everyday world, often in a mobile and temporary manner. “The Guerrilla Show 2” is a short turn-around exhibition of affordable artwork by Bay Area and Northern California artists. Artwork will be sold off the wall, facilitating purchases of work by patrons. ALL ARTWORK $300 OR LESS
Featured Artists: Diane Abt, Jack Androvich, David Avery, Francis Baker, Steve Baker, Jonathan Barcam, Daniel Barron, Lillie Barrows, Todd Berman, Venus Bird, Laura Blacona, Richard Bolingbroke, Bernard Bolter, Marie Bourget, Nicole Spear & Michelle Bravo, Jan Brugger, Ben Cady, Victor Castillo, Nicole Catalfamo, Trudi Charnoff-Hauptman, Pui-Quan Cheng, Cory Clinton, Bobby Coleman, Vera Costa, Maeve Croghan, Flora Davis, Elizabeth Dekker, Winston J. Dong Jr., Bridget Dubriwny, Jeremy Scott Eaton, Brandy Eiger, Ann T. Elliott, Su Evers, Tracy Fetter, John Fitzsimmons, Kat Flyn, Neil Freese, Christopher J. Fuzi, Annie Galvin, Mauricia Gandara, James Gleeson, Lisa Glicksman, Eileen P. Goldenberg, Diane Goldstein, Kevin Grady, Patrick Glynn Griffin, Karen Gutfreund, Marc Ellen Hamel, Alexandra Hammond, Jennifer Maria Harris, Jeanne Hauser, Dianne Hoffman, Hilla Hueber, Valerie Jacobs, Laura Jacobson, Martine Jardel, Carol Jessen, Philippe Jestin, Wayne Jiang, Judy Johnson Williams, James Julian, Soad Kader, Andrzej Michael Karwacki, Howie Katz, Kerry Kelly, Robert Keshishian, Mike Kimball, Myles Kleinfeld, Barbara Kleinhans, Lisa Knoop, Irena Kononova, Leslie Lambert, Eric Larson, Denise Laws, Eun Hee Lee, Basic Lee, James V. Lee, Sarah F. Lopez, Leslie Lowinger, Erin Malone, Liz Mamorsky, Michael Mason, Linda Masotti, Kristine Mays, Alan Mazzetti, Melinda Mazzetti, Colleen McCrystle, Rosarie McHugh, Hollie McLaughlin, Gertie Mellon, Jahan Michelle, John Mickelson, Margaretha Miglo, Sakie Miura, Pamela Mooney, Leslie Morgan, Gail Morrison, Brandon Munley, Ben Needham, Christopher Nelson, Greg Nelson, Dan Newman, Sarah Newton, John Nieto, Hadley Northrop, Willow Older, Danielle O'Malley, Oneor, Nite Owl, Charley Paff, Pernilla Persson, Jane Peterman, Xavier Phelp, Shilo Ratner, Eric Rewitzer, Fernando Reyes, Katie Richardson, Carol Rienecker, Jason Rivera, Karl Roeseler, Robin R. Rome, Ronn Rosen, Ellen Rosenthal, Lionel Rouge, Rubyspam, Rachel Sager, William Salit, Danielle Satinover, Perry E. Schanley, Valerie Scott, Heike Seefeldt, Janet Seifert, Niki Shelley, Mary K. Shisler, Watchara Sirisevaku, Sharon Sittloh, Solis, Philipp Striebe, Marcia Stuermer, Paulo Sultanum, Paul Taylor, Gina Telcocci, Deborah Mills Thackrey, Alberto Toscano, Alison Trujillo, Trish Tunney, Gregory Vernitsky, Jonathan Villar, Sharon J. Weeden, Linda Yao, In Young Yeo, Mitsu Yoshikawa, Alex Zenger
I absolutely love vibrating colors. Here is a close up of the graphics on my current business card. I wanted a card that would look intriguing if it was seen laying on the sidewalk. Living in an artistic and innovative city like San Francisco, I wanted a card that jumped out at you. What do you think?
My love for design is matched by my love for the horse. This animal is a 'tire-less' subject for artists.
Can't wait to get my hands on this book! I am doing my best as a designer to be able to recognize fonts by sight and I hope this book sheds some light on the subject. It's true it takes experience to be able to choose the right font or should I say typeface? The debate contines!
Click on the orange title above to read Reform Club's blurb on the place mat Scott and I designed. Awesome!
Great video and song. I love the jumping kids they really had fun with this one.
Scott and I collaborated on a placemat for a restaurant called Reform Club. Reform Club is a pop-up restaurant, brought to you by Allyson Harvie (Citizen Cake, Ragazza), Becky Pezzullo (Undercover Supper, Bar Bambino), and Dion Jardine (Slanted Door, Heavens Dog). Email for reservations while they last! Sundays only from 6pm - 10pm firstname.lastname@example.org
I had the idea to draw all different shaped edible and not so common lettuces. After drawing the lettuces I scanned them into Photoshop where Scott's skillz helped make this project possible in such a short amount of time. We laid them out in a loose way as if they'd just been picked from the garden. Then we chose a handwritten font and listed herbs to make a boarder. The written font resembles has an embroidered look at first glance. It was such a fun project that (shhhhh!) I would have done it for free....Who doesn't love talking, eating, and playing with fresh healthy food!
Here are more links to the restaurant. I can't wait to go!
During a recent mother/daughter trip to Chicago my mom and I stubbled upon artist Mark Bradford's work at the Chicago Contemporary Art Museum. Both of us were instantly moved and went into furry of information gathering about the artist. Here is an article about Mark.
His work inspires me and since then I've been playing with acrylic gel and torn paper. I've been covering numorous rocks and wooden boards with paper from an old Italian travel book. My goal is to repurpose an object into something new. I am not sure what the final project will look like, but the experimentation teaches me about the medium. I posted a photo of a wooden board I covered with paper from the old Italian travel book. I plan to use it as a backing for another project.