Wednesday, March 27, 2013

mad men portraits

Can't wait for season 6 in less than two weeks!

Monday, March 18, 2013

tara donovan

Aren't these installation sculptures by artist Tara Donovan so incredible?!  She uses simple everyday objects and turns them into incredible works of art.  I actually didn't believe the first one was made up of plastic drinking straws until I saw the super close-up.  I thought it had been mismarked!  It looks like a dreamy wall made up of layers of encaustic.  These are so inspiring.  It reminds me of this lady I talked to once when I was working at an art supply store.  I was helping her pick out a very expensive sable brush and her husband said "Do you really need that?"  She looked at me and said "You're only as good as your materials right?"  I just had to smile and nod while secretly thinking "I hope not, because I use the $2 paints and get materials out of the dumpster out back."

Friday, March 15, 2013

a ship of lace

I've been slowly working on this ship for the last 2 weeks and I finally finished it yesterday.  I had a lot of ups and downs with it.  I almost scrapped the base before I decided to bend the back out and put the lace and velvet ribbon trim on.  Sometimes things have to be really ugly before they become beautiful. 

Friday, March 8, 2013


My absolute favorite shot from Anna Karenina.  It was the perfect ending to a perfect film.  It has stayed with me for months after I first saw it.  I will hopefully have a series of movie stills from this soon.  Just have to take the time to shoot them.