category: jb in the news / reviews
thanks to catherine and her eagle eyes for spotting this!
yeah, i know it’s been quiet as crickets around this blog, sorry! shit’s been going down [good & bad], but i’m almost through it and looking forward to getting back to a regular schedule again very soon!
hey! i’m the plywerk featured artist this month! bonus: if you leave a comment you’ll be entered in the contest to win a 16×20 print mounted on… plywerk! sweet! happy new year!
check out this nice little write up on my cards in this month’s oregon home magazine [scroll down]! neato!
so yeah, i’ve been busy recovering from the holiday events and other assorted end-of-year things and battling the inevitable cold. so far i’m winning that one! next week i’ll be traveling south for a bit of less rain. while the blog may be quiet, i’ll probably be instagramming and twittering beautiful things along the way.
check this out! i did not do those drawings above! a middle school teacher at an international school outside of tokyo did them by way of example for his art students to learn different ways of drawing in order to find their own natural drawing “voice.” scroll down a bit here and you can see the whole drawing course.
rad, right?! how cool is it that my artwork is a reference point for kids in another part of the world? i would need about 2 more lattes this morning [or a few glasses of wine tonight] in order to launch into a whole post about the differences between plagiarism, influences and learning, but if you’re interested in the subject i’ve run across the article “the ecstasy of influence: a plagiarism” by jonathan lethem thanks to brainpicking’s feature of jonathan lethem on the author as a public intellectual which i found via my twitter feed. ha, how’s that for following the trail of cultural influence at 7am?!
more pictures of where i work everyday, and a thoughtful description of my work and work process that i love. thanks leela & re-nest!
just out! issue 5 of jenn indie fixx’ joie magazine – check out page 20 for the interview with me! check out the rest of the magazine for other awesome fabulousness!
de temps en temps l’un a besoin d’encouragment. merci mille fois a l’ombre dumarronnier! ah, je m’excuse… i received the sweetest email in french about a blog post about my work and my high school french kicked in there!
it’s been a challenging work week this week, so words of encouragement are exactly what i needed to get through hours of work on this gorgeous weather friday night!
excuse me while i revel in these great photos by rachel h! rachel’s new photo studio is awesome and we had such a good time together during this photo shoot that, to quote rachel: “there were a few really great laughing ones, but they’re all out of focus because i was laughing with you. that makes me giggle.”
if you are/will be in portland in the next two months and need some promo shots, rachel’s offering a few low-cost studio days (july 13, july 27, august 24, and september 21) where portland artists, musicians, and business owners can get high quality b&w portraits made for $125. like all portlanders, rachel is also interested in product or service trades if you have a unique product but not a lot of cash.
sooo, anyone want to interview me for their magazine or blog so we can put all these great photos to use?! there’s many more besides just these!
ps: for those of you that follow me on twitter, this was the day last week that i got back to my studio and just *had* to paint my toenails and drink blush wine. such a diva day!