Friday, February 29, 2008

The Lab Auction..

Two of my pencil works will be up for bid at the Lab two weeks from now. Auction admission price is between $10 and $25 (includes refreshments), and the preview days are free.

Mushy, personal post.

I disappeared again for a week or so, this time, because my husband (Albert) was in the hospital for a few days. You wouldn't think food poisoning could be life threatening, but when I called 911 his blood pressure was low, he was dehydrated, and running a fever.. It was scary enough that when they were supposed to move him to a regular hospital room, they instead moved him into the ICU. Of course, Albert's fine and is at home now, but I wanted to note Albert's most recent blog post.. which was posted a couple of days before this happened (which I find a little eerie). He featured a lecture by a dying man, a final lecture about following your dreams. Here's the link: Al's Brain Blog It's a subject that's quite personal, and some of you guys have heard Albert's story before (probably from him directly). In 2001, he left medical school for art school, and started working for Fluid Animation a year or two later. At Fluid, he was the Art Director and character designer for Lucy: Daughter of the Devil. There are t-shirts at comic book conventions with HIS designs on them (yeah, I'm bragging). He took a huge gamble and he worked hard; look what happened. My bottom line is this, life happens suddenly. It can end, suddenly. How many people get to look back (at any point) and say "yeah, I did what I wanted to do"? You just can't measure how priceless that is. And I'm super proud of him for doing what he does. :P Anyway, yeah, mushy stuff.. I posted a link to the blog, so you guys can check it out if you like.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Email trouble

I've been having some problems with my apple mail program.. specifically, when I e-mail people and they reply back, I don't get the replies at all. So if anyone has e-mailed me in the last two weeks, and didn't get a response, please e-mail me a second time. I'm terribly sorry for the inconvenience. :( Anywho, I'm also sorry for the lack of posts. I've had a lot going on in my personal life, as well as trying to stay on top of my art stuff. It's been a struggle, but I've found that as long as I stick with my daily routine, things still get done (it just might take a little longer). (Note: I feel guilty when I don't post new stuff, so here's a couple of sketches from the coffee shop)

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Site updates.

Just updated my biography pages with a new biography and artist statement, and I updated my resume with a list of upcoming shows. Also, sorry I haven't blogged any new pieces lately. I'm working on a large scale triptych right now, and I'm also pulling things together for three different shows (all of which are coming up in the next two months), and trying to negotiate a fourth, and I'm also donating some work to the Lab for their upcoming auction. It's going to be a busy spring! In terms of Podcasts.. I'm addicted like crazy. I've been downloading marketing podcasts, and also psychology podcasts. My work has always had some psychological nuances mixed in, so anything that ties into my concepts (even remotely) I devour. Anywho, I'll have a list of dates and times for the upcoming shows shortly. If you're interested in attending the openings, or know someone who might, feel free to subscribe to the blog. It's the best way to ensure that you don't miss out. :)

Sunday, February 03, 2008

"Afterthoughts" is 2 years old, with 100 posts!

With school started back, my second (third?) job will be kicking in soon, so I thought I would note it. This semester I'm doing a painting workshop at the Academy of Art University, on Mondays, starting February 11th. I'm looking forward to it. :) So if you're still in school, stop by and say "hi". The other thing I wanted to write about, is that Albert upgraded my Ipod for my birthday, so I've been downloading tons of podcasts. Actually, I found a lot of neat art related ones, especially for San Francisco, so if you like gallery hopping, or visiting the MOMA, I have some recommendations: "SFMOMA Artcasts" (show the MOMA ticket takers that you have this on your ipod, and they knock $2 off the price of admission!) "KQED Gallery Crawl" "KQED Spark Art Video Podcast" "Art Talk with Richard Kamler" (specifically the interview with Kenneth Baker - haven't listened to it yet, but he is our resident critic) And lastly, one I recommend to illustrators and fine artists (and my personal favorite); "Answers for Freelancers" So far that's all I've got. There's plenty of other ones though, SFAI, DeYoung, the Asian Art Museum. It's a great way to stay tuned into what's going on behind the scenes of our art galleries, and to hear what other artists are doing.