April 27, 2010

inspiring stuff

aron wiesenfeld. kind of like realistic edward gorey-esk characters (gorey because of the texture of his drawings/elongated bodies) through the eyes of michael sowa and the dutch golden age. His drawings in particular are so amazing, the detail in the skin tone and textures...the paintings are equally brilliant.

it's agideas this week and today i would like to express my love (so far) for:

dean poole and the alt group for their amazingly inspiring work that draws a lot on poole's interest in art/sculpture, which is close to my heart. he is also a witty man and i am more than partial to wit.

robyn beeche also spoke. her photographic work blows me away. i adore the amount of effort that went into her shoots and the make-up and the era. this picture in particular made me swoon.

it made me think of this fellow:

who for some reason i can't stop thinking about. i don't know what's up with my head.

there were other great speakers, some great illustrators. hearing about how they got to where they are is pretty awesome and very inspiring. just the kick in the ass i need after this horrendous month.

April 14, 2010

sometimes always

i'm pretty non-committal but generally, procrastinating means updates.

i've been big into colours for a long time. not that you would guess, black and white is usually my go to. why would you complicate something with colour if you don't need colour?
that aside, finding/discovering perfect colour combinations pretty much excites the hell out of me. i will play with colour pencils and arrange them to my liking, put clothes/fabrics/household items together based on what i consider to be a perfect colour combination. my perception of the "perfect colour combination" probably isn't to everyone's taste but if it is, then excellent! we should get together, have a drink and play with colours.

i keep telling myself to buy film for my camera so i can document such things. i refuse to buy replacement batteries for my digital camera (until i can afford rechargeables) and film is so much nicer. because of this lame excuse i'm stuck in a camera-less no mans land relying heavily on my shitty webcam, which is the worst image capturing device ever invented. next i'll be using my fucking mobile phone.

i believe that film in a decent/purposefully shit camera is better than any digital medium so hopefully this will happen. i'm not committing to promises or anything like that, that's not how i roll.

so here it is:

obus cardi and scarf care of k.rudd's stimulus package last year. mustard and blue=i'm in love. the tea cup was an op shop find near my home in adelaide. It's german and i can't get enough of the pattern. put them together and what do you have?

excuse the vanity. lurex sweater and a pink nylon slip in my bedroom which is cream and pink. for instant colour combination bliss-out, just add some nars lipstick in heat wave.

i also have been drawing to procrastinate. sometimes i wonder if i will actually manage to get any work done :(

it is small and upside-down because i don't like it and it doesn't look right to me any other way.