free day

I sorta slept in but still got up before Tom, who has a job, so I don’t feel very accomplished in that department. Next on the agenda is to take photos of some paintings, then I will walk down to market and do a gallery stroll. I am finally going to make it to the […]

do you know what today is?

It’s the last day of classes before Spring break. This makes me a very happy girl. We are having a critique on our latest assignment of alternative surface and memory/autobiography. I am showing off my dinosaur today. Then tonight I’m off to Western Civ class for a final lecture before the break. I get my […]

hang your art

A guy snuck into the met and hung 4 of his own paintings. Genius!

I been busy jugglin’ and shit

I’m getting over a cold. It mostly just made me really cranky and mad. Now I seem to be mostly ok. Today was busy for being so sniffly. I painted my dinosaur. Here he is in just newspaper. As of now he is covered in paper pulp and painted in a patchwork of pinks, blues […]

too fast!

The weekend is going too fast. I had a 6 hour class yesterday, then tom and I went around the neighborhood for drinks and snacks and watched Sean of the Dead. Today we went to a baby shower in Menlo Park. I’m now trying to work on my homework for next Saturday’s class. I don’t […]

Oooh! oooh!

Exciting craft flea market! I can’t do it this month but I’m hopinh I can next month. Sadly, I can’t even go to this one. I have class every Saturday in March. Sparkanzoo’s Flea Market

so many paintings

I have so many paintings forming in my head and no time to paint them. I feel like I’m going to burst. Still, I’ll be able to start another one outside of the class assignment on Tuesday since it’ll take the class a while to get organized. You know what’s cool? 1970’s suburbs, cows and […]

saturday lazy

I can’t seem to get motivated to get any work done today. I slept in until 11:30. We had a pretty late night. We saw Nada Surf at the Great American Music Hall. They were once again, great. We had sushi and many beers throughout the night. Tom’s not feeling very good today. I switched […]

more on lobdell

After pouring through my Frank Lobdell book, I was having this very vivid dream tuesday night about the inner workings of machines and electronics and how I may have found my calling as an artist, to investigate the insides of things. I opened up this large machine and inside were pipes and knobs and switches […]

today is better

I wish I wasn’t such a broken record but oh well. I’m doing better today. I got a lot done at work and feel like the project is getting closer to completion. Yesterday I got pretty far on the muscle car painting. Should be done in a session or two. Last night I decided the […]

Sad the weekend’s gone

Where did it go? Yesterday we packed up my cat painting “Reclining Nude” to get it ready to ship off to Arlington VA to it’s new owner. We got Tom a new producer’s desk at Guitar Center and I spent the rest of the day studying at a cafe while Tom tore apart the apartment […]

Sold a painting

I probably shouldn’t talk about it until all the Is are dotted and the Ts crossed but it looks like I have a buyer for Reclining Nude. I’m pretty happy about this because I think this painting deserves a good home. We have nowhere to hang it in our house anymore. Happy day!

monster factory

ote to self: find inspiration in these photos for your monster book. p.s. time is running out!

Phillip Guston made me cry

In a moment of utter frustration and despair, I went downstairs to the Gallery at the Gap to seek solace in some great art. I stood in front of Phillip Guston’s painting: The way things go. Of course I don’t know what was running through his head when he paintined it, but to me it […]

Look what I can do!

Holy crap! I painted this today. I have 3 – 4 sessions left on it probably but hell, what a great start. I felt so good to be doing an “Alanna painting” in oils. I really just did not like my experience last semester with acryllics. I feel like starting this painting today, fixed so […]