Tuesday, July 27, 2010

the true life of an illustrator

I love these animations by Jason Holley that was made for ICON 6. if you ever wanted to know what a life of an illustrator is, here you go, especially "The Color." if you're an illustrator and thought you were alone out there, you're not. Jason, you're awesome.

Interview from jason holley on Vimeo.

The Color from jason holley on Vimeo.

Monday, July 26, 2010

I'm coming up Aces

Totally lovin' this comfy, seasonless clothing line by Brooklyn's Ace & Jig.

Sold at Bows + Arrows.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

I KAT stop thinking about you!

Jenny Gordy has always made some pretty awesome clothes, as I've mentioned here before. But this dress, I just can't stop thinking about. Especially in these hot days of summer... grrrr, if only my wallet were as big as my shopping habit. She's having a shop update this Thursday, you guys with money, you better get on that.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Moon Rocks!

The boys at National Forest have created a Fall line for Quiksilver, for sure its something to check out. It looks pretty awesome, a lot of crazy dye work and as always far-out graphics!

This Thursday is the launch party at Saturdays NYC.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Bead it!

Love these necklaces from Gather Jewelry!

via Greedy Girl

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Send in the Clowns

I'll be honest with you, clowns kinda freak me out. Something about their freakish in between of a smile and a sad face, its just so. fake? I think that rings true for many people? Allison Schulnik's clowns can make me come around to them. The colors and the textures on her canvas draw me in and even feel for them.

Her beautiful animations are really touching as well, including the music video she did for Grizzly Bear.

If you're in New York, she currently has a show up at Canada and at Lehmann Maupin.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Women's Health-the International way

An illo about an international women’s health conference. My first sketches were pretty cliché, I think. Finally I came up with this one in my last sketch. I’m pretty pleased with how it came out, its fully embroidered so that was fun to use thread as line. Thanks to Catherine Gontarek of the Penn Gazette.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Zapotec Weaving

Back in New York and luckily for me I missed most of the heatwave (knock on wood). I can't wait to share this post with you guys. During my Oaxaca visit, we went to the Santa Ana Valley which is known for their weavings. We were invited, so graciously, into the home of a weaver (one of our hosts happened to be good friends with her) where we were shown how all the weavings are made from start to finish.

Wool is first sheared, then hand-spun, and hand-dyed. Many of the dyes used are natural dyes, made from plants or bugs like cochineals. She told us that everyone in the family must learn how to weave, whether or not they were going to make a career out of it. This pattern on the loom is one of her teenage grandson. I love seeing a tradition being passed on and I hope the art of weaving isn't lost.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Wa Wa-Oaxaca: Part I

Here are some snippets of my trip to Oaxaca. The food, the people, the experience, it was all inspirational. The colors of Mexico in itself are pretty overwhelming, but in the best possible way. I can't wait to share my visit to the Valley of Santa Ana where we went to a weaver's home.

Check NumNum soon for the food adventure post.