Monday, May 10, 2010

Monkey Cobwebs...

Hello Lovelies!

I hope this Monday finds you all doing well in your respective grottos, dens and tree houses. I have a lot to share with you kids this week. First, a little piece of business, the Chasing Pirates illustration I shared a couple of weeks back is now available as a fine art print on Society6. It will not be a shirt for the foreseeable future, so this is one way to get your mitts on it!


Also, I have some very exciting little pieces of original art coming to the shop very soon. They will be dark and used and pocket-sized and perfect for gift-giving so keep your peepers peeled for that announcement. Eeek! I'm excited about these!

And speaking of used, do we have any junker-lovers in the crowd? I know we do. Later this week, I am going to the Brimfield Antique Show in Brimfield, MA with my Sweetie and my family. We go to the May show every year and talk about crazy. So much junk, so many weirdos and of course... fair food. I will share my plunder next post! Wish me luck...

I have found some people/sites that I want to share, to start off, Jason D'Aquino's work is fantastic. Take a look below. Yes, those are matchbooks folks. Jason calls himself a "miniaturist" which I've never heard used to describe an artist's work, but it makes sense. Those little matchbooks have full drawings on them. Fascinating and beautiful stuff here. (This inspired my new project mentioned above, I'm dipping my toe into matchbook art.) He also uses old paper and ledgers and random things to draw on and I think his work is just great.


It's no secret that I love all things Coney Island, so when I stumbled upon Uhuru Design's Coney Island Line, I was in heaven. The line contains 5 or 6 designs made from reclaimed pieces of the actually Coney Island boardwalk and each piece is named after a famous Coney Island landmark. The Cyclone Lounger is picture below. Amazing. I want one of each.


There's a great blog out there called Sci-fi-o-rama for those of you who like science fiction related art, design and randomness like I do. All sorts of great artists I'd never heard of before are featured on this jewel of a blog, as well as horror artists, pinball machine art, it's just amazing, you have to go see for yourself. Allow a few hours...


Let's wrap up with a sci fi movie review while we're on that topic. I'm sure most of you have at least heard of the movie Invasion of the Body Snatchers. There have been several versions made and the 1978 version is the best in my opinion. (And by best, I mean, the least difficult to swallow...) The basic plot involves a gas or pollen or whatnot that comes to Earth from outer space and it mutates, infects the local plants and before you know it, pods are replicating people and the world is ending. The 70's version surpasses the rest on at least three scores: the alien replication is somewhat realistic (if you start from the premise that none of this is realistic), Jeff Goldblum was still somewhat attractive in this flick (pre-Fly), and Donald Sutherland's permanent is glorious. Check it out kids, it rated 4 out of 5 corn cobs on my scale.

Now go back to Wal-Mart and tell them I want a refund on this Ogilvy permanent!

Until next time: unpleasant dreams...

2 comments:

Rubys Host said...

The Coney Island furniture is not made form the Coney Island Boardwalk planks. The Boardwalk is not "Destroyed" a portrayed on their co web site - and only a small section is currently being worked on for repairs. They mention Ipe wood is used - "Ipe Wood" has never been used on the boardwalk - it doesn't even come form the same country. Ipe Wood is a known hardwood for decking & Outdoor furniture because it can bend and molded - the wood for the boardwalk is a hrd wood that is not as flexable. The wood that is used for the boardwalk (which I still walk on daily) takes over 2 years to come in but is also not as easily available as the Ipe Wood - - you can purchase Ipe Wood at Home Depot etc - the boardwalk planks you can't. The small section removed could not produce 6 pieces and several of each - you may get 1 or 2 small nice pieces of the actual wood -

I like the chair but it is not form the boardwalk - color - is completely off - and it is not destroyed the boardwalk is very much still there - Our business has been there thru all the repairs etc -

The Stapelia Company said...

Very interesting to know actually. I thought the color was a bit different from what I had seen upon visiting. Thank you for the additional info! :)