Friday, August 28, 2009

Yeah, yeah.

I found this gif on the NASA website of the phases of the Moon seen from Earth. I never really thought too much of why we get to see only one side of the Moon. I guess just thought the Moon didn't rotate on it's axis while it rotated around the Earth, but I wasn't so sure. Well, then I just looked it up, and it does, it just rotates around it's axis at the same rate it takes to rotate around the Earth so we always see the same side of the moon. My source also said other moons in the solar system do the same thing, or are slowing down to doing the same thing.

But yeah. I still couldn't picture it, and it kept me up for a few night, so I looked it up a video demonstration and found this:

Yeah, strange. According to this video the Earth will be doing the same thing to the Sun.

Yeah. I don't know. This has kept me up for the past week, and for some strange reason I can't go to sleep right now unless I put it up here cause I just read an article on some suicide planet. The planet is 10x bigger than Jupiter (Jupiter is 100x bigger than Earth), and it's affect on it's star is like what the Moon to Earth's tidal wave. Only greater. "The star's tidal bulge of plasma may extend hundreds of miles".

Yeah. The and the only reason why I'm thinking about this too is cause I just saw a trailer for Ponyo and in it, it looks like the bad guy is like bringing the Moon closer to the Earth to bring mass destruction.

Uh. I'm really sorry. I drank a bunch of Chock Full of Nuts.

Chock Full of Nuts isn't really the best, but it's the most caffeinated. Marci used to get it at Trader Joe's until they stopped carrying it around 2005. She actually stopped drinking it cause it was too much. I think she only started drinking Chock Full of Nuts cause they dranked it on News Radio.

Okay, that's all that's in my head, now I can go to sleep.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cats in Car


My Painting Class!

It's gonna totally rock! You can take all kinds of really awesome classes at ASUC- Documentary Photography with Jason Hanasik, Sketchbook Drawing with Christine Wong Yap, Ceramics with Eric Scollon?! Yep, best and coolest place ever.

Ryan McGinley


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Perseid Meteor Shower


Vincent Fournier

Someone gave me this postcard a while ago and I just found the guy's website. Check out the "Space Project".

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Gino Soccio - The Visitors

Ogi posted this earlier.

"City of Women (La città delle donne)" by Federico Fellini (1980)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Phosphorescent Green

glow in the dark
Kind of funny. It's really bright. Like it glows in the light when I charge it next to a light bulb.

glow in the dark 1
I still have a panel to work on. Half way through doing layer on the panel I started putting them on paper. I got nervous cause I thought, "What happens if I should fuck up and then I just wasted 7 days putting layers on a panel, and then I'd have to sand down?"

While painting this I watched "Anti-Semitism in the 21st Century The Resurgence (2007)" which you could see in Google video and uh, "The Jewish People: A Story of Survival" which I watched on Netflix instant view. Someone on Facebook mentioned they cried to them. They didn't make me cry but they were interesting none the less.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Three Weeks


I haven't gotten anything done in the past 3 weeks apparently. This is my second try at using acryla gouache. I didn't mean to have a black background; I slipped up and wiped a little paint off the foot while finishing up. I just went and did what I naturally did and painted everything black, but it's really weird working with a different type of paint. I called up my friend who uses it a lot to ask her how she uses the stuff and to see how long it'll take to make the black really black. Uh, I didn't really get an answer cause she told me she mixes to get her blacks and doesn't use it straight from the tube, but she told me I could use acrylic black if I wanted to cause the stuff's suppose to work that way. The problem with acrylic black is in tube and in the fluid form it doesn't really dry even sometimes, and the only way I know how to get rid of that is to just put gloss medium on top.

I don't know. I might be making it out to be more complicated than it actually is. It might just be complicated for me considering this is the second painting I've made in a month.

I spent this last week scanning stuff, and then realizing I already had my drawings scanned. I wanted to remake my Knife zine from 2007. It was 4.25"x5.5", but I figure if I just print the pages out for 5.5"x7.5" I could have them for ledger size paper. But yeah, uh, I made that zine two years ago, so I'd just look at my drawings and be like, "I should just redraw this", cause yeah, I draw better now than two years ago. But then I don't want to go back and redraw drawings I've already done, for a zine I already made, but at the same time I'm still curious of what it'd look like in a bigger format. Yeah, I don't know.

I’ve just been having this problem where I can't get anything done lately. But I don't know it might have to do with a lot of other things. We are moving in a few week to Berkeley and Marci's been sick twice since the start of June. She's getting back on her sugar-free diet, but she's probably getting real sick cause she works so much, and she works a lot during the evening.

Our neighbors dropped off lemons at our doorstep so I made lemonade with them. I got the recipe online. It doesn't take much work, even the boiling the sugar into the water part. Uh, the first time I did it, we only had brown sugar so it tasted kind of weird. I didn't like it but Marci drank it. I went out and bought a box of sugar for $1, and remade it with cane sugar with the second half of lemons we had. There really is no difference in taste between fresh squeezed lemonade and store bought "fresh squeezed" lemonade. Then Marci figured she should stop having sugar, so I thought I'd make her lemonade with Splenda cause she can have that. We ran out of lemons, and we don't have Splenda in the house so I went out and got some. Uh, making lemonade with Splenda is kind of expensive. I don't think there's such thing as Sugar-free lemonade, and if there were it'd probably be really gross. Marci says the Splenda lemonade I made for her is all right, but I haven't really tried it, and since she's been off and on that sugar-free diet for years I think her taste for sugar things have waned. But yeah, it's her lemonade.

It's weird. I'm trying to get more into cooking. I was telling a friend how I had to start approaching cooking like I do with art projects. Like I have to make something, and then I have to refine it a couple of times until I get it right. But the thing is, is that once you get it right, there's no real urge to redo it. I don't know. It seems weird to want to do something again if you already know you can do it. But maybe my problem with cooking is that I going at it like I would an art project, and I should probably stop doing that.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Moki in SF

Moki is having a show in San Francisco. I never thought I'd ever get to see a show in person cause Moki lives in Germany, and if anyone from Europe should have a show in the States it'll probably be in either New York or LA, so it's kind of weird finding out about it the week of the show.

You can kind of tell why I like their work. Studio Ghibli/Eastern European Dark Forest images equal awesomeness.

Uh, the show is on Thursday, the same night as Kelly & Ferris' show at 111 Minna.

Kelly Tunstall + Ferris Plock

Aug 6th - Aug 29th, 2009
111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

The latest large-scale collaborative exhibition by San Francisco-based artists Ferris Plock and Kelly Tunstall, SEA OF LOVE is an entirely new body of work that explores relationships between sailors and mermaids, stories of lost love and misguided navigation, the diversity of creatures inhabiting the oceans and their individual roles as different vessels of possibility.

Plock and Tunstall share a studio space in San Francisco’s Alamo Square and their collaborative work for this exhibit exudes a playful, colorful and whimsical tone, with a fluid intermingling of each artist’s point of view.

Working in acrylic, collage, spray paint, pencil, pen and ink, gold leaf and some secret sauce, the experimental, yet classically grounded works live somewhat comfortably in a space between graphic expression, stylized representation, surrealism, and sketch. The simplicity of the messages are enhanced by the underlying vitality and complex layering within the work.

In her studied portraits, Tunstall renders stylized, leggy female figures and their pets, prey, powers, and dreams. Their physical forms and accompanying exteriors represent and mirror internal thought processes ad turmoil. For instance, frequent themes such as mermaids, twins, or extra limbs concede a desire, a reliance, an adaptation, or more simply, an aspiration to something greater than being a painting. Tunstall has gone on to exhibit internationally and nationally. Tunstall’s has been exhibiting regularly at 111 Minna since 2003.

In contrast, Plock’s work centers on the inner animalistic tendencies and reactions reflected by humans (transfigured into monsters, in some cases) in the context of modern life. Disgruntled animals trying to capture clowns, animals teaching their young how to escape their predicament and even animals that don’t always socialize coming together to aid each other feature prominently in this new exhibit. Born in New Jersey, Plock has been showing his work for over eight years.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Some Fucking Crater in Arizona


You probably heard about the meteors that hit Jupiter last week, but in case you didn't here's a link to the photo?