Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Flying house!

They made this house fly with balloons like in Up! I really want to fly via balloons some day.


I love this guy

He's like eighty something and rides his bike all around the city taking pictures.


I find these oddly inspiring. Perhaps because they make fun of G.I. Joe?




An inspiring film--I've heard a lot of people don't really care for Mr. Murray, but I'll always appreciate his work.

Angry, sad, stressed out, lonely. No matter what's happening, this music video always makes me smile (:


Saturday, December 17, 2011


The performance was so awesome!!! Everyone did so well, I'm proud of you all!!! :D

Friday, December 16, 2011


i on acedently delted the program and i need it a.s.a.p!! please post it or send me another tnx

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Chuck Close is the artist for those who are unfamiliar. Is it a picture? Or a drawing?! Look up more of his stuff it's spectacular!


Briar Rose

Okay, some of you might say I am a cartoon. This is a valid statement. How did it come to be you ask? How did I end up with only art credits in my three years of high school? The answer, my friends, is that I was strongly influenced at an early age. My brain went through the Disney washer machine. Sleeping Beauty is the reason.


Look at the detail! The back round! The artistry! The smokin hot dress and luscious locks! True love <3



Wednesday, December 14, 2011

AH! Amazing

As you watch the video,
this is probably whats going on in your head.

"Haha,.... Asian."
"Wow, those are really close lines."
"I bet Josh, would like that marker."
"Wow, there are so many!"
****Head Tilt******

Yeah yeah I KNOW.


Murmuration from Sophie Windsor Clive on Vimeo.

This is really beautiful.
Just ignore the girls at the beginning.
If you do that you will get an awesome end.

Money by The Drums


I heard this song on the radio twice in 12 hours. I saw that as a sign, it needs to be shared with you all. Also, it feels festive.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

christmas turce

to me this is one of the most inspireing christmas story ever. to prove that man dose not live for war and that peace is posible with the right heart. If you dont know of this storie already let me give you some detail. 1914, germany. the french, british, and germans. are hinding in huts and for the most part dont move, just stay there in the cold and camp not knowing why there fighting. christmas is for loveing one another and it dosnt mater if your on the battlefild or not.


Ceramic Soda Cans


{{LOVE the idea!! ive been thinking lately that i need to do pottery with my dad. in our back yard we have an old foot spinner thing-we use to always to pottery, i cant wait to start on this! [inspired]}}



{{get creative and go nuts on your car, its art rolling on wheels!!!:D}}

"Excuse me while i kiss the sky" -Jimi Hendrix


{{he makes me wanna play guitar and sing out my emotions is all honesty. no filters}}

check out the crazy food art

this is really cool how pealple has the patience to do some of these things.


What do you call home?

I wish my eyes conveyed this much art.


Hair sculptures



everyone is inspired one way or another. This was just a cool way he was.                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpunQZ4cUyI&safety_mode=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=active

Monday, December 12, 2011

Get Messy With Your Painting

Here is a cool painting style I discovered. It looks messy, but It'd sure be fun to try!


Fingerhut Gallery

Earlier this year, my family and I took a trip to California. One of the days, we spent at Laguna Beach. There are tons of art galleries in the town and I happened to check this one out. There was a lot of cool artwork at the Fingerhut Gallery, Including many original Dr. Seuss paintings and sculptures. I also came across an artist named Andrew Baird at the gallery. His paintings are created by dripping paint, to make portraits. here's a lovely little link. Check it out.


Dad and Kids

This guy does really cool portraits of his kids, really fun and unique:


These are a few of my favorite lines from Hamlet that I think are really inspiring and beautiful

"Why, then 'tis none to you; for there is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
To me it is a prison."

Why then your ambition makes it one: 'tis too narrow for your mind.

O God, I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a
king of infinite space—were it not that I have bad dreams.

Which dreams indeed are ambition; for the very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream

a dream itself is but a shadow

hope you enjoyed them as much as I did


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Live Paintings By Alexa Meade

So cool.


My Inspiration As A Farmer

blows my mind. (Sorry, Lara, it's not disturbing.)


Alan Moore

So basically they were talking about Alan Moore (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Moore)
on NPR and they mentioned a quote by him about how art is magic and magic is art, and I just kind of thought about how we discuss the definition of art but what about the definition of magic:


[maj-ik] Show IPA
the art of producing illusions as entertainment by the use of sleight of hand, deceptive devices, etc.; legerdemain; conjuring: to pull a rabbit out of a hat by magic.
the art of producing a desired effect or result through the use of incantation or various other techniques that presumably assure human control of supernatural agencies or the forces of nature. Compare contagious magic, imitative magic, sympathetic magic
Kind of interesting how they are interrelated

"There is some confusion as to what magic actually is. I think this can be cleared up if you just look at the very earliest descriptions of magic. Magic in its earliest form is often referred to as “the art”.  I believe this is completely literal.  I believe that magic is art and that art, whether it be writing, music, sculpture, or any other form is literally magic.  Art is, like magic, the science of manipulating symbols, words, or images, to achieve changes in consciousness.  The very language about magic seems to be talking as much about writing or art as it is about supernatural events.  A grimmoir for example, the book of spells is simply a fancy way of saying grammar.  Indeed, to cast a spell, is simply to spell, to manipulate words, to change people's consciousness.   And I believe that this is why an artist or writer is the closest thing in the contemporary world that you are likely to see to a Shaman."

it started at the locust salon

Here's a review in SLUG of my cd, Lalage. The reviewer got one detail wrong--all sounds were live. There was no post-production manipulation of sound.

Just so you know, we developed this duo at the salon. So who knows what you guys will start at your show Friday night? I can't wait to find out!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Take it or leave it.

Warning : Viewers discretion is advised.

Weirdest music video ever.
You might get a little creeped/awkward/uncomfortable out.
But i interpret this as performance art.
- the lyrics
- the acting
- the symbolism in the music video
- the apple
- the cut/blood
- yada yada
Tell me what you think!



Light Painting!

Here are a few fun pictures from my adventures with Light Painting.

This last one was actually Genevieve's doing. I just took the picture.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Locust Salon Planning

So far we have about half an hour of performances, but only Libby, Sofia, Ariel, Hayli, Shannon and Mari are involved. A couple of you have beginning ideas, but nothing solid. So send me an email telling me what you are planning to do and I will add it to the schedule.


ps if you have any wall hanging or just display pieces let me know.

Art can be an everyday thing. Express yourself ladies, as you paint yourself.


If I ever fot a tattoo, you know what it would be of.


The Wilhelm Scream- James Blake


I love this guy

If anybody wants to get me these for Christmas, that would be great.


Look at this

MoMA video excerpts

Here is the link to the MoMA Marina Abramovic videos we watched in class.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


okay this reminded me of my sister for some reason, probably because she makes stop motion but I thought this was cool it's just one line!!! I love it!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Aesthetic Awesomeness

I'm so angry because my thoughts are cracking like a sliding rock! ahhh
Hair cut!
Watch me as i vanish into smoke or something.
What am i thinking? Oh just DAZED AND CONFUSED. Haha? Haha? Laugh with me.

I'm so edgy

So this guy Matt Wisniewski is just an awesome artist.
Definitely has his own style.
It's so unique and different i absolutely love it.
Woot woot for creative people. (:

Check it!

An oxymoron is a combination of words that contradict each other.

1. virtual reality

2. original copy

3. old news

4. act naturally

5. pretty ugly

6. living dead

7. jumbo shrimp

8. rolling stop

9. constant variable

10. exact estimate

11. paid volunteers

12. civil war

13. sound of silence

14. clever fool

15. only choice

Leave a comment and see if you can come up with a clever one. (:

A Personal Piece

This is one of my personal art pieces. A stencil of the musician Tom Waits. this guy is made entirely out of gum wrappers. I'm not going to disclose my secrets, but from start to finish, it takes about seven hours to complete one of these pieces.

oh, and you have to wear sunglasses while doing it, or the light reflecting off the gum wrappers starts to hurt your eyes pretty badly.

Eizabeth Peyton, The Artist I Wish I Was

From Ariel:

i feel like she paints in a way that started out like, "ya im not an 'artist' because i dont make things kodak style, instead i abstract and simplify, add my own twist and flaunt my 'weakness' that turned into my strength" {inspiration}. Elz (yes we're on personal terms) isnt worried about every little shape being cookie cutter perfect. AMAZING

Waterfall House

From Ariel:

TITLE: Waterfall House
DESCRIPTION: *sparked by shans post* Frank Lloyd Wright's whole inspiration of his architecture is working with nature. he makes a point that we dont need to turn forests into slaughter houses in order to have homes, or amazing buildings. who wouldnt want to live in that?!?!?! my dream is to live there. {inspirationnnnn}

Where I wish my mind lived.

Women Art Revolution

An art historian from BYU is hosting a screening of Women Art Revolution at her house Saturday night, December 10th at 7 p.m. She has invited interested parties to attend.

Here's a brief description of this award winning film: Through intimate interviews, art, and rarely seen archival film and video footage, Women Art Revolution reveals how the Feminist Art Movement fused free speech and politics into an art that radically transformed the art and culture of our times.

Message Lara if you want to attend.

Holly Delicateness O.o

Paper Art Sculpting by Kris Trappeniers — a stencil artist based in Belgium. As can be seen in the papercut of the womans head (above), Kris uses a sharp scalpel to create stunning paper art ‘sculptures’.
I thought this was crazy with was only made with one piece of paper I've always wanted to make something like this, but I have never tried using and Exacto knife in my life so I'm not to sure I can just yet.

Jen Bervin

This artist/poet took facimiles of Emily Dickinson manuscripts and stitched the "incidental" marks from her pen into large scale wall hangings. She then created limited edition books. They're very beautiful and inspired by one of my favorite poets.

Monday, December 5, 2011

The book surgeon

This is just so amazing.



Petit Plat miniatures

Okay, these are just so freaking cute. Basically this lady makes 1:32 scaled miniature food items. Some of them are just for enjoyment or like putting into dollhouses but some of them she makes into jewelry. And basically they're really expensive, or I would own them all.

pretty much I just look through her etsy and go "awww."



Saturday, December 3, 2011

Recycled art out of skate boards.


Really cool recycled art.

Check it out.

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Also this is really sweet. I get anxious watching it like "NO! NOT THAT COLOUR!" and "NO ONE TOUCH THE BOX!" But it works you know? Really fun to watch. I like it cause it messes with the "what is art" idea.


Future project?

So I this video's pretty snazzy and when I think of performing arts it has some qualities for sure. Think Water Walk. I love it everyone watch!


Blog Post #1 Grades

I Just posted grades for your blog posts. Email me if I missed your post or two comments! I gave 10 points for the original post, and 5 points each for the two comments, so your grade was out of 20 points.

Please email me if I missed your post or comments so I can fix your grade!


Jeremy Scott

Jeremy Scott is a really cool designer. Here are some of my favorites: