Saturday, July 17, 2010

Timothy Karpinski

I first saw Timothy Karpinski's work in a compilation of Portland artists about four years back. His work kept popping around me in various places until about a week ago when I finally caved in and spent what little money I have on one of the zines he creates. It's really pretty, filled with doodles and full page spreads of intricate pen and paint strokes. I would highly recommend it, if you are a sketch/intricate pen drawing nerd like I am. The way that he puts together his professional pieces is really amazing and different as well. He cuts out layer upon layer of paper that he has drawn on and then stitches the pieces back together with tiny little stitches. Anyways he has a really well put together website, where you can see the countless work he has done for all sorts of really cool companies, so i will put a link to that as well as a ton of his photos.
As always stay pretty.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

final pics. Back to real life soon.

This motorcycle has one of the first v6 engines on it. It set an unofficial land speed record of 135 miles per hour in 1926. The only protection the man driving it had was a leather jacket.

Stuff and Junk from the Aerospace museum. It was sick. In the good way. I'm going to miss this city. For the past two days I have been at a retirement home, old decrepit people surrounding me and giving me glares of contempt. My Grandmother says it's because the two women I'm meeting are related to me. I'm not sure how, and frankly I'm not having much fun. Other than visiting Monticello. That was really cool. Also the two women have amazing backstories which are a delight to listen to. One of them has literally thousands of slides of six years spent touring India as an ambassador in the late sixties. She gave me some slide she didn't want and they are gorgeous, to say the least. She has photos of temples that don't even exist anymore.
I'm not sure thinking about it now whether, I like or dislike this place. Regardless it will feel good to go home and interact with people my age.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Varios things I saw today

Today we went to Fords theater, The Museum of American Art, and The Museum of American History. I can't stop smiling. I don't want to leave this place.

The white surrender flag used by General Lee at Appomattox
Hee,hoho Kermit THE frog
Abe Lincolns hat. It's a lil bit dusty
Children with lost ballon, by John Constable
The first graphophone used to recrord human voices
Judy Garlands ruby slippers
Julia Childs kitchen. Not all of it just a portion
And to finish it a beautiful painting by one of my favorite american artists Edward Hopper.

Friday, June 18, 2010

places I visited today.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy's Grave

Today was a humbling experience as well as a really great one. We visited Arlington National Cemetery, THE WHITE HOUSE, The Washington Memorial, The Lincoln Memorial, and The Vietnam Memorial. So you know. Pretty intense.

Places I visited today.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

More pictures. YAY

Places I visited today.

He's all like " Oh hey i just want a nibble"

Nomming on my finger

Today My grandmother and I went to the Museum of natural history and the National Museum of art It was a wonderful experience even though i was slightly deaf at the end from all the squealing children.
That was my biggest complaint. Why would you take your child to the east wing of the national Museum of art, that's all modern art. Do you really think they're going to get the concepts of Rothko, or Frankenthaler, or Rodin, or Duchamp? no, no I didn't think so. SO TAKE THEM SOMEWHERE ELSE OH GOOOODJDHJAHJSOFHASF IHATESCREAMINGBABIES.
anyways.... where was I ? oh yeah we went to the two museums, my mind was blown, I saw Self portrait by Van Gogh and almost cried after staring in to his eyes for what seemed like an eternity. We walked through the sculpture garden and I saw works by Louise Bourgeoise, and Lichtenstein, and then we went to the Museam of natural history. Their were giant crystals there, as well as lots of skeletons, and a caterpillar that was adorable. I named him Hungry because he was one of the types of caterpillars that eats everything, and it was a hard time giving him back. I'LL MISS YOU BUDDY! Their are also a ton of bats there, and if you know anything about me you know I love bats. Alot, alot. So here are some pictures. I'll post more tommorow.