Posts Tagged ‘ COLOR ’

BIG ALOHA!

June 30, 2012
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You guys….I had no idea how much I would fall in love with HAWAII! When my dad invited me to accompany him & my stepmom, Debra, for a week in Honolulu, I really had no expectations. None! Maybe traveling that way makes everything better…but maybe Hawaii just fucking rules! Here are some notes &...
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Time Travel Tuesday: Viola Frey

June 19, 2012
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After a mini-hiatus, we are back with Sara from Brown Paper Bag for Time Travel Tuesday! This week she wrote about Viola Frey, a Bay Area artist who explored gender power & dynamics in her expressive, figural ceramic sculptures. Don’t forget to visit BPB for my post on Jean Charlot, a French muralist whose...
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Idolatry: Gilles Larrain’s 70s Transvestite Portraits

May 16, 2012
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Who can possibly resist the glamour, extravagance & strange allure of  drag queens!? After seeing these images from Gilles Larrain’s 1973 book, Idols, documenting the 1970s New York transvestite scene, I am dying to get my hands on the 2011 version, which includes even more selections from his archives. Also dying to have some raging dress-up...
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Blackstock’s Collections

May 9, 2012
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I brought my copy of Blackstock’s Collections to tutoring today and my student got a kick out of Gregory’s drawings of collections of items- shoes, noisemakers, animals, hats, warplanes, etc. She also then read ALL the names of bees aloud. Gregory Blackstock is a Seattle-based artist, accordion player, singer, ex-potwasher and autistic savant. His...
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World Party Day in San Francisco!

April 11, 2012
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I am officially recovered from World Party Day! The party in SF was a great success despite the rainy Tuesday night. We packed Asterisk Magazine’s headquarters with streamers, alien and earth balloons, got hopped up on cupcakes and pixie sticks and Whirled Party Drinks! We limbo-ed, we danced, we g-chatted and had a ball. Smiles...
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More World Party Day Tutorials!

April 5, 2012
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I hope everyone had an awesome World Party Day yesterday!!! The San Francisco party had me running all over town in preparation, so here are a few tutorials from our WPD series…a little late, but always applicable! Find out how to make all kinds of confetti (like the rectangles above!) with Jenny from Hank...
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World Party Day Button Tutorial!

April 2, 2012
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Well everyone, World Party Day is right around the corner! It’s actually starting TONIGHT in Australia and Kit is busy prepping her party in Sydney while we here on the West Coast have one more day of waiting… By now, those of you who requested buttons should have received your package in the mail-...
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WPD Party Bag Tutorial w/GiftWrapHQ!

March 22, 2012
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We are travelling all the way over to the UK for today’s World Party Day tutorial on how to make a fun little, personalized party favor bag! Head over to GiftWrapHQ for instructions on how to pawn your leftover toilet paper rolls off on your guests….and make them love it! I think I want to...
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sarah dougherty, MFA!

March 7, 2012
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for those of you who have been following the blog for the past few years, you might remember my first ever BIG THINGS AHEAD interview with artist, sarah dougherty. nico and i went to north carolina in 2009 and stayed with sarah in greensboro, who was about to leave for los angeles to start her...
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TIME TRAVEL TUESDAY: Joan Brown

December 13, 2011
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ITS TIME TRAVEL TUESDAY!!! Sara from Brown Paper Bag wrote about one of my favorite California painters, Joan Brown! Coincidentally, I almost wrote about her for my TTT piece but decided to go with pochoir, a type of color illustration that had its heydey in 1920s Parisian publications. Check that out over on BPB...
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