Today is my last day at work for a week. Tomorrow I am flying down to Columbia to spend a week with my family on Lake Murray. Seven days of boating, floating, eating, drinking, and just being lazy. I am too excited! Cannot wait to see everyone and finally get a week to relax! I plan on doing some projects when I'm there so if I get to it, I'll post those online, but most likely there won't be many posts for the next couple days.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Stumbled upon a shelf of Tom Tierney paper doll books this weekend and I had to buy one, since we used to have so many as kids. I used to love these books, they were probably the nicest paper dolls you could get. I bought the "More Erte" one, above is from it.
Also, I totally had this one growing up, so funny:
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Friday, June 25, 2010
I let this one sit on my kitchen table for about a month. Here is the first finished print, one I'm keeping for myself because I got excess ink on the left side, hung it over my bed to match my bedspread. I made a few more and they turned out perfect. Expect some prints on etsy soon.
Also, how nice does a sunlit room look with cross-process iphone app?
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Thursday, June 24, 2010
I know, it took me forever, but I finally got my website up. It's not perfect yet, still need to change some designs out and work out a few kinks, but it's up and running! And it links to my blog and etsy site (TECHNOLOGY!). So take a look around www.thisisyardsale.com .
Special thanks to Kyle for making it work!
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
Yesterday, I took a stack of prints of my cities over to Sacred Art in Lincoln Square. It's a really cute little gallery with a ton of amazing work at really good prices. Pop in if you're in the neighborhood, right across from The Davis Theatre, and buy a print! Or if you're not in Chicago, all of them are still available here !
(Sacred art photos via their website)
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Friday, June 18, 2010
Well the photo-head-in-hole boards for Essex Channel's music video premier party are done. I painted for most of the night last night to finish them up, there's still a tiny bit of detail that needs to be done (and hands and feet, I'm so bad at them!) but they're basically complete here. It probably looks pretty odd, but this scene has to do with the music video being shown tomorrow night, they're obviously skinny dippers to go along with the song's title. These are really funny and can't wait to see people take their pictures as them at the party on saturday. (previous )
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Thursday, June 17, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Last night I started painting a photo-head-in-hole-board for a friend for his music video premier party. It's for the band Essex Chanel for their new music video, "Skinny Dipping". It's hard to tell from the photo just what the layout is yet, but you can get an idea of some of the elements from the poster below. I'll post more as it comes along.
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Thursday, June 10, 2010
Last night the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup! I watched it at a friend's house and then biked home through crazy streets, it was fun to watch the games up 'til this point. Chicago was going crazy last night:
Picture via NBC
Also my Chi Pub Lib poster was in the reader this week. Pick one up!
And here's a flyer I am working for for a gig of my brother's (Young Man Carbuncular and Oops!)
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Last night, as part of the first in the "Downtown Sound" series, She and Him played a free concert in Millennium park. The place was insanely packed due to the general love/obsession everyone has for Zooey Deschanel. They sounded so great, even better than an album and Zooey never even missed a note. Great night, glad we got to snag some seats in the front instead of way back in the grass.(last two photos via metromix)
Also just a clip I took with my phone to give you a very small perspective on how amazing she sounds live:
"Change is Hard" She and Him by eburke1285
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Friday, June 4, 2010
Remember the ChiPubLib design contest I did a poster for... well last night was the awards ceremony at the top floor of the gorgeous library (seriously if you've never been to the top "Winter Garden", go) and I won! Well me and another guy tied for the win, but still pretty exciting!
My printed poster that will be framed:
Me smiling like a goon next to my poster:
So look for my poster in bus stops and signs around the city soon, also in The Reader next week too! It's been a pretty good week.
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Thursday, June 3, 2010
I added the first mask to what I hope will be a finished print soon. 3 masks and a bit of color I'm thinking, we'll see how it goes. Hit me up if you want something similar for your home.
Also, I'm really not sure what the point is of the iphone app Bubble Harp (or any of the similar apps by Scott Sona Snibbe) but they're just cool looking. A series of crazy lines and dots appear by the swipe of your finger and you can manipulate it by each touch. Again, not sure of the point but I am going to take a few screen captures because they make for great background patterns for designs and paintings.
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010
I finished the image of the luchador head I drew last week. I transfered it to a printing block and carved it all out yesterday, turned out pretty good. Above is just the first test print, going to tweak it and remove the outer edges so the finished print will be just the mask.
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