Strange Kids Club

You know that friend who goes on and on about movies when you simply asked if it was good or not? That’s me. So I’ve started writing movie reviews for the website Strangekidsclub.com.

Above is a sketch I did of the site’s mascot, Strange Kid.

Strange Kids Club is a site for those of you with a love for nerdy nostalgia and contemporary geek news. Whether your poison is comic books, cult/horror movies, cartoons, video games, puppets, toys, or all the above, Strange Kids Club is probably up your alley.

Other than writing articles for the website, I’m currently working on a few pieces for the 3rd Strange Kids Comic Book Anthology.

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Collages

Found these while rummaging through some old boxes my dad dropped off the last time he was in town. These pieces are some of my first and very few explorations into collage.

Conversation Over Dinner. 2004.

You can tell which items I added to the table because they don’t cast a shadow.

Phonelines. 2004.

They are images cut out old National Geographics.

New Studio Space!

My jewelry design project, REfused Designs Studios, has a new home! Here is a picture of the set-up at the new studio space off of Northloop. Its about 400 square feet, wood floors, and one wall is covered in a mirror. The space was used previously as a dance studio where they taught bellydance, pilates, and yoga. I’m sharing the space with painter Pat Taylor. We might be in the West Austin Studio Tour this year. From what I hear it’s the Spring version of the East Austin Studio Tour and it basically encompasses the rest of Austin. I’ll probably use the space for larger fabric sculpture, puppet making, and perhaps some filming. I’ve had an idea for a film project that I really want to do.

E.A.S.T. (East Austin Studio Tour) at D & J Blueline

This is the first year that my new place of employment, D & J Blueline, is going to be a venue/event in the East Austin Studio Tour! This is my third year being a part of E.A.S.T., I’d taken part in E.A.S.T. 2009 and 2010. For those of you who do not know, D & J Blueline is a print shop on 1000 E. 7th St.,  Austin, TX, that specializes in printing bluelines and blacklines for architects, vellums for silkscreen artists, and high quality reproduction giclee’ prints for artists. We will feature several artists selling their work; Pat Taylor, Chris Chappell, Darren Minke, Teresa Avini, Rebecca Byrd Bretz, L. Marie Rockey, Clint Wilson, Jonathan Hubbell, and myself. Henry Gonzales from the South Austin Popular Culture Center will be hanging out telling his crazy stories (dude was there when Stevie Ray Vaughan died) and working on a mural he’s been doing for us. Chris Chappell and a friend of his will be setting up easels out front and painting live.

For those of you unfamiliar with E.A.S.T., here is a link to their site: http://www.eastaustinstudiotour.com/

We are going to be site E12 and our ad in the catalog is on page 357. They used one of my prints for the picture for our site! huzzah! I’m published. Its my print with the snail, entitled “Nomadic Intent” (Crispin Glover owns an original print of it!).

E.A.S.T. has gotten huge here in Austin, when it first started it only had 35 artist studios and now it includes well over 200 artists and 150 studios and galleries.

We will be showcasing artwork and doing demonstrations the weekends of Nov. 12th and Nov. 19th. Our address again is 1000 East 7th Street, Austin, TX. We will be open 11am-6pm both weekends.  We hope to see you there!