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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Jim Henson

Okay, so I'll admit it. I'm twenty-two as of writing this and I adore the Muppets. I grew up watching the later seasons of the Muppet show and classics like Muppets in Space and Muppet Christmas Carol like any other child of the 60's to 90's.

Though I have to make another confession, there's just something about watching these guys. If I were to watch actors or cartoons performing the same slapstick and puns (except maybe the Three Stooges) I'd probably think it was terrible. There's just something about a pig throwing around other felt and wire puppets in a rampage.



 With the new release of the new muppet movie, it seems the world is just now learning just what a creative genius Jim Henson was. He was a man that just made you want to go 'wow', who inspired countless others to dream and gave generations of children something that the mostly garbage programs we see on most kid networks today could never hope to achieve.

I had never seen Jim Henson's sketches and notes until this year until I came across other blogs and sites, but when I did I poured over every detail. Henson created a world anyone could immerse themselves in, be it the Dark Crystal or Seasame Street.

While I would absolutely love to be able to go to an exhibit, alas, I'm, a poor college student. However, there's hope for all of you out there. In California there will be The Lovers, the Dreamers, and Me - A Jim Henson Tribute Exhibition.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Guest Artist

Today and Tuesday I sat in on lecture over traditional Chinese painting by Li Zhiqiang. It was very interesting to see the concepts behind each style of work. The paintings were also beautiful and wish I had been free to sit in on his demonstration. It was his first time in the U.S. I believe and didn't speak the language, but more than made up for the language barrier by his viewpoints and such.


Mini bio:

Zhiqiang Li, Professor, dean of College of New Medium Art, Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, China. Professor Li is a well-known Chinese modern painter, and he is also a professor of art. He has been explored his ink painting with some of his folk art principles and expertise. He had two one-man shows in China National Art Museum in Beijing during past seven years and it is the only honor for the artist from the city; He had more than fifteen international shows and exhibits in past fifteen years; He has been the director of Chinese Yangliuqing Folk Art Studio for more than ten years; He published few his books and theses in China.


You can follow his blog here: LINK

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Poetry Feature

So last year and the year before I've been featured in the Cut-Thru Review that is a collection of art and writings from my community. They finally put up the website and I thought I'd share my poetry that's up here.

little info about the site:
The 2010 edition features an impressive collection of words and images that captures the spirit and scope of contemporary Appalachian literary arts.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Commissions!

Want a personalized piece of art? Look no further! For the first time I've decided to ask for commissions.

I'm in need of money for school ( $2400)and am hoping that I can get something from my art.

examples of my work:


I can do anything from sketches to full on digital drawings like you see here. Anything will be a great help and if you can't afford a commission it would be a great help if you could pass this post along.
Find prices HERE and if you have any questions, please contact me on etsy!

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