Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A Touch of Today

My painting style is really tight and picky and perfectionistic. Although I love painting, I was starting to question whether or not I actually found it enjoyable.. or if it just appealed to my self-torturing Virgo side. So I've begun an experiment, and its FUN! It turns out that I do like painting!! This experiment involves busting out a fast, loose piece when I get to my studio. And using the pallette knife a lot to mess up the image, which I LOVE. Since I have a big pile of discarded Lp's laying around (I collect them from the recycle pile at Rainy Day Records and usually cut them up as backing for my letterpress prints), those became the source materiel. No masking, no thinking, just painting. Here are some pieces from a little series I've started calling Ladies of The Dollar Bin:

Tammy Wynette, Greatest Hits

Nancy Wilson, A Touch of Today

Donna Fargo, The Happiest Girl in The World

Fun fun fun.

Friday, January 14, 2011

New Year

Gearing up to switch over to the peaceful Year of the Rabbit from the tumultuous Year of the Tiger. Stoked!

Speaking of the new year, here's JT doing the inaugural Kamilche Polar Bear swim on 1/1/11 at 11:11 am. BRRRRRRRR. I was sidelined with a crummy cold. Next one is scheduled for 11/11/11 at 11:11. Be there!

And as for the old year, I capped it off with BOOGIEBOARDING in Maui.. yes, I, Sarah U., landlubber extraordinaire, went whizzing along waves and it was FUN.

Speaking of travels, starting off the new year with a trip to Joshua Tree is highly recommended.

Crisp blue skies, mysterious J-Trees, piles o' slabs.. magical. And THE SUNSET!

Looking west..

..then turn your head east..

..and back west again. That, my friends, is some high-grade delicious nature crack. I'm applying for the JTNP artist-in-residency program, hopefully hopefully come this fall I can commune with the jackrabbits and roadrunners in the middle of the California desert.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Otis Love

Is there such a thing as Dog Of A Lifetime?

Yes, there is. Ten months since I said goodbye and I love you the same, Otis. My heart.