Saturday, September 26, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

all owl

i love the owl!
Alan "Blind Owl" Christie Wilson (July 4, 1943 – September 3, 1970) was the leader, singer, and primary composer in the American blues band Canned Heat. He played guitar and harmonica, and wrote most of the songs for the band.

Wilson was a fanatical conservationist who loved reading books on botany and ecology. He often slept outdoors to be closer to nature. In 1969, he wrote and recorded a song, "Poor Moon", which expressed concern over potential pollution of the moon. He wrote an essay called 'Grim Harvest', about the coastal redwood forests of California, which was printed as the liner notes to the Future Blues album by Canned Heat.

Wilson died in Topanga Canyon, California of a drug overdose at age 27. Although Wilson had reportedly attempted suicide two times before and his death is sometimes reported as a suicide, this is not clearly established and he left no note.

Friday, September 18, 2009



An artistic exploration into the phenomenon of the book
Patricia Augsburger
Jennifer Brandon
Sonya Derman
Harrell Fletcher
Katie Herzog
Arthur Huang
Jennie Ottinger
Nat Russell
Orion Shepherd
Sonny Smith
Michael Swaine
Nicolas Torres
Jina Valentine
Scot Velardo

Curated by Devon Bella

Dates: 22 September - 25 October 2009
Location: Adobe Books Backroom Gallery
3166 16 Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 864-3936

Opening: 22 September 2009, 7-9PM

Adobe Books Backroom Gallery presents Bookish, the inaugural exhibition celebrating the Backroom Gallery’s recent renovation and exciting transformation. To mark this special occasion, and to call attention to the position of the gallery within the context of the famed Adobe Bookshop, the exhibition will feature a range of artistic practices that share the book as an object of inquiry. Through various media including sculpture, painting, photography and social practice, each artist will animate varying questions based on our relationships to books.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

expert art and craft

expert artist tip #4:
always make sure your art is properly and professionally packed and shipped for easy unpacking and installation.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


i'm into making these fake bookshelves that are real shelves with fake books and other assorted items upon them.

keepsakes and notations

summer reading

rescues wood getting it's second chance to live

Monday, September 14, 2009

time machine

i found a box of old 8mm film in my mom's basement and had it made digital.

it's pretty amazing to be able to look back like this. my mom was younger than i am right now in this shot. was she as freaked out then as i am now?

i can't even believe it.

my grandpa doc was a small town doctor and they named a whole day after him.

grandpa grumpy and grandma limey were stoked.

it's like that penguin is saying, "dude, let me tell you about something called a 'blog'..."

Friday, September 11, 2009

magic middle

rescued from the doom of the indoors, my first trip to magic spot.

spring fed, private wonder, body moving.

beware sea hags.

no running at the magic spot, only chilling.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

baby's back

i just got these two drawings back from a show.
the fed ex guy delivered them.

partners escaping

a poem about touching the face

it's nice to get postcard from yourself from three months ago. this is what you were thinking about, remember that time? i forget all the time. the first one comes with a free hair accidentally stuck to the drawing and in the frame.
go to this for me.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

crooked fist

gold soundz

my friend gram released a record today and made this rad video to celebrate it. diy style from recording to promoting for real. all shot in his (and my former) home, lobot. you can even see the exact spot where my old van the silver pickle (RIP) was stolen from out front. good job, gram!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


i can't stop thinking about this.

day routes

did you know that i pay the bills doing art and design for records? what, you think i make a living off of drawing bearded men and making fake bookshelves?
mostly it's a lot of reissues for vinyl where i make new versions of old records and sit looking at photoshop for hours on end. sometimes it's doing original art for new and old bands, tribute albums, and reissues for cds. here's a poster i just did for the upcoming judee sill tribute album, which is a pretty great record.
lately, i've been either sitting in my van driving indiana backroads or sitting in front of the computer using the clone tool to erase 30 year old ring wear. so here's a peek at some of the more interesting commercial stuff i'm doing and not a drawing of a tooth because i have not been doing too much of that this week. one day i'll do a post of all the records i've worked on, but there's been 200 or something like that. i feel lucky that i can do this and i don't have to work to hardee's selling their new bologna egg and cheese biscuit.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

-i had a dream about natas kaupus last night. we were at venice beach 1991/2008 and i asked him if he still worked at hustler. because i was trying to get him to offer me a job but i didn't want to work at hustler.
-autumn crisp comes early!
-time bandits!

-"too young to burn"