Art

Wonderfully creative and colorful site celebrating mail art — Goodnight Little Spoon.

While flipping channels a few weeks back, I happened to stumble upon the film anthology Tokyo! — specifically the segment “Interior Design,” directed by Michel Gondry. Great short film. While the credits were rolling I noticed that it was adapted from Cecil and Jordan in New York by Gabrielle Bell. I quickly jotted that down and later googled it, and I’m glad I did, because it introduced me to the great work of Bell, a comic artist. So I recommend checking out all of it, the film, the website (currently featuring a “comicumentary” about ComicCon), the graphic novels.

Before I Die I Want To…

Diary 29

Autobiographical Illustrations

Performance 1: Tehching Hsieh at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, and the book Out of Now.

(Be sure to read this article on the artist Tehching Hsieh, and watch this slideshow as well.)

Check out her new site, and of course her paintings, at jennalucente.com.

Great, expansive exhibit of the art of Gilbert & George, definitely worth a visit to the Brooklyn Museum.

This is a photo of one of “The New York City Waterfalls,” underneath the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s part of a public art project by Olafur Eliasson — you can read more about it at nycwaterfalls.org.

More photos of the project here and here.

Another excellent how-to video from artist Rosa Murillo — How to use epoxy resin in a collage. Note: the fantastic music featured in the video is from mulit-talented artist Summer Pierre.

Today is the publication date of Amanda Blake Soule’s wonderful new book — The Creative Family. (Congratulations Amanda!)

Here is the praise I heaped on this truly inspiring book:

"Amanda Soule has created a wonderful guide that nourishes the wellspring of creativity already inherent in the family dynamic. She encourages discovery, ingenuity, sharing, and celebration in a way that helps each family member grow, while simultaneously bringing the whole family closer together. A truly meaningful book for and about that which we hold dearest."

More info on the book is here, and of course, I do recommend that you go buy a copy right now.