Saturday, February 19, 2011

A Night with the Johnsons

123 Rivington St. Can't believe I never went here when I worked across the street for 2 years.

It's like if Hugo's were run by a bunch of twentysomethings.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

& So It Continues.

Drunk & Full Of Love: DnD.
Premium Homewrecker.
Other Nuts?
Broken Home/Love Boat/Meat & Potatoes.
What Do Your Friends Know About Your Sex Life?
DnD, y'all.

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And So It Begins.

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

One Year?

One year since my first post on this blog. What does it all mean?

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Early Spring Things, & Some Random Bits & Pieces.

April, 2010.
Good Eggs.
Hope To Be Home.
i.e., how my mind is looking these days. cheers.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Found Objects.

I recently seriously cleaned up my desk, & found the following scraps: the Virgin Mary via la pieta book from the noho dump, many birds, the contents of my fridge at various points in time, vintage food porn, flowers, hamburgers, kittens, & of course of course Britney, apparently saved for something, what it was, long forgotten. I also found the origin photos for my core visual languages, i.e. nautical imagery, cows, abandoned bones, classic diners, street signs, eggs, cars. What to do next?
Collage & Draw of course.
Red Hook Diner/BABY DRAMA.
Downtown N.B./Is A Bird?
(dedicated to Beth, obviously).
Mussells/All About Annuals.
Ah, random collage with very specific rules. How I roll. P.S. My Desk is no longer clean nor organized, so more collage must be in the works.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Anatomy, Botany, Orinthology, Genealogy, Popular Culture, & Some Grocery Lists.

a.k.a Autobiography via other things.

1. "muff/NEWSP."
2. "Real Simple Jan 2010/OJ"
3. "organic kale/gravy."
I'm trying out a lot of the different things I used to do all together in these.
Bear with me. I'm still working this shit out.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

You Could be a Can

So sue me, I inked their name before realizing it was You Can be a Wesley.

I was only introduced to the band last week, right before they played the Sierra Grille on Thursday, but they're great. If you haven't, check out their video for Creatures.

In general I'm a little sad about the portrait. I was using some new pens and didn't have a handle on how much they'd bleed when I started the watercolors. Oh well, next time.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Cirque du Trois: The Aftermath

I wasn't exactly thrilled with my haul from CdT. We tried going table-less for the evening, which was a lot more fun, but it just wasn't as easy to complete drawings from the dance floor:
Still, what a dance floor it was. The Mathematicians (above) really got things rolling, followed immediately by the (in)famous MC Frontalot:

Who immediately buckled from the pose above into the one below:

Also, a rare appearance in the picture-haul by event organizer Elizabeth MacDuffie:

All in all it was the most fun Cirque yet. I just wish the drawings had been a little more thorough.

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Britney Applies For Food Stamps & Visits The Grocery Store.

Well, no she didn't really...
(but I had a week in which I attempted to fill out our food stamps application, sold a shit ton of overpriced groceries to hypocritical rich people, & had a few spectacular eating disorder-related meltdowns).
I didn't realize this Britney collage thing was gonna be a series, but here we are, 3 parts later.
Part 3: Food Stamps/Meals In Minutes/Grocery Lists
#1. SNAP: Too Expensive.
#2. Deadly Diet: local people. local food. local money.
#3. 1-866-FOOD: help us fill in the carrot.
Yup, some more observations from the grocery store. Particularly the tabloid aisle (I wish
co-ops had one).
I romantically still believe print media will save us all.

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Actual drawings drawn in actual bars, actually.

I actually went to a bar and drew these. Can you even believe it?

The bar was The Moan and Dove and the bar tender(ess) was Scotti:

She recommended some very nice beers, indeed! I know more about wine than I know about beer so I love being totally schooled!

Emerald did some Habitat for Humanity stuff.

Show 'em whatcha got.

Now a serious question: Would there be interest in purchasing work where all proceeds would go to funding Haiti relief?



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Thursday, January 21, 2010

In Which Britney Teaches Us Something More About Ourselves.

"These Are The Rules:
Sriracha, Meatballs, Horses, Double Britneys, Endangered Wildlife,
Ok! Dec. 09, Cosmo Oct. 09, Things I Didn't Plan."
#1: We've Never Been Happier.
#2: Oops, I Did It Again! (The Question No Guy Can Resist).
#3: Sexy Ass Wedding.
#4: Ready (for) Bad Girl Sex.
#5: Ingredient/Dish of the Year
(Sriracha/Meatballs) (Sean Preston/Jayden James).
Yes, I am still here, if only occasionally.
Heyyyyyyeaaaaaah, DnD.
XO, liz. (EnD).

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Monday, January 18, 2010

How Jedidiah Got His Groove Back

As I've gained technical ability and experience over the past year, the sensation has crept over me that a certain spark is going out of my portraits. Months ago I felt compelled to lend some ontological purpose to my work, and the best / worst I could come up with was "fuck you, imma do what I want." You may scoff at the banality of my description, but I have a massive chip on my shoulder about art and I wouldn't want to endow my works with the same self conscious neediness I exhibit. They should be tough enough to stand up for themselves and critics be damned.

"Polish" and "Attitude" don't often coexist in the same portrait, so I was glad to see that all I needed to give my work legs again was a little re-exposure to "fuck you, imma do what I want." Enter the World War II club:

Where else can you find so much "fuck you, imma do what I want" just floating around in the air? The bar is practically mortared with the stuff:
Notice that reversal up there? That's one of Lisette's signature moves. Yeah, I feel like we also used to learn from each other here on this blog.

And sometimes I just have to draw a robot:

Or weird punk-rock Paul McCartney:
Think that's dumb? Yeah? Well "fuck you, imma do what I want."

I don't mean to turn into a preachy jackass on the blog here: that's not what Drinking and Drawing is for. But we're sneaking up on our first anniversary, and certain observations are becoming difficult to avoid.

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Cirque du Imminence

Cirque du Trois is right around the corner: January 30th, to be precise. These little media circuses are always fun, and also one of the only places you can see a real Drinking and Drawing "performance." So come on by, and buy us drinks. Much as with the two previous events, I worked on the poster:

I'm actually not super happy with how this one came out. I'm down with the original drawings, which I'll post later, but the poster just fails to tickle my ticklish bits. Ah well, lessons learned.

Some folks seem to fancy it though, and if you're one of them delicious (and signed) 17 x 11 prints will be on sale for like $4 or $5 at the show.

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Back on Track

With long-time ally Brian finally resident in Northampton, things are shaping up for one hell of a winter. Already I'm back to drawing lonely men at Hugo's more regularly than I was even a month ago:

And, I got to meet Lisette's cool uncle, Jim:

Then we hit The Elevens to see a one-night-only Amazing Love and get waaaaay too drunk:

Thankfully these china markers I'm getting into are really forgiving:

Also, has anyone else noticed how much worse I was at this a year ago? Jesus, looking through the site archives is brutal.

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