Monday, September 8, 2014

Featured Artist Monday|Samara Golden




I saw this piece, "Thank You", by Samara Golden at Made in L.A. a few weeks back.  The sound component was probably my favorite part but I also can get behind any piece that engages you with 3-D glasses (that's me at the top) and replicas of Casio watches.  I also really liked that one of the photos looked like my friend Gary.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Drive Like Jehu


We went to the free Drive Like Jehu reunion concert this past Sunday night and it was really impressive on several fronts.  They played with a live organist and there was probably at least 3,000 people there.  It all felt very late 90s, as do many things here, and I loved it.  

Monday, September 1, 2014

Paul Rucker



This TED talk by the wonderful artist Paul Rucker is a must watch.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Valley Girl



I am getting caught up on my California cinema and finally got around to watching Valley Girl in its entirety and fell in love.  Not always a Nicholas Cage fan, I finally got his appeal after watching him in this.  This movie has an amazing soundtrack but possibly the worst trailer of the 80s?  Blech.  

Speaking of Martha Coolidge movie trailers, the Real Genius one is a bit better.  Although, there is a clip of Val Kilmer "floating" in a chair elevated by hot air balloons which is definitely not in the movie.  

Monday, August 25, 2014

Featured Artist Monday|Danielle Dean


This is a still from Dean's video piece "Training". More on Dean here.

Monday, August 11, 2014

recent snaps








We just returned from our honeymoon to Catalina Island.  I loved every bit of that trip and returned feeling inspired.  Here are some photos of some recent pieces as well as my first attempt at making udon noodles.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

can I live on a houseboat already, please?



I love this video on artist Heather Wilcoxon from In the Make.  I have been living in SoCal for the almost 6 months now and haven't met too many artists out here yet.  Perhaps they're all on houseboats? Wouldn't that be dreamy.