Thursday, September 30, 2010

Music Video Thursday

I thoroughly enjoyed this Dadaist image salad of guns and boobs. NSFW.

EL GUINCHO | Bombay from MGdM | Marc Gómez del Moral on Vimeo.

This is hyping me up for my media and video courses next semester... i may ask a few of you to flash a freeway in high waisted booty shorts.. it's a definite possibility.

Produced by a studio called CANADA, based in Barcelona, Spain.

Ah HA! I knew I had seen that image somewhere before! It was part of a photo series that I saw a while ago but can't remember by who. But I was able to find the image in question, as it is unsurprisingly quite popular.

Can you say Versions anyone?

*second edit*
The photographer is actually Cass Bird and the picture series was for Sophmore's spring 2008 collection.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

i'm going to fuck all of you.

"I told you so" and other depressing things

I am bored at work (ps thanks for paying me suckers! wooo gov't)

In any case this needed to be updated; so I thought I'd update it was a little, "I told you so"

Now I had made a comment a while back on how people should post less often, and instead update on a less often but more regular basis. Here is my analysis:

As of today the blog has been running for 20 days with a total of 18 posts. Kudos.

but. . . looking a bit deeper we see that

of the 18 posts, 16 posts were made in the first 10 days, and 1/3 of all posts were made in the first 3 days.

Now perhaps we may be forgiven, people (ie everyone ‘cept for me) have lives and so don’t post things perfectly spaced out but rather clumped together on the weekends. However, this pattern hasn’t been followed with last weekend being almost completely absent of posts and the last cluster of posts extending from Wednesday to Sunday rather than Friday to Sunday. In fact the second highest day for posts was a Wednesday, not a Friday or Saturday

All I can say is told you so. . .
We have good people here with good things to say, but it’s better to pace oneself rather than make a tonne of posts in one burst and then forget about the blog.

What can I say, I am a very sad government employee who has a big empty void in life and so I do things like this. Dammit I need something to obsess over, such as a hobby/significant other/political issue/drug problem

In conclusion, the world’s saddest bar graph

ps this took forever to do because I don't know how to put an excel file into a blogpost, so its actualyl just an excel screenshot pasted into paint, cropped and uploaded.

I ar good at computrz

Saturday, September 25, 2010

On my way to work

Bus Shelter at the corner of Dahl and York, little aluminium insect (ladybug?) on top.

Corner of Dahl and Murray, the canvas is underneath the fire-escape

Canvass up close

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Egg

By: Andy Weir

You were on your way home when you died.

It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust me.

And that’s when you met me.


The in-depth and ever insightful discussion of my Breaker High post lead me to remember this interesting video essay "Versions" by Oliver Laric. He muses on analysing interpretations rather than originals in that they are just as, if not more "real". Key issues include re-appropriation, alteration, and subsequent consumption of these images.

At least I think that's what it's about.. It took me a few viewings to grasp what he was saying.. anyway, it's a trippy video to watch late at night when you're in a sleep deprived, self medicated haze of eye strain and creative block.


sarah xoxo

Saturday, September 18, 2010


sculpture pieces by cai guo qiang
also his studio blog is interesting to look at :


Kitsch win. (Is this gonna be us in 30 years? Fine arts lolcats)

Artist: Angela Lizon.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Jason Shawn Alexander

Featured recently on CG unit; this guy's stuff is maddeningly dark but wonderful. Narrative painting win.

Interview with artist here. Website of artist here.

90s Fridays

Wonderfully tacky.

Also, young Ryan Gosling <3 making mushroom cuts look good since 1997

Thursday, September 16, 2010

page breaks

Whew! so i finally figured out how to do this. If you ever have a really long post, you can add a "page break", or what ever they're called, by adding this bit of code (without the quotation marks!) where you want the break to be:

<"!-- more --">

this will make your post an expandable summary with the full post viewable via link(s). Which will make the home page look a lot neater. I tried it on Paula's picture post and JM's lastest one. For some reason it gives two links but I'm too lazy to figure out how to fix it right now.

Again, exclude the quotation marks (they're just there so i can post the code without it creating a page break!)
Also, make sure you're in "Edit HTML" mode when you enter the code.

Drankin' at the dom

Welcome to My Sketchy Friends' first actual blog post (ie. one that isn’t a link or a picture). I submit this post after having read a particularly enjoyable Slate article sent to me by a friend regarding parliamentary debate in the United States that has inspired me to improve my writing style ( Hopefully I can later figure out how to discreetly insert links. In any case, surprise! This isn't Tumblr. Tumblr, to my experiences, being less about substantive posts than being a general collection of cool things on the internets. So let us begin with the first actual piece of writing on My Sketchy Friends. . .

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

"Is my car ok where I left it?" (WIPs, they are all in progress)

Paintings? Paintings!

There should be one more in this series, the same size as the one bellow; it will probably be JM looking equally distressed. Teach likes concept so far, so we continue. I need to go camera shopping... since my last one was stolen I've been taking pics with my phone, which is ok for general shapes, but not for details.


A neat site dedicated to moleskine art, open for anyone to submit. It makes me want to assign sketchbook missions for you guys to complete... man, i've gotten really demanding of people lately! Maybe I AM cut out for teaching.. or at least bossing people around :P

My apologies if i seem pushy. Especially to my girls in Five&One. That's what we're called now btw. We have a name, therefore we are officially a hot shot artistic collective. Details to come.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Ikenaga Yasunari

Sweet japanese artist I saw on Cgunit.
The link above is not Cgunit, but it has more examples and a more aesthetically pleasing layout. THEREFORE, *linked*.

Anyway, his work references japanese woodblock prints in the somewhat flattened patterning of the clothing and backgrounds. I've been really fixated on patterns and motif lately and i hope to make it more prevalent in my work this year.


"Outdoor Auditorium"

I still have to add an parked car behind... and then other background imagery is undecided. And finish what I've started of course. It's 4ft x 4ft.

Corner of Bank and Queen

Coming of age


Saturday, September 11, 2010

I've started a painting, but it's not done yet.

In the meantime, VASA should totally look into getting tickets for this if it does a fall NY trip. It makes me want to do installation: when artists talk about "creating a space" this is what they mean. I want to see it again.

And finally this.


Friday, September 10, 2010

First Post: an introduction

Hello dear friends, beloved acquaintances, and eventually, random strangers. This is an experiment in collective creativity. You have been invited to this exclusive club of elite artists and world leaders to share your thoughts, doodles, snapshots, and video clips of cats yawning, in a community of like and unlike minded individuals for the purpose of feedback, critique, and snarky comments.

I implore you to contribute and comment often.

Your dearest overlord,

Sarah Tue-Fee