Saturday, January 6, 2018

december show


in december, i took part in a 2 day artist pop-up show at exhibit a gallery on fairfax in hollywood. i truly admire this little group of artists, all in the same vein  (top photo) lorien stern , me, tuesday bassen and katie kimmel. (middle pic) me, lillian martinez /bfgf, katherine whitlock and ellen dusen /dusen dusen. after the show we all celebrated at an indian restaurant across the street. dave /dave's clubhouse seated next to my empty chair, kevin/ blue tick and daniel mckee in the baseball hats and daniel am is hidden in the back corner! in the white hat is katie's boyfriend, talented musician,will ogsdon, who played guitar and sang for us both days. we had a blast!

holiday at nk

 
a new design of limited edition holiday ornaments at nickey kehoe, my favorite shop! every year I make something different and this year it’s a leopard, stork and lion.

Friday, January 5, 2018

tokyo art show!!!

 november brought me to tokyo for an art show of mobiles at paddlers gallery in shibuya! there’s a picture of me and daisuke (owner of paddlers). it was a very quick 3 day show and the mobiles sold out almost all on the first day!

we brought the whole family to tokyo and on the last day of my show, lots of friends came for coffee. the mother w little girl is a dear friend who I had not seen since new york art school days... 20 years ago! here's some more pics of tokyo and its wild fun signage :
the manhole covers have beautiful cherry blossoms 
the gas pumps descend from above 

and there are mini beers! my husbands band, pearl schwartz (above) reunited and played some wild shows! 
our last night brought all our friends out for a crazy farewell party. it was a whirlwind week! if you didn’t make the shows, here’s some pearl schwartz: end of your love

Thursday, January 4, 2018

judi rosen new york

 
if you don’t know judi rosen then i’m going to tell you about this amazing artist/designer who’s a great friend. i met judi in the east village nyc in the 90s when i lived on 9th st.,her boutique clothing shop: 3 jills and a jack was downstairs. we used to hang out and do art shows together. judi has a new shop in brooklyn JRNY that when in new york is a must go. i have some special one-of-a-kind mobiles in there. judi’s always been ahead of everyone w style and designed the peach-bottom high waist jeans wayyy before anyone else! i unearthed some old photos taken by thee rock n roll photographer bob gruen in my east village apartment hanging out in the 90s. (top photo) in my room which was literally a closet and my iguana named charlene. that’s a white judi rosen dragon embroidered t shirt dress hanging behind me! the (bottom pic) is judi in white slip dress and filmmaker rachael amodeo of indie film what about me...it features deedee ramone and johnny thunders and more...go see if you haven’t! i used to silkscreen  t-shirt’s in my kitchen for bands like catpower for extra money while i was in art school and it looks like i’m wearing an xl reject!!here's a clip from rachael's movie

Sunday, November 26, 2017

the land of nod


i am soooo happy with these ornaments that I designed for the land of nod and am looking forward to doing more collaborations. cosmic sloth was a huge hit and sold out in november! stripe kangaroo and zebra sold out early december followed by toucan and rainbow leopard. these were designed to be used year round, not just for the holidays. they can be strung from a branch or dowel to make a baby mobile or used to decorate gift boxes.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

desert daze!

 

desert daze is a  3 day music fest in joshua tree held in october. i shared a booth with my 10 yr old daughter calliope. her necklaces were a huge hit and i took lots of fan pics!! just for the festival i made rock magnets and hand dyed block printed psychedelic baby onesies. our family friend leanna came to hang out (pic of  her w don bolles of the germs and ariel pink). she's a stooges daughter and iggy pop played! some more band favorites we got t see: ty segal, hope sandoval, king gizzard and the lizard wizard,l.a. witch,john cale and tons more. it was great fun and we made some real cool friends.