Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Nom Nom Nom

Get a bowl. Got a bowl? Good.
Not got a bowl? Fine!
Look at you bowl of candy-corn. Look at it!
Look at your bowl. Now back to the painting.
Now back to your bowl. Now back to my painting.
Sadly, your bowl is not my painting, but with acrylic and oil pastel your bowl can taste like my painting. And who wouldn't want a bowl of acrylic-tasting candy corn?

Now look. The bowl is now stale!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Don't Say IT

New assignment in progress: Large Food. And I mean food. Here's how far I've gotten. Finished product to come.


It. Is. Here! Yes, this this the Lyric piece! Yes, yes. If you look at a previous post , I put the link of this song, "Cosmic Love" by Florence and the Machine. when I listen to this song, I envision a girl decayed and lost by the love she knows she can leave but won't and is stuck in the shadows. So I wanted to portray her lack of independent emotions through the gears in her chest and mechanical chest, as well as her puppet like arm and lack of 'human' part on the frontal side. I also wanted parts of the lyrics to be reflected with certain objects. If you look closely there is "the sun....then moon" and a "shadow of " a "heart". I could seriously spend pages translating but I feel I'll give too much away? Hmmm...
Anyway, listen to the song , and tell me what you think of when you listen. Every mind has its own axis.

-mixed media

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Excuses Should Be Shot

Okay, I was asked awhile ago why I wasn't at National Portfolio Day. This is not an excuse. This is fact. I had to help my mother plan my grandmother's funeral, which is taking place in my home country of Nigeria. I am just getting back now to post this. For all those who did go, I hope you had a great time. I'd love to here what the colleges had to say, maybe I can apply it to my own work. I leave now with this. So trite, I know.

"You can shed tears that she is gone,
or smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray she'll come back
or you can open your eyes and see all she has left.
You can empty your heart beacause you can't see her
or you can be can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her only that she is gone
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.

Or you can do what she'd want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on"
-David Herkins

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Dot Dot Dot

Hello, everyone...Happy Thanks Giving.....yes I'm aware it's tomorrow, but what
s the point of time anyway? I know I said I would post my lyric piece this week, but I've been preoccupied as of late. 'With what?" one may ask, well If I told you it would be a surprise now would it?
Therefore, today, I give you a kitty. Ths assignment was to make a collaged portrait, and when i hear portrait , I think animal. Why? because I'm weird like that.
And I just love black cats.
Remember to give THANKS!

Monday, November 15, 2010


Pain Pain Pain!! Okay, if this post sounds more tense my previous entries, I apologize. My back feels like it's had a tractor truck slammed into it for the past six hours, and by know in this state I shouldn't been making but, what the heck!- Let's get on with it!

The day- or should I say night- before I began this piece, was bad. I'll just say that, it was bad. So bad that I scrapped all my previous thought and immediately began the thumbnails for this and it pretty much illustrates what I wanted and I find the title extremely appropriate....or inappropriate. Hmm, I'm not getting into details. You tell me.

On a happy note (Ha!) I will be posting my recent piece soon, but more importantly something has occurred for me. I like my ideas. I love my ideas. In fact, I think my ideas are, for lack of a better word, great, but-and excuse my french- Mon execution suce. So I have this question, when a piece is done does one ask oneself is this piece done or is it done well.

Here is a lyric video- Tell me what comes mind


Wednesday, November 3, 2010


No, I'm not going to sing the song, if that's what you're thinking. Anyway, Happy November. I hope your Halloween was great (really, I do. Mine was snore-inducing), I hope you voted yesterday ( You had better), and I hope this post doesn't, well, 'blah' (not extremely optimistic on that).

This work was based off an artist trading card assignment. I did two full design, cut them up and arranged them in a odd way. I like that it's nice and dark but I still feel it needs something.
Any thoughts?
This week I'm embarking on a new assignment based off my favorite song. Too bad I don't have one-a song I mean. So far I'm thinking it'll be like my 'Control' piece, but who knows how the wind will sway ....or the bones will spill.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


I have been told my work is very dark and heavy and I should try using lighter colors...okay.
Anyway, this one has to be one of my favorites. I was inspired by two of my favorite artist M. Alice LeGrow and Remedios Varo. I love both these women and this is the first piece I feel like that actually has me in it.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Shutting Up now

How do you say 'adults' in five languages cause all I got it 'they' 'are' 'so' 'annoying' and that only makes four.
Okay enough about my mood. On to today's post(s)!
Not matter how long I spent erasing doing this bike drawing I still love it, and might I add that I love it so much I want to do more with more views and this time try stippling with pen. Insane! I know! Well, back to ......what was I doing?


Monday, October 25, 2010

Pouring Out

At this point, I have three things I want to do right now for my art and novels, but with school, well.....urgh....
Anyway, the next series I'm thinking of doing, I don't think my teaher would approve if I did for my concetration series. This series will be for me. It will kill me. I will hate, and I will want to take a torch for it, but I know I'll love it when I'm done. Ad this with for concetration for class and my other school work and *shiver* college...I will be in a dark, well, darker mood for the next few.....months. Ain't that just lovely?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Here we...go?

Just now starting a blog for my art pieces, and I'm feel like my mind's in a fog and the flashlight given to me is running on dead batteries and I can feel the hounds' growl sounding behind me. Try happy thoughts? Yeah. Right.