March Art Show

I am having an art show on March 1st.  It is in my friend Tricia’s speech therapy office.  It is right downtown Missoula during First Friday, which is Missoula’s big art walk every month.  But I don’t expect too big of a turn out since it is in a place that has never had an art show before.  But it is going to be a chill fun night.  I am going to do readings of my zine every hour on the hour.  And I am going to bring Jorge’s portable record player and play some vinyl records.  We are going to serve tea and be special and intimate.  It is going to be nice.

I also just booked a show for June first friday!  It is going to be in a medical marijuana dispensary.  Ha!  I am excited.
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September zine

You can subscribe to my zine really easily.  There is even an option to get it digitally if you aren’t into receiving mail.  Click here.bbbsept2018_front

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October Art show

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Artist Statement:

As artists we often create a formula for our work.  We have a piece of art that really works, and then we ask ourselves “how did we create this?” and then we make more art with that formula with the hopes that we will create more art that works and speaks to people.  Unfortunately for me what really works with my art is that I am constantly exploring and changing and emoting with my work.  So if I find a formula that works my art has a tendency to become bland and not what I want.  With my title piece “Lesson Learned” this exact thing happened for me.  I created this piece in the same way that I had created a few of the other pieces in this show.  But it was lacking.  I sent an image to my friend who I often bounce ideas off of, and she asked for the motivation for the piece.  I realized I didn’t have one.  I just wanted to make a series of these portraits.  And so I reworked the piece and a lesson was learned.

I was going to try to put an image of that piece in here, but I can’t get it to work.  darn thing anyway.

 

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Study

I have been in a poetry class all last month.  It was totally wonderful.  I made way to much content to fit in all in my zine.  So I am putting some of the extra here and on my Patreon.  I couldn’t figure out how to not have be double spaced between the lines.  But it doesn’t matter that much.  <3

 

I study

art

poetry

Netflix’s list of romance movies

your face when you passionately explain something

yoga

I study my town

how the streets meet

where they lead us

what is changing how it is changing

I study the weekly newspaper

every article every week

I study nature

when I can — when I think to.

I study myself

the most

a constant study

what do I feel where do I feel

what did I eat what should i eat

did I take my vitamins I think I forgot

should i just skip a day

it is good to skip a day.

or is it?

 I study my friends

and I study my kid

I learn about him every day

and I wonder what it will be like

when he is unavailable to me

a world of his own.

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Walking to School

This is my October zine.  I love it so much.  It is my favorite zine in a really long time.  It is pretty simple, it is one poem about walking Jorge to school.  I love it so much I thought about posting all the content on this blog.  I might.  It is also a photo essay of the walk to school taken with my fuji instax (which is basically a modern day polaroid).

bbbcoverv11i10You can purchase a copy on etsy.

You can also subscribe.

So when I was posting it to etsy I realized that it is supposed to be volume 12, not 11.  And then I realized that the majority of the zines I have made this year I have put volume 11 on, not 12.  It is so weird to not be mindful of that.  To not remember.  I don’t know it is weird.  Maybe I have been making this zine for to long.

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Blue man in Snow

 

I made this painting a couple weeks ago. It is funny it was hot out, and here I am painting snow. It is weird how we crave what we don’t have. We crave winter in the hot of the summer and we crave summer in the thick of the snow.

It is for sale.  $60 plus shipping.  clicking on it should bring you to etsy.  or contact me about it  directly.  ladypajama@gmail.com
blue guy in a snow storm

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Inside Out

This piece will be in the show “Inside Out: Neo Outsiders.”  The opening is on Friday July 14th at the ZACC in Missoula, MT.   Other artists in the show include Patricia Thorton, Steve Muhs and Sheila Miles.  Outsidershow1

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dim bulb

I love this piece.  I sold it to my friend Bruce.  <3
dimbulb

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October zine

zineoct2016October zine.  on etsy

yeah.

 

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Art show! Art Show!!

 

I have a show at Clyde Coffee here in Missoula.  If you haven’t been to Clyde yet, this is a perfect time to check it out.  It is a really cool little hip coffee shop on Higgins.  610 S Higgins.  I painted a mural there a year ago, right before it opened.

Please come to the opening if you can.  Friday, Sept 2nd, from 5-8.  I will be there with wine. If you can’t make the opening, it will be up all month.  Thanks!
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