Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sun in the sky, you know how I feel.

Aesthetically-speaking, I'm going through a certain something right now.

Maybe it's the new place.  The books I've been reading.  Or the simple fact that it's summer, a time when our busy brains give in a little, and trade our Very Important Ideas for swimming holes and superhero movies.  I'm open to new ideas.

Whatever it is, I'm craving crazy visuals.  In the house department, the clothing department; I'm day-dreaming of trading my current red hair for slightly trashy bleach blonde.  

But until I rush out the door to the nearest punk salon or tattoo parlor, I think I'll just show you some art I've been eyeing lately.

Our poor blank walls are begging for decoration -- "Help us!  We are naked!" -- so I am hurriedly dressing them up.  The pieces below are high on my list of purchase possibilities.

Bow down to the majesty of mixed media artist, Brandi Strickland.

I've blogged Brandi''s art before, and Tweeted her yesterday.  Which presented Reason #503234 why I love Twitter: Austin artist (and one of my past interviews) Erin Hanson immediately Tweeted right back, also a fan of Brandi!  

Yay supportive artist community! Yay Internet!  

(Just for kicks, let's appreciate some of Erin's art.)

Yay Popsicles.


Christi@RuminationAvenue said...

I was wish-listing art at 20 by 200 and realized that I have an affinity for primary colors and mixed media. Looks like you do too. How do you plan to frame? It's such a big choice...

brandi said...

thank you for the post! so glad to be here alongside Erin, i've been a big fan of her work for a long time :)

Austin Eavesdropper said...

Oh Christi, framing is my waterloo. Probably light pine wood + glass. I framed some of my art in plastic displays (ew) a few months ago, and it made me sad. Glass it is!

I've also been uber-inspired lately by the trend of getting a bunch of different size & shape frames from antique stores, and spray-painting them all one color:


Austin Eavesdropper said...

Brandi, it is absolutely my pleasure! I'd love to interview you sometime!

Laurel said...

Gawsh I love those pieces! I wonder if you could get a hairstyle to match. Maybe just a headpiece. No seriously, I think you would look adorable as a beachy blonde! Red hair is so hard to maintain in the summer...
PS I think your comment feature works again :)

Jetté said...

I've always been a fan of mixed media and dabbled with it a little in college.

Your post made me smile and made my busy day sun-shinier.