I am headed to Boston this weekend for my 20th college reunion at Boston College. Photo is from 1987 spring break in the Bahamas. I feel like the exact same person and completely different. Life is trippy. Can't wait to see everyone!
P.S. Wish I could remember who took this photo. Anyone?
Chicago artist Matthew Owens describes his work as "portraits of your animal the way
you see them first thing in the morning as you open your eyes.” I love the intimacy he conveys through his extreme close-ups, so close you can almost smell the puppy breath. Intoxicating!
Congratulations to Grace Chon, winner of Unpawsed - a competition to find America's next fine art pet photographer. A show celebrating her work opens this weekend in Culver City at Royal/T. I am so thrilled for Grace, but not surprised. Her soulful, polished style and her ability to connect with your pet makes her the best. I know I am biased because I adore the photos she took of Darby last fall. But visit her blog and see for yourself. Her work is exceptional.
Better yet, stop by Royal/T, a space "inspired by the meido kissa (maid café) phenomena of
Akihabara--Tokyo's electronic district. Recontextualizing the
underground culture of Japan that celebrates cosplay (costume play)
waitresses dress in maid uniforms, with a Lolita-esque touch and the
café serves a fusion of French and Japanese cuisine with local and
organic California style," and celebrate with Grace. Brava!
Need to waste some time and get your priorities straight -- and who doesn't after a long weekend? Pick one and see what you're all about in black and white. View top 10 and bottom 10. Find out more about the guy who created it, Ben Nyberg, at his blog hey ben.
This vintage German postcard combines two of my loves: Dachshunds and stripes. It also captures my mood this morning as I hit the ground running. I am getting ready to head to Boston for my 20th college reunion at Boston College. And we are in the final stretch of the Dog Art Today-Mutt Lynch Winery Wine Label Contest. The deadline to submit your art is June 12. Click here for contest the details.