Category Archives: Art

Maira Kalman for the New York Times

Sometimes the simplest things can be the most rewarding. The brilliance of Maira Kalman’s And the Pursuit of Happiness blog is perfect in creative execution. I now have something to look forward to to lift me out of the gloom that sometimes proceeds reading headlines each morning.

If you aren’t familiar with her work, you can start here:

In Love With A. Lincoln

So Moved


This and That from the Week

: Favorite quote of the week – “Daddy, can we go upstairs and listen to rock music?” – my daughter

: If distorted guitar driven Jesus worship is your thing, then I highly recommend checking out Lee McDerment. (praise hand)

: Go to ChefBurger…now.

: Currently addicted to reading conspiracy theories on the world ending in 2012.

: The artwork of Heather Smith Jones is now on Etsy. You need original art!

: I’ve seen this site featured now as “Celebs if they lived in Oklahoma”, “Celebs if they lived in Missouri”, “Celebs if they lived in Kansas”. Ok, so the midwest is gay. We who live here already know this. Pam Anderson takes the cake!


Prepare to have your mind…blown.

The Pantone Color for 2008

Just fyi, you will be seeing alot of Pantone color No. 18-3943 in 2008. “Blue Iris brings together the dependable aspects of blue, underscored by a strong, soul-searching purple cast. Emotionally, it is anchoring and meditative with a touch of magic.”

That’s what she said.

You Need Art

What seems like a lifetime ago, I had the privilege of working with some amazing artists in Lawrence, KS for three years. My favorite to this day is Lawrence artist Heather Smith Jones. I recently discovered her blog, where she muses about her paintings, mixed media and life stories. Her polaroids are some of the coolest I have seen.

I’m also posting about this because I’m a huge proponent of owning original art no matter what your budget. So as we approach the holidays, maybe surprise someone with a little art. HSJ is represented by Signs of Life Gallery in  Lawrence and Byron Cohen Gallery in The Crossroads.

The Shoe Project

Over at 21 Pictures. Perfect. (via Blankenship, and then Yewknee)


The wife and I got around to seeing the movie Once this weekend. A.O. Scott of the NY Times said it was ‘Close to perfect’. I would have to agree. I will be purchasing said movie and sountrack very soon. Check out their MySpace page for some movie tracks. The movie couldn’t have come at a better time in my life.