Category Archives: Art

Good grief 

Met Life, say it isn’t so.

You’re dropping Peanuts as the spokes characters for your brand?

Snoopy and the gang can sell anything…plus, your timing couldn’t be worse. 

The popular comic just released a new feature film, and a weekly cartoon series  is coming to television at the end of the year. Not to mention a new book (that I wrote) which is being released November 1st.

If I saw the Met Life folks, I think I would probably say:

Yes toucan!

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#hehe

Artful

Chelsea Market has displayed fabric wings on one interior wall so tourists can fancy themselves real photographers.

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Works for us locals,  too.

#art #photography

Hey sailor

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Seen on board a Lego recreation of the USS Missouri at Catigny Museum

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Color me skeptical

Pantone, the leading authority on color and color trends, just announced the Color of the Year for 2016.

There are two: Rose Quartz and Serenity.

Pantone says these shades reflect society’s ‘search for peace and tranquility.’

I think someone on the selection committee is having a baby.

 

Core values

There was an ad in the subway today for the latest exhibit at the Museum of Sex, entitled Hard Core: A Century and a Half of Obscene Imagery.

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It’s not that difficult for me to imagine  that such pictures exist,  especially at this particular venue.  But for the museum itself to use the word obscene to describe the art it displays seems like an argument against its own credibility.

Then again, you do have to pay to get in…

So I guess the marketing  department knows what they are doing.

Chalk it up

Chalk drawings on the sidewalks of Manhattan have gotten more professional and more prevalent in the last year.

But I’ve never caught a chalk artist ‘in the act’ until today.

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I know lettering is an art unique to each hand, but I was curious how they made the colors so saturated.

The secret?  Water.  They dip the chalk in water.

I was kinding expecting something…more.

Desert view

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These cacti — the print, to be more accurate — are hanging in my hotel room in San Antonio.

I find them oddly comforting.

They are quiet without being lonely, and the sunset colors suggest coolness instead of heat.

I wonder if they would notice if I took it?

Edible art

I have discovered someone who is as big a fan of candy as I am.

Yes, it’s possible.

popsiclesDick Close, a graphic designer and illustrator from Cincinnati, had a booth at the Francisco’s Farm Arts Festival in Midway, Kentucky. The artist also enjoys watercolor, and his favorite subject matter is candy and popsicles.

I totally get that.

gummy bears

My favorite painting was of these three red gummy bears.

But I think you’ll find his entire portfolio is a sweet treat.

By the way, I did ask the artist if he eats the candy when he is finished painting. He said no.

He has talent and self-control that I will never know.

Line ’em up

Sometimes life is chaotic, and it’s nice to have a sense of order…

Even if it is only in your fruits and vegetables.

Brittany Wright is a photographer based in Seattle who is teaching herself to cook ‘anything and everything’ and, lucky for us, is documenting her efforts on her very colorful, very orderly Instagram account.

Here’s a peek at some of her artwork.

bloodoranges

rainbowchard

pineapples

I feel more zen already.