I have to say I am pretty excited to share these pictures. I have been meaning to do a post like this for a while. I am excited because I love our place and I love the art that’s up around it. Most of it is stuff that I have made, but it all has some sort of meaning behind it, so it makes it special to have it around. Hope you enjoy this little virtual art show…
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/4855194625/This is our little letterpress. I bought it off a guy in Rochester for Kev’s birthday one year. I love this thing to death. Kev and I always say we fell in love in bookmaking class in college. That is one of Kev’s letterpress books he made in that class and that’s our last name in old type.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/4855195931/This is my tree. I made it in college in a mixed media class. I like trees a lot and they show up in my artwork a lot as well. The old photos I found on the side of the road in someones trash (yep, I like other peoples trash.) There was a set of like 12 of them. All of the same 4 people. I think they are from the 40’s. I have made stories up about each one. I am pretty sure it was a family that was at a photobooth. A Dad, Mom, brother and sister.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/4855808194/I like to sew little creatures a lot. I also like finding old/vintage fabrics to use for these little guys. Kev and I use to do a lot of art and craft fairs. We made handmade journals and screen print things to sell. We called our selves “Scaffolding Journals” I made some of these creatures for one of the fairs and we were trying to come up with a name for them. My mom suggested “scaffies” like scaffolding haha but it kind of just sounds more like an STD than a name for a soft little sewn cat.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/4855181013/This is my lovely wooden easel. Its from college. They were getting new ones the year I left school so I snagged one of the old ones. Here are some owl paintings I did and also 1 piece from the series I did for my art show last year.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/4855806704/This is one of Kev’s photos, we have a few of them nicely framed and hung on the wall in our office. This picture was taken in Boston.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/4855810544/I love making tunnel books. The one on the left is of pictures of Kev and I when we went to NYC for Christmas a very long time ago now. The one on the right is layered with tree cut outs. That one can close up into a complete box.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/4855812524/This is a shelf in our bedroom. I love the things that are on it.
1. is a intaglio print I made in college. Have I told you how much I love drawing anatomy? well I do. I always have. Some times I wonder if I should have gone to school for medical illustration. I had just had my wisdom teeth out when I made this print.
2. This was one of our very first screen printing attempts. We made a bunch of t-shirts that said “don’t be an art killer” with scaffolding journals underneath. I love those shirts. We still wear them.
3. This is the cd cover of the band we went to go see on our very first date. I will always love Silent Drive.
4. This is a picture of me drinking what I can only guess is mint tea at a bagel shop. Did you know that is my favorite?
5. This is a deer painting I made. It was part of a series of 6 paintings I did for an art show.
6. This is Bruins Cat. haha. He has a theme song and I am trying to get Kev to write a song for the baby about Bruins Cat that he will sing with our ukulele to the baby when she comes. We both love hockey and I found this super old Bruins patch at a goodwill one time and made this cat with it.
7. An old comic I found at a thrift store. It was just cute and its title was “I love you”
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/4855809232/This is a close up on 2 items at the end of the shelf in the last picture. Every year I make books for Kev for different anniversaries or holidays. I just love making books. I also love book cloth!! I am really nerdy about. Here is a little collage book I made him and the other one is a book filled with artwork and funny notes and pictures. I made it for him for valentines day one year. I screen printed one of my favorite little sayings to him “now and forever more” on the front.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/4855194127/So this isn’t artwork but no house would be complete without a photo collage wall.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/4855193299/This is one of the newest pieces of artwork I made for Kev. I just made it for him for our wedding anniversary this year. Our wedding song was to a Mates of State song with the line “And I will be your anchor, drop me in the bay and watch me hold you steady” as the chorus. This painting only seemed fitting. It is sitting on our dresser in our bedroom.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/4855814494/Remember I wrote I love to draw anatomy? I also love painting flowers. I love making random paintings that just have mixes of items that don’t really have any relation to each other. I painted this a few months ago.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenloveskev/4855814904/These are some old screen printing screens we used. Did you know we have a 4 color screen printing press? its pretty awesome. We use to use it way more- but its very time consuming. Anyways, I love saving all the old screens that have all kinds of ghosted images on them. I made these mixed media pieces with different random junk. The parts are from our organ we bought the first summer we were dating. Â Do you see anything familiar in the piece on the right?? Look at the left corner of my site. Now see? Its the same pictures!!
Yay!! We have finished our virtual art show. Did you enjoy it! I sure did. I makes me all warm and fuzzy on the inside talking about all this stuff. It all means so much and is a big reflection of the place we call home.