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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Magazine Girls

Finished this painting on panel this week! This was a bit different from how I normally work because I worked straight from a drawing I did previously and didn't stray from it at all. Normally I go in to pieces with a very basic idea/layout and see how it progresses as I work. It was nice to switch up how I work a bit! 



Sunday, October 27, 2013

Cosmo Sex Tip Doilies

I love doing these pieces where I combine ridiculous Cosmo magazine sex tips on traditionally feminine and/or vintage imagery and objects. 





Thursday, October 10, 2013

Inspiration

I do a lot of thinking about my art at work (Shhh, don't tell my boss!), but I can't help it. I'm always thinking about the next chunk of free time I have and if I'll have enough energy to work in the studio. I was browsing through a blog I found a few months back  and she is a self proclaimed inspiration junkie and it got me thinking....I've been feeling like an inspiration junkie myself lately. I'll blame Pinterest, my collection of vintage books and postcards, and my general way of absorbing information. I look A LOT at all types of visuals and by the time I get to my studio I feel like I'm funneling all these visuals in to the most important things I saw and how I want to use the inspiration for my work and how it relates to my style. Being an artist can mean never turning your brain off...

So, here are some things that have been inspiring me lately as found around the Internet and life out and about in Chicago.



Hong Seon Jang's work with National Geographics 

Damask pattern and this color combination

 Jill Ricci's beautiful and intricately layered work


And finally, I love this lettering and the way the light was hitting it from a piece of construction slab on the ground at Milwaukee and Logan Blvd. Saw after grabbing coffee at New Wave Coffee.





Monday, October 7, 2013

Weekend

Whew, I'm tired. Friday I hung out at Alcala's Boutique after work for the West Town Art walk and then went down to see Suicide Machines at Reggie's. Saturday was a coffee date with a friend and then a dinner and wandering around Wicker Park date with the boyfriend. Sunday was spent all day at Ikea (first trip in 3 years) and then starting to put stuff together (I finally have a new bed frame and headboard! Like an adult!). So needless to say, I didn't make an art this weekend but I'm hoping to get lots done this week between more work, friend hangs, and boyfriend hangs. Wow, I better drink a lot of coffee! Oh, my "Hello" painting is going to a new home today! That one went fast!

Here's a few snapshots from my work in the West Town Art Walk

 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Collage Love

Quick post! Here's 2 new collages and a drawing. 

Also a quick reminder that I do commissions and already have one lined up for December, art makes a great gift! Contact me here or on KatieHolland.com if you'd like to chat about a commission.