I just opened a shop on Etsy: http://tinyurl.com/LeaLSFshop.
I’ve already listed some fabric collage sweatshirts, and will be adding a lot more soon. Anyone want to model for me? I also made a how-to video on the craft of fabric collage for the website about.com. Watch it below!
There is nothing like sinking into a city with its books sinking into your lap. Richard Brautigan has added a special touch to my San Francisco and Bay Area experience.
I was leaning against a wall waiting for Lily on Mission and 17th, when I got to fantasizing about Richard Brautigan. In my vision he came up to me just as I was thinking, “If this city is good enough for Richard Brautigan than it’s good enough for me.”
“Hi there,” he said interrupting my train of thought. “Hi,” I replied, “You are Richard Brautigan.” “Yes.” “But you are dead.” “No I am not, but keep that. You want to go somewhere and watch people together?” “Yes, except maybe we can talk too, because I watch people all by myself.”
I conjured this scenario, leaning against the entrance of a pharmacy, waiting for Lily. Somehow my consciousness came back to me and I began to feel silly, but that passed fast. I was about to go back to la-la land when I spotted Lily walking towards me with her awesome boots and we went to eat at a Salvadorian place, which ended up being a whole different story.
In May I was commissioned by the Township of West Orange NJ to paint a giant fiber-glass recycling bin. Mine will be one out of a dozen or so bins to be placed around the town as a part of an art installation associated with the mayor’s Energy Diet campaign. There is an opening party for this on June 21st, which happens to be this Saturday. If anyone wants to come out, let me know and I’ll give you the scoop. This is my first payed art piece and I look forward to more in the future, far or near.