Posts tagged inspiration

20 years ago, Little Earthquakes was released and forever altered the path of my life.  20 years of memories, moments, laughter, tears, inspiration, tattoos, and experiences are all connected to her music.  Her song catalog is the soundtrack to my adolescence.  Her music will forever be woven into who I am, and who I will grow to be.

20 years ago, Little Earthquakes was released and forever altered the path of my life.  20 years of memories, moments, laughter, tears, inspiration, tattoos, and experiences are all connected to her music.  Her song catalog is the soundtrack to my adolescence.  Her music will forever be woven into who I am, and who I will grow to be.

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OLDIE BUT GOODIE.  This is my favorite Tori Amos song ever.  I can’t even begin to understand the lyrical meaning, but the back story of it’s origin is quite amazing. 

Great Expectations (the movie version starring Ethan Hawk) approached Tori to write a song for the film to be placed during a part where Ethan’s character is essentially “becoming a man”.  Obviously offended, my dear Tori delivers a powerful tune about nothing more than those ultra-feminist, man-eating, mythical creatures - Sirens. 

The best way out, is always through.
Robert Frost
I could start a separate blog just dedicated to Audrey Kawasaki.  I obsess over her work, and for six years now she not just continues to inspire me, and thousands of other artists, but she consistently delivers.
This weekend AK will be unveiling some new work at the Merry Karnowski gallery in Los Angeles.  The image above is a close up of what I would say is in my top five favorite pieces by her.  Obviously the tentacles are blowing my mind.  Preview the work HERE.

I could start a separate blog just dedicated to Audrey Kawasaki.  I obsess over her work, and for six years now she not just continues to inspire me, and thousands of other artists, but she consistently delivers.

This weekend AK will be unveiling some new work at the Merry Karnowski gallery in Los Angeles.  The image above is a close up of what I would say is in my top five favorite pieces by her.  Obviously the tentacles are blowing my mind.  Preview the work HERE.

james jean’s jems

James Jean, is a relative celebrity in the contemporary art world.  Born in Taiwan but raised in New Jersey, Jean worked for years as a cover artists for DC Comics earning; seven Eisner awards, three consecutive Harvey awards, two gold medals and a silver from the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles, and a gold medal from the Society of Illustrators of New York.

Think that is impressive - check out some of his clients: Time Magazine, The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Spin, ESPN, Atlantic Records, Target, Playboy, & Prada.  Yeah, he’s hot shit.

The amazing Stephanie Brown.  Almost everything she does is golden.  Even some of the creepy illustrations are oddly beautiful.
Her blog.
Her tumblr.

The amazing Stephanie Brown.  Almost everything she does is golden.  Even some of the creepy illustrations are oddly beautiful.

Her blog.

Her tumblr.

Valeria Rey Soto will undoubtedly be a muse for my next collection of watercolors.  Her layering and intricate details are brilliant.

Valeria Rey Soto will undoubtedly be a muse for my next collection of watercolors.  Her layering and intricate details are brilliant.

The most practical, beautiful, workable philosophy in the world won’t work…if you won’t.
Zig Ziglar