Friday, February 27, 2009

It's because it's toot your own horn day. Bake yourself a cake.

Dear Patrick,

Dear 12 Flavor Gummis,
Who proofread your package? Because they need to be fired. Your gummy bears taste great though.
Love, Adrienne

I drove to Salt Lake this week to see the great Andrew Bird. Best show I've seen? Probably. Is the man a complete genius? Of course. Am I going to drop out of school, pawn everything I own and follow him around the world? Seriously considering it.

Dear Andrew Bird,
The way you play your violin like a guitar makes me swoon. I would like to have your pro-whistling babies.
Love, Adrienne

In honor of Toot Your Own Horn Day 2009, I must report that last night at our Student Warehouse Show, I might have taken home the gold. Yes, my tiny little happy accident of a print won Best of Show. Hilarious. You might remember seeing this little sucker in a previous post but I'm going to put it back on again because it's just too funny.

Yes, that's correct. That tiny little baby stole that $250 gift card right out from under the noses of the more deserving and more beautiful artwork. Still laughing about this. A special thanks goes to Matt for letting me borrow my print and for providing the frame.

Ok. That's all. It's cold here.
Have a nice day,
PS T shirt sales are now closed. Thank you for your purchases.
PSS I'm not sure why the Andrew Bird movie posted twice but I guess you can't have too much of it.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

It's because of Murray.

Dear Patrick,
I'm in love with this baby. This baby is in love with that balloon. That balloon claims to "Love U". It's a love triangle - you know? Fleetwood Mac situation. Well there was four of them, so more of a love square. But you know, no one gets on.
Love, Adrienne

Thursday, February 12, 2009

It's because other people like to be bitter children too.

Dear Patrick,
Sometimes I do dumb things. Sometimes all of my art family does dumb things with me. Like today we might have stood outside in negative a billion degree weather to sell t shirts to the people of Utah State University. Here is photographic proof. Look at me being a real blogger.

I wasn't planning on designing anything for this sale because I thought I'd leave it to the graphic designers of the family. BUT last night, Nicki asked me to make another girly design so it wasn't completely male dominated. So, because I can't say no to that face, I redrew one of my designs from last semester's final and revised it to include my personal motto in honor of Valentines Day. This is it. (The big bird is saying "Keep your love to yourself" and the little one is just saying a heart).
Nicki wanted everyone to jump. Cole complied. I just kept taking pictures thinking that at some point, the other two would join in. It actually got worse as we went...
I like Nicki's face best in this one.
I don't think MacKay moved at all between those two pictures. I just forgot how to focus my camera.
MacKay? Oh. Right. Laying on the ground. Totally normal.And Matt is flying on the chair. Alright.

The sale today turned out pretty well. I turned into the queen of arrogance towards the end of the day because my design sold out. Yeah sucka, I'm made of magic. We're selling again tomorrow so if any of you kittens out in cyberland want a tshirt so we can go to Chicago and be with other printmaking idiots, let me know!

Love and marriage,

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

It's because Ms. Katie, I'm a gangsta.

Dear Patrick,
This is purely for entertainment purposes.
Love, Adrienne

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

It's because we're in college. We try new things.

Dear Patrick,
Last night I shot in the studio for the first time. Today I'm faking a cross process with photoshop for the first time. I'm not sure how I feel about the combination of the two just yet, but in an effort to stop sucking at my major, I'm posting real digital work for the first time. It's the same image but different ways to cross process. I keep going back and forth between the two but I think I've decided that I like the duller one better. I also haven't decided if I'm finished with them yet.
Cross your fingers and pray I don't get kissed in my sleep by a girl for the first time,