Thursday, July 30, 2009

Goodbye July

Portrait of the Artist, originally uploaded by lauren minco.

Well, it's my day off and I've watched my episode of Hell's Kitchen on Hulu and managed to roll over my toe with my office chair. Hard to believe that August is right around the corner, especially since it felt like summer in a way passed us by. It's been so cool and rainy that you wonder if next month will fade willingly into Fall or if August will try to cram all the heat and sun it can.

I'm getting ready for two shows- one in August in Santa Monica based off of the theme "Toy", and one at 1301 Gallery in Omaha for September. Since teaching in the Summer takes a lot of time away from marketing, I look forward to getting new mailers out around this time of year. I've already decided on the images- one will be the Sonic Youth piece created for Plan B (which is for sale in my etsy store) while the other will be a masked guitarist for the tween/teen market. Hope to get those images up in the next couple of weeks as well as some new paintings.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Goodbye Plan B


Can we talk about where I've been? It's been so hectic around here that I'm ashamed I've ignored my bloggity blog. Here's a quick update along with some notes.

* Goodbye to Plan B Magazine in the UK. Because of the economy, they made the hard (but noble) decision to end on a high note instead of sacrificing their quality and vision. I worked with Andrew, their Art Director, over the last year and admired all the artists who provided their art for free to help support the magazine when times got tough. I wish all the Plan B employees luck in starting a new chapter in their lives.

* I will have another piece in a group show in LA for August. You can see my work in Providence at West Side Arts this month.

* Working on another illo for Providence Monthly, this one about Providence Pin-up, a local studio that recreates custom photos for you with that pin-up feel.

* I am teaching Pre-College again this summer and that has taken up most of my time, but I love it!

* Goodbye to the King of Pop, a talented artist and entertainer. The first item of music I ever owned was when my mom bought me Dangerous as a cassette tape, and that was on anytime we were in the car. ANYTIME. I'm pretty sure I demanded it.