Whoa cool Beautiful Now gave me a sweet little article on their "Fusion of Sound & Vision" (Sound and Vision is one of my fav Bowie tracks too!) post from January 15th. You should check out the other artists featured in the collection. Tons of really neat stuff. Plus, the monkey in the background is pretty cute.
Okay one more post….I finished another piece just now :)
Oops! Posted it to the wrong tumblr. Whatevr.
I am ALSO super pumped to announce that I will be showing two of my pieces at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio in a show titled SYSTEMATIC. The the exhibit opens January 24th and stays open until February 21st. I can’t go due to time/fiscal restraints soooo if anybody lives close by, please check out the show and tell me what you think :)
Hey I’m super pumped to announce I have been scouted for RAW:natural born artist’s show/competition in Bmore AWAKENING happening Feb. 6th at The Creative Alliance! Please please please buy tickets from me here (it’s cheaper if you get them through me) to show your support and cast votes for the semi-finals! This is my first time showing in the Charm City with which I have lived and loved for almost seven whopping years. Please don’t let my affections remain unrequited <3
epetersen12 asked: I just finished my animations! (3 very short loops just a few seconds each - very time consuming with my process) I handed them over to Anette. I told her she can do whatever she wants. Looking forward to seeing what she does!
YAY I’m so excited!!! I absolutely cannot wait to see your animations (I bet they rule!) and Anette’s handy-work. Many thanks to the both of you for including me in this cool collab :) Oh and congrats on all the amazing things happening with your work! I’ve been keeping up on Facebook ;)
Started a new drawing. The bottom section took a carafe of espresso, half a bottle of wine, and nine and a half hours. Not to mention an incredible amount of Post-Punk, Goth, Industrial, and EBM records. It’s still pretty rough too :(
At least I still have a perverse amount of pleasure making these :)
These drawings are like taking a microscope to a night club and observing the crawling skin of a rave dancer. Before you read on click ‘Play’ on the sound
Hey guys! Please check out this killer article Justin Crowe wrote about my work for Visual News!
Hey I finished updating my website and resume. Go check it out. I’m totally fried and need to drink a bottle of wine on my kitchen floor.
"A Daisy Chain for Satan"- Thrill Kill Kult
Okay so just as a disclaimer, I’ve been working pretty hard in the studio and I’m proooobably a little slap-happy from staring into a magnifying lamp for ten hours at a time. Anyways, one of my friends is conducting a survey asking your favorite decade in music and whether or not you think drug use makes a better musician. I checked the boxes 80’s and Not sure. Then I sat for a little and started over-thinking things, as I do. I ended up writing a mini-essay in the Facebook thread (yes, I was one of those assholes) and this is what it said……………………………………………………………..
I felt like a bad person saying “yes, drugs make a better musician” (so I chose “not sure”) but most of my favorite artists from that decade did partake in some sort of substance…but what does that mean?
What exactly denotes a ‘drug’ in this survey? Alcohol has been a lethal/legal drug in many artist’s cases, but I don’t feel a though every individual who drinks becomes an abuser…let alone an alcoholic. Also, it is possible to become a casual drug user, but only between the certain individual and a specific substance. Sometimes drugs can be a catalyst for creativity…but the within the vast majority, that “spark” that came from an unusual combination of neural misfirings in the individual was already in their chemical make-up to begin with.
I guess in a broader sense is that the artist part came first, and the sexy-druggy-party-cult of personality came second…but the million dollar question still remains “But how did they keep cranking out good records?” Maybe that shit that makes them so smart with their craft (which was probably there in the first place) is so strong can it remain unaffected by the drugs until sloppiness and poor health set in. Or maybe she/he was cashing in on that sloppiness/poor health/paranoia/anger/whatever to begin with. As I said, SMART.
Regardless, I do think “reckless” or “heavy” experiences make not only a better artist, but a more resilient person as well. As a user, if you’re faced with any sort of adversity, you can almost seek comfort in your drug experiences. You can just sit back and be like, “Alright. This sure as shit isn’t what I expected, but I KNOW I can just riiiide this thing out.”
I know I should have kept my thoughts to myself since I’m not usually one to pontificate to strangers, (yes, DO pity my friends) but I REALLY needed to use that Marc Maron joke somewhere.
bowlartsmagazine asked: Beth your drawing is now in the 5th issue of BOWL Magazine -would you like to submit so more drawings for the issue as it seems a bit crowded out by other submissions!
AWESOME! Thank you so much for checking out my work and featuring a drawing of mine!!!! I’d be more than happy to submit more images if you’d like. Let me know what you’re looking for, and shoot me an email :)