Monday, December 27, 2010

Goodbye California

Pics from the wedding I went to on Catalina. It rained the entire time and looked like Lord of the Rings. Plus there was champagne! And a kid who could do the worm. And Alex and Jeremie pledging their eternal love.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Ghostwords II!

Just finished a commission based on my "Ghostwords" piece! OG on the left, new version on the right. Also, the Small Works group show opens tonight, but you already knew that because you're there having a good time without me.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Small Works Show 12.09.10

My friend Brian put together this group show at Lorem Ipsum Books in Inman Sq. The opening is Thursday, December 9th at 7:00 pm and the show runs through Jan. 3rd. Come check out work by Scott Murry, Jennifer Lewis, Walter Sickert and yours truly. Word on the street is that Pretty Things Brewery is sponsoring the event. I KNOW!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Karmaloop Painting Day!

Happy Thanksgiving! Yesterday Fish and I painted at Karmaloop AND IT WAS THE BEST TIME EVER. It was a really nice day and when we were done we ate veggie chili served by a surly woman we dubbed "Babs". My piece was about girls and skulls and Fish made robots! Thanks to everyone at Karmaloop for being such gracious hosts and to everyone who stopped by and gave us hi-fives. In way more annoying news, my webhost is being a little buggy. If you need to get in touch with me email me at

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Live Painting w/ Fish McGill at Karmaloop this Friday Nov 26th!

Do you know Fish McGill? He's the best! The two of us will be at Karmaloop on Newbury St. this Friday, Nov. 26th from 1-5pm paintin' and drawing. Come say hi! 301 Newbury Street, Boston MA.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

I ♥ Character Art and other stuff

Here's a sneak peek at a project I've been working on! Also, I wonder what fun things I'll do this summer? Oh wait. It's Thanksgiving. The end of summer/beginning of Fall flew by and the next couple of weeks are going to be just as busy.
Let's make a list shall we?

1. Tonight is the last night of Space242's Halloween Show! If you still want to check it out gallery hours are 6-8 pm.

2. 1975's Anniversary Show closes tonight too! If you're in the ROC check that out tonight. You can also read an article about my friend Erich who runs 1975 and is an all around awesome person here.

3. Tomorrow I'm heading to NYC to check out Pictoplasma. This year, it's only one day but it's FREE. I went two years ago and it was mind bogglingly good. Really excited to see Nathan Jurevicius' talk.

4. My friend Brian is putting together a show at Lorem Ipsum Books for the first week of December if you're interested in submitting work the deadline is this Monday the 15th. More info here.

5. Man Or Astroman? is playing the Middle East Down this Sunday. OMFG.

6. I'm going to California soon for my bestest friends wedding. One time in high school she gave me a pair of overalls that were made out of hemp and my mom took them away because they had pot leaves on the buttons. She also had all of her Beastie Boys posters mounted to foam core so they would stay pristine and we could properly worship them. Awesome. She also has a blog now where she talks about cooking and traveling and stuff. The header image is from when we went to Amsterdam together the first time and had mint tea. Oh yeah, and one time we drove around LA listening to "It's Not Unusual" really loud and it was the most fun ever. Alex is the best.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Happy Halloween!

My neighborhood really rallies behind Halloween. Projections on houses? Check. Illuminated mummies? Double check. If I only had a picture of my neighbor who's child went trick or treating as "single stream recycling". I love you, Cambridge.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Space 242 Freeky Fright Nights!

Thanks to everyone who was at Space 242 last night for the first Freeky Fright Nights opening. I'm honored to be in such a great show with so many talented and super nice people. The second opening is Friday, October 29th so if you were too busy working on your Snookie costume to make it to the show last night, there's still a chance for you to drink free beer with fun people. Visit Space242's website for more info.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Halloween Shows!

I'm in two Halloween themed shows that are fast approachin'. The first one is 1975's 2nd Anniversary Show-"Cinemonstrum". It opens this Friday, Oct. 1st. If you're in Rochester go support a great gallery and many fantastic people. The second is a group show at the newly re-opened Space 242 in Boston-I'm showing with another super cool group of artists and if you haven't already been to a 242 opening this is a perfect opportunity. It's not freezing yet and it's a Halloween costume party! BOOM. Here's a before and after of a piece I did for the 242 show-sketch with digital color on top, final painted/collaged piece on the bottom.

Friday, September 17, 2010

4th Wall Show!

Detail of my finished deck.


Thanks to everyone who braved the poo weather to come to the show at last night! Also a big thank you to the super nice couple who bought my deck. Puppies and bike messengers thank you too! Thanks to Brian Connolly for getting me involved. Thanks to the Lower Depths for having tater tots and a non judgmental attitude towards people who might have had one too many free adult beverages and just wanted to stuff their face with said tater tots.

Monday, September 13, 2010


Shipping this off to the ROC tomorrow for 1975's 2nd Anniversary Show-CINEMONSTRUM! It's movie monster themed! The show runs from Oct. 1 - Nov. 12, 2010. The opening's on Friday, October 1st from 7-10. And check out The Worst is Yet to Come while you still can! Watch this video on the youtube to psych yourself up! Wooooo!

Emergency Show this Thursday!

Come out this Thursday to the Fourth Wall Project to drink some 'gansett and help puppies. And bike messengers. Here's my in progress shot of my contribution. I got a lot more done last night after I took a break and watched some of the VMA's a.k.a. "That Awards Show Featuring Songs You've Heard in Spin Class". I liked the part where they had tiny children dance on stage with Justin Bieber to make him seem less tiny and childlike. Or the fact that the whole thing looked like it was being filmed in a space ship. That was on fire.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Instant nostalgia

Friends, Bob & Timmy's, Horseneck Beach, Tortilla Flats, Snickers Ice Cream bars, and I went fishing. I used Rollip to filter these photos. See you later, one crazy summer.

Friday, August 06, 2010

Charles LeDray at the ICA

Last night some friends and I checked out the Charles LeDray show at the ICA and it was the craziest and coolest thing ever. If you were ever into collecting minitures as a kid (aka if you are female) it is particularly mind blowing although anybody will be impressed by LeDray's talent. There are literally thousands of tiny handmade pieces of clothing and accessories and every detail is spot on. Out of the entire show there are only three found objects, which means when you're looking at the painstakingly recreated clothing stores LeDray made everything from the dust covered drop ceiling to the rows and rows of pint sized hangers.

Top image: Charles LeDray, "Overcoat," 2004.
Collection of Tom and Alice Tisch, New York.
Bottom image: Charles LeDray, MENS SUITS (installation view), 2009.
Courtesy of the artist and Sperone Westwater, New York. Photo: John Kennard.
Both from:

Friday, July 23, 2010

Dead Flowers Progress

Made some progress on my most recent cut paper piece. Still have approximately one million little flowers and skulls to paint and cut. AIEEEEEEE!!!! Then tonight, PEE WEE at the Brattle!!!!

Friday, July 09, 2010

Sketch of the Day 34: Bird Banner

Here's another sketch in the flash-tattooish style I've been thinking about.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Flashy flash

The last time I was in Chicago I was looking for some Mike Giant books but ended up getting Tattoo Mystique-The Art and World of Angelique Houtkamp instead. Check it out! Also the staff at Quimbys was super nice and helpful. Two thumbs up. Here's a flash/tattoo inspired lady.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Dead Flowers colorstudy

Inspired in part by The Rolling Stones, my friend Karina's favorite color palette, wedding season, fascinators and my earlier ghostwords piece...soon to be painted cut and pieced together.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Paper Machete!

The first issue of Paper Machete is here! I'm so stoked to be part of this awesome magazine that has brought together so many amazing and talented people. Hi-fives all around and a big thank you to Jason for including me in the first issue. You can see a preview of what's inside here. Ask me if you're interested in getting a copy.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Sketch of the Day 33: Beach Party

Experimented with a new combo of digital and traditional for this test-going to make it into a finished piece. WITH SOMETHING IN THE WATER. And the water won't be a photo. Also, this is the coolest thing I got from Quimby's this past weekend in Chicago. Batforum. Prepare to pee your pants. Unless you don't think the idea of bats talking about art is funny. I also saw Fantastic Mr. Fox. I hadn't cause I was all "whatever. how good can it be?" The answer is really "cussing" good.

Sunday, May 30, 2010


I picked up Valley of the Dolls from the infamous free table at work. I haven't ready any of it yet but it's pink and about drug abuse so I'm sure it's going to be a super read. Here's a detail of a piece I'm working on that's along the same lines.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Painting Preview

A detail of a piece I just finished for my show in July. Exciting details to come!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sketch of the Day 32: Ghostwords

A sketch for one of the new paintings I'm working on. I have a lot to do! And lots of exciting things are happening! AGGGHHHH!!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sketch of the Day 31: Ladies

Look-more sketches of girls! Also a big thank you to all the people who came out to the second "Get Your Freak On!" opening at Space 242 last Friday. The artist talk for the show is May 21st from 7-8pm. For more info got to

Friday, May 07, 2010

Sketch of the Day 29: ZZZZZZ

Wow. I've really taken a break from this haven't I? I've been busy, I swear! I went to Chicago! Tonight I'll be at Space242 for the 2nd opening of Get Your Freak On! Be there! Free adult beverages! 242 E. Berkeley St 2nd Floor 6-8pm get there on time because they literally kick everyone out at 8. xoxo-Amanda

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sketch of the Day 28: Friends!

Sometimes you hate things for the wrong reasons. Like, I'm not talking about the Starlite Lounge, but maybe I am. And then one day you accept it for what it is-a place to watch your friends eat corndogs and listen to 90's hip hop. My bad.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sketch of the Day 27: Ghost Park

Here is a picture of a beautiful and magical park I saw in Belgium. Then I drew some ghosts on it.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sketch of the Day 26: Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who helped make my birthday so awesome. You're the best!

Monday, April 05, 2010

Sketch of the Day 22: Smiths

Mozz! Forever & ever. I drew this on the back of a really nice note someone wrote me.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Sketch of the Day 20: Veggie Burger Breakup

R.F. O'Sullivan's has amazing burgers, it's true. But their best kept secret was their veggie burgers. They were handmade and they were amazing. And then one day they were gone. I just wish I knew what I did to push them away, you know? I imagine bumping into them on the street and practice what I would say. In the end I'd probably just play it cool, even though they were the only veggie burgers I ever truly loved.