Song of the Week 17: Learn It

Thursday, June 26, 2008 at 4:26 PM
You gotta love Google Image Search... singer with guitar...

This week's theme is a little self serving... whateva. I'm starting Guitar lessons with my sister and brother (so we can all star in the black remake of The Partridge Family together) and I want to eventually be able to learn some songs that I've been singing along to for a little while. That list is huge, but here are a few choice songs:

1. "White Winter Hymnal" by Fleet Foxes
2. "My Goodbye" by Elizabeth and the Catapult
3. "Butterflyz"(I despise that spelling) by Alicia Keys
4. "I Get a Kick Out of You" sung by Ella Fitzgerald

Till next week!

Nantucket in a Bucket

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 at 11:53 AM
These are ridiculously uninteresting.

Slice of Life: Touchet

Friday, June 20, 2008 at 1:38 PM
Me: Well... yo momma.
Lizzy: She's on her way to El Salvador
So it should be "tu mama".

A New Logo

at 9:22 AM

So, I do some graphic design on the side. As my main job is as a graphic designer for museums doesn't cover logo design, invitations, posters, et cetera, I need to keep up a website showing some of my personal work. Thusly, I'm spending $2000+ on a new fancy laptop and programs that will look all graphic designer-y at meetings and I'm constantly updating this blog with my cool looking shit.

That said I need to brand myself. In the coming months you will see business card designs, letterhead, website proposals interspersed with work I'm doing for clients, and so on.

My point. I've decided that one of these will be my logo. (They're my initials) Do you like one in particular? This will be an integral part of everything JFL Design. Simple and clean. Thoughts? Let's see if I can hit a comment record.

Song of the Week 16: Gay Love Songs

Thursday, June 19, 2008 at 11:53 AM

In light of the recent ruling in California, this week's theme is gay love songs. Featuring an illustrated swash album cover care of yours truly. Enjoy!

1. "I Kissed a Girl" by Jill Sobule (the famous one)
2. "Little Boy" by The Aluminum Group (the breakup one)
3. "I Kissed a Girl" by Katy Perry (the experimental one)
4. "Constant Craving" by K.D. Lang (the coming out one)
5. "I Thought You Were My Boyfriend" by the Magnetic Fields (the one thats so cool cause the guy's voice is so deep and he's talking about another dude one)

Heat Death of the Universe

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 8:55 AM

In high school, I had an English teacher named Ms. Machemer. More on her at a later date. I don't feel like typing that much. However, a tidbit: she looked like Ursula the Sea witch from The Little Mermaid. Think purple eyeshadow. She introduced us to a lot of different kinds of literature, which I appreciate. She often handed out short stories by authors I've never heard of, and wouldn't find out about on my own.

One such short story was "The Heat Death of the Universe" by Pamela Zoline. It's about a housewife preparing for her sons birthday, and she's losing it a little. (Understatement)

Take a read. I'm thinking (way) ahead into the future after Black Fruit is done, maybe doing a series of pieces on this. Chew on that for a spell. Song of the week coming up later today.

Art-O-Matic Highlights

Monday, June 16, 2008 at 2:20 PM
Here's some good stuff from Art-O-Matic that I caught on Friday with friends:

From top to bottom: (Unknown, Dale R Hunt, Lynn Putney, Unknown)

For some strange reason it didn't strike me to take a photo of my old boss's piece in the show. Why? I dunno! Wait, I do...I was kind of drunk- which is why there also aren't more pictures. I'm surprised these even came out clear. I'm also surprised it didn't strike me to even read the names of the artists' work I liked. Who knows. Beer does strange things to people.

Swim Trunks

Saturday, June 14, 2008 at 2:27 PM
Hopefully, sometime this summer I'll be going to the beach. I've been looking at some trunks lately, and I'm using this blog to think out loud about a couple of trunks I'm thinking about getting:

Smooth Company Classico Shorts in White, $75, from Revolve Clothing

Trovata Linen Boardshorts in White, $132, from Revolve Clothing

Penguin Solid Boardshorts in Ballad Blue, $59, from Revolve Clothing

Fred Perry Swimshort, $58, from Gargyle.

In other news, ther are always these Juicy Couture shorts...

Hot, no?


Francois Brunelle Lookalikes

Friday, June 13, 2008 at 2:35 PM
Very cool photog. Francois Brunelle. He's doing a series of photographs on unrelated lookalikes. Check it out.

I have my own lookalike proposal to give. This model (who's name I unfortunately don't know) from a James Cameron show, and actress Brooke Burns.

They look just alike! It's just so creepy. In other news, I was published by Overheard in the Office. I won't tell you which quote, or what day, but I think it'll be pretty obvi. That is all, folks. Have a great weekend people!


Thursday, June 12, 2008 at 9:27 AM
pluck (n.)-
1. the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury [syn: gutsiness]
2. the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord

I've decided a title for my first Black Fruit series piece. Pluck is basically an emotion piece, which is to say it really doesn't have concise message, I really want people to take what they will from it. I know I have my own meaning, and I bet it'll pretty clear once it's in the context of my other pieces from this series.

Here's a closeup of what the vines will look like. I hope to finish this by next week. With any luck!

Song of the Week 15: Heat

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 10:47 AM

So with a few of my friends (who may be reading my blog for the first time-Hey!) I send out a Song of the Week e-mail, with a few songs that share a theme, a word, a type, whatever. I've decided to take this on to my blog thanks to this media player I found. Pretty awesome.

For Newcomers, Song of the Week is something to keep me sane at work. Plus, you get to listen to music without haveing to download anything. Think of it as Rococo Cocoa Radio.

Today's theme is Heat. Yesterday it was 100 degrees in my office. Thank it for my inspiration. Click the little play buttons and a player will magically appear. It's really frackin' nifty.

"Summer in the City" Regina Spektor"Heat Wave" Martha and the Vandellas"The Heat" Toni Braxton
"Hot Child in the City" Nick Gilder"Hot Hot Hot" Buster Poindexter

Do me a favor people. Leave me a comment. I want to gauge how many peeps read my stuffs. I'll keep doing it if no one does, the three people who definitely read it! :)

Susan Komen Walk: Banner in Action

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 at 11:43 AM
I don't know how they could survive in that heat!

Ah... by staying cool in the American Indian Museum

They even met Gabrielle Union...

Long Break! I'm Back though!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at 10:55 AM

You know... work is crazy. But now its not, so much... so here's a design that I did for my sister + cousin's team for the upcoming Susan Komen Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday in DC.

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