This weekend we play the role of jet-setters and head down to LA for the opening of Ryan's new show, "Natural Selection", at the Tin Lark Gallery. This is a joint show with the excellent Wes Younie (also from Portland!). Actually, we've haven't met him yet so maybe we should call him Wesley. Then, perhaps after Saturday we'll be on a Wes, Ry, and Lu basis. Who knows what kind of crazy things can happen in LA.
Here is a bigger sneak peak at the show: This one is called "A Romp In The Courtyard"
All the pieces take place in and around the Ryan Berkley imagined "Oddwood Gardens". It's a good place to visit.
And, oh yeah, speaking of crazy, the next morning we have to fly back up to Portland to do the extremely jumbo sized holiday Crafty Wonderland! Our flight gets in about 9am and the show starts at 11am. No problem, right?
There are going to be sooo many great artists and crafty types there that we should be able to keep our eyes open the entire eight hours. If not, feel free to come by and poke us.
Our next-door booth neighbors are our friends Bossanova Baby and Kspell Jewelry so we're sandwiched in between all kinds of good stuff. You should really see it for yourself.
I also believe we promised you a viewing of Ryan's piece in the Wood Pushers show. Witness:
"Mervin Of The Cosmic Underbrush"!
A few photos from the opening can be found in and around here.
Lastly, Urban Craft Uprising was really really fun last weekend. We were both fighting off some sickness stuff so it all seemed a bit of a blur but we met some lovely people and scored a bunch of cool stuff we can't show you because it might be your Christmas present.
It's all worth it when you get to meet customers like this:
I think we haven't been blogging that often because most of our days lately go like this:
1. Wake up
2. Go to work (day jobs)
3. Come home
4. Go to work (art jobs)
5. Go to bed late
6. Try to sleep but instead toss and stir while watching infomercials or public access.
Many times this does not make for excellent blogging. And yes, I know that blogging does not have to be "here is what I did today" and, truth be told, that isn't the type of blog we'd really like to have but this schedule is so routine that it's hard to even mind break from it (especially this time of year).
The schedule is paying off in the next week, though, as we're participating in all kinds of artsy thingies. If you are in Portland, you should check out one or all of these shows. Conveniently, they are all having First Thursday openings. Isn't that handy?
Ryan didn't paint a skateboard but he did do a super extremely spectacular skateboard themed illustration. Ryan wants to keep it a secret until the show opens so we'll post it in a couple days. I'll give you a hint, though: the title is "Mervin of the Cosmic Underbrush". Interested yet?