Friday, October 24, 2008

Lack of updates due to lack of confidence. Sorry guys. It's coming back a little. It's just so hard to motivate myself when all I hear is how sub-par my peers and I are.

But on a positive note, I've been working a book project, which is the image you see above. That is a series of Lobotomy Bunneh trading cards made from collage and fortune cookie papers. I've designed a great little book-like box to hold them in, and I'm rather fond of it. So much so that I would rather skip ahead and make several versions to sell in my Etsy store. We'll see where that takes me.

I am still working on the erotic art piece from a few posts ago. I've gotten some feedback from my fellow students and I'm going to finish that up within a few weeks. I've also been invited to submit art for The Dirty Show in Detroit, and I believe I'll be sending in that piece. I feel like it stands a decent chance of making it into the show, and if not, than at least I gained some experience with entering.

I am looking into other academic schooling for next year. I will graduate from MECA with my BFA, but then what? If I believe the things I hear, than I will be hopeless and empty and destined to work retail the rest of my life. So my next option is to go to a University, like I should have done in the first place. I may simply go to SMCC for a quick tech job, and be done. I can have a stable carreer and make my art on the side as I see fit. Perfect. But I'm still up in the air about it.
I have come to the conclusion that if I want to continue in the art field, I have to regain confidence. A guest speaker at my school today said that we have to have confidence in ourselves even when no one else will. I believe I am good, and I am learning, and I will grow. I am at a big cross roads. Do I go forward, or do I take a step back?

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Lobotomy Bunneh checked my mail this morning on my way out the door, and look what was waiting for us! I hadn't expected these to come in for another week or two! What a surprise! Yes, they are infact... DANI LEE EVANS TRADING CARDS!...

Mia has collected them all!
Wait, no. These cards are actually awesome little postcards meant to advertise this very blog! Decorated with a lovely reproduction of a four foot tall painting, one would wonder why I didn't simply make a smaller image and save myself the trouble. It's a long and laborious story, and maybe Lobotomy Bunneh will tell you some day.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Another upsetting day. Lobotomy Bunneh tells me everything will be okay so long as I can still laugh at ugly orange cat creatures.

I just ordered the fourth and fifth Scott Pilgrim books, after busting through the first two. Its genius, really, and we think you should give it a good read before they make the movie and your opinion gets all skewed. Plus, if you read it now, when the movie is released you can say "I was a Scott Pilgrim Fan before it became mainstream!"

Why do people think that making live action movies after something hand drawn is a good idea? C'mon, people, take a clue from Persepolis and stop being dicks.

Anyway, I'm going as Doctor Horrible for Halloween, and Justin (my.. boyfriend?.. Life partner?..) plans on being Captain Hammer. Do you know what I'm talking about? If not, watch here:

Friday, October 3, 2008


Today in our Senior Seminar class, we learned how to make blogs! As you can imagine, I was rather bored.

Here is a picture of a work in progress piece I am doing just for the sake of doing something because I want to do it and no one can tell me how they want it to look. (Ouch! Jaded, a little?)
You can see my tiny kitten in the lower left, helping me with my work. She is such a little doll!

It isn't a new theme of mine to be so frustrated with the art school world. In fact, 90% of the time I'm battling over some inner dialog about what is pissing me off the most at any given moment. Sometimes I just get so upset over the things that are said. I mean, c'mon professors; would it kill you to compliment us once in a while? I feel like we are always bombarded with what we should be doing different, never what is good enough to hold on to. Well, that's my two cents on that.

Lobotomy Bunneh's 24 Hour Comics advert got a makeover, but you don't get an update picture. I apologize.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Bunneh Debut

Lobotomy Bunneh makes his public debut in an advert poster for Portland's 24 Hour Comics Day, held at the Maine College of Art, right here in our little studio of doom. If you're currently calling the Northeast your home (I pity you), you should give it a shot.

Last year's 24 Hour Comics prompted some crazy work from some crazy people, and some of us are still tired a year later. But its a great environment, and, i heard rumor of free food.

...and it is totally not cool to make comics about Scott McCloud.

EDIT!: Lobotomy Bunneh just reminded me that this is not, in fact, his first public appearance. He was actually unveiled during the MECA Merit show last year, which was such a fiasco I had erased it from my memory.
Here is photographic evidence that the show actually did happen, for your amusement:

Some of my Merit show, in which I soon discovered the social context behind why Painters Hate Illustrators.

...more on that subject on a later date.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

My return to updating.

Alright alright. So I took the summer off to help my mom through some rough patches, and to just focus on work that I wanted to do; which meant not updating this blog, apparently.
Oh no! Don't take that the wrong way, Interwebs! I do want to ramble aimlessly into the eternal space that is the world wide web! I swear! There is just something about typing out my hopes and dreams to no one in particular that makes me feel like a hobo on a soapbox about nothing. You understand, don't you?

So this marks my return to blogging. Perhaps we will come up with a very intimate type of bond. Or perhaps we will fight in silence like two roommates with opposite personalities and totally different views on reality.
It'll be a surprise.

Lobotomy Bunneh has come a long way, as you can tell. He's cuter now. But still a menace to society. Sometimes he keeps me up at night and makes me share Super Peanut Butter Ice Cream straight out of the carton. I had a pet bird but he ate it.

I hope you enjoy this picture of a fat and mildly confused walrus.