Sunday, May 25, 2008

I'd like to thank the Academy...


Woo Hoooo! What a crazy past couple weeks- but we made it! I promised myself I wouldn't cry.. =)
Here are some great times from the Academy of Art's Spring show last week, all of my friends were amazing and had awesome work- and won awards to prove it!
Here are some of them:
Shown from top (left to right): Frank Lin, Eli Harris, Ben Jelter, Ryan Jones, Chiaki Uchida, and the colorful shoes of Chris, Gintah and I.

The Wall of Betty:


You're awesome for putting up with us, Chuck!! and thank you for everything.


Thanks to Mark Meyers- you kept me sane during the whole crazy day!
(pictured with his wife Kasidy)


And of course, Gintah! Thanks for making every situation awesome.

Finally- Thank you my dear Chris (Rahn), for taking me to the exploratorium the following day to celebrate AND for putting up with me all these years. You're the best!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Into the Wild


My final illustration for Honors portfolio.. maybe a subconscious interpretation of how I see my life right now- I'm officially done with school! - So I'm certainly entering my own wilderness...

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Hey! we need to stop this "Orphan works" Bill that could get passed.
I normally don't post stuff like this, but this is a serious situation.
I strongly urge you to research this bill for yourself and learn the real threats that will affect us all.
**Here is a very important site that has prewritten well-worded letters that will automatically be sent to your state representatives- all you have to do is fill out your info and click. Do as many as you can!! http://capwiz.com/illustratorspartnership/home/

This is a really big deal, it concerns the future of all artists- It would basically legalize the theft of any and all found artwork that is not specifically and individually copyrighted, known in this bill as "orphan works". It is a scary thought that people could find my artwork, use it for their own moneymaking, and I wouldn't have the legal right to stop them or sue them.
It will destroy what artists (of all kinds) have worked very hard to make a respected and fair livelihood.
please help stop this from happening!
Many people are sending in letters to their government representatives about stopping this, which is excellent. I would strongly suggest doing that.

I was able to find a couple petitions online that need signatures- all you have to do is sign- you owe it to yourself as an artist!
here are the two links to sign the petitions:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/protect-artists-rights
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/kill-off-the-orphan-works-bill

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Carnival- Final (just about)


okay, this is about finished.. a few more final touches need to be made, but I am posting this anyways! phew- finals are almost over.. crazy!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Carnival! (in progress)


whoo! cotton candy, balloons, smiling children, exhausted parents.. what an experience!
(this is in progress, final will be up next week- this is about 70% done.. or so.)
=)