Monday, May 31, 2010

A little bit of blood makes everything better's red. I love red lipstick. Blood can make me feel queasy or it can make me happy. Blood in drawings is great. Here's some. Enjoy!

Al Pacino

What can I say about Al Pacino? well....I love him. People always make fun of him for the whole 'Hoo ahh' thing from Scent of a Woman....but fuck you guys...I love that movie. He's friggin' awesome in it, and you know it. So if you make fun of Al in my presence I will get mad at you. For those people who don't like him....have you ever watched Serpico? Dog Day Afternoon? Those are two of the best movies he's ever done and that have been made. He's brilliant in them. For those people who think Scarface is the only good movie he's ever made....well you are stupid, most of the people who like this movie are on drugs. There's no doubt that it is an awesome film but there are so many better ones. The Godfather....awesome...Carlito's Way...awesome.....Panic in Needle Park....awesome. You catch my drift. Yes he's better than Robert De Niro....yes I said it, cause it's true. So to all the Al haters....shut up. Do not comment if you have nothing but praise for him! :P

So if you are a fan of Al then check out my newest drawing and enjoy!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Just Curious

I'm just curious as to how I get people to follow me and read my blog? HOW????? Is there such a thing as internet schmoozing that I don't know about? Anyone know any good easy ways to get my blog out there? I post it to twitter (where I have all of 35 followers! haha) and to facebook....HELP!

I'm on a roll baby!

Ok so here is another of my crossword drawings.....I wonder if I can fill the whole book? This one is of Jean Michel Basquiat. He's definitely one of my favourite artists.
Hope you like it!!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

It's early, it's really early!

Well I'm up way before I even need to go to work because I have to be up for the dudes who are bringing the screen for our window. Atleast this is only a 2 hour frame of time that they might show up. Not like phone companies that say they'll be there between 8am to 5pm. Like who the hell wants to sit around the entire day for some jerk off who pretty much does about 5 seconds of work when they get there.

Anyhow I didn't come here to rant today. I am putting up my new drawing that I did a couple of days ago.

So I've been told quite a few times that I look like Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and I do see it and I think she's pretty awesome but people I'm older than her.....which means she looks like ME!!!!
So I thought why not do a drawing of her, I love their music and she has great style. I wonder if she realizes how much she looks like me?? hahaha
Ok here it is.....enjoy!

Have a great day friends!!! :D

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Morbid Anatomy....oooooh

Just some images of things I'm interested in......

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Read it and weep for me

I just spent the last half an hour vacuuming like a mad woman, and I'm still not finished. I am completely drenched. My vacuum has a broken belt so I've been using the attachment, which is why it's taking me so long. It is 1000 degrees in my apartment, I am hot. We have no air conditioner yet and the fan does nothing but blow fire onto me. I hate this apartment for sooooo many reasons that I won't go into but suffice it to say I wish I never moved here.

So yeah I ate the greatest half a sandwich that my boyfriend left for me. It's from The Augusta House and holy shit it was so yummy! So yummy that I'm writing about it. I don't know what it was called but it had grilled chicken breast with goats cheese, roasted peppers and some weird green sauce. AMAZING!!!! It could be the best sandwich I ever ate, or it could be because I hadn't eaten all day and the taste of shit probably would have been amazing cause I was so hungry! hahha...just kidding. I don't like the taste of pooh.....not that I'd know....uhhhh.....forget it!

Goats cheese. Let's pause and think about this for a second. It's good. It's really effing good. I'm lactose intolerant....just thought I'd throw that out there. So it's difficult for me to eat anything good. I do eat cheese, in the appropriate places (at home, near toilet :P) So far so good with the goat rumblings in my tummy yet. Buuuut I'll give it another half an hour. Sometimes it likes to sneak up on me. My point is (yes I have one) GOAT'S CHEESE TASTES FRIGGIN' AMAZING AND I LOVE IT!!!!!

Next topic...I got a sunburn yesterday on my shoulders, whilst on my walk to get my sunscreen. Hah...kinda ironic!

Right now I am thinking about the fact that I have to finish vacuuming and I have a really sore back and I don't want to do it. Vacuuming while bent over like an 80 year old hunchback using a little attachment that only sucks up approx. 3.8 pieces of dirt at a time is not fun. Imagine doing the entire bedroom carpet. IMAGINE!!! It hurts me. *sigh*

I have razor burn on my legs.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

My So-Called Art Life

The whole purpose of this blog was to sort of talk about my art and update all the things that happen. Well obviously at this point (the beginning stages) it's a whole lot of nothing! I'm not even sure what the hell I'm doing. I've been reading this book How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself without Selling your Soul by Caroll Michels.....and so far it's great. There are lots of good pointers and has lots of good references to other books that could potentially be helpful.It seems like a great book to own, I think I'll buy it soon!
I just feel like I don't have the time or energy to do all of this stuff, like work full time, make art, do chores and relax. It seems impossible. I work all day and when I come home my brain feels like mush. And the thing is I work my ass off and make next to nothing, so I've got nothing to show for all this hard work but back and leg problems.
What I really want to do is quit my job and make art for a living. It's just the process looks long and daunting and I know that I won't even be able to quit my job because who knows how long it could take to get anywhere in the art field. I don't know how to go about it. I get 2 days off a week and in those 2 days I need to do all kinds of chores obviously, I need to catch up on sleep, I like to hang out with my boyfriend, I need to work on my art. But you and me and everyone knows that's not enough time to do all those things. There aren't enough hours to get it all done.
It makes it really hard for me to go to sleep cause I'm always thinking that the time would be better spent working on my paintings or drawings. I sometimes feel guilty for sleeping and wasting my time. Relaxing makes me feel like I'm wasting my time too, and then on the same hand I start writing a blog when I could be doing something worthwhile.
I know I could start drawing right now but #1 my back hurts if I sit for too long and #2 I'm not in the right frame of mind after being at work all day and #3 if I do start I might not stop and I have to work tomorrow.
ZOINKS!!!!! how do other people handle this?? Tell me all you other artists out there! What is your secret? Any and all advice is very welcome.

I did side track off into doing some painting recently which I thought might be my new series for a show (might still be if I have time) but I think it's safe to continue on my pencil crayon path at the moment because I have a larger body of work in that medium. Here's my most recent finished self portrait!

and here's just a little taste of the new still life I'm working on!

There's still alot more to go but I'm pretty excited to see how it turns out!

Man it's only 9:56pm and I feel exhausted already and I'm pretty tempted to have a coffee. I know that's a bad call though, I have a hard enough time sleeping as it is! Maybe I will just go lay in bed and read my book and take some notes......I gotta start somewhere I guess.

Bye for now friends!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ridley Scott give me back the 2 1/2 hours of my life that you stole!!

Honestly. What the hell can I say about Robin Hood? Oh I know....IT SUCKED!!!!! Ridley Scott has lost it clearly...he had to rip off his own movie Gladiator to make this piece of crap. I was pretty excited to see Russell Crowe, I'm a big fan of his. I'm sorry Russell that you made a very bad career choice. Of course this is just my opinion, but I'm right. So there. There were so many scenes that if you put on a gladiator outfit and stuck them in Rome you'd never know the difference. It was laughable....I did actually LOL...hahha. Apparently according to my boyfriend I don't have an indoor voice....hahha....well I don't think I can be blamed for this one. If I would have paid I would have gone back out and asked for a refund.
But it absolutely kills me that they can spend many millions you ask?? How about $200 million!!!!....on a movie and it is still utter crap. Kinda makes me wanna barf. Why don't you throw some of that precious money over here....I'm sure I can find a good use for it. Like helping homeless people, people who are dying and starving to death. It's pretty disgusting. Imagine what that money could do?
Aaaaaand to top it all off there wasn't even one damn scene where Robin hood steals from the rich and gives to the poor. You know what the whole premise was??? It was his life before he became Robin Hood. Screw you Ridley you dink, making people believe that they are gonna see some good heroic battles. BORING!!!!!! I mean I was actually texting my sister while I was "watching" it! and I loathe people who do that, but I just couldn't help myself. I found myself wishing I was watching this version of Robin Hood and knowing that anything he'd do, he'd do it for me!

Soooooo, Robin Hood fucked up my day. Remember yesterday I was going to try and plan my time out and get things done? Well.....not so much. I did the dishes. I tried to do laundry (don't get me started) No luck picking up the skateboard today. One bonus that I didnt' expect to do was change the bed sheets! YAY ME! I was just about to sit down and draw but I needed to get my anger out, so I thought I'd write and release it! hahaha. It's working.

......sorry I just ate a sub and lost my train of thought. I'll write again later....and it will be something art related....I promise!! :D that a word?

I don't know if funnyness is a is being underlined by my spellcheck so I guess not. Though so is the word spellcheck....hmmmmm. Whatever. That is not the point of my ramblings here. I wanted to talk a little about what things make me laugh. Well.....pretty much anything actually. I think I just spent the better part of my pity party looking at those demotivational posters (there goes spellcheck again....sheesh) let me say some are totally hilarious yet at the same time cruel and wrong. Why do they make me laugh so much? For instance I saw a couple of different ones of random girls on myspace, and they unknowingly took pics of themselves with some rather embarrassing items in the room. Example...a chick looking sexy but with a pooh in the toilet which you can clearly see. Why Lord Why?? Whhyyyyyyy do you not look for those simple things that could potentially embarrass you for the rest of your life? Yet here I am laughing. I'm mean, but I cannot help it. Part of me feels terrible for the girl and part of me thinks she's stupid for being in such a hurry to put a sexy pic up on myspace. Dudes and Dudettes......c' you want to be a demotivational poster? I sure as hell don't...which is why I'll be checking for turds in any pic I take from now on!


Man I love blogging. I wish this could be my full time job. Just ranting and raving like a loony and having people like me for it rather then think I should be put away!
I wonder if it's normal to blog more than once a day. Is it? I don't know shit from shinola. I am going to blog twice,maybe three times a day,just cause I can!

I would like to leave you with this image.......I hope it makes you laugh!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Pity Party

These are the only types of parties I get invited to. I like it that way. I don't have to dress up all fancy and look like a little skank. I can eat whatever the hell I want and when there is only one person it's less likely that there will be physical violence when my self pitying gets out of control.

I had a long day today. Work was busy with meaningless rearranging of clothes and whatnot. It's totally draining, especially when you stop to really think about what you are doing. I feel like punching myself in the head when I hear myself start talking really seriously about my work. I know that instead of feeling sorry for myself I should just get on with what I have to do, but damn it everyone has the right to a pity party. Get out your party hat and join me...hahaha.

If you've noticed my blogs (yes the 2 that I have written so far!) might be kind of random....I don't think straight, there's no logic. I switch from one topic to another at a whim. I think it makes for more interesting reading.

Next topic....soooo...tomorrow I have the day off. This seems like an exciting thing, but it's not. I have a trillion things to do: laundry, dishes, gotta pick up a skateboard, work on my resume, work on my art, relax, eat.....and whatever else. I guarantee you that I will maybe do one of those things. I will end up sleeping in and feeling too tired to do anything. *sigh*

Yes it's tough to be me! Just kidding...I know that everyone else on the planet has to do the exact same things as me it's just I don't know how to manage my time properly. I also have no idea how to relax. Those two things I'm sure make the world of difference.
Maybe I will start planning my days know....hour by hour. I wonder if I can be that disciplined? I guess I won't know till I do it. Maybe tomorrow will be my test run.

Shit I just changed the font somehow...weird. Sorry about that friends! Sooooo......I ate a bunch of these chips at my party....chedder and sour cream.....they were disgustingly good and I know they will make me feel sick very shortly. :(
Wooooaaahhhhh so I just fixed the I'm getting smarter everyday!!

Ok I'm bored now, so I'll write again later when my mind wanders into some more interesting territory!


Monday, May 17, 2010

I'm a grown up now.

So this is my first ever blog. I'm not much of a writer so bear with me please!
As of a few weeks ago, due to circumstances at my mind numbing day job, I decided that I need to get the hell outta there and start my art career.
I don't like the word career, it scares the shit out of me. Cause it means that maybe I'm gonna do this forever....and what if I get sick of it? Well at this point I'm willing to risk it. Working in a soul sucking retail environment where all I do is convince people to buy things they don't need is wearing on me.
I've made my first ever grown up decision. When I was asked as a kid what I wanted to be, I knew it was an artist but I just have never been able to commit to it....until now!! So I feel very proud of myself. Heheheheh :P
Normally I feel indifferent to blogs and other social networking sites. But recently all these things have changed for me, I realize that they are great for meeting new and like minded individuals. I like having art friends. Well....I like having art friends that I don't have to physically socialize with since I'm basically a shut in. first hurdle is getting an art resume and statement done so I can submit to a call for entry for a solo show. This one is very proper.....EEEK!!!! I have had a solo show before but there was no need for all that jazz. I'm not worried about doing it and making it sound good, I'm worried about the fact that I'm the worlds best procrastinator. For example...I started a blog!Since when does Amber write you ask?? Amber writes when she knows that there are more important things to do! hahaha!

Ok so there you go. Short and sweet. If you continue to follow me you will have the pleasure of hearing all kinds of rants and ravings.

Bye for now!!