"I, in particular, believe that nature is intelligent. The fact that we lack the language skills to communicate with nature does not impugn the concept that nature is intelligent, it speaks to our inadequacy, of our skill sets, for communication."
Finally getting to a point in the collaboration with Mattina where I am starting to feel a direction. Over the past couple of days I've really started to build up a stylistic approach that I am confident in. The previous attempts that I made just weren't cutting it. After sitting down and having a video chat, we've sorted some things out and I'm ready to clear the slate and push forward.
p.s. Working under a magnifying glass always messes with my head and eyes. Wonky world.
Kyle and I spent this weekend printing the Revenge Mag Issue #1 limited edition pre-orders. I'll be shipping the little bundles of joy out this morning. We're both pretty pumped about how these packages turned out. Props to our featured artist, Donald Dixon, for designing these sweet tee's. We are super appreciative to those that have supported the magazine so far, and hope others catch on with interest. Each issue is going to be a little different in focus, so even if our first run didn't grab you, please don't give up on us just yet!
p.s. If you want to toss your hat into the ring at a chance to win a set for free go HERE and check out the details.
This just in! Our first issue of Revenge Magazine is finally printed! (I know we're a little late, but hey, this is all for fun.) Keep those eye balls peeled for a link where you can get your little grubby hands on your very own copy. We're also putting together a package deal with a corresponding t-shirt, details to follow soon! :) Glad this is hot off the press and look forward to starting Issue 2.
In other news, I've got my studio set up and am back to work, finally! Moving is a pain, and moving into a smaller shared space is an even bigger pain! I've cut my studio space by 1/3 which was an entire shelving unit. I'm still trying to organize my tools in a way to make the space productive. Here's a little sneak peak at one of the projects I'm currently working on. Remember this little collab I briefly mentioned before? Well, it has legs...
I spent an early Father's Day with my pops, taking photos for his bandcamp page. I love seeing the focus and passion he has for his work, it inspires me to continue creating. Keep playing, keep striving to learn something new.
As some of you may, or may not know, I have finally been reunited with my husband. Last month I completed my tenure at MSU and ventured to PA to live with Mr. Kyle Turner. After 4 years of dealing with our relationship at a distance, we have decided to stick together from here on out, hooray! I am pretty excited about this decision, even though it means temporary (at least hopefully temporary) unemployment on my half.
Other than being 100% unsure of any part of my future other than Kyle being in it, I am so much happier than I have been in a while. Another bonus in this decision is that after a lifetime of wanting to live in the country, I finally get to! Even though our current living situation still is not permanent, it is a place I can call home for a little while.
While taking a break from the academic hustle, I am super excited to devote my energy to personal work again. I am so thankful that I have the freedom to make anything I want, and a huge thank you to Kyle for holding our weight while I take a little time to really think about the next step in my life and what I want to do.
This is going to be a great summer.
Waahah?!? I guess, it's kind of like a fancy hot glue gun.... kind of.
I normally don't boast much about what I eat, or buy, but I just can't help myself in sharing this. On my way home, I swung by the grocery store and found my favorite chocolate bars, Endangered Species Chocolate, were buy one get one free! How could I not splurge? Why is this my favorite chocolate bar you ask? Not only are they delicious, but 10% of their net profit is donated to help support habitat protection, species conservation and sustainable farming. They are also fair trade, which is a huge deal when it comes to cocoa. Giving a little love to the world, while eating tasty treats, can't beat that. They even had some new créme filled bars that I haven't had before! Check out their blog to see what they've supported in the past, and go out and get some of your own chocolatey goodness to support a great cause and make your belly happy. Mmmmmmmm.
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I know the video of kind of cheesy, but for those of you that prefer not to read:
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Here you will find Kim's musings, thoughts on art related topics and the most current updates on her work.