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The following is a list of all entries from the the intertrons category.

Motorists Urge to Free Tibet.

I’ve been thinking a lot about Tibet lately.  A string of teeny little serendipitous events has me delving head-first into the Buddhist philosophy that I was brought up with as a child, which, naturally, leads to Tibet.  I’m reading The Tibetan Book of the Dead, and also coincidentally coloring in my mandala coloring book, so it’s been at least in the back of my mind lately, if not right on the front burner. 

The wonderful nickyskye on MetaFilter had a post today on modern Tibetan art that I feel the need to forward to the three of you reading this who don’t also read MeFi. It’s truly, truly wonderful stuff. I’m still digging through the whole thing; there’s quite a lot of material! This piece by Gonkar Gyatso particularly resonates with me – his use of collage, juxtaposition of modern/traditional elements, and it’s just a wee bit tongue in cheek. I’ll be checking out the rest of the works throughout the day, and certainly mulling this over for a while. It’s excellent, excellent stuff. 



Kat alerted me to the Black*Eiffel Spring Anthro-Collage-Ogie contest and I made this little piece as an entry. Hooray for spring! 🙂

ED: No prizes for me, sadly, but you can buy this lovely piece on <a href=”″>Etsy</a&gt;!

Octopus and Friends.

Tiffany Bozic’s fantastical creatures are just that… fantastical. And amazing. This reminds me a bit of a nautical katamari, but that could just be the influence of getting up at 5 in the morning to a meowling cat. In any case, katamari or not, it’s absolutely gorgeous.


I’m happy to note that a piece of mine has been featured on the website of the Clarendon Care Group. (Another piece of mine is on their After Hours page.) Pending installation of my scanner, other work may be featured as well… The computer situation in the new place is currently sub-optimal, but the demand for hi-res images has prompted my partner to set up the “real” computer this weekend. Perhaps I can get around to scanning my Div III from Hampshire as well – though that will probably take more time than I have available in the next few days. 

Show me your studio!

My new favorite thing (other than changing the template on my blog every two days because I can’t seem to find one that fits just right) is the Art Studio pool on Flickr. I love peering in to other people’s spaces. It’s enchanting! I need to hunt down my camera cord and take some real pictures of my space here in my new digs, but in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek:



Two pretty awesome collage artists are attempting a collage a day for 2008. Michelle Caplan and Annie Yu are posting their work on their blogs (Michelle actually created an auxiliary blog for the purpose) and also putting them up for sale on Etsy.  That’s pretty great for the rest of us who get some art-candy everyday!

by Michelle Caplan
by Annie Yu

It’s also really inspiring. I want to do more little pieces this year for Etsy, in addition to trying to work on the body of work that I’m aiming towards gallery-izing sometime later this year. I don’t know if I’m ready to commit to one per day, but my new goal is three collages per week. I think I can do it! We’ll see.

Dragonflies, octopi, and nautiluses, ohmy!

I found these lovely creatures via Etsy, and wanted to share.

This dragonfly/octopus is part of a series by Amy Walsh of fantastical creatures. All of it is really lovely, but of course, the octopus captured my heart. Her Etsy shop can be found here.

 Tricia McKellar‘s work totally, totally amazes me.  Her collages are so beautiful, I kind of have to remember to breathe.  I’m especially fond of her plans & diagrams series, and this nautilus is simply gorgeous. [And for those of you who aren’t aware, I have a special love for the classic beauty of the nautilus, to the point where I have one tattooed on my back.]  Her Etsy shop is here.  And she also has a blog here.

It’s been a long few months, lots of changes, lots going on. I’m settling in to a new studio space and it’s awesome! I’ll post some scans of new work as soon as I can get the scanner to play nice with the computer… sometime this weekend, probably.

In the meantime, I have updated my Etsy Shop – again, lots more to come there as soon as the scanner is fully operational.

Speaking of Etsy! Here are some wonderful shops!

swallowfield : artworks by Jennifer Judd-McGee
selflesh : artworks by Shannon Rankin
[oooh! Combining two of my big loves, maps and anatomy! ❤ ❤ <3]
Dollface Design
lilacmoon studio: artworks by Jinnie


Thanks to Lauren for pointing out the octopuses of Nathan Tersteeg! Hooray for octopus!


Cut you!

I’m suffering from a free-time overload and also, a boredom overload. Sadly, I don’t have the energy for artistic endeavors (though I am trying hard to change this), so I spend most of my time reading webcomics. This one from Natalie Dee made me giggle – mostly because of the special relationship I have with my exacto knife.

(Fun fact: I have been using an exacto knife for an insane amount of time for years – I did my senior thesis in collage and at the height of it, I was cutting stuff for six hours a day. I have only once ever cut myself and it was in trying to remove the label from something. Smooth.)