happy merry christmas everyone!!! there has officially been 37 minutes of christmasness now. woo!

in other news: 2008 is just around the corner now and i have a few shows i'm working on. i'm doing another show with Suite 100 Gallery in seattle. i did a fairytale themed show with them last year called Happily Ever After? and i'm bringing it back this april with Happily Every After?: Chapter 2.

but before that, i've got a show down in LA at Munky King in late february/early march named by the extremely talented and witty Luke Chueh - "Broken Art for Broken Hearts".

i'm really cutting it close as far as securing artists, but i'm really excited for both of these shows and am looking forward to working my butt off! yah!


hello, my name is simon...

so the other day i decided to open up illustrator for some reason and doodle a bit. i'm a self-proclaimed non-artist, so i've never considered myself artsy in any way other than as a curator. i am quite crafty though.
anyways, i opened up illustrator and started working on a rendering for possible costuming for Luke Chueh's Super Cute Art Girl militia (or SCAG for short). it's an ingenious idea he had to create a cute art-loving girl army of awesomeness to accompany him to art shows and events. amazing!

i worked on the renderings on my mac book and lazy me still hasn't gotten a proper mouse for it (yes, i'm going to get carpal tunnel) so it was a pain and took me an hour and a half, but i was really pleased with the results:

bubblegum colorway

i got super excited and spent the rest of the day dorking out in front of the computer and made a few more drawings. monica can make some things after all! yay!

pop the glock?

in a totally un-artsy-related post, my younger brother celebrated his 21st birthday a few weeks ago. he's a pretty cool kid, that one. he decided to go have a little airsoft gun battle in the hills of santa cruz to celebrate. i didn't participate unfortunately, but i did get to hold his glock and watch a whole bunch of grown and not-so-grown men and (3?) women run around in full camo and masks with ammo, grenades, and other cool fake junk strapped onto their bodies.
grown-up capture the flag...uh, with guns.

tomorrow i'm going to shoot rifles with my dad. ^_____^ should be pretty funny and pretty awesome!


vivisect playset IV

last night was the opening of Luke Chueh's "Vivisect Playset IV" at Gallery 1988 SF. the show looked wonderful and Luke and Greg "Crayola" Simkins were signing and sketching from when the doors opened at 7pm 'til they closed at 11.

the show featured artwork from 23 artists. it was a lovely variety of styles and experience all working in the common theme of animals as subjects portraying the human condition.

the line to meet Luke and Crayola got pretty crazy by the middle of the night and luke could barely find time to sneak outside for a cigarette.

[BEFORE: the line early in the evening]

[AFTER: mid-evening, people were crowding in to get a sketch]

later in the evening i was also able to head over to Shooting Gallery a few blocks away to see their opening for Anne Faith Nicholls solo show "Low Tide Collection".

i have never gotten the chance to see her work in person before and she did a wonderful job on this show with some really large detailed works and also an installation of a bed hanging from the ceiling - as illustrated in the title piece of the show.

the Usugrow/ Mike Giant show was still up in White Walls next door and i'm glad i got the chance to see that before it comes down week after next.

overall, it was a wonderful first night of artsy goodness in SF for me and i can't wait for more! ^__^