Thursday, December 13, 2007

¡Viva Dormir!

Profuse apologies for the long strange gap in posts. Not that anybody's been clamoring for posts, but now that finals are over and I'm free from any other entanglements I've got the breathing room to sit back and type out some rambling rant-y type stuff for the old ninepanelgrid... before throwing myself head first into the backlog of projects that have accumulated on my table.

The opening for Convergence went really really well. I've wanted to write about it since it happened but haven't found the time or the words just yet to express exactly how I feel about that event. I'm still working on it; it's something I'll probably write about in a future zine or something. It was really surreal and strange and extremely fun. I'm insanely grateful to every person who came or sent well wishes. The show is still up, and we're planning a closing/christmas party for the 21st, which... just over a week away? I don't really know what we're going to do, but we'll figure it out.

Anyway, in the mean time I did these flyer/posters for shows that happened and were probably great!





Last weekend I was set up at the Beachland Ballroom's Rock and Roll Flea Market. It was pretty fun and I did kind of well. Being that time I year, I spent a couple hours painting my brains out, making x-mas pieces to try and capitalize on that market. I scanned them this year, so here's 6 of the 7... I sold the biggest one:





I'll try and post again soon. I've wanted to post up some of the work I've been doing for school, but just... no time for blogging when you're scrambling to survive and not fail at everything.

7 comments:

So Buttons said...

John, as long as you're capitalizing on capitalism, you should totally open up a shop on Etsy. It's not just for apple scarves and tampon koozies anymore. Those cards might have blown up all global, or some shit like that.

jaimie 13 said...

Colors look great on all the paintings. But the elf one is really really cool.

John G said...

Thanks! And for the record, I have nothing against tampon koozies...

ADC said...

School? wha??
what are you taking?
I totally dropped out after almost a full year of art college. Part of me wants to go back to learn that shit for real.

very festive cards. nice

John G said...

Thanks Arthur!

It's just community college. I love it! I just took Intro to Spanish, Typography, History of East Asia, and a Photoshop class. Next semester I'm continuing in Spanish, taking History of South Asia, Intro to American Cinema, and Web Design. I'm not really working towards a degree so much as just doing it to do it.

&Rew said...

aces on the polar bear one for sure.

( ^_^)b

&Rew.

ADC said...

Kudos on going to school, just to do it! I've been thinking of doing that too, actually. Maybe take some literature, or poetry. Or maybe fashion design, and film... who knows.

I love Typography... I have many a book about type, but have never "officially" learned anything...