winterlicious at victoria's

trish and lorne

double chin much? sigh.

Modern Caramelized Onion Bisque with Olorosos Sherry and Gruyère

Muscovy Duck Confit Salad on Crisp Winter Greens with a Clover Honey and Apple Cider Dressing

New York Striploin with a Sauté of Asparagus, Wild mushrooms and Fingerling Potatoes

Meyer Lemon Brulée Tart with Blueberry and a Cardamom Scented Compote

Nelly’s Flambé Brandied Peach Melba with Vanilla Ice Cream, and Toasted Almonds and Raspberries Coulis


art blogs, podcasts and netcasts, oh my!

Audio blogs, videologs, podcasts, videocasts, netcasts, whatever you call them, there is an endless amount of visual arts-related content out there on the Internet. Anyone with a computer who is interested in art, artists, process, design, history, theory, writing, new media and technology, should be checking this stuff out.

Not sure where to start? Well, I browsed through the 5 pages of the iTunes free podcasts visual arts directory and came across the following ones I think are pretty interesting. Don't have iTunes? Not to worry, all of these can be viewed using just about any web browser.

  • Arts Now Podcast - BlogTO
    The Arts Now is a weekly podcast all about the Toronto arts scene hosted by Ella Cooper & Amil Niazi.
  • Academic Aesthetic - Aaron "The Art Guy" Smith
    Art. Education. Technology. - the purpose of this blog: for me to ramble on about art, education, technology, and any combination of those I can manage." OK, so his video podcast may not be interesting or relevant to all artists BUT the section on his website that IS, is his Blogging & Netcasting Workshop.
  • Art History Podcast - Learnoutloud.com
    Each episode provides thoughtful analysis of the enduring artistic masterpieces that have become hallmarks of western culture.
  • Book Artists and Poets - Steve Miller
    These Interviews with book artists and poets, are hosted by Steve Miller, coordinator of the MFA in the Book Arts Program at The University of Alabama. The lively conversations are about craft, inspiration, careers, and aspirations.
  • History of Photography - Jeff Courto
    This podcast is recorded during class lectures for History of Photography, Photo 1105 at College of DuPage. The podcasts are intended as review for students in the class, but thousands of people around the world have found them useful to their education as photographers.
  • For Art's Sake - ON networks
    Although most of us don't think of ourselves as artists, the fact is that we are surrounded and influenced by art all of our lives. For Art's Sake examines the lifestyle, inspiration, and work of many different types of artists and art enthusiasts. From comic book artists who love to cartoon to gallery owners with a passion that drives them to exhibit the work of others, there is something interesting and exciting for everyone in the world of art.
  • MOCA Audio and Podcasts
    The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles is online with audio tours, art talks and podcasts going back to 2006.
  • MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
    Audio podcasts of art talks going back to 2005.
  • Tate Events
    This audio podcast presents highlights from Tate's wide-ranging programme of talks, symposia and live events at all four Tate galleries." The Tate also publishes over 300 hours of online learning video
  • TateShots
    TateShots presents a selection of short videos each month, with a focus on modern and contemporary art at Tate. You can watch TateShots online or download the films to watch on your computer or portable device.
  • VernissageTV art tv
    VernissageTV (VTV) takes you to opening receptions (vernissages) of exhibitions and events. Online, worldwide, on demand. VernissageTV provides insight to the social side of the art world. VernissageTV is based in Basel, Switzerland.
  • WSPS1: Art Talk
    Art Radio WPS1 is the Internet radio station of P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center providing a 24-hour stream and on-demand archive of cultural programming. The station operates out of the historic Clocktower Building in lower Manhattan. Other WSPS1 podcasts include: DJ Sessions, Historic Audio and Sonic Adventures.


i'm feeling a little girly. can you tell?

in an effort to stave off my raging desire to move into my new home and start making things pretty again, i redesigned the blog.

sorry...tom who?


more of my assignments from last term

mixed media on braced panel

in progress
acrylic on braced panel
-- i'm not totally happy with this but had to stop and hand it in anyway. i think the white eyes are a little much. will keep working on it and post updates when i get a chance

egg tempera sketch
egg tempera on masonite panel

this is what i did new year's eve.


Happy New Year!

Yeah! So 2008 already, hunh? Yep. I've been mostly avoiding my usual EVERYTHING in order to eat, drink, and be lazy for 3 weeks. Anyway, I started a new semester at school today.

Class #1 :History of New Media Art

Course Description: This survey course offers a history of the relationship of art and media from the beginnings of photography and avant-garde cinema to contemporary digital and video art practices. The course examines technological developments that have affected and transformed perception and representation including time-motion studies, industrialization (Taylorism), mass culture, and global electronic networks (Internet). The influence of new media on various avant-garde movements including cubism, constructivism, surrealism, dada, and on the stylistic innovations of collage and montage will be explored. Selected writings on art and technology by key thinkers of the twentieth century will complement a visual and intellectual survey of artworks.

The first video we watched was of economist and communications smarty pants Herb Schiller. He's so cute I want to carry him around in my pocket all day.

And we finally bought a house. Closing date is mid-February and living with my parents is not as bad as I thought it would be, but still pretty meh.