After an unexpected drive down to Georgia, I’m finally back in my studio and I’m actually painting! I know, I can’t believe it either. I’m working on a few pieces for the 2011 iam8bit show in LA. I can’t reveal any details just yet, but I will say this, this show is gonna be a good one.
I swear I will soon turn this back into an actual art blog, but until then, here’s a few snapshots from this weekend:
The electric motorcycle Wes designed for Brooklyn Motorized is being featured in the NY Times today! I’m so proud.
Read about it HERE.
I finally launched a new home for THERSIC Style Icons! I would best sum it up as a pop cultured-based, fashion site that you don’t need to know anything about fashion to enjoy. Enjoy!
Example, Style Icon: Old School Video Games
Style Icon: Children’s Books
My personal Style Icon, Axl Rose of 1989:
Any suggestions for themes, people, places, etc please feel free to email me at: kiersten (at) youfail.com
Since I travel back to Chicago for the holidays, in the 10 years I’ve lived in Brooklyn, I’ve yet to have a real Christmas tree in my apartment. So this year, I think we may resurrect our studio Christmas tree from a couple of years ago.
Made of dead umbrellas that we found on the street during a rainy night in NYC, it’s hung from the ceiling, weighted down with a rock, topped with part of a hubcap, and decorated with fortune cookie fortunes we collected for the year. It’s pretty ghetto, but it makes me happy anyway. Happy Holidays!
Made in collaboration with our friend, artist/illustrator, Andrew DeGraff.
We just got a few of our wedding pictures back and they are so much fun! I’m putting together a larger post, but until then, here’s one of my favorites (we couldn’t stop laughing b/c this dog almost peed on my dress.. and this was before we even got married!), followed by a few detail shots.
photos by our talented and dear friends, Jason & Rebecca Walker
I decided I’d better get posting on this blog before it expires out of boredom.. I have a few small projects in the works, as well as new work (about time, isn’t it?) to post coming soon, but until then I thought I’d post one of our wedding details.
I know every girl probably says this, but I seriously had the BEST wedding party! Made up of my two sisters, best friend from high school, and my best friend from college; they all were amazing, incredibly helpful, and so adorable the day of.
I wanted to give them something sweet & personal, so I decided to draw little portraits of them in the style of our wedding Save-the-Dates and frame them. I can’t put up all of them just yet, since two of them are still en route to Chicago, but here’s my oh-so-cute friend, Courtney.
Well, it’s official.. I’m finally hitched! After a wonderful couple of weeks down on St. Simons Island, GA, our small, sweet, and very DIY southern wedding was a complete success. I’m planning a post with some of the details in the near future, but have quite a few (well, more than a few) photos to sort through. Until then, I’m back in the studio and trying to get back in the swing of that thing called work. Much love.
photo courtesy of Carla Cox
Sorry for the lack of posts lately, I’m been sucked into a blackhole of work and wedding planning.. one more month and things will finally be back to normal! Anyway, I thought some of you may enjoy this via my other blog, Thersic:
Things have been pretty chaotic around here recently, made especially so with the endless DIY wedding projects we’ve been working on. I don’t know what crazy frame of mind we were in when we decided to take all of it on, but here we are finding, baking, printing, and constructing everything from our invites, to lighting, to our decorations (w/ the help of dear friends & family, of course!)
Since we’re paying for it ourselves, we are trying to stay on a very tight budget.. So when any possible creative freebies come along, we don’t hesitate. We decided to pass on a professional florist and keep things simple with a mix of Georgia wild flowers and a couple of our personal favorites. Instead of buying 100 + vases, we decided to take what Brooklyn itself was offering.. free glass bottles from the 1900-1950s! Want to find out how? Keep reading..
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The tears being tears of joy that we actually finished these babies! We’ve received a few emails from friends & family asking us how we created our wedding invites, so we decided to do a little (and by little, I mean long) post on it. Read on below:
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Since Wes and I aren’t exactly web pros, we needed to keep our wedding site pretty basic (which is fine since all it needs to do is provide info). We also tried to make it easy to navigate, with simple categories that were pretty self-explanatory.
After coming up with the animation, I drew up a sign post, painted the color separately, and then placed the drawing on top of it. Below is a still from our homepage (click for larger image).
If you’d still like to view the actual site (dull details & all), feel free to click here.
So I’ve received quite a few emails asking me about the site that Wes and I created for our wedding (thank-you btw, they’ve all been really sweet!). We’re still updating it as we go along, and I don’t want to bore you with all of the details, so I’ll just post a few elements from it.
We initially looked at a few of the hundreds of free sites out there (which are great and easy to use) but we really didn’t like any of the designs we found. So we decided to put together our own site that had a more hand made feel to it, and carried the theme of our save-the-date cards.
I started by sketching us on our bike (Bruce in back), then painted the color separately, followed by overlaying the drawing on top of it. We wanted to animate the bike, so I then redrew a couple more frames and decided to change the pom-poms to tin cans, to give it more of a country feel. Stay tuned for more!