The Big Smack Himself.

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Peoria, IL, United States
I created this blog to help my students find new inspirational artists and works, all while strengthening their interest and pride in their work and themselves as artists. :D i'm also an aspiring artist myself.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Adrienne Miller - The Way I See It

rawr! the artist with tiger
photo credit: adrienne miller

Artist: Adrienne Miller
Location: Nashville, TN
Medium: Photography, Printmaking, Drawing
Adrienne's Online Portfolio: Adrienne Miller
Adrienne's Blog : The Way I See It
Hatch Show Print Gallery: Hatch Show

Sometimes the best and most influential artists you come to meet or come across are those who you go to school with.

This is the reason i try and encourage my students to talk to each other during class, and especially in critiques by vocalizing their opinions and listening to one another.

Adrienne is one of my good friends who i went to school with. we have been through a bunch of similar situations as you all and know exactly how it feels to be in an artistic rut. I've called her many times to complain or run ideas by her and vice versa.

Here is some of her older work.

Damien Rice
printed at Hatch Show Press
Nashville, TN

Damien Rice
printed at Hatch Show Press
Nashville, Tn


silver gelatin print

adrienne's primary focus in her BFA program at Murray State University, was in Photography. As a photographer, Adrienne never let the hand of the artist escape her. She drew as much as she could, by taking many (if not all) of the printmaking courses offered at Murray State University.

I met Adrienne in printmaking. Many late nights we had in the studio with classmates...making art, watching movies while making art...late night food runs. Good times.

For a summer, Adrinenne interned at The Hatch Print studio in Nashville, TN. She is still good friends with them, and currently resides in Nashville.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Daniella Woolf

Daniella's work is a great example of how to use found objects and creat something that is meaningful, beautiful, and just creative.

Sketches are Beautiful

2002 B
James Jean

the sketch above is soo beautiful. a perfect example how using just line can be expressive. utterly gorgeous.

Sketchbook: Mole
2009 A
James Jean

ballpoint pen, 10"x9"
James Jean

James Jean website: CLICK HERE

Monday, December 14, 2009

Hope's video find!

Cute Boy plays "I'm Yours" on a ukelele!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009


my friend Claudia Dishon has been an artist-in-residence for Hub-bub Artists Residency program.

She is living in a nice apartment/studio for 11 months free of charge.

Here's a video the people at Hub-Bub put together to showcase and advertise their program.

Claudia is in the top left corner of the video.


The Invisible Man

Check out this work from Chinese artist: Liu Bolin

The Wisdom of Calvin