Thursday, July 31, 2008


join us during the next first friday on august 1st, 2008 for this one night show! 

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Reception/Exhibit pics

Here are some pics of the space I created to host the exhibit here in hallmark's archives on the 7th floor.  From a life sized magician, who had in his hat a sources used/poster takeaway, a man-bat, a sea serpent, to a giant elephant creature with twins that took the "L" in the show's title "Welcome to this Crazy World" to reveal "We come to this Crazy World" (get it), I wanted viewers to transcend into this space for a moment and feel caught up in a strange dream.  Everyone who enters this space have been in relationships before, and can hopefully find humor in a few of the pieces. For the reception itself, I wanted everything to have symbolism.  A bouquet of dead roses breaks up the space between walls.  Strawberries and blocks of shattered chocolate were served. It was all great fun. -c

Welcome To This Crazy World Exhibit

When first asked to do an exhibit using hallmark's archives, my first thoughts were to create some funky rock posters sourcing some of the bizarre postcards I remember from past visits.  I had recently met a former co-worker, Jesse Atwell, and knew he fronted his band Calvin Yordy.  He gave me a copy of his EP to check out.  After giving it a listen and getting a taste of the content, I thought it would be great to channel his lyrics through this show.  He graciously agreed.  All the songs deal with the highs and lows of relationships.  Hallmark also deals with relationships, usually.  So there's my tie-in.  After going down and gathering a slew of sources that inspired me, I started creating visuals for the song titles and lyrics that interested me.  I chose some wonderfully quirky sources that seemed to take on a life of their own.  My goal was to get people to look at the archives differently and explore a point of view previously unexplored. -c

weekly sketch

...gotta love those vibrant markers... -m

Mom's Bday Gift

This year I wanted to make my mom's bday present using old pics from her younger years.
Stir up some nostalgia. So I washed them out to give it a dreamy, reflective quality. Mirna then went in and illustrated the
decorative elements to give them new life. My mom loved it. But then again, stick figures from us get the same reaction.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

we're engaged!

last weekend chris proposed to me with this lovely "ring hand" sculpture that he made for me. i'm the happiest girl alive! -m

Thursday, July 3, 2008

sketch of the week

i've committed myself to doing at least a sketch a day. i'll post my favorite of the week at every end of the week. here's the first one. enjoy. -m