Thursday, October 16, 2014

Sister Corita Kent

I have no idea how I've never seen Sister Corita Kent's work. I feel like someone has been hiding it from me all this time. It's both a thrill to find new / old art that I love and also sadness that I have been without it for so long. It's a little bit of a feeling of being kept from the cool kids. Her hand drawn type feels so modern to me and notably her splashy colors. I'm in art love. I was also thrilled to learn she attended Otis college of art and design where I've done some of my studies.

Sister Mary Corita Kent, was born Frances Elizabeth Kent in Fort Dodge, Iowa.[1] Kent was an artist and an educator who worked in Los Angeles and Boston. She worked almost exclusively with silkscreen and serigraphy, helping to establish it as a fine art medium. Her artwork, with its messages of love and peace, was particularly popular during the social upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s.[2] Kent designed the 1985 United States Postal Service annual "love" stamp.[3]

After high school, Upon entering the Roman Catholic order of Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Los Angeles in 1936 Kent took the name Sister Mary Corita.[4] She took classes at Otis (now Otis College of Art and Design) and Chouinard Art Institute and earned her BA from Immaculate Heart College in 1941.[5] She earned her MA at the University of Southern California in Art History in 1951.[6] Between 1938 and 1968 Kent lived and worked in the Immaculate Heart Community.[7] She taught in the Immaculate Heart College and was the chairman of its art department. She left the order in 1968 and moved to Boston, where she devoted herself to making art. She died of cancer in 1986

Sunday, September 21, 2014

tiny gardner

we planted tomatoes late this season and here are the fruits of our labor. Just call me the tiny gardner.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

New In The Studio - That New Baby Smell

I can't tell you how much I love kissing neck creases. Let me squeeze on your little person and I'll go straight there.

new in the shop - the perfect new baby card

New In The Studio

I needed a card for an upcoming wedding we're going to. I love when I can create something for my own needs, I feel like it has an authentic use then I guess.

baby shower, wedding, engagement, new job. Hand drawn script, letterpresses with bright yellow ink.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Shark Week

gear geared up for Shark Week over at the store!

Thursday, August 07, 2014

RIP David Weidman

I'm sad to report that Artist David Weidman passed away. I feel so privileaged that I had the opportunity to meet such an amazing print maker last summer. He was a very good flirt! I had him autograph his out of print book and I bought one of his abstract prints. 

He's had a number of his prints featured on Mad Men in the past few seasons [office art]
and a resurgence from the mid century modern fans. 

If you're interested in some of the last prints available you can find them here in Long Beach at Inretrospect on 4th street. I believe they are only one of two stores to sell his work.

His little bird series always made me giggle but his abstracts are where my heart is.
My husband says, I have no idea what it is, but she loves it so there ya go.