Friday, August 21, 2009

Contemporary Paintings from a Bygone Era.

It's the only way I can describe it. Like a pinhole camera, Cynthia can take a contemporary scene and make it look vintage. Its the colors, paint by number style, the soft strokes and the human scale. View Cynthia's paintings at Big Sky Cafe in SLO. The setting works with the paintings. Her East West Ranch really speaks to me. If I were to sit on that bench, I could absorb all the knowledge from that old cypress and be happy.

Monday, August 17, 2009

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

I watched The Diving Bell and the Butterfly in utter fascination. Lately I have been living in a hole when it comes to new movies. I caught this one at my friend's outdoor movie theater. It was quite unusual to settle into a movie after an outdoor dinner and festive acoustic entertainment. Directed by artist Julian Schnabel, it told the story of Elle editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and communicates through blinking of one eye. The cinematography is wonderful, and the storyline perspective which starts out like being confined within a diving bell, and as he writes his book, opens up like the metaphor of its namesake. Here's a link to The Diving Bell and the Butterfly movie trailer. Check it out.

Shepard Fairey art on the cover of the Rollings tone.

Shepard Fairey - the artist who gave us Hope posters and created an iconic figure popular during the campaign has created a cover for the Rolling Stone music magazine. The illustration was based on a photograph by Pablo Martinez Monsivais /AP Images. So far, no sign of copyright infringement. The image portrays the president with a halo and becomes like the Savior Jesus Christ.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

De Koffie-Fiets

De Koffie-Fiets
Originally uploaded by Gonzalo Fernández

I love this set-up. The bike, the design, the functionality, the coffee... Can it happen here? Is it too much to ask for?

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Talley Vineyards Vine Cross Prints For Sale

Talley Vineyards Vine Cross giclee poster prints are now available.
Signed editions of the Talley Vineyards Vine Cross Race illustration done by artist Bill Mulder are now available.
The illustration captures the essence of both cyclocross and the seasonal view of the course.
"My inspiration comes from the graceful lines of Japanese woodblock prints and the vibrant colors of the French Impressionists."
The prints are produced on 100% cotton paper with archival inks and come with a certificate of authentication.
  • Framed = 18.5" x 19.5"
  • Unframed = 11.5" x 12.25"

Talley cyclocross print

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Fundraising and Community Giving

So my buddies and I don't really participate in local clubs or associations, but we do like to make a difference in our community!
We are not the Lions Club, Kiwanis or the Elks. There are no dues, meeting notes or call to orders. We don’t need no stinkin’ badges! We are the Tall Bike Posse.