Nick Dewar


Nick passed away on Monday, he will be greatly missed by many in the art world. Even if you don't recognize his name you've probably seen his work, his illustrations have been in several different prominent magazines and have graced many book covers. My favorites have always been his portraits of people and especially of dancing girls. He was so good at portraying emotions. I also posted about Nick way way back in 2006.

Mark Ryden



Oh boy! Got this in my inbox today from Porterhouse:

On Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 at 8:00 am PST, Porterhouse Fine Art Editions will be offering the following item.

"Micro Portfolio 6 – The Snow Yak Show" Postcard set

set of 17 postcards showcases all eight paintings, two detail painting
views and seven drawings from Mark Ryden's 2009 solo exhibition at the
Tomio Koyama Gallery in Tokyo, Japan. The postcards are printed on high
quality card stock and are packaged into a heavy card stock folder.
This is the first time that this collection of images has been
reproduced in any format.

[ click here for more information and detail views ]

Size: 5" x 7"
Porterhouse Item Number: P077
Price: $12.95

I own the Blood Micro Portfolio and it is awesome. The prints are small but still quite lovely and definitely worth framing. This set would be fantastic for a long hallway.

Michelle Arcila


Super surreal photograph from Michelle Arcila. From 20×200, the prints are archival pigment inks on 100% cotton rag paper with a luster finish.

This is the first photograph I've ever posted here. I have nothing against photography, but it does feel very intimate to me usually so I avoid using it on my walls unless it's my own. This photograph from Michelle is just abstract and interesting enough for me to want to hang it on my wall.