Daydream Nation

Sweet baby Ike is sick today. Nasty sick -- like twin rivers of Tigris and Euphrates snot sick. It takes a special kind of mama love to kiss a baby's slimy germ infested face, to comfort them even when they cry like... babies. So, either my nurturing mode is in high gear, or the sleep deprivation is getting the best of me, because when I saw these pictures by Adele Enersen, my icy black heart just melted.

Enersen photographs her baby Mila while she sleeps, quietly (I imagine) constructing impromptu sets out of sheets, socks, blankets and books, for her slumbering stage. I'm not sure if I'm more impressed by the creativity, or by the fact that Enersen's baby is such a great sleeper... Ok, the creativity part is awesomer (by a small margin).

Have a great weekend!

Laser Light Show: Now in Full Color!

A hoy, hoy, kiddos!  I'm just barely back from the dead as my seemingly never ending sickness is still doing it's best to keep me firmly planted on the couch in front of yet another craptastic TNT marathon.  And maybe a little American Idol action.  It's ok, I only watch audition week, the rest is as lame as this flu I can't shake. Anyhoodle, last weekend Erin and little Ike sensed my misery and sent me a link to this (yes, Ike sent the link too, I have proof):

Egads!!!  The full color laser light show mural was almost enough to defibrillate my weak ass back into action.  I followed the link action Erin and Ike were hooking me up with only to find (wait for it)... more murals!!

Be still my beating heart!  Mad genius Matt W Moore takes LLS magic to a whole new level with his layers of color and distorted perspective.  And you know what, he doesn't just do murals

He has his own typeface (swoon),

A series of surfboards with his art gracing the bottom (who doesn't, right?),

Some sweet t-shirt graphics for clothing line blood is the new black

and, of course, good old fashioned art

who can guess who's bedroom these would look awesome in?  Hint:  it's mine.

But seriously, I'm starting to wonder if the days are just longer in Maine, where Matt is from.  Maybe it's something about all that syrup and lobster that makes him 12,000 times more productive and awesome than us lazy bones here in Texas.  I don't know, but it's really making me need a nap.  Right in front of some reality tv.

Featured Artist Friday: K-Dawg

Ok, so it's no secret that I've been a bit too busy to put together spellbinding posts.  These days, Erin's posts are akin to the view one might obtain after weathering the journey to the top of Mt. Everest, while mine are more like, well, looking at swamp water.  It's not that I don't love the blog, I do, I just haven't had the time to source that which my heart doth love the mostest:  great design online Normally on Fridays I toss up a picture and bid you good weekend, but this week I thought I would mix it up a bit.  I still haven't gotten the time to find awesome works abroad but I do have access to one portfolio that I do know quite well:  my own.  Hey I'm no Alexander Girard, but I can put together a graphic or two if I have to.  Here are some of my most recent projects (and the source of la massive time suck)

I made this horsey a while ago with the intention of painting him on a wall or screen printing him on to pillows, then the web got inundated with things made out of lots of smaller things and I couldn't decide what to do:  jump on the trend bandwagon, or admire him on my computer screen.  As of now, it's only been the latter.  This is one of the only recent personal projects I have as most of my time goes to my clients (and even this is over a year old)

I'm pretty sure I've mentioned that Birds Barbershop is one of my biggest clients.  Here are 4 of the gazzillion gig posters I've made for them over the last year or so.  Those dudes give a mean haircut, but they also love to party.

And yes, that is 100% a Nagel knock-off up there.  It was intentional, OK?

One of my other clients is Owl Tree Roasting, a fantastic organic coffee brewery here in town, on the left is a sticker for one of the coffee bags they did for Progress Coffee, on the right is a sticker for the Mexican beans they roasted up for Birds.

Massage Harmony keeps me busy (but I dare not complain since my back is nice and loose thanks to them).  Here's a poster I did for a recent open house they did.  Psst, if you're in Austin, I can't recommend them enough, and their prices are SO GOOD

Our pal Jen of Naughty Secretary Club seeks out the K-Dawg for her design skillz every now and again.  Here are a couple of ads I did for her.  Yes, I have a thing for animals in accessories (note the zebra, dog, lamb, and duck on this site, which I also designed)

I made this gig poster for my friend Andy who is a DJ.  He's awesome.  If you show up to a party and he's playing, it's going to be the best night of your scene loving life.

And finally, here's the baby shower invite I drew for our very own Erin Bear.  I've cropped it so you stalkers can't find my house, but, well, you get the gist.

I've got a bunch of other crap, but who wants to look at mock-ups for law firm e-newsletters or keypads for portable foot spas?  Well, maybe that's your thing.  If so, I've got 'em in spades.

Happy Weekend everyone!!!  I promise to make more time for all of you in the coming weeks