Tuesday, 22 December 2009

It's a Comic Strip

Hey Tamales,

I don't mean to rain on anybody's art parade, but I love Dilbert (nerd!) and they rarely make art references. (you may need to click on it to read it)

-S.F. Chronicle, 12. 21.09.
Happy viewing,
Leslie Ann
P.S. Apologies for possibly lowering the self-esteem of noncommercial artists :D

Sunday, 20 December 2009


Hello fellow tamales monsters! Happy Holidays! I can't believe we've shown this amount of interest for art, intellectual conversations, and new additions to the group in such a short period of time. I hope you are all having a grand time being part of this community and hope we all grow from each other like we are now. So I guess what I'm trying to say is thanks, and I love you guys! Except you! You are nasty.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Epoxy Crisis!

Ok, it’s not a crisis, but I could use any help or advice about epoxy.
I have 307 pills and capsules I made out of clay and wood and I recently coated them in enamel paint. I will attach them to a canvas painted with enamel paint as well. Enamel creates a plastic-like effect once dry. The pills and capsules fit easily in the palm of one’s hand.
I know that I will need to use epoxy to attach the pills to the canvas, but when I went to the store, I didn’t know what epoxy to purchase. There are three types: instant drying epoxy, epoxy plastic, and epoxy gel (there may have been an all-purpose one too, but I can't remember since there were so many brands available). What is the difference? I want to use whatever will keep the pills on the best and not something that will snap off too easily. Any advice would really help.
Some pictures of the pills:

(I just added colors to the pills today. Once they're dry, I'll remove the blue tape.)

Leslie Ann

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Recent Works

Hi Tamales,
These are my most recent paintings. The fish on the cloth is 36x36 inches, and the other two are 11x14 inches (painted on small canvases just for fun). There were a few comments during the last BFA critique about whether my series should be more about the decorative paintings of koi or the smaller, more ambiguous koi paintings (or "fish portraits" as they were called). Personally, I enjoyed painting the bathtub and fish cloth works more so than the smaller ones, but if the smaller fish paintings have potential, then maybe they're the better route to take. Any suggestions?
Happy holidays everyone! :)

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Christmas Stuff

Here are some projects I've been working on over the holidays... making ornaments!
Note that the fruits actually have 2 faces each, but you can't see them because of the tree branches. I bought a buncha fake fruit, clear glass balls, and wooden fish (pre cut).