Monday, July 30, 2007


So Marc brought me home these pens a few weeks ago and I literally can't stop using them.

I have several packages of them, so I guess it's good that I like them so much.

What pens are they??


I love them, get some...I like drawing and writing with them. =)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

flickr pro!

I drew some pac man ghosts on my foot just for you, okay not really I do weird things like this when I'm bored. BUT ANYWAY:

I bought a flickr pro account so I could finally organize my flickr, so of course that means lots of new uploads and new sets =)

Check out the sets/photos/art:

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

sketchbook pages

I decided that I would post some sketchbook pages that you've never seen. I really should work on this sketchbook some more, but I've had it for months and months and there are very few actual pages.

This work is basically whimsical and in the moment type of work. When I keep a sketchbook, I use it as a workspace. It's where I experiment and am not afraid to make a mess...okay well most of the time I try to keep it clean and well kept. It's a contained studio space. I glue, drip, smear, color, rip, and make random sketches.

So these are uploaded not in order incase anyone actually looks through my sketchbook.

The First one is collaged magazine bits, pen, and the blue ink is actually acrylic ink that I lost. I was just experimenting with the ink and how it reacts to layering.

The second page is just a goofy little sketch I did while I was waiting one day for one of my classes to start.

The third is a sketch in permanent marker for one of the "Guns and Butter: Appetite for Fruitloops" paintings I did, you can view the paintings on my flickr if you haven't seen them.

Number four is a swatch of gouache colors that I had mixed, once it had dried I decided that I wanted to scribble on it. So I did scribble, with a various marker I had in my bag at the time.

The fifth one is a collage, from images I got out of a national geographic magazine that I had read on the flight to Israel. I decided I didn't want those great images to go to waste. That is actually the second page of the sketchbook.
You can click on the images, to view them larger.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

more process...

Click for larger images, I really need to figure out this layout stuff.

this was another painting that I was working on the same time as the last one and it's process.

The second stage was left for about a month and still not dry at the time when I attacked it with the blues while my professor watched.

And for everyone who reads this blog, I'm going to try to post more often.


So many people are interested in seeing the process of paintings and I found some images of a painting I did last year on my computer that I never posted. This painting was completed late 2006. I don't think It will ever truly be finished I am just at a loss at what to do with it. It's based of a collage I made with images I found in magazines. It's Oil paint, used a lot of cold wax medium in the paint as well.

So here they are the images.
They layout uploaded kinda funny but the first is the underpainting stage, second is starting to blot color, and third the "final" stage..Still needs some tweaking.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

yet another mail art call..

that I am going to be taking part in! =)

here it goes:

Deadline: August 15, 2007

“Call for Artists: Museum of Small Arts Collections Gemarimba Art GalleryKUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

The 1st. International Mail Art Exhibition in Malaysia was exhibited at the Galeri Seni, Faculty of Art & Design, MARA University of Technology, Shah Alam, Malaysia, from September to October 2006 ( The exhibition was a joined organization between the I-MAG (International Mail Art Artists Group) and the Faculty of Art & Design. Artists from 51 countries participated in the exhibition and more than 100 guests attended the opening ceremony.

This is an encouraging development of mail art in this country since it was the first mail art exhibition in Malaysia.

And because of this, the exhibition extended for two months.

With the success from the first exhibition, we have moved to a commercial gallery in Kuala Lumpur. The Gemarimba Art Gallery is located in Bangsar, an art town of Kuala Lumpur.

We invited artists all over the world to contribute their work in this exhibition called the 1st MoSA Collections Exhibition

You can send in as many artworks as you wish, on paper or canvas, sized A4 or A3. There is no participation fee. We have frames ready for those sizes. However, you may also send in postcard sized artwork. We can only accept 2D work and normal post (express courier not accepted).

Every participation, please include:
1. Full name
2. Address
3. Country
4. Title of work
5. Media
6. Year
7. E-mail address
8. Telephone no. (please state country area code)

Every one of the participation will receive certificate of participation from MoSA and each artwork will be exhibited at the 1st MoSA Collection Exhibition, Gemarimba Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur.

Documentation will be launched online at ( and once again printed documentation after the exhibition.

Artworks will not be returned and become the collection of MoSA (museums of Small Arts). Artworks will be exhibited from time to time at public galleries as an extension of knowledge to public viewers as well as enriching the Malaysian visual arts scene.

Closing date is at 5 pm, 15 August 2007
Date of Exhibition: 15 September 2007

For further information please visit:

A Bakar Idris
MoSA Exhibition,
No. 4, Jalan 4 / 74, Seksyen 7,
40000 Shah Alam,