Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Going Back to Kansas...

(Annie making a mess)

Tonight I'm starting my journey back to Kansas from Virginia.
I'm stopping to visit family tonight and tomorrow morning.

We're planning on stopping at a couple Diners, Drive-ins and Dives spots from the show on food network.

As much as I'm excited to be back in Kansas, I'm also sad because I leave my boyfriend, family and Annie (pug puppy) on the east coast again.

I won't be blogging the day few days, but Guess what??
I have a giveaway coming up on one of my favorite blogs!
Be excited!

Hope you all have a great rest of the week and weekend :)

Chromeo - Fancy Footwork / MUSIC from AVIVA on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Couture du Jour

My outfit is today's Couture du Jour over on Lillyella's blog :)

Go check it out here!

Monday, July 26, 2010

I love Tracy Morgan

Incase you didn't know,

I absolutely love Tracy Morgan. Really.

Just look at him:

via: Buzzfeed

He's my favorite comedian.
We saw him a few weeks ago live and he was covered in Bling just like his 30 rock character, Tracy Jordan.
He went on about his flights, personal life, relationships, politics and sexual experiences.
Really funny set but a couple of times he went on rants and forgot what he was talking about or there wasn't any punchlines.
He also thinks Barack Obama is a true gangsta.

Here are a few of my favorite quotes from his and Tiny Fey's show, 30 Rock on NBC:

-"What is this, Horseville? Because I’m surrounded by naysayers. Wordplay!"

-"Live every week like it's Shark Week."

-"I love this cornbread so much, I wanna take it behind a middle school and get it pregnant."

-"I got something on my mind grapes I need to talk to you about."

-"Stop eating people’s old French fries, pigeon! Have some self respect! Don’t you know you can fly?"

-"I can't read! I sign my name with an X! I once tried to make mashed potatoes with laundry detergent! I think I voted for Nader! NADER!"

Do you have a favorite comedian? Do you watch 30 Rock?


Gwen Stefani's clothing line, HARAJUKU LOVERS is on sale at Hautelook today!

Such fun shirts and at a fraction of the cost, I bought two :)
An early birthday present to myself.

For those of you unfamiliar with Hautelook, every day they have different sale events that last for a few days. Each event features a different designer featuring jewelry, clothing, accessories, makeup and even foods. For a fraction of the cost, many stuff 40%-60% off!

It's invite only, but you can join here:
An Invitation!

Thursday, July 22, 2010


In the words of Rob Dyrdek and Big Black, "DO WORK SONNNNN"

I thought I'd post some process and studio shots from the last year up until now.

carving a woodblock in my studio, I abandoned this print but I love this photo. Great color!

Working on Aquatints in the printmaking studio, here is a shot of hard ground on my copper etching plates. Also, sipping on Pom Wonderful's tea...tea is a studio staple of mine ;)

Here is a shot of my messy desk and lunch of sushi! I was trying to cut this really thick plastic to make shaped plates for printing (relief printmaking). It was a dumb idea because it took forever scoring the plastic over and over again to try to pop the cut pieces out. It gave my wrists a workout and I eventually settled on another method.

Here are a couple of shots from my studio at KU:
These shots are from January, the stuff on my walls pretty much changes every week.
These are mostly side/corner shots. The backwall has 8 windows.
It's really spacious, bigger then my bedroom in my apartment.

And Last but not least,
a process photo of what I'm working on now. Graphite drawings of body parts and organs.
You're probably thinking "SAY WHAT?!" but my graduate school work is currently centered around the idea of medical anxieties that I have. I have this interest of abnormal growth within the human body, so I've been trying to create drawings of this. I've been creating what I consider to be new systems within the body. So I am compiling different body parts almost as if I was creating a new respiratory or nervous system.
These pieces in the photo are still in the early stages, I'm making a bunch of smaller pieces to create a larger piece.

I'm teaching Intro to Drawing to new art and design majors this semester, and I'm interested to see if pushing drawing more everyday is going to continue changing my work.

Do you have a space where you make art or craft? I'd love to see it! Send me links to your photos :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My shop is included in this great giveaway!

Hey everyone,

The Rik Rak studio blog is doing a great giveaway where you can win $20.00 to spend on a great list of etsy shops,

mine included!

Check it out here:
Rik Rak Studio etsy giveaway!

and my etsy shop

giveaway ends August 6th :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

bulletproof, la roux cover

Love this cover!
This girl definitely has talent! :)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Krylon Spray Paint Lamp!

via Breeze Block

Found these lamps on etsy about a week ago and totally wanting one!

Let's play Scrabble!

Okay, I'm officially obsessed with playing "Words with Friends" on my Iphone.

So if you have an Iphone, Ipad or Ipod touch...Let's play Words with Friends!
My username is: Jrerwin

Feel free to start a game with me.
Oh, and I'm pretty terrible at you'll probably win ;)

I use the free version, it works fine (just beware: LOTS OF ADS)!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

*Insert Jaws theme music here*

Have you seen these pictures of the Discovery Channel Building yet?

Talk about awesome! Shark week is coming...

*insert Jaws theme music here*

via Buzzfeed

Are you ready for Shark week? Starts August 1st, on the discovery channel :)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tomorrow night (7/15/2010) in Washington DC!

Hey everyone,
There is an event going on tomorrow in Washington DC, that if you're in the area you should definitely go to!

POP UP @ U Street!!! My art will be featured here, along with many other talented artists!! 20% of the proceeds will go to Dreams for Kids non profit organization :)

Here is the all the info:

Monument Music & Arts Festival, Affinity Lab, & Dreams for Kids DC present

Affinity Lab
920 U Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

We would like to cordially invite you to our Pop Up @ U Street which will feature some of the Mid-Atlantic’s best artists and brightest young stars. DFK, Monument Music and Arts Festival, and Affinity lab have teamed up to put together an incredible lineup of artists to show and sell during a night of silent and live auctions. Live Music by:



Many artists showing have agreed to donate 20% of their proceeds to Dreams for Kids Dream Leaders Program, a leadership program that unites children of diverse backgrounds through community service and service learning via after-school clubs, in-school workshops, and Dream Leader Conferences.

Artists Showing:

Adam Lister
Amy Boone McCreesh
Ashley Wells
Ben Droz
Joseph Shoenwetter
Carlton Morgan
Chris Ulrich
Christa Reuel
Craig Hill
Erin Keele
Jamer Weatherill
Jamin Sheard
Jenn Erwin
Mary Rainy-Medlin
Mike Cantwell
Pat Obrien
Paul Fredereksin
Rosina Teri Memolo
Stephani Rivers
Jane Ross
Henry Winfiele

$8 suggested donation at the door!

I have two ink drawings, one etching and one mixed media drawing up for sale!! :)

Free earrings

Hey everyone!

In honor of my new artfire shop and some new stuff on my etsy, I decided that I would give a free gift with purchase from now until the end of summer.

You can view both of my shops here:

and here some of the stuff you can find there:

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

NEW! Vintage Windmill Necklace

Vintage Windmill Necklace
via my artfire

Friday, July 9, 2010


This photo is for Lindsay's blog Shrimp Salad Circus and her "Get Perspective Project".

The word this round is the word: GONE.
This is my interpretation. What is yours?

Go play, you have till the 11th of July for this round :)

Cheap Designer Leggings!

I just found these fab leggings on Hautelook.

Join Hautelook and check out their daily fashion steals!
Join here: Hautelook Invite!

They often sell brands like Urban Decay makeup, Lorac and American Apparel for super affordable prices!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Bright and colorful!

Bright and colorful affordable jewelry!

Owl earrings, $5.00

Rose rings, $6.00

via my artfire shop