Monday, June 20, 2011


Do you have those days where you are overwhelmed and underwhelmed at the same time? Its starts with a morning where you intend on getting up early, but when your alarm goes off you just lie in bed for an hour staring at the ceiling, not able to move. You're not sleepy necessarily, you just can't will your body to move from its spot amongst the sheets. You might cast about, looking at the messy pile of clothes heaped in a chair or an unfinished project, another reason not to face the day. You finally do get up when lying there for any longer seems too pathetic, and you stumble to the shower. After the motions of getting dressed and ready, you head out, face the day and think, "its going to get better." But whatever kept you in bed that first hour is still holding onto your thoughts as you start your car and drive away...
All day you slowly check things off your list as you do them without passion, without energy. You are overwhelmed by all the remaining things that need to be done, by how supremely busy your life is, and yet you are tired of it all. The things that sound fun, the things that are fun, the things that are familiar and even the ones that aren't , they all sound terrible and you wish you could just escape...

its one of those days

Recent Work

most recent painting... for a particular boy who likes zombies and French pickles...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Stone's Throw

It's finally finished!!!! a collaborative project with Garret Eaton.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


I've been taking a lot of self portraits recently.... this is a pic from a bathroom that was all bright yellow. It matched the yellow of my business card (on the back of my iphone)... is it weird that I walked into this bathroom and just to take a picture????

Monday, June 6, 2011

far far away

Image Transfers at SFCB

There are few spots left in my upcoming Image Transfers workshop at San Francisco Center for the Book...

Monday, June 13
6:30 - 9:30pm
Learn image transfer techniques for paper arts, collage, fiber arts and more. You will learn the best methods for combining, transferring and layering found and created imagery and text in your work. Courtney will demonstrate solvent and acrylic methods as well as how to create transparent layers. Learn a myriad of techniques using inexpensive materials and go home with a wealth of knowledge and a packet of samples made in class. Great for beginners as well as seasoned artists who would like to add more dimension and depth to their work.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

over and over

its a day where you feel like your life is a scene in a sofia coppola movie, or perhaps just that the soundtrack to any of her films is appropriate for your mood... like this one...


I got really lucky yesterday... and it took a really bad thing (that could have been much worse) to happen for me to realize it. Yesterday's events made me think about things in my life, where I'm at and why I'm here, and really what am I doing? Having said that, I haven't made any conclusions, but...

... I wish I felt as lucky today.