Two years ago.

Two years ago, my nephew Edgerton sent us this amazing little piece of art entitled, “Octopod for Shellington & Captain Barnacles”…

And it’s still one of my favorites and it’s still hanging in my office…

I adore this little piece of art.😀📝🐙❤️

Weston Art Gallery.

I don’t miss many things about my old job. Not very many at all. But the one thing I miss the most was the location. I felt more centrally located in the Central Business District when I was located at Eighth and Main Streets. As opposed to now, being tucked away in this little armpit of downtown over by the Bengals Stadium. I just used to be really close to way more stuff. And one of the things I miss was being right around the corner from the Weston Art Gallery because the Weston always has some really interesting art exhibits.

On my way to the bus after work tonight, I was by the Weston and stopped in to see their current exhibition…

The current exhibition was called Emily Moores’s Felt Embrace. It’s an undulating and ornate suspended installation comprised of wood, paper, and fabric in the Weston’s street-level space…

In her intricate and ethereal installations, Emily Moores (Cincinnati, OH) investigates the affective dimensions of texture: the intimate interaction with an individual’s feelings and body without physical touch. Responding to the vertical expanse of the Weston’s street-level atrium,  Moores constructs Felt Embrace, a new suspended installation assembled from folded and cut paper and fabric that combines ornamentation and patterns in a unified monumental mass, fragile and detailed, yet also ominous and tumultuous. With this new installation, Moores’s recent addition of bold color into her work creates greater impact and dynamic contrast to its architectural setting.

It’s a really beautiful exhibition. I’ll have to try to stop back on Friday to see what is on display in their lower level.  😀🖼️🎨❤️

Seen and noted.

I loved, loved, LOVED this painting that I saw in the window Algin Retro Furniture at the corner of Eighth and Main Streets…

Loved it. But when I went back to try to see how much it was, it wasn’t in the window anymore. It was probably ridiculously expensive. Everything in Algin Retro is super overpriced. Oh well. At least I got this photo of the painting. Taken with Instagram.
😀🎨🖌️❤️

Check out these artworks!

Check out these incredible, amazing birthday cards I got in the mail from JJVE in Boston. My nephew Edgerton made this work of art…

And this masterpiece is from Violette…

Thank you so much Violette and Edgerton! It lookslike a lot of hard work went into these fanatastic birthday cards. You are a couple of very talented, very artistic kiddos! And all your hardwork is very much appreciated. 😀🖍️❤️

Seen and noted.

Check out these beautiful new all wooden artworks at Sidewinder Coffee

There are a lot of really talented artists out there in the world. 😀🎨🖌️❤️

Seen and noted.

I’m sooo in love with this artwork hanging in the window of Plaza Art Materials at the corner of Main and Seventh Streets…

Taken with Instagram. 😀🎨😍❤️

Seen and noted.

We got a very nice card in the mail with some new school pictures of my niece and nephew, Violette and Edgerton. Also included with the photos was this amazing little piece of art entitled, “Octopod for Shellington & Captain Barnacles”…

Awe. Some. Our refrigerator has a new piece of art. Taken with Instagram. 😀📝🐙❤️

Postcards.

JJVE sent us some terrific postcards from their big road trip adventure…

Violette sent us some amazing artwork on the back of her postcard…

Edgerton’s was channeling his inner minimalist with some random letters and a couple of little frowny faces…

Jeannette explained it to us on Instagram

“He {Edge} is not as committed to his drawn art as Violette. Note the sad face on Thadd and Genifer’s card. That is because he was tired of drawing. He wanted to “say things” instead. I wrote what he said. Fragments. Lists of nouns. Thoughts. It worked well for him, otherwise, we were going to be sending a bunch of postcards with sad faces. And it would’ve involved real Edgie tears too. 😄”

We love getting postcards. 😀💌📮📬❤️

Deskey+Elementz, part two.

A couple of weeks back, we met with some of the very talented kids at Elementz up in Over-the-Rhine. Today, they came to our office to present their inspirational work using the creative medium of their choice to develop concepts that represent community…

Those are some very super talented kids. 😀

Deskey+Elementz.

We are working on a visual identity for a client that is all about the community of Cincinnati. We are partnering with Elementz, Cincinnati’s Hip Hop youth center. It’s essentially an urban arts center where inner city kids can gather and create anything from hip-hop to street dance, spoken word poetry to street art, photography and visual arts. We’re teaming up with four Elementz students for inspirational design to ensure our identity is representative of the community. The students were asked to use their creative platform of choice to develop a concept that represents their community.

This afternoon we got to meet with the students and tour Elementz…

Those are some very super talented kids. And Elementz space is pretty amazing. It’ll be great to work with this group and see what we can come up with together. 😀