HAPPY NEW YEAR! AND AN ANNOUNCEMENT…

HAPPY 2019 EVERYONE!

As I mentioned a gazillion times in the last posts I will be working on a brand new venture with my art.  For starters I will be renovating this website top to bottom.

Stay tuned when my site will come back online soon with brand new spankin look.  And for more news to come.

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Life Can Be a B!@# …

Me after working my brains off…

Its 2018, I’m about 14 months from hitting my 4th milestone of life, and in looking back and…what the hell has happened to me?

Its been 13 years since I left college with such high hopes and dreams for my future, but here I am, still living in my parents house, no career, and barely holding down a part time graphics position at a small firm in over a year. Of course there were lots of roadblocks and detours that got me in this predicament, I probably said it enough times in the past posts so I won’t bore you to death with the same old story.

So the past several months I’ve been wracking my brain trying to figure out how to make use of what time and resources I have left for the next decade or so. I have come to believe it is never too late for anything and I plan on going on with that hope. Stay tuned for next time ill show my outlines for my future paths.

Have a good Halloween! 🎃

I’m still here…

Hey there. Long time no see since last post.

Its been almost two months since my last post here. I’ve kind of been drifting away from my drawing table. Other life’s demands have further stumped me, but its not all for naught. I have been thinking and trying to get together my next step. Ill keep posting of that progress as I’m starting to get better clearer view of things. Have a good day and stay tuned…

New Year Same Purpose

2018 has arrived.

Time to get busy.

I’m not going to get into detail about the past year, I’m sure it’s all been said by bunch of other guys and gals, and I’ll probably agree with about a half of them. Mostly the bad stuff, you know what I mean.

Now I’m going to direct my energy on getting some new work done, as well as getting my other ventures up and running. I’ve already got them started last year, I just need to give it some needed boost. Sorry if you don’t understand what I’m talking about; u should explain, but I’m lazy. 😅😅😅

Anyway I hope you all have great New Year and may your resolutions come to fruition. And stay tuned for New stuff to fill up this old blog.

God Bless everyone. 😍

t.@.L.L. Update

donotdisturbI’m going to take a break away from painting for the rest of this year so I can focus more on my graphic novel and another creative venture: zine making. I’ve just recently came across the scene and it gave me great idea that most of what I’ve drawn here so far can translate well in handmade pages.

I will return to painting next year.  I’ll keep you all posted, as well as scenes of my current work, and my upcoming second group show.  I will post pics from the event and my afterthoughts.

Hasta Luego!

Yesterday I was quite shocked to hear the news of the sudden passing of Chester Bennington, the lead vocal for the rock band Linkin Park.
I had been a big fan of the group since their debut single “In the End” aired and led me to buy their first album HYBRID THEORY.  To date I own seven of their albums and appreciated their artistic visions imbued in each one.  Their music is also fundamental in my artistic endeavors and I have even quite a few artwork solely inspired by them (and it won’t be the last of course).  Chester’s sharp, raspy voice was instantly recognizable even when he had been featured in another band’s single, and is always ponder if the guy ever gets throat problems, in particular the single “Given Up” where he screams for good 20 seconds (yes I counted. Lol)  I believe he truly gave the band its identity, and I don’t know how they will replace him.  But no matter who takes up the now vacant seat Linkin Park will live on and continue to be enjoyed by fans old and new.

I will close this post with a clip of one of my all time favorite songs, the one that hits closest to my heart and where Ches’ vocal really shines brightest: 

Numb – Linkin Park (Meteora)

Rest in Peace Chester.  You’ll always have a place in our hearts.

T.@.L.L. My new identity

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So as you know this site was titled “The Artist as Lisa Lee” from the beginning.  Over time I toyed around with ideas to change it or work up from the original.  I’ve had lots of different names, but I only kept it to myself because I wasn’t so confident about them.  Then when I applied the abbreviation it hit me, especially of the @ part.

Seeing as how there are two a’s in the abbreviated form, the “artist as”, instead of typing in double a’s I thought about how I can put them together as one form.  That’s where I got the idea to use the @ symbol, and tweak it to appear like overlapping a’s.  As for the choice of font, I thought a Courier gives a vibe of grunge and grit, which is apparent in majority of my works you see here.

I’ve spent the past four years on careless dabbling and experimenting with various styles and techniques (and some crafting too, like beading and clay modeling).  I think it’s pretty safe to say that I’m starting to get a clearer picture of where I want to take my art in the next four or so years, as well as venturing into a commercial field.  There has been many artists out there who’ve become successful entrepreneurs, but I don’t know that I’ll reach that same level.  But alas I need to make real money, I can’t just sit around making art any longer, and with this crappy economy any chances of getting even a min-wage job is pretty nil, especially since I’m not getting younger.  I am learning as much as possible, and hopefully I’ll achieve some mild level of success.  And as always I’ll keep track of that progress here so your love is always appreciated.

Thats all i got for now.  Have a good weekend. ❤

New Look, Same old Me

As you can see, I’ve changed the look of my site.  Took out stuff I didn’t like, added new ones, shuffled things around.  I’ve even got a new logo, see above.  That is now my official brand, and I hope to spread it around.  I’ll tell you more about the logo another time.

Have nice weekend.  😉

 

Back in the Hoooood, Baby! (Sorry sound so gangsta haha)

Well, I’m back from the summer slumber, barely survived the deadly heat, and ready to blog away all my latest work.

Not much to say about my summer except I was busy producing new works to show you, digging in my closet for few unfinished projects which I will talk more about later (promise!) and just wrapped up my third group show with WOCA (Warehouse of Contemporary Art, wocagallery.com) in Anaheim, near my home, last Saturday night.  Some pictures from the show:

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Here’s my section, it’s kinda tucked in the corner, not so much exposure but at least people did go around the corner.

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I also did a live on-site painting session at one point of the night, a first for me, I didn’t promote it so well but got few good responses.  Sorry the lighting sucked.20160910_210529

Overall the show was a good experience, it brought together many local artists from around the Orange County area and I got to know a few of them.  Some of them are veterans here at the show, which shows quarterly every year.  I look forward to coming again with more new stuff to show.

The only dismal moment of my summer was that I lost my entire collection of art supplies, snatched from our garage one night when my dad forgot to close it.  Most of those stuff I had since college and they held plenty of sentimental values to me.  I had to since replace most of them, but I’m not going to be brooding over it, there’s no time for that.  Just brush it off and keep running, as the saying goes.  Though I don’t know who said that.

Thank you for your patience.  Stay tuned from now on.

Good night.

 

 

 

Goodbye…4 Da Summer

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Goodbye doesn’t mean gone forever.  I’m just going to take this summer as an opportunity to fully concentrate on my stuff, and away from blogging. So that I will have lots of cool stuff to show when September comes.  Of course I might still post a few tidbits from time to time, when I need a rest.  Hope you all have a great summer and lots of cool stories to tell.  I leave you now with this sweet little classic melody:

 

Peace and Love,

The Artist as Lisa Lee

Happy New Year!

2016 is here.  Another year to be more productive. Me shall keep you posted as always on my progresses and finished projects, and other misadventures I might face along the way, cause in life there sure to be many.  See you soon!

Nearing the End of the Year…

Hello,

It’s been a while since my last time here.  I’ve kinda took a ‘vacation’ from blogging, in part because it is the holiday season and there are lots of things going on, such as shopping, planning the holiday dinners, and more shopping.  I might also add that this past weekend I’ve taken part in my first official group art show, and getting ready for that was a hustle and a bustle. 

Hosted by RAW, a non profit that promotes the underground arts scene, they operate in numerous major cities throughout the US and beyond including Australia, the U.K., and New Zealand.  Each city hosts a bimonthly one night show that brings together showcases of visual arts, dance, live music, and even a fashion show.  The arts categories include but not limited to painting, graphic design, jewelry, hair/makeup, to name a few.  You can say it’s like a revival of the New York art gatherings at nightclubs in the old days, when New York was still the place to go for all budding art wannabes.  It’s a great opportunity for any fledgling artist to get that first hand experience at exhibiting their stuff to the public, without all the red tapes of a conventional established art shows that only the rich and famous can afford to go to.  You can find out more about the agency here at rawartists.org.

Just a few pics from the nights event:


This was my booth.  Recognize any of the paintings?

 Since it is the holiday, I put some Christmas decor to the table. 

 The site of the show.  This Yost Theater is the oldest structure in the heart of Santa Ana Arts District.

Here is a pretty good view of the main stage.  My booth was on the second floor.

Overall,it had been a cool experience. My only complaint was the whole thing felt a little convoluted; having dance performances (including a pretty risque pole dancing troup) a fashion show and a hair art show all in four hours time doesnt give much room for every vendor on the floor to get all the attention they seek. But then i guess thats why most come back for other shows. Which is what I plan to do come the year 2016, with some new works to show.

I can already feel ’16 is gonna be busy with plenty new stuff to work on, and I’m just going to spend the rest of this year sorting out the schedules and save whatever new work I have completed to put up next year.  I hope to see you back here, and meantime, have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Peace and Love,

The Artist as Lisa Lee

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