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.  😉