Yesterday I mentioned that I’d been to the Cartoon Art Museum recently. I went to go see a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles art exhibit. It’s there because it’s the 30th anniversary of the Ninja Turtles. It was so weird to see childhood toys and drawings that were in my home now placed in a museum as vintage ephemera! I wasn’t interested in TNMT myself but my little brother and sister loved the movies (VHS tapes at the time) and had all of the action figures. To think that those are now museum-worthy is just so weird!
I’ve had it on my radar to go to the Cartoon Art Museum for awhile but I hadn’t actually been motivated to go until recently. It was actually the Ninja Turtles exhibit I went to go see (more on that here on the blog tomorrow) but I fell in love with another exhibit there called Pretty in Ink. It highlights the work of female comic writers/ artists, which I thought was really interesting to explore.
It was interesting to learn about how women cartoonists had work during WWII and then the work kind of dried up after the men returned home but a few persistent women continued with their art. It was also interesting to see the different type of humor, the unique content and the fashion illustration inspiration in the women’s comic art. And it was fun to see the different styles of women’s comics over different eras. Continue reading
It’s been awhile since I did a roundup of the photos I’ve taken but hadn’t yet shared. Here it is …
One of the things I enjoy about petsitting is that I get to enjoy staying in someone else’s home. It always feels like a vacation as I appreciate their art and collections. Here are some things I enjoyed recently in the home of a friend:
Yesterday I shared photos of a Divisadero wall mural in Western Addition here in San Francisco. I took those photos one day during a long walk from my neighborhood near Japantown over to Divisadero, down through Western Addition and into lower then upper Haight. Here are some other images from that day.
Photos from a mural on the wall of a building on Divisadero … I can’t remember the cross street but I think it’s at or near Haight.
Lately I’ve been engaging in a fun creative practice. I receive magazines in the mail and what I do is take each one, deconstruct it by pulling out the images and words that call out to me and then re-assemble those into a piece of “found poetry” with images. Each piece comes from one magazine. A sort of deconstructed summary of what I was inspired by in that one piece at one point in time.