Hi everyone! Maybe you’ve seen this floating around tumblr via the American Apparel blog. They took an image from my nail art blog and are using it as an ad for their nail lacquer line. I’ve been attempting to communicate with them privately, but have gotten little response other than a form e-mail telling me they’re looking into it and they’ll get back to me. Right.
It’s okay - I have no problem pursuing other avenues of contact.
If the concept of a large corporation taking an artist’s image for their own gain without the artist’s permission doesn’t bother you, maybe the fact that none of these nail polishes were from AA will. I used 12 different colors from Wet N Wild, Revlon, Confetti, CQ, Sinful Colors, Spoiled, and Maybelline. I have never used/owned AA polishes.
It’s like AA made me a sandwich where the bread is made out of false advertising and the lunchmeat is made out of copyright infringement. It tastes bad.
Special thanks to my friends and to the wonderful folks over at Reddit Laqueristas for all the support!
from Portland to Phila n back again
☆☆•☆☆but it doesn’t stop there•))))
Otis giving good face.
The building that houses Open Space in Baltimore MD is currently on fire. the back portion of the building, which contained my screen-printing equipment, Weekend’s gear, Witch Hat’s gear, Raindeer’s gear, and several other bands equipment has already burned and collapsed to the ground. I learned more from reading this article than I did from any police on the scene. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/north-baltimore/bs-md-ci-fire-sisson-street-20130501,0,6609175.story
2013 is now officially the worst year ever. I thought it had a chance of looking up after the colossal turd that was the first few months but this just took a biiiiiiiig shit on all my hopes for the year.
Keeping all the Open Space people, Open Space affiliates, and community in my thoughts today. On Monday I was giving a talk to students about artist run collectives, and the majority of my anecdotes and sources were about/from Open Space. At the end of the day I felt so uplifted remembering the accomplishments of my friends, how creative, funny, and proactive they/you all are. I’ll be keeping feelers out about any benefits, fundraisers etc and send them along. Special concern for Weekends/Witch Hat, Max and all of the effort he has put into “Solitary Stones on a Rocky Shore”, and JC the cat who is the sweetest. Sending all my love and good vibes to you to rise above what have been some very tough months.
I am putting together a show featuring work by some of my favorite artists!
Come to the opening on May 3!
May 3 - June 1
Opening May 3, 7-10
An exhibition of new works by:
Curated by Geoffrey KixMiller
William Nelson Copley