ANYWAYS.........so here are some influences and inspirations I found in 2010. Some are people and blogs, others are just assorted found stuff. Enjoy my list!
ONE: Erik Tan. I cannot say enough about his stuff. LOVE IT. Retro and cool. He has a great eye and
good back story...check out his blog. I love this one especially!
TWO: The Internet Pinball Database. Super helpful when I was researching for my Arcade Series.
You can find photos of every pinball machine ever made here!
Like this one that is kinda dirty! ;-)
THREE: Well Medicated. Aa fellow cannuck and a based
FOUR: I am a bit Disney obsessed. Especially vintage Disney design. I love it. These 3 websites are
awesome for great pictures and articles. Check them out!
Designing Disney - all you need to know about the Disney design!
Imagineering Disney - great vintage pictures and stories.
Yesterland - The discontinued Disney theme park attractions
This is from one of these blogs:
FIVE: R & R. That's not rough and ready. Nor is it rice and rosemary. GEEZ! I meant rest and
relaxation! I cannot stress enough how great it is to get away! I was fortunately able to take a
few little trips last year.....BEAUTIFUL Buffalo, CLASSY Cleveland, MAGNIFICENT
Michigan, NICE New Brunswick and WONDERFUL Winnipeg. I took this photo in the 'Peg:
SIX: Garage Sale-ing (not to be confused with garage sailing) and antiquing. I went to a bunch this
year, and there is ALWAYS inspiration to be found. I love old stuff......and more than that, I just
love the thrill of the B-A-R-G-A-I-N!
SEVEN: The Hi-Fructose Blog keeps me up to date on other great artists! It is updated daily with
always new and interesting works. Like (the first one below) by
EIGHT: Husband. (You're welcome......if you are reading this!!)
NINE: New freebie vintage scans of pin-up girls. These only started to influence my work in the last
month of last year, but I think they will shape a lot of work in this upcoming year!
TEN: Vodka. Ok. I am running out of ideas for this blog......but I assure you, my dear old voddy has
inspired a lot of my work!And if not, it has lubricated the creative machine!
Ok......so what did you think about this list? Worthy of a top ten?
I love it when you comment for me!