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New Print in progress

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FIrst of all, I know I don't post on this blog nearly enough. I am going to do my best to change that (even though I always say that). 

For the last few months I have been transitioning my life and studio practice into a 1986 VW Vanagon. I plan to use this van to travel the country, find inspiration, promote my art, meet other artists, and just unplug from the rat race a little bit. 

 Working outside in Lake George, Colorado. 

Working outside in Lake George, Colorado. 

Though I am living in a van, this hasn't stopped me from building a studio space inside of the van, and I am really excited to share some progress shots of my newest print : Find What You're Looking For. 

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This Print will be available soon on 24" x 30" paper and printed in a black and white edition of 5. 

How to get out of a slump:

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Have you ever found yourself feeling lazy? unmotivated? Kicking yourself for the aforementioned reasons? Well cut that shit out and do something!

Here is a list of things to, and not to do when you feel like you're in a slump. 

DO: 

  • Go for a walk. If you've been inside all day maybe some sunlight would do you some good. Walks have been known to clear the heads of even the biggest over thinkers so get outside and take a lap. 
  • Set a small goal and accomplish it. It could be something as simple as doing the dishes that have been piling up in your sink or making your first blog post in a while. Nothing feels better when you're in a slump than getting something done. 
  • Write down your thoughts. Sometimes when you're in a slump, writing down your thoughts can be really helpful. It clears your mind of what's holding you back, and if you publish it on your blog then maybe you can inspire someone else. 
  • Go to the gym.  I know it can be difficult to get off your keister when you're in a slump, but the mind and body both love physical exercise, which will, in turn, motivate you to do other things. 

DON'T:

  • Lay on the couch watching Netflix. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with watching Netflix, but staring at a screen isn't going to help you reach your goals. Unless your goals are to sit around watching Netflix all day. 
  • Get drunk. There is nothing wrong with going out for a drink with your friends, or drinking a beer when you get home from work, but drinking when you're feeling down is one of the worst things you can do. Alcohol is a downer, it's not a stimulant. If you need to be stimulated then drink a cup of coffee or smoke some sativa. 
  • Sit around comparing yourself to people on Instagram.  Look, Instagram is great. I use it a lot to see what other artists are doing or to promote the work of Limit It Editions. However, comparing yourself to people who have way more followers than you isn't going to help you get more of a following for your own work. Instead, try picking up a pencil and sketching or just doing something you enjoy that isn't related to your slump. 

I hope this advice is helpful. As you can guess, I've been in a small slump over here at Limit It Editions and reflecting on the cycles that keep me in the slump is the best way to break out of it.

You can't find the answers if you don't identify the problem right? 

Now that I've accomplished a small goal and taken the time to write down my thoughts, I'm going to get up, move around, stop watching netflix and checking my instagram, and go do something productive. 

Have a happy labor day weekend, and stay safe out there.

-KB

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AMAZING!!!

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This new collaboration between Shepard Fairey of Obey Giant and Portuguese street artist VHILS is absolute FIRE!!!! These are two artists that I didn't imagine would collaborate in such a seamless manner, but the results are absolutely beautiful. 

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If you aren't familiar with VHILS, he is an artist who actually uses chisels, jackhammers and sometimes even explosives to actually carve his image into walls around the world. I had the chance to see one of his piece up close when I was in Aveiro, Portugal and was just totally blown away (pun intended). 

-KB

Nicola Lopez Installations

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Imagine walking through the gallery district in your favorite city. You've probably walked about a mile or two looking at art that fits perfectly into a white walled space, framed by the 90 degree angles of squares and rectangles. 
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Then you open the door to a gallery you've never visited and you see Nicola Lopez's installations climbing the walls and spilling from the ceilings onto the floor... 

Back in 2005 I walked into this very scene and my perspective of art was forever changed. 

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Nicola Lopez uses printmaking and mylar to create elements that can be collaged into grand, complex and chaotic installations. By using the repeated imagery made possible by printmaking she is able to build these massive installations like a puzzle with no edges.  

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I know these pieces are all pretty old, and I'll post a newer one soon, but to this day these types of pieces really inspire me. I'm hoping that if I can finally get settled somewhere that I can re-examine these types of ideas with printmaking. 

What kind of imagery would you like to see me use? 

-KB