Category Archives: Art

Skylines Now Available in the Shop

Skylines are now available here!

As always, if you’re looking for a specific color or design, contact me because I have significant back stock that comes to shows with me and isn’t online.

But check it out!

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Boston Skyline Art - Upcycled Wallpaper - by 9000things

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Boston Skyline Wall Art

I started making these recycled wallpaper skylines of Boston about 6 years ago and after a long hiatus, I’ve decided to start making them again because they’re so much fun!

I have a huge collection of wallpaper samples that I’ve collected from outdated sample books. Some of the papers are so beautiful; brightly printed florals with caked on ink, classic victorian damasks and monotone french toiles… (swoon!)

I send the raw paper out to a laser cutter (don’t do this at home – vinyl is toxic when burned) with a vector drawing of the skyline that I compiled from a bunch of photos I took from the north side of the Charles. When I get them back, I collage the skyline with a contrasting background wallpaper and mount it on wood and clear coat the face.

I’m totally obsessed with wallpaper. And if you love Bob Vila as much as I do, check out this video of that one time when he went to a wallpaper factory and it blew my mind.

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Instagram Hacks: #FourQuestions_freeforall

@FourQuestions started a freeforall contest on Instagram with actual prizes and everything! Today is the last day, but check out the photos and the rules on their website. I’m totally obsessed with instagram hacks right now, so I’ve entered the following six edits based on others’ photos:

Collabs are with @tylerforesthauser @stevenromo @stacyreneee @krischanstclair

As an aside, I’m thinking of taking the concepts I’ve been working on here to make postcards to sell, so let me know what you think is working, and which ideas I should ditch. Thanks!

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“Art” by Danny

My boyfriend is a physicist/mathematician. I went to art school. We have this agreement where I am the creative one and design pretty things all day and he sits on his computer trying to do a science. (or something)

So as you can imagine, it makes me go a *little* crazy when he talks about wanting to drop out of grad school to be an artist full time. Because he thinks he’s got mad skillz.

I was more recently given some examples of his work, which I present here, on the internet, for your consideration: (titles are mine)

Danny Art - Screaming Blue Person - 9000things

Screaming Blue Person – pastel (Note; mat with signature is included for authentication purposes.)

Danny Art - Abstract Figure In Green Slime - 9000things

Abstract Figure In Green Slime – pastel (The “artist” assures me that any distortion of anatomy is intentional and adds “she’s being showered by green slime.”)

Danny Art - Medusa Raptor Tigerlily Hobo - 9000 thingsMedusa Raptor Tiger Lily Hobo – pencil on paper (My favorite by far, this is a complex scene. When asked “Is that a raptor breathing fire onto a hobo?” the artist replies “Maybe?”)

 

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Instagram Hacks: #TylerForestHauser_freeforall

Instagram has spawned a super fun project medium called the #freeforall.

Instagrammers post a handful of their unused photos on the internets for downloading and you edit them and post them to IG with the appropriate hashtag. @tylerforesthauser started one of these a little while ago and his gorgeous photos make it way too easy to make pretty things. Here’s his website with downloads and instructions.

And here are my edits. (waaaaay too much fun…)

More on instagram.

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More Instagram Hacks

Love the juxtaposition of the oldish looking filtered photos with the crispness of vector drawings. These are definitely becoming an obsession :)

I’m thinking about printing out some travel landscapes and altering them similar to this, but with patterned washi tape. What do you think? Stay tuned…

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Instagram Photos + Ai

So happy with the geometry obsession on the internet- obviously I’m going to take advantage!

These are the first in a series of instagram photos from various places I’ve traveled, which have been filtered and edited in illustrator. Enjoy :)

Check out my instagram feed to see more filtered and altered photos.

 

UPDATE: Some of these guys are available on my Society6 page as prints, pillows, iPhone cases and totes. You should totes go check it out. (I did that.)

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