Monday, November 21, 2011

SOLD! Creepy Hand both ways

Just sold both my CREEPY HANDS. This "creepy hand" is a photograph (print), this creepy hand is an OOAK. Both were in my ETSY SHOP - The Other Jeanie. I will get back in the studio and create more, thank you.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Live Todd Rundgren / Utopia - thru the internet

Listening to a LIVE SHOW tonight - over the internet...also, good for 30 days of post listening!
Todd Rundgren and Utopia - Nov. 18th, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Feeling in the mood for Todd music

I missed a great party and a Todd show in Akron the other night...(Happy Birthday Michele) - I've been feeling sentimental for my friends and music and fun....
Here's some goodies and little gems, oh my:
#1 Lowest Common Denominator - great LIVE
Couldn't I just Tell You
Sometimes I Don't Know
Fade Away

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Opening Reception TONIGHT! 11-10-11

My "Altered Photographs" are part of an OPENING RECEPTION TONIGHT, in the "RAIL DISTRICT" in Birmingham, MI. 5-9pm at the Laurie Tennent Studio in Birmingham, Michigan. (13) Different Artists. Thank you Laurie!!!
929 South Eton St, Birmingham, MI
Show is up thru 2011 - Studio and Gallery are open - MONDAY thru FRIDAY, 10 - 5pm.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Glass Half Full

Glass Half Full - A classic, iconic image. This photographic print is available for "positive" reinforcement in my Etsy Shop: The Other Jeanie.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Creepy Halloween Themed collection of art

Love this collection of creepy art - on My "Small Heart In Hand" is included....."A Creepy, Haunted, Scary Halloween"

My Work in recent "group treasuries" on The ETSY

Love these new ETSY group treasuries - with a "Halloween Theme"!
The Magic Color of Flesh
It was a Dark and Stormy Night
Halloween Party Guest List

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Coldplay and ANTON!

Here's a cool, new interview film, shot in all B/W, with Coldplay. Anton Corbijn, (most coolest photographer and film director) was asking the questions....and, there's also a LIVE CONCERT, which is visually very inspired by recent U2 shows, duh! Lots of confetti and house lights. COLDPLAY, Unstaged

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

That Yellow House on The Corner

Since I've been back (it's been 3 months since moving back from San Francisco), I've been longing to go in that "yellow house on the corner".

It's now the home of Marcie Brogan's - Brogan and Partners, Convergence Marketing and Ignite Social Media. I had met Marcie while working for Ameen Howrani Photography in downtown Detroit, and he had always said "when you come back, you should go introduce yourself to Marcie."  So, as I was taking a slow drive thru Birmingham last evening, I noticed a flock of people, with cocktails in hand, on the white porch of that yellow house. A local catering van was out front, and I immediately thought, "Ooooh, a work party."

SO, I turned around and parked at a nearby meter, walked up to the house, hesitated a bit, walked by the house, turned around, walked back towards the house, and before I knew it, I was chatting with Marcie and Bonnie Folster, partner and executive creative director. We talked about Ameen and his children Ara (Howrani Studios)  and Ana, and a little bit about advertising and photography here in Detroit. It was wonderful. (The party was to celebrate Ignite's new client, think car company). I'm so glad I doubled back and went up the stairs.
My first visit to that "yellow house" was during a College for Creative Studies field trip during a photography class. We went to see a new and futuristic "multi-media" slide show! I remember getting goose bumps and chills seeing and feeling the presentation. There was loud music, lights and about 60 slide projectors all synced up showing us a visual and audio amazement. It was just a hint of the future, and oh my, what future we are in now.

Maybe next time, I'll be there to take official "party shots" or to create my one-of-a-kind "B/W Party Portraits" that I shoot on professional fuji high speed instant film. (think polaroid). Both a party favor and entertainment. (smile)

Find out more cool info on BROGAN and PARTNERS here and here.


I took this photograph on one "real" 4x5 piece of Polaroid film. Oh my, what luck! As Walter Farynk, my mentor and favorite College For Creative Studies instructor, use to say: "The harder I work, the luckier I get".

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Howrani Studios - Big Opening Party

Here's a few shot from Ara's party . . .

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Holiday Decorating From The Past

Here's a few photo's from the Holiday Decorating while living in Pacifica, on the ocean, just south of San Francisco. I won the "Neighborhood Holiday Illumination Award" for decorating the outside of the house one year. I wasn't even aware there was a contest. That was funny.

More Holiday Decorating from the Past

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Giant Has Fallen

Wonderful article on the passing of Steve Jobs today in the San Jose Mercury News.
Here's a little bit:
"A giant has fallen.Within moments, the passing of Steve Jobs reverberated around a world that he has done as much if not more than any other person to shape. And the fact we knew this day was coming sooner rather than later does not soften the blow.
There are any number of ways you could gauge the impact of his life. You could measure the wealth he generated for thousands of shareholders, its flirtation with being the most valuable company in the world, its bulging profits or the thousands of jobs he created.
There are endless anecdotes you could tell to capture his genius and leadership. Stories abound about his attention to detail, his rock-star keynote speeches.
But perhaps the best tribute to his life came in the outpouring of grief and gratitude being expressed both on and offline.
So few of us truly new him personally. And yet millions of us felt his passing so deeply."

Todd Rundren and David Johansen, 2011

Wow, this is pretty cool. Love it!
Todd and David Johansen

Steve Jobs Quote

"Trust that the dots will connect down the road, follow your heart" - STEVE JOBS.
Pee Wee Connect the dots

"Follow The Yellow Brick Road 2" - one of my original "altered photographs" on stretched canvas. A one of a kind!

Thank you STEVE JOBS, you changed the world.

Steve Jobs Stanford Commencement Speech from 2005

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Todd Rundgren/Utopia - Live in Manchester, England and MORE

Live Todd Rundgren / Utopia videos from Manchester (WomanChester) last night - Oct. 1, 2011
I'm So Proud
I Saw The Light
Can We Still Be Friends
Buffalo Grass
Love Is The Answer
Dream Goes On Forever

Todd Rundgren and Friends - UTOPIA Reunion Show
Live Video from Jan. 29, 2011 - New York City
Utopia Theme
Crying In The Sunshine - (duet with Moogy Klingman)
Sons of 1984
The Wheel
Dust In The Wind

BLAST from the PAST:
Couldn't I Just Tell You - Live TV 1978
Ballad of Denny and Jean - 1987 (the drunk concert, solo show at New George's)
Interview - Backstage 1978, oh my (1 of 2)
Interview - Todd before Live "Wizard A True Star" tour

Monday, October 3, 2011

It's All About Back Lighting

Here's the difference between "flat frontal lighting" (top photograph) and "back lighting" (bottom photograph). The "back lighting" photograph is 100% better!

Friday, September 30, 2011

The Brothers Quay - Film Artists on the edge

The Quay Brothers - film makers, oh my. I love the creepy dolls - I have to check out the films. Thanks to Lady Lavona for her cool blog and all her linkes.
Quay Brothers - snippets on youtube
Quay Brothers - wow, love this "Stille Nacht I Dramolet 1988" 
Interview with the Quay Brothers 
Another Interview with the Quays
Another Interview

Jan Svankmajer - film maker, oh my.
Jan Svankmajer - his 1966 stop motion film "Punch and Judy"

SPIDER-MAN: Turn off the Dark - Reeve Carney

Spider-Man, on Broadway is a hit. I love that story. Here's a little bit about Reeve Carney who plays the lead. He and his stuntmen fly and bounce off walls during the show - a real work out.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Saw My Artwork on TV - "Two Broke Girls" Apartment Set

I finally saw (3) of my pieces on the walls in the CBS show "Two Broke Girls". My "Wish Ticket" was on a skinny wall/post, "Her Open Mind" was up on a wall, to the right of the bed and I saw "Sweet Francine and her First Camera" on a back wall in another adjoining hall. Cool.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Dear SF GIANTS Fans,

I love this letter from SF Giants manager, Bruce Bochy, to all the SF Giant Fans.

"The best part of every road trip is the moment I sink into my seat on the team plane and say to myself, "We're going home." I know what's waiting for us at AT&T Park: Our reinforcements. Our fans.

In baseball, the difference between winning and losing can be as slight as a bunt that stays fair instead of rolling foul. A team is always looking for an edge. Opposing players and coaches tell us all the time that AT&T Park gives us an edge. They're right but not completely. It's the not park. It's the people in it." - (read more here)

Tour de Troit

This is funny to me. The, oh very French - Tour de Troit  (tour of detroit on bikes)

Rum Diaries - Johnny Depp

Oh my, check out this trailer of Rum Diaries - starring Johnny Depp. Cool.

Johnny Depp - Dark Shadows - NEW PHOTO

New Photo - DARK SHADOWS - Tim Burton Film, with Johnny Depp.

Cause vs Condition

Treat the "cause" not the "condition".


I just saw one of the crazy squirrels in our backyard do two somersault flips. (sorry, no photo's of them, yet!) I think he (or she, lol) maybe taking a few of those psychedelic berries off "grandma's tree".

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Timmy's Catch

Timmy's Catch against the Dodgers.

Tony Bennett Tribute Night with the SF GIANTS

Sept. 27th, 2011 - Wish I could be there! Tony Bennett night in San Francisco! Tribute night at AT&T Park - with the SF GIANTS. Bobble Heads that chirp "I left my heart in San Francisco". ahhhhhhhh.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

MY ARTWORK on new CBS TV Comedy - "2 BROKE GIRLS" aired last night.

Here are all FIVE pieces that were purchased from my online shop "The Other Jeanie" (on Etsy), to help decorate the "apartment" set for the new CBS comedy, "2 Broke Girls".  Created by Whitney Cummings and Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City). Award winning set designer - Amy Feldman created the set on - 2 Broke Girls! Please see links below to purchase the same photographic prints that decorate their shabby chic, on a budget apartment!

Her Open Mind - Photograph
This photographic print is on the wall in Max's bedroom.
Photographic Print available at: The Other Jeanie, my shop.

Sweet Francine and Her Camera - Photograph
This photographic print seems to move around the walls.
Photograph Print available at: The Other Jeanie, my shop.

Wish Ticket - Original One Of A Kind, Mixed Media
This piece is on the vertical support beam, near the green phone.

Band Aid Box - Photograph
This Photograph keeps moving around a bit on the set.
Photographic print available at: The Other Jeanie, my shop.

Hello it's Me - Photograph
This Photographic print keeps moving around the set.
Photographic print available at: The Other Jeanie, my shop.

CCS Alumni - Happy Hour at Barrio in Birmingham

I had a wonderful time last night at Barrio's in Birmingham with the CCS alumni. I finally found a restaurant (in the Metro Detroit area) serving quality margaritas with premium tequila and agave syrup. (the quac was pretty good, too) Now I feel like I'm back in San Francisco! Thanks to Ingrid from CCS for making it all happen.

As for the CCS get together - I was all smiles, as I saw familiar faces and exchanged old memories. I made a few contacts, got a few cards and I look forward to new beginnings! I had a lovely time walking around Birmingham, as I took the long way back to my car. The rain had just stopped, the air was warm and sweet. All the shops were closed, but the little bars and restaurants looked cozy and inviting. I have fond memories of Birmingham and it feels right being there. Barrio's was one block away from were the old Baskin-Robbins used to be. That's were I happily worked my first job at $1.00 an hour during high school. At the end of each evening, during cleanup, we traded ice cream for pizza from a place down the street. Oh my, what I use to eat.

I vividly remember making these tiny, little concoctions that started with filling the very bottom of a sugar cone with a tiny scoop of coconut and brownie ice cream, then drizzled that with hot fudge, then added whipped cream and a cherry. They were then just popped into your mouth. Lots of texture, hot and cold. Yummm.

Here's a few of the friends that I reconnected with:
AnnMarie Mannino
Glenn Triest
Les Ward
Brad Phillips
Darcel Deneau
Alex Mills
Ingrid Kamis - CCS Alumni Coordinator

Monday, September 19, 2011

Zooey Deschanel - I like her

Zooey Deschanel -  quote: At 31, she has had a healthy film career, but she said her goofy charm made her an oddity in the movie industry. As she described it, the reaction she elicits from Hollywood is: “ ‘She’s not a cheerleader, she’s not a jock, she’s not a goth. We don’t know what to do with her. Who is she?’ Well, I’m my own thing.”

Zooey's new comedy debuts tonight - "The New Girl" on Fox. It's directed by Jake Kasdan, (born in Detroit) who is the son of director Lawrence Kasdan. Lawrence Kasdan, who attended Ann Arbor's University of Michigan, directed "The Big Chill".

Saturday, September 17, 2011

NEW White Stripes Edition - Diana and Holga Cameras!

This is way cool, check it out at White Stripes website. Meg and Jack - Diana and Holga cameras.


George Harrison Exhibition

A new George Harrison Exhibition at the Grammy Museum.

BONO sings on new INXS song

Listen to BONO sing on the new INXS song: Tiny Summer
Also, there's this:

NEW Todd Rundgren Album

Todd has a new album - info here: ( re ) productions
Find cool things Todd related here: Todd Store
Check out this: Rundgren Radio

GIVEAWAY and my interview

I'm having my first GIVEAWAY, and it's in conjunction with artist/writer Felicia Kramer. Felicia interviewed me for her ongoing series "In The Michigan Studio". She created this fun online interview / feature about me and my art, complete with photographs and links. The giveaway is on her blog:, near the end of my interview. Thanks Felicia!

The LINK is here: In The Michigan Studio with The Other Jeanie and Giveaway

The giveaway is one 8x10 print of your choice from the following three:

Tim Burton Rocks

Tim Burton.

The Rust Belt Market - Brilliant Idea!

Later today I'm checking out "The Rust Belt Market" in Ferndale. Here's what there website said: "Our mission is to provide artists, indie designers and collectors with an indoor weekend marketplace to create, exhibit, sell, and interact with peers and community amongst a mod environment-fostering the success of local talent in an outsourced and mass-production-fueled economy."

Here's my "Brilliant Idea" photograph.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Power is in You

"The power is in you. The answer is in you. And you are the answer to all your searches: you are the goal. You are the answer. It's never outside." - Eckhart Tolle

Johnny Depp - Dark Shadows

Oh my - here's a pic from the set of "Dark Shadows". oh my.

My "Ruby Slippers" Are Featured in this COOL Etsy Treasury

Speak Up - An Interview (mine)

Thank you to Felicia Kramer for this fun interview and write up. She has included many of my photographs, with linkage. There is also a "give away"! (your choice of a Wizard of Oz print). Online Interview: The Michigan Studio with The Other Jeanie.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Crayola Crayons - Color Outside The Lines

Crayola - a little history.
I can vividly remember the feelings of getting a new coloring book (which had to be printed on the right kind of paper) and picking up the black crayon to outline everything first. Were you an outliner? Do you remember the smell of wax?

"The Crayons" - one of the many photographic prints available in my online shop - The Other Jeanie. This photograph was taken with my hasselblad and tri-x film pushed to 1600. After developing the film myself, I proceeded to make a print in the darkroom. I used my special techniques and incorporated texture, lines and handwriting into the final image. I then split toned the print in various toners. This was all done by hand in the authentic darkroom, with real liquids. I then scanned the print into the computer, and created archival digital prints on lovely luster paper.