Sunday, March 18, 2007

Jael: Creatress of Spaces in Which to Wonder and Ponder








Jael is a science fiction and fantasy artist/illustrator. According to her website she is considered to be one of the foremost female artists of today. I believe she is visiting us from a future that includes much in the way of colored fog. Please visit www.jael.net to see more wonderment.

56 comments:

sloth said...

mm, is it true that in the future everything will be all melty and twilit? will we be able to breathe underwater? will we ride around in bubbles? a sloth hopes.

mountain man said...

Sloth yes, I hear tell it will be like milky candy with glowing orb-spores everywhere. Don't forget the power of the crystal. Expect that your ears will be somewhat elfin.

The Other MM said...

Luckily, in the future, old-growth forests will be abundant. See preponderance of large roots, the better to trip over, lest you are transporting in a bubble, in which case you've only turbulent air over which to fret (or embrace).

fairy butler said...

We are morphing into merman at this very moment. i bet jael sell makes more money from art than i do.

The Capt'n said...

OOOHHH.....ambrosia.

mountain man said...

Hi other MM. Turbulence is for embracing is my feeling. Fairy, if you were willing to do book cover illustrations, calendar art, portraits of children and pets for commission and possibly a line of greeting cards maybe you would make as much as Jael. Let's start a business, if you are willing I am willing. Carving figurines might have to be part of it. Anyone is iinvited to join this business venture. Capt'n please come aboard.

fairy butler said...

i am ready for this venture mm. dried poo carvings might be the simplest way to get started (and inexpensive for initial investment!). i would also like to develop a line of designer kleenex box illustrations and perhaps partner with a mint to develop a special coin. like that 911 coin that turns into a standing scultpure. i bet you can imagine what i am thinking.

fairy butler said...

a series of coins that celebrate the miracle of the human body.

fairy butler said...

last thought. let's partner with birkenstock and decorate those comfy sandals.

mountain man said...

That is very smart FB. Like a bladder coin? An udder coin? A fatty liver coin? A polyp-riddled colon coin? This is what comes to mind.

mountain man said...

Any type of comfort footwear can and should be decorated. Maybe 3-D elements like thorns and stubborn weeds.

mountain man said...

And what about emblazoning handbags and tote bags with mental illness related mottos and slogans.

1. Sobriety is for suckers
2. I am lonely all the time
3. Don't touch me, I'm Bipolar

krixfort said...

I am going to work on small pewter figurines with crystals maybe in the fantasy genre. I think that's really an untapped market.

As for mental health related mottos on handbags, I think Pfizer might back "Where's my Zoloft?"

fairy butler said...

"Booze is my bag" canvas totes?

i like the idea of the 3-d thorn sandal- very nice. also:
barbed wire sandal
crucifix lyrical sandal
a sandal that incorporates those gangsta bronze multiple finger rings (in this case for toes)

let's market a pewter homeless village. the crystals can be actual crystal meth or crack (imitation). accessories include:
pewter shopping carts
scrap metal pile
mattresses

mountain man said...

Please can we get to work on this. These are high concept products sure to sell. Homeless village is excellent - don't forget small poos everywhere and maybe tape recordings of "heeeeyyyyy mommy" could be a part of it.

More sayings for canvas totes:

1. I am drunk right now
2. I wear diapers
3. Get out of my way
4. Stop smiling, I hate you
5. I met my girlfriend in prison
6. The holocaust never happened

The Capt'n said...

I'm in. What about a line of rain sticks, masks, and digery don'ts?

The Capt'n said...

Am I straying off point?

fairy butler said...

we can incorporate the rain stick into the pewter village, part of the subway musician series. or combine rain stick with a bong.? these are all good ideas.

fairy butler said...

mm, i am enjoying #2 . maybe we can do a 2-sided saying bag. you can switch the facing out side depending on your mood.

other sayings:
1. pubic mold - smell it - live it
2. U R a fucking fuck
3. i am searching for meaning.
4. AARP

mountain man said...

Yeah. Wear a mask while carrying a tote bag that says on one side:

Anal rape happens

and on the other:

Mutual of Omaha

The Capt'n said...

Hard to follow "I met my girlfriend in prison" and "The Holocaust never happened" with anything nearly as catchy...
hmmm....thinking...
what about:

1. Le Bag
2. I'm not gay but my bag is
3. Is it beer o'clock yet?
4. I'm so broke I can't even pay attention
5. Ask me about my low grade depression

mountain man said...

There are better ideas for bags, I know.

Sorry. I am fixated on anal rape for some reason, it soothes me.

I hate people.
I killed my cat.

mountain man said...

Ask me about my low grade depression!!

I LOVE that one.

Frogs said...

Beware! I am Frogs.

I will carry a tote made of frogs that I hate. Frogskin is smooth.

The Capt'n said...

Frogs, please tell your friend MM that I was literally cracking up over I met my girlfriend in prison and the holocaust never happened, in fact writing it out again is just an excuse to laugh again.

The Capt'n said...

And the anal rape/mutual of omaha....I'm just picturing you walking around with that bag, mountain man, and I have to say it doesn't get much better than that.

Corny said...

1)Excuse my French Pussy
2)Hold Your Horses
3)Reach out and touch someone

Corny said...

1)Now What?
2)Why me
3)Thanks for Fucking Off

The Capt'n said...

1. Ask me if I care
2. What part of fuck off don't you understand
3. I don't like Mondays
4. TGIF
5. Got baggage?
6. My other bag is a broom

hammy said...

1. horses have feelings
2. can't stop. can't stop.
3. manure is nice
4. chopping you up feels good.
5. timber. you deserve kicking over.
6. snort for Jesus.
7. snot sucks
8. bald eagle.
9. everything doesn't matter.
10. entropy brain
11. sickness is comparative.
12. it is an issue with HIM.

hammy said...

1. don't ask, it runs in the family
2. i don't like your hair
3. snoopy is dead
4. ass hater

hams said...

1. portion control is a conspiracy.
2. against all things
3. silence is a shark
4. tooth. teeth. fangs.
5. cancer
6. aids
7. syphilis
8. buspar
9. klonopin lovah.

ham said...

1.cherish your rage
2. oozing cut

sloths said...

haha "stop smiling, I hate you" & "got baggage?"... snorts.

1. This is my fun bag, and yes, it's real.
2. Tote-ally hooked on hemp.
3. STOP violating my subjectivity with your patriarchal and colonizing male gaze, dickweed.
4. Ceci n'est pas une barf bag
5. I listen to NPR for free, ha-ha!

sloths said...

6. Going brown for america
7. The royal "we:" use it!
8. Emotionally handicapable!

sloths said...

ugh, overuse of exclamation points, sorry. trying to wake myself up ...

krixfort said...

I brake for no one.
why suffer in silence?
U R dying. Fact.
donde está my soul
snakes are people too
evolution is relative

mountain man said...

OK I want to create a heavily accessoried outfit that has every single one of Hammy's slogans. I will make use of collars, pockets, shoelaces, pins, bags, hats, rings, socks, underwear, belly chains, power cuffs, earrings and earrags. Oh and wheels on roller skates. I will find a spot to emblazon and/or etch every one on your lists.

mountain man said...

Don't ask, it runs in the family. !!!! How true.

mountain man said...

1. You look old.
2. I can smell you from here.
3. DO NOT SPEAK TO ME

Hammy said...

snorts. I love these lists MM. Only 40 min until I get to eat again.

hammy said...

Don't touch me, I'm bipolar!!

MM said...

only 40 minutes until i get to eat again

that's a good one too.

hammy said...

except that I was serious. i live for dinner.

MM said...

I know you were serious Hams, it's just that everything you say I want to have on a tote. You make me laugh.

sloths said...

Hammy, tell: when you have dinner, is it ever ham?

pd said...

wow, I missed the list!

1. Check your bucket
2. Birkenstocks kill
3. Chicken finger rapes / mozzarella stick rapes

4. I saw Jesus
5. I met my girlfriend in rehab

deli-slicer said...

I met Jesus in prison

Stop smiling, Jesus hates you

You ARE alone

hammy said...

I only eat ham on easter. Unacceptable.

Slothy, do you eat ham ofen?

"I saw Jesus too."

deli-slicer said...

"Little Jesus Bag."

hams said...

satan, I hate him.

pd said...

My other bag holds satan

I brake for satan

fairy butler said...

biohazard
go away
sigh

ham said...

gassy
hemmeroids are the new aids.
don't hate hyenas

pd said...

Herpes: It's not funny
My dog has hind wheels
That joke isn't funny anymore

krixfort said...

Your mom.

Eat seal not veal.