As well as the proof about the socks...
As well as the proof about the socks...
Posted by Beth Hetland at 8:00 AM
TERRIBLE. I can only apologize so much before I've gone overboard. Besides, you all want to see what's up not what's down. Here is some re-capping of what you missed while I was away from the internet:
Friends who live in Montreal!!
Part of a jam comic I made with a Friends in Montreal!
That show I told you about... it happened!
This is what it looks like... RIGHT IN THE WINDOW!
The view from the other side
Had my last Admissions trip of the season with Kyle
And we ate BBQ of course
Went to see The Room Midnight Movie at the Music Box
Ate a really big burger!
Made a mom
Made a mom body
Helped Kyle make progress
Made progress with Kyle
Made a forest
Made a face
Well that takes us up to just about now. I'm in Wisconsin for the holiday but I am starting my New Years resolution early. STAY ON TOP OF THESE UPDATES! And to make the updates less about me and more about my work again. Happy Christmas and see you soon!
Posted by Beth Hetland at 12:14 PM
Enjoy your week!
Posted by Beth Hetland at 12:13 PM
The main project on my mind is for a gallery show coming up called Take Away, that is a show that is being put together by something called SUGs (Student Union Gallery’s). The show opens on November 29th with an opening event on the same day from 4:00pm-6:00pm at 36 S. Wabash. So if you’re in Chicago, COME ON BY! My piece is going to be in the window! And like the title implies, there’s free stuff! Here’s my progress so far on this
Screen printed cases in the studio.
Cutting out process. Needless to say I’ve been watching a lot of Bond movies and episodes of Parks and Rec.
This weekend I travel again with Kyle and he and I have some work cut out for us on this project we said we’re starting. And then next week is THANKSGIVING! The other thing I’ve been super excited about is yesterday… IT SNOWED!
Posted by Beth Hetland at 7:00 AM
What else is going on, you might ask? Well I'll tell you. I've been traveling just about every weekend with this doof
For SAIC's National Portfolio days, and we've been eating LOTS of great food.
But don't take MY drawing for it! Kyle's keeping a tumblr now about his food on the road... Digest-Ing He's still working out some kinks, so be patient, but it's pretty awesome so far.
This last trip we were in Saint Louis which, as some of you know, is a pretty decent Pinball town! So I got to play some pins that were in GREAT working order at an awesome place called The Silver Ballroom. (!!!!)
I had a pretty awesome warm up game on JP, and then moved on to Addams Family for a long while, and finished off the night with Creature from the Black Lagoon!! Very fun. Nice place, I highly recommend stopping by, but only if you don't mind cigarette smoke... bleh!
Other things I've been up to include two projects in the works that I can show you and two projects I can't!
This is the start of my next project with Kyle and it stars this kid, meet Ivy...
And this is for a show I will hopefully be accepted in called Take Away... I'll be making 200 of these puppies and they'll be in the gallery to be snatched up FOR FREE!
Have a great start to November!
Posted by Beth Hetland at 11:08 AM
My friends, I feel this is a very large closing of a chapter for me. This project began as something much smaller, and was originally crafted in a way that would be conducive to my already bizarre writing habits. However, in an attempt to start small and build larger, I found myself frozen and needed to figure out where I was going before I could break it down. I spent a lot of time at diners and coffee shops and in the studio creating crazy ideas and telling people about them. The infamous CCS catch phrase "THE MATH IS WRONG" was born out of this project and my inability to multiply. In realizing that the complete project would not be fully realized for my Thesis, I put the final part on the shelf. Not that there weren't ideas but I really didn't know which was the right one for the conclusion of this book.
In working with Auto-Bio, I find myself defending the need to craft a good story a lot. This book couldn't end with a freeze frame, this book, in fact, couldn't END at all. It just needed to conclude. The beauty of life and documenting it is that it's still happening. My family is still growing and changing, and so am I. Thank you for being along for the ride of this book. Painful it may have been to wait for the final volume, and believe me, there were times where it was painful for me to create it! But here it is! Please tell your friends! It's out, it's real and it's done!
Posted by Beth Hetland at 12:54 PM
See you next week!
Posted by Beth Hetland at 11:00 PM
NOthing too fancy, but if you're around the Sullivan Building in downtown Chicago, let me know and I can check you in to take a look. Or if you're an SAIC friend, stop by room 1205 anytime!
But that's not the only show I'm currently a part of! There's only a few more days left of the Library Mixtape show in the Flaxman (also at SAIC)
This show consists of faculty and staff's top 10 favorite items at the Flaxman arranged as sort of an inspirational mixtape. The second part of the show will feature students!
It's not all fame and glory my friends, there's some hard work involved in my life too! This past weekend I had the great honor of traveling to Dubuque, IA to give portfolio reviews to prospective SAIC students. And while I was there I got to see the slides for the hard work that Kyle and I did this summer IN ACTION!
I got to see a lot of cool things, and Dubuque was a really surprising town. I guess it's true what the song says, "I ought to give Iowa, a try!" That's all for me now folks. The busy bee must return to the hive! Take care till next time.
Posted by Beth Hetland at 7:58 AM