Back in June I joined forces with local agency Roundhouse and spent four days working at the Sasquatch music festival. We were there to photograph thousands of crazy festival goers and create the first-ever Sasquatch yearbook. This video pretty much sums up the insanity of that weekend.
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I don’t have the tendency to splurge on very nice things for myself, but Santa was nice as hell to me this year and presented me with this WESC leather jacket. Swooooon.
Perfect for Portland winters and certain to be worn whilst riding my wee motorbike, all those zippers and buckles and snaps make the tomboy in me squeal like a little girl.
Santa Jake! I’m going to wear it everyday, while cooking dinner, and when I’m sleeping, and taking out the garbage, and drawing, and and and and
The second ink sketch was made after watching Unforgiven and during a Richard Pryor stand-up.
I love Netflix, and don’t get what there is to complain about. $8 extra dollars to have blue-rays delivered to my door, AND awesome TV on instant? ANNNNND Bill Cunningham New York?? If they ever get Barfly into their inventory, I’ll email them an instant high-five.
It’s been awhile since I’ve done a self-portrait.
Boredom + Dour + Watercolor + Leopard robe
It has been a very long time since I’ve been in the holiday spirit. This year, though, there is so much I feel thankful for, that I actually have reason to celebrate.
I’ve never had a real tree, and I haven’t dragged an artificial tree out of its box in years. Over the weekend, Jake and I drove an hour out into the beautiful Oregon countryside. We passed many christmas tree farms along the way, but eventually we ended up crawling along a gravelly road until we reached my friend’s house. He grew up here, and every year they sell christmas trees: $10, any size, any kind.
We picked our Noble tree, Jake cut it down, and my friend sent us home with beer he brewed himself.
That evening we made our own paper chain, (something else that was new for me), and I tied on stripey ribbons and attached paper flowers (because I am an old woman). We have no ornaments, and this year, there will only be a few presents tucked underneath, but I couldn’t be more pleased.
The blanket of fog at the coast this weekend was so thick that at times we couldn’t see fifty feet from the house. The above drawings were inspired by cable television, our surroundings, and the anniversary of Eagle & Wolf.
My posting has slowed down considerably in the last few weeks, and truth be told I haven’t been in the studio much. Here in Portland we’ve been kind of robbed of a decent summer (and yes, it slowly slippeth away as I speak), so we are taking advantage of the sunshine while we can.
On a recent trip to Cannon Beach, I forgot my sketchbook. Bummer! / Not Really.
So, here are a couple of photos instead.
I am still spending some time on projects when I can ignore the lazy summer long enough.
I recently spent an afternoon lugging around artwork, stacking, organizing, shifting, and filing, preparing my studio space to make room for fellow artist Jake. Soon we will be doodling in a shared workspace. Plans for more Eagle & Wolf collaborations are in the works as well, and hopefully, some more drawings for you, too.
Hat #2, from my Portfolio
I enjoyed creating the portfolio site for Eagle & Wolf so much that I decided to transfer my own portfolio to Cargo as well.
Previously, my portfolio was being hosted by Other People’s Pixels, another artist-only portfolio community. While I appreciated the ability to upload my art with little effort, in the end it costs more than Cargo. More importantly, you can view the images much larger on Cargo, and you can utilize slideshows! And most importantly, I am able to ditch the “mingle” domain name and embrace my full name on my new site (for those of you who don’t know me, it’s a long story!).
So, please check it out: www.maryannahoggatt.com. The work spans from 2007 – present (and I’m still adding content), so there are many pieces that have not been featured here.