Sunday, January 31, 2010

My 100th post!

Its crazy to think that I've been writing this blog for two years, and now I've made it to my 100th posting. Damn, hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

"Waiting for the Rain" construction paper collage.
I found this really old frame in a bin at Salvation army, and thought I'd make something nice to put in it. I really like the idea of working on found objects and letting them dictate what direction my work should go in. Its funny to think about, usually you start with a picture and then find the frame. I've been itching to do some collage work, so I broke out my construction paper and made this sucker.

I just started another semester at Purchase, and my life is a whole lot more interesting now. I just found out yesterday that Wyldlife is going to play at Webster Hall on March 25th, soooooooooooooooooooo stoked. If you've been living under a rock and don't know Webster Hall, its one of the premier venues in New York City. Check it out:
Hopefully I'll see you there.
Speaking of Wyldlife, Jon and G Scott have left the band, to do their own thing. Its unfortunate, but life goes on. A good friend of ours, Russ Barnett has hopped behind the kit and will be our new drummer. Check out his band the boomerangs:
Were still looking for another guitarist so if your interested, let us know!

Recently I've been really into the art of Charley Harper. Charley was an illustrator who did a lot of work for books and magazines like The Ford times. I'll let his work do the talking.

I've been working on some book projects as well as some new prints, which I should have up soon, so stay posted!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Nikki McClure

Being home for winter break, I've been spending alot of time trying to tackle my boredom. Reading, listening to music,playing guitar and trying to find new inspiration for my work are the majority of what I've been doing.Surfing through the internet tonight I stumbled upon the art of Nikki McClure. Nikki is an artist based out of Olympia, WA, and creates beautifully intricate works on paper by cutting into them with an exacto knife. I really love the graphic quality of her work, the simple one or two color palette, along with the complexity of each line that flows gently to another.

See more of her stuff at:

Friday, January 15, 2010


On my last post I said that West Warwick, Rhode Island, was the strip mall capital of the world. According to the Assistant to the Town Manager of West Warwick, I was wrong:

"Actually West Warwick has no strip malls, you must be referring to Warwick which has nothing but strip malls along Route 2."

-Luke Peterson
Asst. to the Town Manager,
West Warwick

Thanks Luke!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I wasn't born to follow

My buddy Nick has been asking me for a while to make him a stencil. I went up to visit him in Warwick, Rhode Island this past weekend and brought him this gift^
It was cool to get a change of scenery for a bit, but West Warwick, Rhode Island is the strip mall capital of the world. Name a retail chain, and they have it! It made me want to puke.

Last night I made another rotten orange monster!

Tonight I watched the movie "It might get loud" which is a documentary about Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, Jack White of the White Stripes, and The Edge from U2. They all get together and talk about what the electric guitar means to them, and even jam out each others music. It was a pretty cool film, this opening scene blew me away:

My mom was like "Spencer how did he do that?" haha

Thursday, January 7, 2010

You kick the bucket, I'll swing my legs

Rotten orange+Boredom=Too much time on my hands

You hear about those people that found a cross in their potato? They're selling it on ebay for only $1000! Get on that!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy new year!

So now its 2010, a new year and a new decade. Looking back 2009 was a damn good time. I made some really great friendships, some of which I think will last a lifetime, I got to majorly grow as an artist and push myself in new directions, I got to tour the country with some really good friends playing rock n roll, and most importantly I grew as a person, I'm much more proud of who I am. With all that said, I'm really excited to see what this year will bring, what new adventures I will find. I've been thinking about what my resolutions should be, and I've decided to keep standing proud, and being open to new things. But most importantly to have a good time all the time.

I've been searching for something new to listen to and I came across the black keys. They're my new favorite band at the moment, and I can't stop listening to their album attack and release. Check out some of their stuff: