Saturday, August 16, 2008

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What's on your desk?

GRACE: Working like crazy on WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON illustrations. I always have about 20 references for one painting--my desk is full of reference and the actual painting just takes a fraction of the desk! For this painting I looked at Chinese roof tiles for designing the circle motifs of the painting border.

MEGHAN: Okay, this isn't my desk... but I just cleaned off my desk so there's nothing on it. This is the new coffee table I made (w/the help of my dad). On it is a new book of paintings I got Forever and Ever, by Shawn Barber - and a half spider, half human sculpture I ordered online from a cool artist who makes crazy things.  This is her website: - she's part of the pop surrealism movement... and I'm really into pop surrealism!

ANNA: I've just returned from a month long yoga retreat, so the only thing on my desk is this persistent feline.


Kimbra Kasch said...

Super cool artwork - it makes me want to read the book When the Mountain Meets the Moon - and I love the spider/man even though in real life (not cyberlife) I hate spiders - creepy-crawlies are a phobia of mine.
Maybe because my sis got bit by a brown recluse and had to have a total body blood transfusion :( Anyway, my desk is buried beneath piles of paper. No one can accuse me of being a neat-freak.

Anonymous said...

The kitten is adorable. Anna, are you keeping both of them?


Anna Alter said...

Well, um, yeah I think we are! They are very naughty and tearing up our apartment and making Bruno sneeze, but we love them so c'est la vie.

Anonymous said...

My cat was bad at first too... but they can be trained! All my mom has to do now is give the cat a dirty look and she stops doing whatever it was that was naughty. I'm glad you're keeping them.